Panel discussion: The many opportunities for Reiki in healthcare

Part 1, Reiki in hospitals

Live Webinar

Date: Thursday 14 Sept, 7pm (BST)

Cost: Donation-based

A panel of medical professionals and research experts together with experienced Reiki practitioners talk us through the many evidence-based opportunities for offering Reiki in hospitals. We will hear some powerful anecdotal evidence too, shared by those who have worked in hospitals in the United States of America, Europe and the UK.

Our speakers will share their informed views of the value of Reiki in different areas of acute medicine, and the importance of professionalism from Reiki practitioners in what can be a very demanding environment.

Collectively, they will share their experiences and vision for Reiki both for healthcare workers and patients as well as their families. The webinar will also give insight into how the Reiki programme at the Mayo Clinic, was set up, how it is run including the way data is collected and treated.

We recommend this webinar for medical professionals interested in hearing more about Reiki and its practice in medical settings, and to Reiki practitioners who are feeling drawn to working in a hospital, or wishing to gain insight into how to develop their role as an integrative Reiki professional.

Our expert contributors are led by: Dr Ann Baldwin, Ph.D (Recently retired Professor of Physiology at the University of Arizona and Director of Mind-Body-Science); Dr Natalie Dyer, Ph.D (Research Scientist with Connor Whole Health at University Hospitals and President of the Center for Reiki Research); Dr Kavita Prasad, Intergrative MD (Medical Director of Integrative Medicine for Zumbro Valley Health Center in the USA and a research collaborator with the Mayo Clinic).

Other Medical and Reiki professional contributors include: Dr Nicole Morre Integrative MD, Susanne Cutshall M. APRN CNS D.N.P (Mayo Clinic, Mn, USA), Diane Anderson (Reiki Master, Zumbro Valley Health Center, Mn. USA), Elaine Andres (Reiki Master and Executive Creative Director, Reiki Home), Teresa Durant and Maureen Chang (Connecting Reiki with Medicine practitioners, St George’s Hospital, UK).


If you registered for this event, you will have received a link to the recording by email within a week.

If you missed the registration, we will send you a recording for a donation-based contribution of £5, or the fee amount originally stated charged for the event.

Dr Ann Baldwin

Ann Linda Baldwin, PhD, is a recently retired Professor of Physiology at the University of Arizona and Director of Mind-Body-Science. Her degrees are BSc in Physics, University of Bristol UK, MSc in Radiation Physics and PhD in Physiology, University of London, UK. She has completed Bio-Well Training level 2, is a HeartMath certified trainer, a Reiki Master, a certified trauma release exercise (TRE) provider, and is experienced in Equine Assisted Learning. With these tools Ann helps people reverse the damaging effects of stress on mind and body.

She has published over 125 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and one book, “Reiki in Clinical Practice. A Science Based Guide”, Handspring Publishing (ISBN13:978-1-912085-36-1). A second book, “The Vagus Nerve in Therapeutic Practice”, is in press. Ann has received 30 years of funding from federal institutions and has served on review panels for National Institutes of Health.

With her Reiki training and scientific background, Ann bridges the gap between energy healing and quantitative scientific enquiry. In her spare time Ann rides her horse and is a horse handler for Therapeutic Riding of Tucson.

What inspires Ann to support Reiki in healthcare settings is there is no doubt that Reiki helps people relax physically and emotionally; relaxation promotes healing and optimizes the effectiveness of allopathic medicine and holistic healthcare.

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Dr Natalie Dyer

Dr. Natalie Dyer, PhD, is a Research Scientist with Connor Whole Health at University Hospitals and President of the Center for Reiki Research. Natalie completed her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, doctorate in neuroscience at Queen’s University and postdoctoral fellowships in psychology and integrative medicine at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School.

She has published many scientific papers and book chapters on postmaterialist science, psychedelics, and the therapeutic effects of integrative medicine practices, including Reiki, yoga, acupuncture, and mindfulness, and is co-editor of the book Expanding Science: Visions of a Postmaterialist Paradigm and the forthcoming book Infinite Perception: The Power of Psychedelics for Global Transformation.

Natalie is also an energy medicine practitioner and teacher with clients around the world. Her passion is in understanding and addressing mental and physical health from a psychospiritual perspective. She lives in the woods on the east coast of Canada with her husband, artist Louis Dyer, and their daughter.

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Dr Kavita Prasad

Dr. Kavita Prasad qualified from the University of London in 1994 and trained at the National Institutes of Health and Mayo Clinic in General Internal Medicine and Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

She incorporates a holistic approach to health, recognizing that true wellbeing is created by addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person. She incorporates evidence-based Integrative Medicine practices including Reiki into patient care, education and research.

Dr. Prasad is currently the Medical Director of Integrative Medicine for Zumbro Valley Health Center, a non-for-profit organization serving the underserved and homeless in the USA where her team is developing a program in integrative healthcare. She is also a research collaborator with Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Prasad is passionate about the underserved population and providing equality in access to healthcare. She is also a Trustee for Full Circle Fund Therapies in the United Kingdom, hosts of Connecting Reiki with Medicine at St George’s University Hospital, London.

Susanne Cutshall, DNP, APRN, CNS

Susanne Cutshall is a certified adult health clinical nurse specialist with a specialty focus in Integrative and Holistic Nursing. She is certified as an Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse and Nurse Coach by the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness coach. She has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice DNP in transcultural and holistic nursing through Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Susanne is currently working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Diane Anderson

Diane Anderson has been a Reiki practitioner for over 40 years. She has authored several articles on Reiki, its uses in everyday life, and its benefits. In addition to Reiki, Diane’s practice in Rochester, MN includes shamanic healing, energy medicine, and spiritual mentoring. Diane retired from the Mayo Clinic where she also worked as Reiki volunteer, providing Reiki treatments to hospital patients as well as individuals visiting the Cancer Education Center. As a current provider of Reiki for Zumbro Valley Health Center’s Integrated Health Program, Diane witnesses Reiki’s positive results for individuals suffering from mental illness. Clients report experiencing significant decreases in anxiety, pain, fatigue, and sadness.


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