Reiki and spiritual care in clinical settings
Date: Wednesday 13 Dec, 7pm (GMT)
For its practitioners, Reiki is a spiritual and healing practice. In medical settings, the holistic care of patients is at the core of an integrative healthcare programmes. In this webinar we will discuss the many ways Reiki practitioners can play an integral part in the quality of patients’ spiritual care. Also, we will show how specialist professional courses and training can prepare practitioners for this sensitive and demanding work.
Among our speakers we have Rev. Elaine Andres, who brings decades of experience as an interdenominational church minister and Reiki master from the US to enrich our webinar. She will share her first experience offering Reiki in a hospital setting and her experience of blending Reiki and spirituality. She will also talk about the importance of preparation and the Reiki practitioner’s role in spiritual care in the hospital.
From the UK, Martine Moorby, a Spiritual Companion – Educator and Reiki master, will talk to us about how Reiki is a natural partner for the work of a Spiritual Companion. Martine will give us an insight into how Reiki practitioners and medical professionals can develop their own spiritual health practice within an integrative healthcare setting, and help others working professionally or as a volunteer in multi-disciplinary teams (hospitals, schools, colleges, prisons, etc,).
From diagnosis to end of life, Soul Midwives provide a holistic and spiritual journey for those they care for, whether in hospital, hospice or at home. Krista Hughes, Soul Midwife and Mentor will introduce the wonders of Soul Midwifery and talk to us of how Reiki is such an important part of her work.
Although all webinars are recorded, there is usually considerable added value to be gained from attending in person. Recordings will automatically be available to all who register for the event. Sometimes the recorded version is edited for legal or other safeguarding reasons.
Rev. Elaine Andres, Church Minister, Reiki master
Among our speakers we have Rev. Elaine Andres, who brings decades of experience as an interdenominational church minister and Reiki master to enrich our webinar. She will share her first experience offering Reiki in a hospital setting and her experience of blending Reiki and spirituality. She will also talk about the importance of preparation and the Reiki practitioner’s role in spiritual care in the hospital.
Martine Moorby, Spiritual Companion, Educator, Reiki master
Martine Moorby is an experienced practitioner and educator in the field of holistic health, spirituality and group facilitation. Originally from France, her background is in mainstream education where her last post was as Head of a Modern Languages department. Following her heart’s calling, she left the formal educational world to take a more holistic and spiritual approach. She is a Reiki Master, coach, meditation teacher and group facilitator, she helps people soothe anxiety, heal trauma and explore what makes their own hearts sing, strengthening resilience and wellbeing. She has been practising and teaching Reiki for 22 years.
Martine has been working as a colleague with William Bloom for over a decade and helped develop the UK’s first government approved vocational qualification in spirituality and health. The most important aspect of her work is to facilitate, support and encourage people in the exploration of their own spiritual journey, enabling deeper awareness and
more graceful shifts.
Krista Hughes, head tutor, Soul Midwives School
Krista is a Soul Midwife, Mentor, Introductory Day Tutor, and TLC trainer (and supports curriculum development in the SM School).
Krista has a long-standing background in teaching and as a University Lecturer in Primary Education. She is also a Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher and Holistic Relaxation Therapist, and she is training as a Medical Herbalist.
She trained as a Soul Midwife in 2013. She represents the Soul Midwives on the NHS Surrey Heartlands End Of Life and Palliative Care Strategy Group, and as part of the Studland Medical Centre End Of Life team. She also is part of the volunteer team, as a Soul Midwife, at The Mulberry Centre, who are regional winners of The Service Team Of the Year award in the Macmillan Cancer Volunteer Support 2020 Awards.
Krista is passionate about helping everyone to unlock innate skills and knowledge in compassionate care, so that death and care for the dying are brought back into life and living.