Reiki in the News

First, a brief word from Val of Co Durham, a satisfied client of mine –
“Had a session of distant Reiki with Ken when suffering from nerves before French oral exams – result – complete confidence and an A*”
(See the Testimonials page.)

When I used to have a newsletter, the Reiki Ken Chronicle, on the back page of it I always used to include a published article about Reiki that has appeared in the press, from many parts of the world. Here is a selection of some of those articles.

In Lexington, Kentucky, in the USA, comes this story about the power of Reiki helping armed service veterans returning home to civilian life, which they find to be something of an an adjustment, what with PTSD, anxiety and depression, and other psychological conditions.
To read the full article click here.

The organization Hope for Warriors said a growing number of veterans are seeking holistic medicine following their service careers.

From South Africa, comes news of how Reiki helped the people of Alberton in South Johannesburg during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As Reiki practitioner Elsa Kleynhans herself says, “Not only are people dealing with the pandemic and illnesses, but many are fighting mental battles. There are also the potential problems with a growing sense of anxiety or panic that can arise in troubled times, with the heavy weight of losing someone. This is all what happened to many of us over the last year.”
Click here to read the full article.

It’s good to find out about how Reiki is appearing in diverse places. Bowdoin College in Brunswick, a bustling New England town in Maine, USA, is one such example. During the week leading up to midterms, both students and administrators began populating the College event calendar with wellness activities and clinics—ranging from confidential, group discussions about body image and food freedom to yoga classes and clinics on “radical self-acceptance.”.  David Yang ’22, one of the leaders of Bowdoin’s student-run Mindfulness Over Matter club, said he appreciates how much the College is emphasizing wellness these days. “I really like the direction that Bowdoin is going,” he said. “I think it helps us to have a richer experience in college and in life.”  Yang was one of many attendees at a recent, regularly occurring Reiki clinic on campus. The clinic offers students the opportunity to work with professional practitioners and to learn more about the Japanese healing and energy-restoration practice.  “Reiki is just a nice break from the day—it’s so relaxing,” said Bojana Drca ’24, who also frequently attends the clinic. “I especially love just sitting outside in nature and not doing anything else but reconnecting.”
To see the article in full, click here.

An amazing book has just recently been published called “Why Woo Woo Works: The Surprising Science Behind Meditation, Reiki, Crystals And Other Alternative Practices” by Dr David Hamilton.  Another book showing us the science behind Reiki? Read what the Sunday Post had to say about the book, in an article published on October 20 this year.
Click here to see the full article.  (And click here if you want to buy the book!)

In California, Jaclyn Francis experienced the healing powers of Reiki when she was in her twenties and found it to be nothing short of life changing. The anxiety she was experiencing around what her future should look like, was impacting her both mentally and physically. But after her first Reiki session she felt her entire energy shift. Francis wanted to help more people find access to Reiki healers and thus her business Sesh was born.
Click here to read her inspiring article in full.

Sangitaa Shetye practices Reiki in India, and recently she received the award for “Reiki Training Par Excellence” at the Asean Thai Business Leadership Awards held in Bangkok Thailand, The Wow Lifetime Achievement award for Reiki Healing excellence, and Guinness World Record The R.K excellence national award for Happiness coach.  To see this article about Sangitaa in full, click here.

“The Energy Practice That Helped Me Face — And Eventually, Overcome — My Burnout” – to see this article click here.  It came from the website of Mind Body Green.

Staff at Bassetlaw Hospital in Doncaster are being offered free reiki and siechem health sessions to help improve health and wellbeing after the stress of the Covid pandemic.
Click here to see the full article.

Dartmouth Week is a weekly online news magazine from, not the UK Dartmouth, but Dartmouth in Massachusetts, USA.  In April 2020 they ran an article on the front page, “Remote Reiki: Hands-on Healing from Afar”.  It shows how how distant Reiki has been helping citizens cope with the coronavirus pandemic. 
Click here for the original article in full.

Ayush Gupta is an amazing young man from India.  He started practicing Reiki at the age of 12, and he’s now reached the grand old age of 17!  He must have a good agent because I found not one but two articles about him, published earlier this year. 
Click here for the first article.
And click here for the second article.

I used to work as a carers support worker for Darlington Association on Disability’s Carers Support Service, and am familiar with the annual reappearance of Carers Week.  In June, 2019, in Wiltshire, UK, Reiki practitioner Angela Mordekhai did as I had done, and donated her time to give carers a chance to unwind  with some Reiki.
Click here to see the original article.

From a US website, Thrive Global, comes this article about Reiki in the workplace.  Thrive Global’s approach is this – “We’re uniquely positioned to sustainably change behavior by reaching people at home, at work and through the technology they already use. Our multi-pronged offering yields a revolutionary approach to ending the epidemic of stress and burnout.”  
Click here to see the original article.

If like me you’ve been a fan of Cold Feet, the ITV drama series about five friends and their lives together in and around Manchester, then you’ll know the name of John Thomson, the actor who plays Pete Gifford.  But did you know that John is attuned to Reiki? No?  Then click here.

From the Birmingham Times in Alabama, USA, comes this article about Sheri Bagwell, a young lady who had been suffering from endometriosis since childhood, and for whom conventional medicine had been unable to offer relief.  She went to see a Reiki therapist in Atlanta, Georgia, and some time later was completely healed of the condition.  She now has her own Reiki practice, and teaches Reiki, too.
Read the article in full by clicking here.

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News is a national magazine (based in Northbrook, Illinois, USA), for long-term caregiving professionals, especially those in skilled nursing. They published this article on the use of Reiki in US hospitals—note the prominence given to published research material on the performance of Reiki.
To read the article in full click here.

I often bring you stories about Reiki from either the US of A or from nearer home, in this country.  However, here is a Reiki article from East Africa, from the Seychelles News Agency. 
To see the original article, click here.

Forbes is an American business magazine located in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.  Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics.  It also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, politics, and law. Plus articles like this one.  Here is a piece about an Australian energy healer called Charlie Goldsmith. 
Read the article in full by clicking here