The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Reiki is a Japanese form of stress reduction and relaxation. It is based on the Asian concept of life energy and is done through laying on hands ( www.reiki.org). As a volunteer Reiki or Therapeutic Touch practitioner you will be asked to provide companionship, active listening, gentile Reiki or TT to patients and families navigating terminal illness. End-of-life TT and Reiki practitioner volunteers are a part of the Seasons Circle of Care who promote comfort, relaxation, help relieve anxiety and pain using meditation and energy medicine. As a TT touch or Reiki volunteer, it is important to remember that an openness to listen to our patients body, mind, soul, spirit is vital in supporting them and their families through a terminal illness.
Certification in Therapeutic Touch or Reiki Level 2 practitioner is required. Level 3 Reiki practitioner preferred. Must be able to provide a copy of your certification. Orientation as a Hospice volunteer will be provided free of charge. If you are interested in learning more about our Volunteer Department and how you might become a Reiki or TT volunteer please contact us at www.seasons.org or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Hale, B B.S. , Karuna RMT directly at 203-490-1155 or firstname.lastname@example.org