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Reiki for Veterans with Chronic Pain

Since initiating the Reiki volunteer program at the Kerrville VA Medical Center two years ago, it is my privilege to facilitate weekly visits to share this integrative therapy with resident Veterans there. Last summer a newly formed committee at the VA Medical Center invited me to be a volunteer member. Three staff psychologists, a staff social worker, the VA Administrative Officer, and another volunteer – a retired Marine Colonel – welcomed me to the committee.

Our ongoing task is to organize, present, and facilitate a quarterly series of mental health programs at the Kerrville VA Medical Center. Our goal is to partner with local community groups to increase collaboration between VA and community providers to improve mental health and wellness services to local Veterans and their families. We named this series Making Connections Reaching Veterans.

Each quarter we choose a different topic for the event, find a keynote speaker, and invite a Veteran to share the story of their experience of the topic. In addition to Q&A time, the opportunity to network among community partners follows the program to learn about issues relevant to serving Veterans and military families.

This quarter’s presentation, February 8, 2019, focused on mental health and chronic pain in Veterans. Treating chronic pain from a mental health provider’s perspective is a timely subject given the worldwide opioid epidemic. In the past, medication and surgery were the only options offered to Veterans for their chronic pain. This often led to a tragic downward spiral of addiction.

Today, the VA promotes its Whole Health program  for a healing partnership approach that focuses on Veterans’ strengths and abilities to optimize their health and well-being. Through Whole Health the VA supports integrative health pain management with a variety of resources. These include Reiki as a complementary therapy that promotes relaxation of the body and the mind, making Reiki an effective tool for pain management.


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Sabrina guest hosts for Kathy Talks. You can listen in live at 104.3 Hill Country Patriot or online at How Reiki works Reiki’s high-frequency energy brings your body to a place of balance where healing can occur naturally. Reiki supports other health care modalities and can increase their effectiveness. Hospitals and patient programs, including… Continue Reading

Reiki Texas Pop-up Hosted by Apothecary Shoppe

Reiki Texas Pop-Up Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 9 AM – 1 PM CST Apothecary Shoppe 1228 Bandera Highway, Kerrville, Texas 78028 Event Link Reiki is a hands-on, non-invasive therapy that helps stimulate the immune system and catalyze the body’s natural ability to heal. Over 60 hospitals and clinics in the U.S. utilize Reiki… Continue Reading

2018 First Degree Reiki Training Schedule

2018 REIKI I TRAINING SCHEDULE with REIKI MASTER ANNE SCHNEIDER       Workshops are held at Ventana al Cielo Studio, Kerrville, Texas Friday 6:30-9:30 p.m. through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.   JANUARY 19-20 FEBRUARY 16-17 MARCH 16-17 APRIL 13-14 MAY 18-19 JUNE 8-9 JULY 20-21 AUGUST 17-18 SEPTEMBER 21-22 OCTOBER 19-20 NOVEMBER 16-17 DECEMBER… Continue Reading

2017 Is Your Year to Choose Wellness with Reiki! Pick Your Date Now for Training…

2017 REIKI I TRAINING SCHEDULE with REIKI MASTER ANNE SCHNEIDER Workshops held at Ventana al Cielo Studio, Kerrville, Texas Friday 6:30-9:30 p.m. through Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FEBRUARY 3-4 MARCH 10-11 APRIL 7-8 MAY 12-13 JUNE 9-10 JULY 7-8 AUGUST 11-12 SEPTEMBER – 8-9 OCTOBER 6-7 NOVEMBER 3-4 DECEMBER – none Workshop fee:  $225, includes… Continue Reading

Reiki – on the natural road to wellness

Reiki—on the natural road to wellness           You want to feel your best. You support your wellness with good nutrition and exercise. You recognize the importance of relaxation for your busy lifestyle. Some days, though, you come up a little short of your goals. But you don’t give up—you find even more ways to better support… Continue Reading

2016 Reiki I Training Workshop Schedule

2016 REIKI I TRAINING SCHEDULE with REIKI MASTER ANNE SCHNEIDER Workshops are held at Ventana al Cielo Studio, Kerrville, Texas Friday 6:30-9:30 p.m. through Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. JANUARY 22-23 FEBRUARY 19-20 MARCH 18-19 APRIL 22-23 MAY 20-21 JUNE 17-18 JULY 15-16 AUGUST 19-20 SEPTEMBER – none OCTOBER 21-22 NOVEMBER 18-19 DECEMBER – none Workshop… Continue Reading

Traveling with Reiki

People this time of year often look forward to summer vacations—getting away from work responsibilities and regular routines for a refreshing change of scenery. But travel can be stressful, both physically and emotionally. Planning, packing, driving or flying, delays, and detours—these all can detract from your vacation. Reiki is an excellent tool to assist with… Continue Reading

Reiki and Pain Management

Turn the Tide with Reiki— A Natural Pain Management Therapy Pain comes in all “shapes and sizes”—everything from nagging headaches to crippling arthritis. When pain is chronic, it’s a life-changer and adversely affects our quality of life. An estimated 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. Medications are an option for some. But these come… Continue Reading