Protecting Our Reiki Practice from Regulation
With Susan Mitchell
Hosted by Andrea Kennedy
Spearheading a nationwide movement to protect Reiki practice from regulation, Susan Mitchell discusses the ways in which our Reiki practice and its uniqueness are under threat and what we can do to prevent that from happening. This interview emphasizes that this is one of those times in life when it’s vital to unite and stand together for what we truly believe in!
- The necessity of creating the Reiki Unified organization as an educational resource for those who may be encountering licensing
- Why the way we practice Reiki is under threat?
- The uniqueness of Reiki and its impossibility to be regulated: can one Reiki representative on the board speak on behalf of 150 different Reiki practices?
- Key-aspects that come up in bills and ordinances when it comes to regulating Reiki
- The real, practical and expensive implications of this massive change for us as Reiki practitioners
- What are the reasons to motivate licensing?
- The controversy of the Massachusetts predicament and the actual situations in Oregon, Vermont, Sacramento and Sacramento County
- How can we contribute and protect our Reiki practice?
You may find articles on Reiki practice and sign up for the quarterly Reiki newsletter on Susan’s website: reikihealingarts.com.
ReikiUnified.com – sign up, stay abreast of licensing, get educated, organized in your community!
Reiki Unified on Facebook to learn how others are organizing, share challenges and successes, ask questions.
Susan Mitchell learned Reiki from Hawayo Takata, who brought Reiki to the West from Japan. Susan dove into Reiki practice after her first class session in 1978, putting her hands on everyone who would let her.
She was the first director of The Reiki Alliance from 1988-1998 and an editor of the Dutch Reiki Magazine International. She helped curate the Hawayo Takata archives now housed at University of CA, Santa Barbara. In 2019 Susan had the honor of editing In Her Own Voice, A Tribute to Phyllis Lei Furumoto, 1948-2019.
Under the banner of Reiki Unified, Susan and Reiki Masters Rita Glassman and Christopher Tellez are spearheading a nationwide movement to protect Reiki practice from certification and licensing.