NEW Page: Local Resources!

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I am excited to say that I am now studying at my Reiki Okuden Level! (Second Degree Reiki)

As such, I am learning so much more than I did in my First Degree Level and and learning many new techniques. Reiki II is all about doing Reiki professionally, and as such there are many therapeutic interactions including compassionate listening and compassionate responses.

One such compassionate response is “What organizations or agencies might offer information and support?”

As a Reiki Practitioner, it is vital to have on hand a local list of resources for your clients. 

Locating resources is a very empowering. Helping clients and people find the the necessary help that they need that  is outside of our scope or medical practice is important because it allows them to make the first steps toward empowerment. Below is the list of local references that will be a permanent page for reference above.

If you are a Reiki Practitioner include on your own list contact info for accredited or well-known and trusted practitioners. Pick holistic physicians, homeopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, holistic practitioners, herbalists, nutritionists, massage therapists, aromatherapists, and reflexologists. Also another vital resource is including agencies in your area such as Alcoholics Anonymous, incest recovery, domestic violence, and shelters.

As Reiki Practitioners, we cannot fix every problem, but having a resources list will help to show who can. 

To be a Reiki Practitioner, we need to understand that our role is to do Reiki sessions. We are governed by our scope of practice. If you have more credential then so be it. But the legal waters that surround our profession are still in an abstract realm of understanding. As healers, we need to be careful for our own safety, which includes being pulled into our client’s dramas. If we do this, then our clients become dependent upon us, which can lead to unhealthy codependent relationship that we may wish never began in the first place. (Believe me, I’ve been here already. Crisis calls at 4am are not too welcoming if they start happening on the norm.)

By staying emotionally detached and being a grounded healer will help not only the client, but also the healer. 

My teacher has taught me that if you find that you are taking on other’s emotions and being swept up in their drama and problems, it is extremely important to release them from your aura.

Acknowledge the information that is being presented to you, what wisdom can be gained from this, remembering your boundaries, then let it go. (Follow up with an aura cleansing.)

I hope this helps you as it has helped me help my patients even more. With time and practice, we learn all these lessons on what we can call the bumpy road of the healer. But with compassion for our clients and for ourselves, and tooled with the necessary resources, we will make waves. Waves for leading people to be more in control of their own healthcare.


You have the courage and strength and beautiful vulnerability to take charge of your own healthcare.

Alcoholics Anonymous 
(518) 463-0906

Abusive Incest Recovery
For free, confidential support call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1,
chat online, or send a text message to 838255.24-hour Crisis Hotline 214-941-1991

The Acupuncture Office
Acupuncture, Suk Jok Acupuncture, Medical Qigong, Chinese Herbs and Nutrition, Micro-current Light Therapy.
518.785.8999 – 15-B Century Hill Drive, Latham, NY 

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Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy

School: 518-489-4026 Massage Clinic: 518-489-4068 – 3 Cerone Commercial Drive Albany, NY

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-942-6906 Check out their website for local Rape Crisis Programmes

Delmar Wellness Center 
Chiropractic, Therapeutic Nutrition, Online Consulting, Medicinal Herbs, Detox, Weight Loss, Touch, Energy Healing, Art Therapy, Skin Care, Ear Candling
518-439-5077 – 323 Delaware Ave. Delmar, NY

 Equinox Domestic Violence Hotline

Equinox Domestic Violence Shelter
Note: For Men, Women & Children, the Shelter is at an undisclosed location. Please call for assistance.

Healing Arts and Chiropractic Center
Chiropractic • Acupuncture • Massage • Allergy Ear Candling/Reiki • Spinal Decompression
 (518) 458-9113 – 3 Computer Drive W, Suite 126A
Albany, NY

Heartspace Yoga & Healing Arts

(518) 512-3390 Albany Heartspace: 747 Madison Avenue. Troy Heartspace: 10 2nd Street

Holistic Physicians, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors & Massage Therapists
Click the link to see local Capitol Region Numbers & Addresses

Homeless Shelters & Services
Homeless Travelers Aid Society of the Capital District
(518) 463-2124

Hopeline Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Key 2 Joy Wellness Community Center

Yoga, Meditation, Massage, Facials, Hypnosis, Reiki, Qigong, Tai Chi, Kirtan, Sound Healing
518-598-6968 – Shaker Pine Plaza145 Vly Rd. #6 Niskayuna, NY 

Stram Center for Integrative Medicine

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Many Massage Therapies, Guided Imagery, Homepathic Therapy, IV Therapies, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutritional Counseling, Pain Management, Reiki, Primary Care 
(518) 689-2244 – 388 Kenwood Ave, Delmar, NY

The Trevor Project
For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth

Veteran’s Crisis Line
For free, confidential support call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1,
chat online, or send a text message to 838255

victorias essentials
Victoria’s Essentials®
Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Essences, Psychotherapy, Counseling.
(518) 438-7089 Vickie Gardner Nichols. 


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