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Reiki: Level One

Reiki, a form of energy healing, is an ancient practice that is used to reduce stress, improve health and quality of life, and support physical and emotional healing. Research suggests that using Reiki as a complementary therapy activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal body and mind via the relaxation response. Reiki is accessible to everyone and is easy to learn. Practitioners use specific hand positions, held for a few minutes on or near the client’s clothed body.

After receiving the Reiki 1 certificate, participants will be able to perform self-treatments and provide treatments for others. Generally, Reiki providers do not begin practicing professionally until they have received the second degree. Participants who complete Reiki 1 training will be eligible for continuing education credits.

Course Topics Include:

  • History, Principles, and Elements of Reiki
  • Energy Attunement
  • Hand Positions for Self-Treatments and Treatments of Others
  • Japanese Techniques
  • Lecture and Experiential Practice

Additional Reiki training is also available at Duke Integrative Medicine. Click the following link to learn about Reiki: Level Two.

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Deborah Dixon is a Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) in Usui Tibetan Reiki. She received first and second degree Reiki with Masters in Columbus, Ohio. Her advanced Reiki training and Master Teacher training were with William Lee Rand at the International Center for Reiki Training in Southfield, Michigan, with further ICRT licensed instruction for the first and second degrees in Chapel Hill, NC. Deborah completed 300-RYT training and 500-RYT training with Dharma Richards at Yoga Garden in Apex, NC. She also holds certificates in Restorative Yoga, Yoga Warriors for PTSD, and Yoga Essentials for Yoga and Aromatherapy. She provides Reiki sessions and teaches Reiki and yoga throughout the Triangle area.

Accommodations Statement

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access should contact us in advance of the program.

Continuing Education Credits Available

Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™

Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development is an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET), and is authorized to award 0.5 IACET CEU to participants upon successful completion of this live activity.

The North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB) has approved this course for 5.0 adjunctive therapy credits under North Carolina rules.

This CE course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) for 5.0 continuing education units (CEP #100060).

Deborah Dixon is a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) Approved Continuing Education Provider #814. Participants who successfully complete this program will earn 5.0 CEs.







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