The Essential Art of Reiki

Expert guidance, Reiki healing, caring community and customized programs to support your Quest from Stress to Optimal Wellness & Success.

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Project Description

The Essential Art of Reiki is redefining Success to center around  your Optimal Wellness, shifting the way you deal with stress

  • from the extremes of struggling alone with self-care as a chore, or denying yourself the care you need until medical intervention is inevitable
  • to enjoying your greatest wellbeing every day through  transformational and sustainable practices, supported by professional guidance and caring community so you can be truly satisfied with your success.

The Essential Art of Reiki blends the gentle power of Reiki healing with customized wellness practices and dedicated, caring support to help professional women discover and achieve their Optimal Wellness & Success.

Wondering what Reiki is and how it can help you? Click the FAQs tab to learn more.

Demonstration of using Reiki to relieve headache, neck and shoulder tension, eye strain and more.

 

I'm Dawn Hancy, Reiki Master and Teacher, Founder of Essential Arts.

Sharing Reiki is my passion because it can significantly improve the wellbeing of anyone who uses it - you don't even have to “believe” for it to work its magic!  Reiki is a holistic healing art and personal development practice that enhances our innate powers of rejuvenation and evolution. And it’s a perfect foundation for wellness, complementing any other health system or spiritual tradition, whether you are a trained Reiki practitioner or not.

I've developed a complete Reiki-based wellness system that integrates Reiki principles and practices into an in-depth program that will train your mind and body to relax and reveal the peace and power that live within you. In fact, I'm dedicated to creating a culture of empowered self-care through Reiki-based wellness programs that shift our lives and communities from Stress to Success.

 

It breaks my heart that people feel bad about feeling bad! They give so much and work so hard, then blame themselves for falling short of expectations, and struggle to escape the downward spiral of overwhelm, depression, anxiety, even addiction and illness, when traditional, temporary or piecemeal solutions leave them frustrated. 

You probably don’t need me to tell you that stress is a serious problem, but 49% of women in an APA study reported increased stress in the previous 5 years and losing sleep due to stress, and I think this is conservative. Wellness practices are gaining popularity, but effective, empowering systems are still scarce, and what passes for success in the eyes of society can be exhausting, frustrating and even damaging instead of fulfilling and uplifting - or even sustainable.

What you may not know is that receiving Reiki can offer immediate and ongoing stress relief, both in person and at a distance. I know it's amazing, but it really works!  You've likely heard of quantum physics, and Reiki is a systematic method of quantum holistic healing that works on all levels: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.  A practitioner can send you a Reiki treatment while you simply relax comfortably or meditate, and let Reiki activate your own natural healing systems.  My personal experience and research have convinced me this is so valuable that it’s become my joyfully devoted life’s work.

 

Hillary Leicher is a client and Reiki Level 2 student of mine who describes her experience with in-person and distance Reiki over the past several years:

"My first Reiki experience ever was a distance session with Dawn.  It was beautiful, enlightening, and peaceful. As I listened to her speak of her own experience during our Reiki session, I was in awe.  I felt as if she had been standing beside me, or looking through my own mind's eye.  As I have continued to work with Dawn, I have had many marvelous Reiki sessions.  And I have learned so much about myself."

The Reiki healing system is nearly a century old, practiced world-wide by an estimated 1 million people.  It’s offered in many hospitals, treatment programs and birthing centers, including Gifford Medical Center where I coordinate a Reiki volunteer program, so it's a proven complementary therapy, even if how it works is still a tiny bit mysterious.

Virtual Reiki is ideal for professional women, especially busy moms because it's flexible, relaxing, easy to access, and completely safe, just like the in-person hands-on version.  And it's a perfect foundation for a wellness practice because anyone, anywhere can receive its benefits and begin learning Reiki principles and practices along with other teachings and techniques with or without Reiki practitioner training.  I love guiding people in discovering their unique path while celebrating the power of healing, caring, intuition and creativity we all share in common.

While the Rewards offered here are not exclusive to women, I commit to co-creating community that honors women and femininity as well as diversity, acknowledging that we all experience these uniquely.  Safety, compassion and respect are the pillars of the circles I curate, to provide the most healthy and powerful transformational experiences for all my clients.

Dawn gives Reiki to an expecting mom at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont conference, where she organized a team of Vermont Reiki Association volunteers.

As a recent empty-nester, I’ve found my calling!  I’ve been studying and practicing Reiki for over 10 years, and I love to integrate my experience as a former librarian, homeschool mom, advocate, chaplain, priestess, musician, community organizer, and serial entrepreneur, to create Reiki-based wellness offerings that are nurturing and empowering.  Now I’m on the threshold of an extraordinary breakthrough in serving the community with my unique blend of experience, skill, and understanding, and I welcome you to join me. I love to offer my best to bring out the best in you.

We’re stronger together!

I'm sharing some of my most powerful offerings as Rewards for your contributions through iFundWomen so I can connect more deeply and skillfully with people who passionately desire a natural, empowering alternative that can evolve into a lifelong practice with caring, expert guidance and community.  

With your support, I'm excited to expand my Reiki wellness programs through professional training and build more effective systems for clients to conveniently access my unique library of resources.  Soon I'll even create a beautiful new home to birth The Essential Art of Holistic Hospitality, so stay tuned to iFundWomen for more on that right here!

Now I invite you to treat yourself and those you love with Reiki Rewards - and begin your Quest from Stress to Wellness & Success!

I'm thrilled to welcome you into this gentle, revolutionary wellness system that activates the natural healing ability in each of us, for you are that Queen, that Healer, and that Seeker, and you have the Power, Compassion, and Vision to love yourself and your life and change the world, and I can’t wait to work with you.

And I thank you deeply for supporting this world-changing movement that quite literally rests on the foundation of caring for ourselves and one another.

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Reiki:

  • What problems can Reiki help?  Reiki can literally help anyone in any state of health, and at any age.  I have worked with folks from newborns to hospice patients and all benefit from Reiki.  Here are some of the most common effects:

    • calm, relaxation, comfort

    • a more easy-going attitude, more light-hearted, uplifted mood

    • relief from headaches, sore muscles, cramps, post-operative pain, eyestrain

    • reducing anxiety, tension, stress

    • easier childbirth

    • sense of contentment, empowerment, more patience

    • faster, easier healing

    • prevention of illness (for instance, less recurrence of annual colds or chronic conditions) and better health generally

    • heightened intuition, connection with the Divine

    • clearer guidance, creative flow

    • quick rejuvenation at any time of day

    • more peaceful sleep

    • improved relationships

    • support in grieving

    • the possibilities are literally endless!

  • What is Reiki?  Reiki is a holistic wellness system and practice, and it’s also the “conscious life force” energy that animates all living things.  “Rei” means conscious or intelligent and “ki” is the life force, like “chi” or “prana,” the breath of life or spark of life. We know there’s something that activates our life force, but by its nature, it’s little hard to pin down, try as we may, and many have been working at it for centuries.  Reiki is a way of engaging this mysterious yet observable force for healing without having to intellectually understand all its mechanics, even while we study its effects.

  • Is Reiki a medical practice?  Reiki practitioners never make guarantees about what it will do, we never promise to heal or cure, and we will never diagnose any condition unless we are also trained and licensed medical professionals.  Reiki strengthens and supports your whole being, so you may be surprised at the results, though some are certainly more common than others. Reiki easily complements any medical or health care treatment and many medical professionals are also Reiki practitioners.  I am a certified Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher, and not a medical professional.

  • How does Reiki work? I can answer this question about the same way I would explain how electricity works, or electronic devices.  I'm not entirely sure, but I see that it works, and I wouldn't want to live without it. Yes, our bodies do contain an electromagnetic field, but Reiki is more than just that.  It’s known and yet mysterious, like our immune systems, nervous systems or emotions, which also respond observably to various stimuli even though they are invisible, intangible and nonlocal.

  • Are there scientific studies on Reiki?  Yes, there are many, documenting both recipients' experiences and also physical effects on matter, and it's scientific enough to be welcomed into many hospitals, including Gifford Medical Center where I coordinate a volunteer Reiki program.  Please get in touch if you would like source citations, or you can easily search online for reiki in hospitals, for example.

  • How do I receive a Virtual Reiki session?  You don't need any prior experience or training.  You just relax in any comfortable sitting or reclining position where you can remain undisturbed for about half an hour, though I recommend giving yourself more time to relax beforehand and to process the session afterward and ease back into your day, or just go off to sleep if it's bedtime.  I will send you a Reiki treatment in deep meditation, and you will most likely feel something noticeable during or following your session. A deep sense of relaxation, calm and contentment are the most common experiences, and pain and discomfort can also be relieved. We will check-in by email at a prearranged time afterward.

  • What if I don't feel anything?  Reiki always works, in the sense that it empowers your natural healing systems in whatever way they need, on any level: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.  Whether or not you feel it strongly can depend on how much your body is in need of revitalizing, how sensitive you are to energy, and how familiar you are with deep relaxation.  Don't worry - it can't cause any harm and it can't "not work" though there are ways you can maximize the benefits.

  • Does Reiki make people sleepy?  Reiki helps us to find a state of deep relaxation, from which a wellspring of energy can arise.  If it feels like Reiki puts you to sleep, your body may be trying to tell you that you actually need more rest.  Our bodies tell us the truth, and Reiki only empowers what our bodies need. Reiki can have different effects at different times for the same person.  Reiki at bedtime can also be helpful, though I love to use it first thing in the morning because it helps me to wake up gently into calm alertness.

Contact Dawn Hancy, Reiki Master & Teacher with any other questions at connect@essentialarts.net or 802-989-3967.  I'd love to hear from you!

 

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Contribute $10 or more to receive my original Discover Your Optimal Wellness audio meditation.

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Relax & Rejuvenate with Reiki Package

Treat yourself to 90 minutes of bliss with the gentle power of Reiki.  We’ll work together to create your most healing, empowering and uplifting experience. 

  • Discover Your Optimal Wellness audio meditation

  • Interactive online Wellness Awareness Assessment

  • One 90-minute Reiki Session

  • One 30-minute Individual Wellness Strategy Session

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Achieving Optimal Wellness Package
  • One 30-minute Relaxing & Rejuvenating Virtual or In-person Reiki Session

  • One 60-minute Wellness Circle Webinar

  • Interactive online Wellness Awareness Assessment

  • Discover Your Optimal Wellness audio meditation 

  • Achieving Optimal Wellness Guide

  • Personal email support

  • One 30-minute Individual Ongoing Wellness Strategy Session

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$275
Healing Activation with Reiki 1 Training

Learn to practice the remarkable Essential Art of Reiki for daily self-care, enhancing any holistic practices and health care systems you may use, and helping others.  You’ll receive an energetic attunement that instantly activates the flow of your natural healing energy, learn about the history and practice of Reiki, and spend plenty of time practicing on yourself and others.  I'll also share resources for ongoing support, and I'll stay connected with you as you cultivate and integrate your Reiki path and practice.

  • Discover Your Optimal Wellness audio meditation

  • Interactive online Wellness Awareness Assessment

  • One 30-minute Virtual or in-person Reiki Session

  • 3-part in-person Reiki Level 1 training with print & audio materials

  • Vermont Reiki Association student membership

  • Reiki Level 1 Certificate

  • One 30-minute Individual Reiki & Wellness Strategy Session

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Quest from Stress to Wellness & Success

This is the transformational moment where you decide to cross that threshold and never go back.  Together we will create the path that will take you to that magical place of peace and power within yourself where you've always longed to be, and you can live from that place, from now on.

On this 6-month Quest, you will claim 5 Essential Keys to open the doors to Your Optimal Wellness, the foundation for true Success.  These 5 Keys will touch every part of your life and awaken your natural vitality and brilliance, bring harmony to your relationships, equip you with powerful tools and transformational practices, and empower you to create the most beautiful vision of your life that you hold in your heart and believe must be possible.  You may be inspired to make big outward changes or simply improve the quality of your life experience to be more joyful, fulfilling and purposeful right where you are.

You’ll also learn to integrate the 4 Natural Elements, meet and embody 3 Classic Archetypes and immerse yourself in 2 Aspects of Empowerment that will transform your understanding of wellness and personal evolution forever.  The Essential Art of Reiki offers a strong and gentle foundation throughout the program through virtual Reiki sessions you'll receive and Reiki teachings we'll explore.

You are welcome to participate whether you have had Reiki training or not, as the techniques we'll share are available to all, and this support is often missing in basic Reiki training programs.  This is not a Reiki practitioner training program but will prepare you for Reiki training, if you choose to pursue it, with a broad and deep foundation of self-care and empowerment to make the most of your Reiki or other wellness practices.

This Quest is not limited to women, but holds respect for women and the feminine, as well as authentic expression and experience of diversity, as central to our balanced wellbeing.

This will be a small, intimate group, so enroll today and get started right away.

In addition to the benefits of Achieving Optimal Wellness, you'll enjoy other engaging offerings, including

  • 12 (bi-weekly average) 30-minute Relaxing & Rejuvenating Virtual or In-person Reiki Sessions

  • 12 (bi-weekly) 90-minute Zoom Wellness Circles

  • Lessons and activities to embody the 5 Keys to Optimal Wellness and other teachings in multiple formats (audio, video, written)

  • Optional homework, exercises and practices

  • Caring, committed virtual community

  • Personal email support and guidance with Dawn

 

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Monetary Contribution

Contribute $10 or more to receive my original Discover Your Optimal Wellness audio meditation.

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$115
Relax & Rejuvenate with Reiki Package

Treat yourself to 90 minutes of bliss with the gentle power of Reiki.  We’ll work together to create your most healing, empowering and uplifting experience. 

  • Discover Your Optimal Wellness audio meditation

  • Interactive online Wellness Awareness Assessment

  • One 90-minute Reiki Session

  • One 30-minute Individual Wellness Strategy Session

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$145
Achieving Optimal Wellness Package
  • One 30-minute Relaxing & Rejuvenating Virtual or In-person Reiki Session

  • One 60-minute Wellness Circle Webinar

  • Interactive online Wellness Awareness Assessment

  • Discover Your Optimal Wellness audio meditation 

  • Achieving Optimal Wellness Guide

  • Personal email support

  • One 30-minute Individual Ongoing Wellness Strategy Session

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Select this reward
$275
Healing Activation with Reiki 1 Training

Learn to practice the remarkable Essential Art of Reiki for daily self-care, enhancing any holistic practices and health care systems you may use, and helping others.  You’ll receive an energetic attunement that instantly activates the flow of your natural healing energy, learn about the history and practice of Reiki, and spend plenty of time practicing on yourself and others.  I'll also share resources for ongoing support, and I'll stay connected with you as you cultivate and integrate your Reiki path and practice.

  • Discover Your Optimal Wellness audio meditation

  • Interactive online Wellness Awareness Assessment

  • One 30-minute Virtual or in-person Reiki Session

  • 3-part in-person Reiki Level 1 training with print & audio materials

  • Vermont Reiki Association student membership

  • Reiki Level 1 Certificate

  • One 30-minute Individual Reiki & Wellness Strategy Session

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$2,500
Quest from Stress to Wellness & Success

This is the transformational moment where you decide to cross that threshold and never go back.  Together we will create the path that will take you to that magical place of peace and power within yourself where you've always longed to be, and you can live from that place, from now on.

On this 6-month Quest, you will claim 5 Essential Keys to open the doors to Your Optimal Wellness, the foundation for true Success.  These 5 Keys will touch every part of your life and awaken your natural vitality and brilliance, bring harmony to your relationships, equip you with powerful tools and transformational practices, and empower you to create the most beautiful vision of your life that you hold in your heart and believe must be possible.  You may be inspired to make big outward changes or simply improve the quality of your life experience to be more joyful, fulfilling and purposeful right where you are.

You’ll also learn to integrate the 4 Natural Elements, meet and embody 3 Classic Archetypes and immerse yourself in 2 Aspects of Empowerment that will transform your understanding of wellness and personal evolution forever.  The Essential Art of Reiki offers a strong and gentle foundation throughout the program through virtual Reiki sessions you'll receive and Reiki teachings we'll explore.

You are welcome to participate whether you have had Reiki training or not, as the techniques we'll share are available to all, and this support is often missing in basic Reiki training programs.  This is not a Reiki practitioner training program but will prepare you for Reiki training, if you choose to pursue it, with a broad and deep foundation of self-care and empowerment to make the most of your Reiki or other wellness practices.

This Quest is not limited to women, but holds respect for women and the feminine, as well as authentic expression and experience of diversity, as central to our balanced wellbeing.

This will be a small, intimate group, so enroll today and get started right away.

In addition to the benefits of Achieving Optimal Wellness, you'll enjoy other engaging offerings, including

  • 12 (bi-weekly average) 30-minute Relaxing & Rejuvenating Virtual or In-person Reiki Sessions

  • 12 (bi-weekly) 90-minute Zoom Wellness Circles

  • Lessons and activities to embody the 5 Keys to Optimal Wellness and other teachings in multiple formats (audio, video, written)

  • Optional homework, exercises and practices

  • Caring, committed virtual community

  • Personal email support and guidance with Dawn

 

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