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Reiki in June

Back by popular demand, Reiki treatment will be offered again in the EAP for a limited time only.  Our MSW intern, Kara, will be graduating in July, but can offer Reiki to employees for the month of June (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) before she leaves us. If you want to make an appointment for a Reiki session please call the EAP at 667.214.1555.

Grief Support Group, Spring 2018

The EAP has run a few Grief Support Groups over the years.  All of them have been well received.  So, a new one will run from April 3-June 5, 2018 on Tuesdays at noon.  Feel free to bring your lunch if necessary.  Please call the EAP at 667.214.1555 to register for the group, or if you have any questions. Also, you can email us at mmccarre@som.umaryland.edu. to register for the group.

Holiday Stress?

If the added stress of the holidays is getting you down, please make an appointment in the EAP.  We can help!

Learn to do Reiki on Yourself

How would you like to learn how to do Reiki on yourself? The EAP will be hosting a workshop beginning Tuesday, November 28, 2017.  There will be 3 classes as part of the workshop, plus an individual Attunement by a Reiki Master.  Then, you will be ready to do Reiki on yourself.  Call the EAP at 667.214.1555 to reserve your spot in the workshop.  Space is limited. For more information about Reiki or the workshop, please email Kara at kkeicher@som.umaryland.edu

Trauma Survivors-Support Group

The EAP will is in the process of creating a Support Group for people who have experienced trauma in their lives.  Trauma comes in many different forms: abuse, neglect, bullying, war, accidents, sudden loss of a support system, etc.  The group will focus on the recovery part of the trauma. It will be held during lunch time in the EAP.  If you are interested in knowing more about this group, please contact Maureen at mmccarre@som.umaryland.edu or call her at 667.214.1560.

Reiki will be offered in the EAP January-July 2017

What is Reiki?

Definition

Reiki is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on, no-touch, and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means “universal life energy” in Japanese, and Reiki practitioners are trained to detect and alleviate problems of energy flow on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Reiki touch therapy is used in much the same way to achieve similar effects that traditional massage therapy is used—to relieve stress and pain, and to improve the symptoms of various health conditions.

Purpose

Reiki claims to provide many of the same benefits as traditional massage therapy, such as reducing stress, stimulating the immune system, increasing energy, and relieving the pain and symptoms of health conditions. Reiki is a gentle and safe technique, and has been used successfully in UMMC and other hospitals. It has been found to be very calming and reassuring for those suffering from severe or fatal conditions. Reiki can been used by doctors, nurses, psychologists and other health professionals to bring touch and deeper caring into their healing practices.

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Origins

Reiki was developed in the mid-1800s by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese scholar of religion. According to the story that has been passed down among reiki teachers, Usui was a Christian who was intrigued by the idea that Christ could heal sick people by touching them with his hands. Searching for clues that would explain the secrets of healing with hands, Usui made a long pilgrimage around the world, visiting many ancient religious sects and studying ancient books. Some reiki teachers claim that Usui found clues leading back nearly 10,000 years to healing arts that originated in ancient Tibet.
If you are interested in trying Reiki, please call the EAP to make an appointment at 667.214.1555 or email mmccarre@som.umaryland.edu

Grief Group Now Forming

The EAP will host a Grief Support Group for the campus community who have lost loved ones.  The group will meet at lunch time in the EAP.  It is free and confidential.  The group will be held in the Fall, 2017.  Please call 667.214.1555 to register and to get further details.

Grief Support Group, Fall 2016

The EAP has held Grief Support Groups in the past and all have been well received.  This Fall, we will start a new Grief Support Group.  It will be held during the lunch hour so people can bring their lunches if necessary. It will run October 9- December 11, 2017.  If you are interested in learning more about the group or to register, please call us at 667.214.1555 or email mmccarre@som.umaryland.edu

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