Holistic health approach launched at health center

Susan Saxton, transition coordinator and Teresa Smith, therapy department staff member demonstrate Reiki.

Susan Saxton, transition coordinator and Teresa Smith, therapy department staff member demonstrate Reiki.

Bishop Wicke Health Center launched its “Reiki for Caregivers” program recently, with an educational session on Reiki, a Japanese healing art that offers beneficial calming, balancing and stress reducing effects.

Family members of residents, and employees of Bishop Wicke Health Center, a short-term rehabilitation and long-term care center, located on the Wesley Village campus, took part in this first of several training sessions.

Students with Advanced Reiki Training from the Anam Cara Center of Holistic Healing will provide 15- to 20-minute sessions on a weekly basis to help caregivers gain a better understanding of the benefits and process of this ancient healing art. A Reiki session may help ease tension and stress and support the caregiver to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels; physical, emotional and spiritual.

To learn more about the program, contact Susan Saxton, transition coordinator for Bishop Wicke Health Center at 203-944-8237 or [email protected] Bishop Wicke Health Center is located on the Wesley Village campus at 580 Long Hill Avenue, visit wesleyvillage-ct.org for information.

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