CNHC would like to thank CNHC Registrant and Reiki Practitioner, Jeanne Long, for all her hard work in helping to promote CNHC to the public at an event in July.
Jeanne set up The Reiki Connection (TRC) in 2004. TRC was a founder member of the Reiki Regulatory Working Group, now the Reiki Council. As part of the Reiki Regulatory Working Group (RRWG) Jeanne helped to develop the National Occupational Standards for Reiki and is currently the Chair and Verifications Officer at the Reiki Council. She also sits on CNHC’s Profession Specific Board (PSB) for Reiki.
Jeanne had a stand at the Royal International Air Tattoo, one of the world’s largest airshows, which took place over three days in July 2022 at Fairford, Gloucestershire, in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. With around 30,000 visitors on the first day and 100,000 each on the following two days, it was as a great place to let people know about Reiki and complementary therapies in general and how the public can choose a therapist safely by searching CNHC’s online Accredited Register of complementary healthcare practitioners.
“It was a busy three days staffing the stand, especially in such hot weather and I was exhausted by the end of it but found it great fun and immensely rewarding. I was on site every morning by 6.30am and not finishing until 7pm and also facing the queues of traffic to get in and out!! However, I wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again! I was helped by a couple of family members, and Gill Radnedge, the Vice-Chair of TRC.
I’m passionate about promoting the benefits of Reiki and raising standards in the sector through voluntary self-regulation. I had lots of interesting conversations, particularly with members of the RAF and nurses from the local hospitals. It was interesting to see how many people had heard of and tried Reiki but everyone I spoke to were unaware of all the work going on in integrating complementary healthcare into conventional medical settings. They were very pleased and surprised.
CNHC leaflets and CNHC pens were given to the nurses to put in their staff rooms in the hospitals to spread the word. This was a very big learning curve for me, and I will have a much better idea on presentation for the next one!”