Secrets of Reiki to benefit Macmillan

A BORDERS therapist is hoping to rise to the recent challenge by Macmillan Cancer Support which wants 100 local businesses to raise £1,000 each to mark the 100th birthday of the charity.

“When I saw the appeal in The Southern Reporter, it occurred to me that I could meet the challenge by charging an entrance fee for a high-profile public talk on Reiki by Tadao Yamaguchi,” explained Gisela Stewart, who runs a Jikiden Reiki clinic from Tweed Chiropractic in Galashiels.

Gisela is organising the visit to Edinburgh later this month of Mr Yamaguchi, head of the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto.

While his seminar in the capital has been fully booked for months and will be attended by students from all over Scotland, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Germany, there is an opportunity for the public interested in complementary healthcare to meet and question the man regarded by many as the leading authority on Reiki energy healing today, at a public lecture at the Edinburgh Theophysical Centre, 28 Great King Street, on Wednesday, July 27 from 7 till 9.30pm.

“Mr Yamaguchi has a lot of experience in using Reiki to support cancer patients,” said Gisele. “In my own practice I have followed their advice closely and found this to be very beneficial.

“There seemed to be a natural link with Macmillan and I very much hope that, by charging a £15 entrance fee for Mr Yamaguchi’s talk, we can raise £1,000 to support the charity’s valuable work.” 

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