Reiki at VA Stand Down

Reiki Helps Homeless Veterans is a short video in which Heather McCutcheon movingly captures veterans responding to their first Reiki sessions.  They describe feeling “tranquil”, “at peace”, and “more relaxed”.  One veteran said that Reiki was “phenomenal”.

This video was taken at the Stand Down that was held in Chicago in June, 2013.  These events are organized by the Department of Veteran Affairs throughout the country for the purpose of providing services to homeless veterans, e.g., food, clothing, health care, benefits counseling, and community referrals.

Heather, a Reiki Master, spearheaded this outreach initiative to bring Reiki services to veterans attending this Stand Down.  Volunteers from the Midwest Reiki Community offered free 10 minute Reiki sessions to over 90 veterans.