Human Factors

A friend who had coordinated a volunteer group offering Reiki treatments in a drug and alcohol rehab unit shared her story of taking a survey of the clients receiving treatment. She asked for their feedback on what worked best for them and what didn’t.

The feedback was overwhelmingly clear on two items: hands in contact with the body and a set sequence of hand placements during treatments.

No surprise really, just simple human considerations. They wanted the safety of a known set of hand placements, and the reassurance and comfort of real human contact.

I would ask that very same thing for myself.