Getting to Know Lori McClellan,
Reiki Master Teacher/RMT and
(Interview questions presented were not her own. Some of the questions demonstrate clearly an employment perspective, with words like “job,” “stand out,” and “customer,” and lend an oppportunity for contrast between the labors of the general workforce and the simple, peaceful beauty of a mindful, holistic practice. The first and last questions/answers in particular are especially telling; they offer a deeper insight into Lori’s connection to Reiki as an intuitive practice and way of BE-ing.)
Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
Standing apart from others is not a traditional Reiki concept, as the practice of Reiki in and of itself is about community, inclusiveness, and unity. I prefer to stand WITH all others—Practitioners and clients alike—as a compassionate community of care.
What do you like most about your job?
As a Reiki Teacher and Practitioner, helping clients and students on their path to well-being, rediscovering their true nature, and/or self-healing through Reiki treatments and teaching brings me tremendous joy. Reiki as a practice offers a compassionate community of kindness and care, one in which I am most-happy to be a part of.
If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
Reiki is a complementary, energetic and holistic modality that offers consistent results in relaxation, stress reduction, and as an adjunct for pain management regimens. It is holistic in nature, benefitting not just the body, but the mind and spirit as well. Clients remain fully clothed at all times during a treatment session. At no time are private body parts touched.
As a treatment, Reiki is a non-invasive, light-touch/hands-on or hands just-off practice, benefiting even those who normally cannot tolerate needles from acupuncture, or any pressure that other wellness modalities incorporate, due to chronic pain conditions or touch sensitivities. Additionally, Reiki can be offered remotely, at a short or long distance, to a client or group of clients anywhere.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I would encourage potential clients or students to visit the Reiki Teacher’s/Practitioner’s website to review not just their training and/or style of practice, but to view them as a person in their environment, to see if there may be a resonance. Sometimes email and a phone call are needed as well, for further determination. Clients are often drawn to Reiki professionals through referrals, but also by the voice and personality conveyed through media or a preliminary email or phone conversation. My practice and training studio, The Reiki Space™ is online at: http://www.thereikispace.com and http://www.facebook.com/TheReikiSpace.
How did you decide to get in your line of work?
I was introduced to Reiki in 2010 by my childhood friend.
Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients:
Most often Reiki treatments and training I offer are for those who are in need of stress or anxiety reduction, better sleep, pain management for those who do not tolerate medication or are in need of an adjunct to their pain management regimen, improvement in thriving with and promoting self-healing for those living with chronic illness or disease, surgery recovery, mental awareness/clarity improvement, emotional and overall holistic well-being.
Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
I attend and participate in Reiki Expansion/Share groups and events, as well as phone/teleclass seminars and training courses, and most importantly: daily Reiki self-practice.
What is your greatest strength?
Lori McClellan is a Reiki Master Teacher/RMT, Registered Reiki Practitioner/RP,
Author, Artist, and Founder of The Reiki Space™.
Reiki Treatments for People & Animals. Meditational Events.
TheReikiSpace.com • Facebook.com/TheReikiSpace
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Headshot photo credit: Frank Leonard; used with permission
Questions Source: Thumbtack.com