The Reiki for Military Program is a program providing reduced rate services and support for all our service members, first responders, and their families, with a special focus on Active Duty personnel.
Our goal is to help restore balance and ease stress, feelings of anxiousness and depressed mood, and support our heroes and their families during all stages of life and service.
We provide a variety of services locally in the Groton, CT area, as well as remotely over the Skype, Zoom, or the telephone. We are a one-of-a-kind program, with our special focus on active duty personnel, families, and non-married partners. In addition to our already reduced rates, we offer a sliding scale program by rank and family size for our military clientele.
You Give Your All. We Want To Help. Simple As That.
How do we help you?
Men and women who are experiencing high stress, depression, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, anxiety, alcohol or other substance dependency… we want to help you. By providing a safe space, understanding, empathy. By helping you heal physically, psychologically and emotionally, while preventing deeper issues. We know our service members and emergency response personnel - and those close to them - give their all. We want to help support you. Simple as that.
We provide reduced-rate Reiki, Biomat, Aromatouch, Whole Wellness Coaching, and Wellness Consultations at the individual's convenience, as well as monthly classes and gatherings at our office less than 3 miles from the New London Subase. Some sessions are also available over Skype, Zoom, or the telephone.
We work at a reduced rate and on a sliding scale depending on rank, and family size. Finances should never get in the way of health and happiness.
Why do we do it?
About 20% of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD. Less than 50% will seek treatment. Out of the half that seek treatment, only half of them get "minimally adequate" treatment (2008 RAND study)
From 2004 to 2008 suicide rates in the Army increased by 80% (Mayo Clinic Proceedings)
One study found about 14% of soldiers had thought about taking their lives, while 5.3% had planned a suicide and 2.4% had actually made one or more attempts. These numbers are noticeably higher than in civilians (JAMA Psychiatry & Harvard Medical School).
There are now more deaths amongst servicemen from suicide than from military action (Pentagon MSMR).
Approximately 22 veterans take their own lives every day (2012 V.A. Suicide Report)
Military spouses are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety or other mental illnesses than their non-military counterparts (New England Journal of Medicine).
20% of children of a deployed parent experience new or exacerbated academic problems (2005 UNC Chapel Hill SAF Survey Report).
Wartime deployments of a child's parent can be one of the most stressful events of the child’s life (2005 UNC Chapel Hill SAF Survey Report).
37% of children of an active duty parent expressed serious concern and anxiety about the wellbeing of their deployed caretaker (2005 UNC Chapel Hill SAF Survey Report).
47% of active duty report binge drinking. 20% report binge drinking every week. 27% who have seen combat report binge drinking every week (National Institute on Drug Abuse).
Alcohol and drug use are being called "unacceptably high" and have been declared a public health crisis (Institute of Medicine of the National Academies).
55% of women and 38% of men report being victim to sexual harassment while serving in the military (Department of Defense Sexual Harassment Survey)