About Reiki Federation Ireland
Reiki Federation Ireland was created from the desire to promote high standards of Reiki practice and to foster a National Reiki community, representative of all lineages of Reiki. It is open to anyone who has done a Reiki workshop in the presence of a Reiki Master/Teacher.
The idea for a Reiki Federation was conceived in 2002. Many people within the Reiki community felt the need to create an instrument where all voices of Reiki could be heard. This led to a National Reiki gathering in Portlaoise in 2002. At this meeting a volunteer committee was formed. They worked for a year to create a constitution and framework for Reiki Federation Ireland. The collective input from the meeting in Portlaoise provided the skeletal structure for the work that followed.
In November 2003, Reiki Federation Ireland was officially formed at the first AGM held in Mullingar. The federation has achieved a lot despite its young life. We have succeeded in getting reduced insurance premiums for our members. (See Benefits of Membership). Regular newsletters, a practitioner referral list, an annual social gathering and this web site are testament to our commitment to serve our members. We are delighted that the original dream held by members in the Reiki community for an inclusive federation has been realised.
RFI is a member of FICTA (Federation of Irish Complementary Therapy Associations) which represents the interests of complementary therapy associations to Government and other relevant agencies.
Reiki Federation Ireland is a national professional Reiki body, established in 2002 by a number of Reiki practitioners and teachers.
RFI is a non-profit making organisation set up to provide support for members and the public.
Meet the Committee
Chairperson - Annemarie Creighton
Annemarie is a Reiki/Seichem Master. She is also a qualified Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist & offers consultations in Australian Bush Flower Essences. Australian Bush Flower Essences are a system of healing that help give clarity to one's life but also the courage, strength and commitment to follow and pursue one's goals and dreams & are taken in drop dose form. After completing her Naturopathy Course, Annemarie went on to do study Reiki. After experiencing the many benefits of Reiki on its introductory Level, she decided to peruse this method of healing and became a Reiki Master in 2008. Annemarie practices in Dublin City Centre.
Vice Chairperson - Marie Guilfoyle
Marie is a complementary therapist for the past 25 years - having started when her large family were at the stage where they did not need 24/7 attention. She practices several different therapies - most in demand being Reflexology, Reiki and Massage. She has found the practice of Reiki to be a life-changing experience, and uses it every day.
Honorary Secretary - Maureen O'Callaghan
Maureen O' Callaghan is originally from West Cork but now living in Co Wexford. She was first introduced to complementary therapies in 1995 while living in Dublin when her youngest daughter was suffering from eczema and allergies. Through a chance meeting with a shop assistant who recommended her to try the holistic route, sparked her interest and subsequently trained in Reiki, Reflexology, Meditation Mindfulness and as a Family Constellations Facilitator. Presently she works in a busy practice as a holistic therapist specialising in Reiki and Reflexology consultations as well as providing Diploma courses in Reflexology, training in Reiki and facilitating The Artist's Way Course.
Honorary Treasurer - Nina Malde
Nina is Reiki and Seichem Master / Teacher based in Carrickmines, Dublin South. She is also trained in Integrated Energy Healing, Crystal Healing, Certified Angel Energy Healing and Indian Head Massage which is based on holistic principles and it's a feel good pamper therapy to relieve muscle tensions, stress and ease stiffness in the joints. It is very good for hair growth as well. Due to her exposure and experience with various complementary therapies, she finds that Reiki and Seichem combined is a very powerful tool, which can greatly enhance everyone's life by activating, increasing and balancing the energies.
Assitant Membership Secretary - Anne Nolan
Anne is a Reiki practitioner and teacher based in Churchtown, Dublin. Anne is also interested in all different types of energy work.
Education & Development Officer - Deirdre Carroll
Deirdre is a Reiki/Seichim Master/Teacher. In 2004 she was 'gifted' a Reiki Session by her best friend Bernie and since then had been interested in Reiki and other energy work. She is also a qualified Holistic Massage Therapist.
Public Relations Officer - Gillian McNamara
Gillian has a Reiki practice in Bray Co Wicklow, and she has also trained as a massage therapist. Gillian really enjoys working with Reiki and the people who are drawn to it. She has twenty years experience in dealing with the public and fifteen years experience in administration. Gillian has done voluntary committee work before and enjoys the challenges it brings. In her spare time she enjoys walking and reading and traveling with her husband.
Editor - Srimanju Katragadda
SriManju is a Qualified Reiki & Seichem Master/Teacher, Pranic Healer based in Sandyford and Greystones. She is married and has 2 children. She works as a Project Manager in Multinational company and Runs her Healing Practice where she does treatments and workshops. She also uses EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Healing with Angels in her Healing Practice. She is also passionate about bringing Art and Reiki together with her Healing with Art classes. Reiki Gives you the life you always wanted for.
FICTA Delegate - Helen Cooney
Helen Cooney based in the Mullingar/Kinnegad area in Westmeath specialises in Reiki Therapy, Spiritual Healing, Indian Head Massage and Lifeskills Consultancy and became a therapist in 2002 after retiring from a career in Education and Training. Helen does some voluntary work as a therapist at the Rowan Tree Clinic, Kinnegad and gained invaluable experience with a Marie Curie Hospice in the UK. Helen is a member of Soroptimist International since 1981, it is a worldwide volunteer organisation for women, we inspire action and transform lives - we help improve the quality of life for women and children on a local, national and international level.
Regional Development Officer - Vacant
Non-Designated Committee Member - Esther Mas.
Esther is a Reiki Master, teacher and founder of the Sunrise Reiki Centre. Having finished her Honours Bachelor's degree in Psychology 10 years ago, she realized we are much more than only our body with a conscious mind. She explored the avenue of holistic therapies and found in Reiki her true path. Esther is devoted to Reiki in her professional and personal life. There is nothing more gratifying for Esther than helping people to raise their vibration and see their evolution.
Non-Designated Committee Member - Sue McGinn.
Sue McGinn lives in Newcastle, Co. Wicklow and has 4 grown up kids and 3 dogs. She been doing Reiki for 5 years now and it is the best thing she has ever done. She wishes she has done it earlier in her life. She also love crystals and Angels, which she sometimes uses in her Reiki treatments. She also like doing lots of different crafts!
Non-Designated Committee Member -Clare Leonard
Clare Leonard is a Reiki master and Holistic practitioner based in Edmondstown. She also practices Ear Candle Therapy. She has a very keen interest in mindfulness for children and Clare has been interested in complimentary therapies for the last 17 years.
Ex-Officio Committee Member -Liz Cullen
Liz is a Reiki Master /Teacher and Practitioner based in both Ashbourne, Co Meath and Dublin. She was introduced to Reiki in 1996 and has been using it every day since. She is also a qualified life and business coach, NLP Practitioner (Neuro linguistic programming) and EFT Practitioner (Emotional freedom technique).