The Effect of Distant Reiki Sessions on Holistic Well-Being

Author: Ulviye Özcan Yüce1, Afey Arpacı, Cemile Kütmeç Yılmaz, Dilek Yurtsever, Emine Üstün Gökçe, Fatma Gönül Burkev, Gülcihan Yıldırım, İlknur Gökşin, Kevser Sevgi Ünal Aslan, Nilay Bektaş Akpınar, Özlem Altınbaş Akkaş, Sabire Yurtsever
1 Health Sciences Faculty, Nursing Department, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Osmaniye, Turkey (Drs Özcan Yüce and Ünal Aslan); Hacettepe University Adult Hospital, Ankara, Turkey (Ms Arpacı); Health Sciences Faculty, Nursing Department, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey (Drs Kütmeç Yılmaz and Gökşin); Mersin City Hospital, Mersin, Turkey (Dr Yurtsever); Health Sciences Faculty, Internal Medicine Nursing Department, Bartın University, Bartın, Turkey (Dr Üstün Gökçe); Health Ministry of Turkish Republic-Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey (Dr Burkev); Health Sciences Faculty, Midwifery Department, Çankırı Karatekin University, Bartın, Turkey (Dr Yıldırım); Health Sciences Faculty, Nursing Department, Ankara Medipol University, Ankara, Turkey (Dr Bektaş Akpınar); Health Sciences Faculty, Nursing Department, Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey (Dr Altınbaş Akkaş); and Teona Training and Counseling Center, Mersin, Turkey (Dr Yurtsever [retired]).
Conference/Journal: Holist Nurs Pract
Date published: 2024 Jan-Feb
Other: Volume ID: 38 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 50-57 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000557. , Word Count: 161

This study investigated the effect of distant Reiki sessions on the holistic well-being of people without no acute/chronic diseases. The study was conducted between February 1 and March 31, 2022. The sample consisted of 180 healthy people living in a city in Turkey. Participants attended 20-minute distant Reiki sessions (intervention) for 4 consecutive days. Pretest data were collected using a personal information form, the Holistic Well-Being Scale (HWBS), the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), and the Subjective Vitality Scale (SVS). Posttest data were collected 2 days (posttest I) and 1 week after the intervention (posttest II) using the HWBS, PANAS, and SVS. There was a statistically significant difference between pretest and posttest I and II HWBS subscale scores ( P < .05). There was a statistically significant difference between pretest and posttest PANAS and SVS scores ( P < .05). Distant Reiki sessions improved participants' holistic well-being. They also helped them develop a positive mood, experience and perceive less sadness, and develop subjective vitality and cognitive awareness.

PMID: 36331090 DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000557