I am a shamanic reiki master (known as Athena on YouTube), with a background in Usui Reiki and North American, European, and Tibetan shamanism, forms of energy medicine or biofield therapies that can work synergistically together. Through embodying universal love and pure presence, I work with universal life force energy for your highest good.
Many people seek a session with me because they feel stuck and are looking to create a significant change in their life, or because they want a deeper understanding of themselves, an illness, or condition, or they are looking for spiritual renewal and a vision forward. I am an empath or clairsentient, and by connecting with universal consciousness, I experience claircognizance, clairvoyance, clairaudience, and divination when facilitating a session. I use these natural abilities that we all have and the science of mind-body medicine to reveal and identify what you may need in order to align with your truest self, guiding you toward self-mastery and spiritual fulfillment.
I am also a PhD Research Scientist with Connor Whole Health at University Hospitals and the President of the Center for Reiki Research. I study the effect of Reiki biofield therapy on physical and psychological health and lead efforts to educate Reiki practitioners and the public about Reiki research.
My research is primarily focused on mindbody and biofield therapies for improving psychological health and wellbeing. I also conduct research on universal love and am the co-creator of the Universal Love Scale, a psychometrically validated measure for the embodiment/experience of universal love. A list of my publications can be found here.
I’ve authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications and presented my research to diverse audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. My upcoming and past events are listed here.