Greta von Kirchmann
BIS, University of Virginia
Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master
Affiliate Member of the International Center for Reiki Training
All the events of my life have led me to my role as a one who facilitates healing. I use this phrase because it is more accurate than “healer”, for I share the understanding with many practitioners that the “healer” is one who seeks – or is in the act of – healing. Healing is always generated and allowed from within, while often assisted by external forces and other people.
Several decades as a dancer gave me an extensive foundation and connectivity with the body, and the mind/body system. I also bring to my practice my studies and interest in anatomy, physiology, biology, neuroscience & consciousness, psychology, kinesiology, and chemistry. I love science, and continue to learn about the frontiers of physics and quantum theory & mechanics, as they are the apparent basis of how energy operates in the universe and in our bodies.
My experience as an artist/dancer/musician provides me many insights into our power as humans to transform things, communicate the ineffable, and visualize that which doesn’t yet exist and bring it forth. I draw from my experience and study of many forms of healing arts, spirituality, metaphysics, philosophy, and shamanism of peoples from all around the world. They are all based on the same principle: that the well-being of anyone or anything occurs on the non-material/energetic level and the material/third-dimensional level. Well-being on all levels is interdependent.
My formal education and training includes a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree from the University of Virginia, where I focused on writing, culture, history, art history, and the nature of belief and memory. There I gained the precious understanding of how one tells her/his own story with the most possible clarity, and how this act can reveal, shape, and transform one’s actual lived experience. I learned Reiki from Joan Maute, a superb teacher whose certification – and thus my own – comes through the International Center for Reiki Training.
I have healed myself in many profound ways, and continue to, as it is a life-long phenomenon. I have manifested many things, some small and some big and life-changing. I live, work, and play in the wonderful town of Charlottesville, Virginia with my amazing, loving husband and kitty. I have supported and witnessed the healing and self-discovery of others, and would be honored to work with you.