Recovery Reiki Certification Courses

Reiki as a system of personal spiritual development has many tools to offer people in recovery from all forms of addiction. As a system, Reiki includes not only practices for hands-on healing for the self and others which offer substance-free supports for clinically proven reductions in stress, anxiety and pain*, but also daily meditation practices and wise instructions for living that assist us in navigating daily life and recovery from a place of internal balance. Reiki translates to “Universal Life Force Energy” or “Spirit Energy”. Through the practice of Reiki, each person has the opportunity to rediscover their own innate Light, their Center, and their True Nature. In this way, Reiki practices can support the healing process of recovery through tangible tools that give us a road map home to ourselves.

Individuals who receive training through this Recovery Reiki program are fully certified as Reiki practitioners, (1st, 2nd or 3rd Degree, depending on applicable level of training) empowering them not only with a system of tools and practices to support their own recovery journeys, but also to be of service to their communities. For those interested in developing skill-sets in the caring professions, Reiki training serves as vocational education in the constantly developing fields of mindfulness practices and the healing arts. Recovery Reiki training can serve to meet a dynamic range of needs - from tools for self-care and self-discovery, to community service and professional development.


Being of service to the Recovery community is a personal calling of Mea's, as a person in long-term recovery themselves. When possible, they are joined in this work by Reiki Master/Teacher colleague and co-teacher Johanna Warren

"All I can say is WOW! The Reiki I training I did with Mea and Johanna was amazing. I myself am in recovery and have been searching for a way to take my spirituality to a new level and I definitely found that. I have struggled in and out of recovery for 5 years and it has always come down to not having a spiritual practice as well as having a feeling of disconnect. Since taking the first training course my life has literally changed in a matter of a few weeks. My spirituality has expanded exponentially, I have been more connected than ever as well as having true, meaningful connections with people that I come in contact with."

- Recovery Reiki Shoden Level Program Participant/Practitioner, with Mea Starr & Johanna Warren 

"The word grateful doesn’t even fully express how I really feel about having the opportunity to take this class. In my own recovery I was feeling extremely disconnected and lost, not knowing which direction to go and constantly overwhelmed. When I had originally found out about the class I was really skeptical, but thank God I did it. I  had always been searching for my truth and what sits right with me, to no avail. This class was the first time I can truthfully say I found something that sat right with me. Through going through the first class I was able to feel connected and I was really empowered to know how much healing and energy is all around us and within us. Since having this experience my life has completely changed. Through learning and practicing the precepts that were taught to us my world seems really big and full now. I feel connected, inspired and hopeful. My light isn’t dimmed anymore. These two were dynamic teachers together. The encouragement and the genuine lack of judgment was refreshing and so necessary for my own personal growth, as well as everyone else’s. It was evident these two had something so light and genuine in their spirits. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

- Recovery Reiki Shoden Level Program Participant/Practitioner, with Mea Starr & Johanna Warren 

"At the Portland Recovery Community Center, we offer Reiki treatments as a way of supporting the holistic recovery of the people we serve. The Recovery Reiki certification courses that Mea has offered, most recently with Johanna, have given our program a way of empowering participants to take an active role in their recovery and spiritual development, as well as tools for meditation and daily living that enrich their lives and support their overall wellness. These courses are highly valued by our program participants, always filling to capacity. As a center that values all paths to recovery, the Recovery Reiki program supports us in our goal of offering diverse and holistic methods for each participant to connect to their individual spirituality and recovery journey."

- Nancy Cormier, Program Manager, Portland Recovery Community Center, Portland, Maine

If your program or facility wishes to host a Recovery Reiki training in your area, please contact Mea.

*Effect of Reiki Therapy on Pain and Anxiety in Adults: An In-Depth Literature Review of Randomized Trials with Effect Size Calculations

*The effect of reiki on pain: A meta-analysis