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We are a charity passionate about changing the lives of people in Brighton & Hove who can benefit from Reiki therapies.

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

How we deliver our therapies

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Latest News

“Having light touch therapists on the children’s wards has hastened recovery, improved sleep, reduced pain and anxiety – to me this is priceless.”

Dr Kamal Patel, Lead Consultant for Paediatric Intensive & High Dependency Care


Our therapists

All our therapists are professionally qualified in their field, are comprehensively insured, and DBS checked when required. They donate their time and services out of a genuine desire to make a difference.

We are currently recruiting, so if you are a Reiki therapist (qualified to Level 2) and interested in working for our Royal Alex Children's Hospital project, please get in touch.

Ali Walters - Reiki Therapist

Ali Walters

Project lead, Reiki therapist

Ali is a Massage therapist and Reiki Master. She joined ALW in March 2010, and has worked on the Royal Alexandra Children’s HDU Reiki project since it started in 2012. She loves being a therapist on the High Dependency Unit as every session she see what such a difference receiving Reiki makes to the patients, parents and staff.

Visit Ali's website here:

Pam Webb - Reiki Therapist

Pam Webb

Reiki therapist

Pam joined Active Lightworks In November 2019 as a Reiki therapist at the Royal Alexander Hospital in Brighton.


She had previously spent a year working voluntarily with sick children.  

Debbie Mairesse -Reiki Therapist

Debi Mairesse

Reiki and Craniosacral therapist

Debi has worked as a Reiki therapist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Brighton from 2014 onwards treating over a thousand children and has DBS approval.  She is highly intuitive and perceptive and often pick up on things others have overlooked.

Visit Debi Mairesse's website here:

John Rawlinson - Reiki Therapist

John Rawlinson

Nurse and Reiki therapist

John practices Integrated Wellbeing, a unique and personalised blend of coaching and mindbody techniques that grew out of his work with patients and staff at UCLA Hospital in Los Angeles. There he used a combination of Yoga and Meditation, Reiki, and Essential Oils with patients for pain and symptom management. John has worked with Active Lightworks since 2017.

"It is both fantastic and rewarding to be part of a team that provides Reiki in the High Dependency Unit of the Royal Alexandra – it is just wonderful to see patients, parents and staff receiving respite from stress, anxiety, pain and discomfort as a result of a Reiki treatment."

“It’s very rewarding being part of this amazing team and connecting with the local community."

"I feel honoured to be part of such a genuine, caring project where we can make a real difference at a difficult time!”

Nurse and Reiki Therapist

..and make a difference.
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