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Active LightWorks charity was formed in 2006 to coordinate the provision of low cost and free therapy to those who need it most. Our consultative approach matches the skills of volunteer therapists with the needs of community groups, hospital wards and individuals in the Brighton and Hove area.

We know from our own client feedback that complementary therapeutic methods can make a real difference, helping to:

  • relieve symptoms of chronic and acute illness

  • manage stress levels, aid relaxation and sleep

  • educate and empower people to maintain good health.

We aim to provide these especially to people whose economic circumstances make mainstream access to these treatments difficult.

"My wife, my self and my son have all had Reiki at hospital. It has helped my son so much with the pain of his lungs."

Our Mission

Active Lightworks (ALW) is a registered charity passionate about and focussed on improving the lives of people in Brighton & Hove (and wider East Sussex) by providing complementary therapies to those who need it most.


Since 2012 ALW has run a project offering Reiki to the patients (children), parents and staff in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (RACH) in Brighton initially with volunteer therapists. However, in 2015 we were awarded three years of funding from Rockinghorse which is now continuing and enables us to provide 35 hours of treatment a month. With your help we could do more.

Our Mission

About Reiki

"Reiki" (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’, a term used to describe a natural system to help bring about an improved sense of wellbeing and a positive feeling of spiritual renewal. This tradition was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system and benefits may include deep relaxation and the promotion of a calm peaceful sense of wellbeing.

The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is simple. The recipient remains clothed and comfortably lies on a couch or sits on a chair. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively, on or near the body using their intuition and training as a guide. There is no massage or manipulation

About Reiki

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