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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.

In 2023 Active Lightworks charity opened its doors at the Wellsbourne Centre, in the Whitehawk area of Brighton, under the aegis of The Broadway Surgery, serving around 2,300 patients. The NHS medical team headed up by Dr. Anita Rajda-Bolczyk, Practice Nurse Jacinta Mandal and Sonia Mulla, the surgery manager, and the wonderful staff have welcomed us with open arms. We began to offer Reiki treatments in February 2023 as an additional resource to the patient’s healing journey alongside their current health plan and it is to this end that we approach each person individually.

We are also offering an after school Reiki clinic, so that young adults and children can benefit. We are very grateful to all of our sponsors , including  The Ronson Foundation.


Active Lightworks provides a complementary service at the surgery. Whilst patients wait for NHS appointments due to long waiting lists, they are being looked after by our team, who are not not only sharing Reiki, but also creating a nurturing and compassionate space for unwinding and healing to take place.

Reiki Therapy
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

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