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Q&A With Marla Mitchell, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher and Life Coach
Khalida DuBose, The Coloradoan
Question: Tell us about your job (and business).

Answer: I use Reiki therapy and intuitive coaching to assist people through
their difficult challenges. Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique for stress
reduction and relaxation that promotes healing.

I see clients on a regular basis at my Fort Collins and Windsor offices. I also
teach Reiki at my Fort Collins office and through the Academy of Natural
Therapy as part of (the students') continuing learning program.

In addition, I volunteer at Hospice for Larimer and Weld counties and I'm a
service provider at the Hope Lives Breast Cancer Support Center. There I
offer Reiki therapy to cancer patients.
                                                                                    Photos by Rich Abrahamson/The Coloradoan
Q: What is your career background?
                                                                                    Certified Reiki Master/Teacher Marla Mitchell treat
                                                                                    Chiropractic USA, 2601 S. Lemay Ave., last month
A: I worked for Hewlett-Packard for 13 years in the public relations and            Reiki Therapy to help Beal and other patients with
marketing departments. I left HP in 2001 to start my own business.                  reduction and relaxation.

Q: What are some of the challenges of your job?                                      Marla Mitchell

                                                                                      Profession: Certified Reiki Master/Teacher
A: The most difficult challenge is making the general public more aware of           Coach
Reiki and its benefits. Not many people in the Midwest are familiar with it. It's
very prevalent in hospitals on both the East and West coasts. I hope more             Contact information: 223-5917 or 674-905
people will become aware of it and seek it, as it is very complementary to 
Western medicine.

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: I enjoy the one-on-one contact with people and facilitating them along their
life journey. Volunteering at hospice is the most rewarding part of my job.
Without a doubt, the most rewarding experiences I've had are with hospice
patients. Reiki helps to relieve pain and suffering so they can die in peace
and with dignity.

Q: Who would be the ideal person to try Reiki?

A: I believe Reiki can benefit anyone, whether they are ill or not. It helps to
relieve stress, promotes relaxation, and improves circulation and the flow of
oxygen throughout the body. All of these benefits keep the immune system
strong and healthy.

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Originally published August 22, 2006

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                                                                                    Brett Beal is comforted as she receives treatment f
                                                                                    Mitchell, who said she most enjoys the one-on-one
                                                                                    contact she gets through her profession.

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