How to Get Your Local Hospital to Accept Alternative Therapies

If you are an alternative health care provider and think that you would like to bring Reiki or any other alternative therapy into a hospital setting, here are some points to remember:


Practice confidence-building

It is a mistake to think that you are not qualified to do this just because you are “only” an individual provider. Your credentials to practice and the strength of your convictions are enough. Talk to others in your field. They will probably be delighted to hear of your plans.


Do your homework

Gather some statistics on the use of your therapy in hospitals around the country. It would also help to research any studies which have been done showing the positive benefits of your therapy to patients.


Get the names of those top staff members at the hospital who may be the most sympathetic

It is helpful to talk to your friends who are traditional health care providers. They can give you the inside information.


Be pro-active in requesting a meeting

There is a fine line between being pushy and doing what it takes to get the job done. I would recommend contacting hospital staff a few times, then waiting a while if you do not get a response. Try again after a sufficient interval. Quite often things change in a short period of time.


Offer to work with the hospital to take small steps toward your goal

You could volunteer to give a series of talks to the staff or to provide demonstrations of your specialty. Get across the impression that you realize that this is a big step for them.


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