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From Overcoming Abuse to Art Therapy:

Bringing Health Education to the Barbadian Public

Stress relief, overcoming abuse, and art therapy – these are just some of the items on the programme for the Barbados Reiki Association’s Holistic Health Fair (HHF). The HHF, returning to Harrison College for the fifth consecutive year, will be held on Sunday April 8th from 9am to 5pm.

The fair also includes booths focusing on biodiversity, organic nail therapy, and much more. Healing therapies such as Reiki, reflexology, energy healing, aromatherapy, massage, and natural skin care will also be on offer. But that’s not all.


“One of the reasons our HHF is “a fair with a different flair” is because we want to do more than let the Barbadian public try complementary therapies and products,” says Association President, Ms. Eugene Holder. “As Reiki practitioners, educating people about ways to take their healing into their own hands is also important to us.”

This year, the HHF will be opened by Minister of Health, the Rt. Hon. John Boyce. After that, there’s a full programme of talks and demos running throughout the day.

“We’re particularly proud of this year’s slate,” says Ms. Holder. “It includes presentations on autism, trauma release, meditation and other healing modalities. There will also be interactive demonstrations of boxing for fitness and line dancing”.

The HHF will also feature art and creative workshops run by recent winner of the 2017 NIFCA Governor-General’s Award for Excellence, Linda Deane. As always, healthy food and drinks will be on sale throughout the day.

With all the stresses of the current local, regional and world situation, there’s never been a better time for Barbadians to pay attention to their health, says Ms. Holder. “After a day at the HHF, patrons will be better informed and able to explore holistic practices they can use to empower their own healing.”

Admission to the 2018 Fair remains at $5, with the price per therapy capped at $20 to allow patrons to enjoy several therapies.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Eugene Holder, the Association’s President at : +1 246 822 7145.

About the Barbados Reiki Association

The Barbados Reiki Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 to foster a common understanding among those practicing Reiki in Barbados and to promote the practice of Reiki.

About Reiki

Reiki is an ancient science of energy and a healing art from the East. The name Reiki means “universal life force energy”. The “ki” part is the same as the chi in tai chi. It is a non-invasive, light touch therapy that has been practiced in the west since the 1920s and in Barbados since the 1990s. There are hundreds of Reiki practitioners on the island.


Media Enquiries

For additional information on the subject of this release, please contact:

Eugene Holder

President, Barbados Reiki Association

WhatsApp: +1 246 822 7145


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