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Natural Awakenings Central New Jersey


Advanced Reiki Master Healer-Teacher Training

Experience true mastery in healing and life as a Reiki master with advanced healer-teacher training led by Janet StraightArrow. This comprehensive 6-month program begins on June 17, and prepares students to assist people as a healing and teaching presence and facilitator. Many students have already completed Reiki 1 & 2, and some have master certificates though the number one prerequisite is a desire for full Reiki training and true mastery. StraightArrow, who became a Reiki master in 1996, loves teaching and sees it as a significant purpose in her work and life. Mentoring students along the way is an important part of the training she offers. 

The coursework includes instruction on medical intuition, advanced energy studies from many traditions, work with animals, land, and buildings, ethics, and so much more. Upon graduation, students will be confident in their abilities and ready to live and share Reiki personally and professionally, both in person and at a distance. “To be a master, we walk in wisdom, grace, and health on all levels. We continually heal ourselves as we learn to help others,” states StraightArrow.

For information, contact Janet at [email protected], 973-647-2500 or

Tick Talk

Spring officially sprung on March 21. We have turned our clocks ahead. We are looking forward to warm winds, sunny skies and the smell of fresh cut grass. The daffodils and tulips have recently bloomed and we are just starting with the yard work that comes with the warmer weather.  Sadly, another season has started ramping up.  Tick season.

•             The best form of protection is prevention. Educating oneself about tick activity and how our behaviors overlap with tick habitats is the first step.

•             According to the NJ DOH, in 2022 Hunterdon County led the state with a Lyme disease incidence rate of 426 cases per 100,000 people. The fact is ticks spend approximately 90% of their lives not on a host but aggressively searching for one, molting to their next stage or over-wintering. This is why a tick remediation program should be implemented on school grounds where NJ DOH deems high risk for tick exposure and subsequent attachment to human hosts.

•             Governor Murphy has signed a bill that mandates tick education in NJ public schools. See this for the details.  Tick education must now be incorporated into K-12 school curriculum. See link:

•             May is a great month to remind the public that tick activity is in full swing. In New Jersey, there are many tickborne diseases that affect residents, including Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Powassan, and Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiosis.

•             For years, the focus has mainly been about protecting ourselves from Lyme disease. But other tick-borne diseases are on the rise in Central Jersey. An increase of incidence of Babesia and Anaplasma are sidelining people too. These two pathogens are scary because they effect our blood cells. Babesia affects the red blood cells and Anaplasma effects the white blood cells.

•             Ticks can be infected with more than one pathogen. When you contract Lyme it is possible to contract more than just that one disease. This is called a co-infection. It is super important to pay attention to your symptoms. See link.

A good resource from the State:


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