Deborah Ringdahl is a Reiki  master and has been practicing as a certified nurse-midwife and Reiki practitioner since 1982 and teaching in the Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s Health Program at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing since 1992. She completed her level I Reiki in 1982 and level II in 1996, and she received her Reiki Mastery in 2000. Ringdahl has been teaching Reiki classes through the Center for Spirituality & Healing since 2003. She is co-author of the Reiki chapter in Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Nursing (2006), 5th edition. Her current interests involve introducing Reiki into nursing care and teaching Reiki to nurses for both patient and self care.