About Janice

Janice Lodato is a dedicated and caring Reiki Master and Certified Creative Grief Support Practitioner.  She employs a client-centered approach to bring about the highest healing good using Reiki, coaching tools, visualization, or a combination of all three. Janice’s clients report a decrease in pain, accelerated healing, and better mood management. In addition to Reiki sessions and Grief support, Janice also teaches Meditation 1:1.

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Janice holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University. She completed her Reiki 1 and 2 training with Libby Barnett and Maggie Babb in October 2001 and became a Reiki Master Teacher in April 2003.  In 2010, Janice became a Reiki Master of Masters which allows her to teach others to become Reiki Master Teachers.  She graduated in 2015 from the Creative Grief Studio where she learned a variety of creative grief support tools that she employs in her coaching practice.

Working with clients who are receiving cancer treatment, are experiencing depression, anxiety, or grief, and those going through life transitions of new parenthood, menopause, divorce, and career transition, Janice is able to offer Reiki and coaching to help her clients on their journey to maximum health and whole-hearted living.


Janice’s expertise includes:

  • Female holistic health, especially during menopause
  • Grief coaching
  • Support during cancer treatment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Physical healing
  • Relaxation
  • Emotional comfort
  • Smoking cessation

Janice’s Reiki lineage:

Janice’s Reiki teacher is Libby Barnett. Libby was taught Reiki levels 1 and 2 by John Harvey Gray who was one of the twenty-two Reiki Masters attuned by Mrs. Takata (who brought Reiki to the United States from Japan). Libby was trained as a Reiki Master by Judy-Carol Stewart who was trained by Barbara Lincoln McCullough another of the twenty-two Reiki Masters attuned by Mrs. Takata.  This close connection to the roots of Reiki, infuses Janice’s teachings with the traditional heart-centered approach of the original teachers.

“Janice is one of the most genuine and well-meaning persons that I know.
I have relied on her integrity, loyalty, wisdom, and kindness for years.
As a friend and a teacher, she has been a great support for me.
She is passionate about Reiki and is driven to teach for the benefit of others.” (Nancy)


Reiki Practitioner and Master Teacher
Certified Creative Grief Coach, 2001 – present

  • Teach Reiki 1, 2, for Kids and Reiki Master classes to those seeking attunements for self-care as well as intergrating it into their professional practice, including NCBTMB certificants.
    • Students have included doctors, nurses, massage therapists, teachers, and other professionals
  • Coach clients experiencing grief by using creative grief coaching tools that include visualization, meditation, remembering conversations, and many other tools
  • Moderator for online Reiki Request Group that provides distance Reiki to those who request it

Wellness House, Hinsdale, IL, 2011 – 2018

Providing programs to help people living with cancer, including support groups, classes, social events and much more.

Reiki Practitioner:  Provide Reiki Wellness Tune-Up sessions to clients

  • Offer Reiki in a variety of settings to optimize clients’ experience
  • Educate clients on the benefits and process of a Reiki session
  • Coordinate scheduling with clients and other practitioners
  • Document clients experience both before and after Reiki session

Reiki Healing Connection Hotline, online, http://www.reikienergy.com, 2010 – 2013

Offering Absent Reiki to those who request it online via the Reiki Healing Connection (Libby Barnett’s) website.

        Team Leader and Reiki Practitioner:  Provide leadership to team of volunteers and offer Absent Reiki

  • Create team cohesion through ongoing communication and motivational reflections
  • Respond to requests and seek feedback on results of Absent Reiki
  • Distribute feedback information to team and the Reiki Healing Connection on a weekly basis
  • Offer Absent Reiki to those who request it


  • Certified Creative Grief Coach (2015), Creative Grief Studio
  • Reiki Master of Masters (2010) and Reiki Master (2003), Reiki Healing Connection, Wilton, NH
  • Reiki Levels 1 and 2 (2001), Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA
  • MA, Applied Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • BA, Double Major:  Communications (Journalism) and Philosophy, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX


Janice Lodato is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider # 451704-11.

NCBTMB Approved Provider

Janice Lodato is a graduate of the Creative Grief Support Certification Program as a Certified Creative Grief Support Practitioner.