Ann M. Thompson, MA, CMRM, NCMT (Ret)

Poet-Pastor-Reiki Master

Whole Soul Healing Arts
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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"Reiki is a noninvasive, hands-on healing practice that is so gentle that many hospitals offer it in the OR, ICU and even NICU."

Ann M. Thompson, MA, CMRM, NCMT (Ret) is a Certified Medical Reiki Master, Reiki teacher, and professional writer-editor specializing in the health sciences. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Reiki Research – an international organization that collects, evaluates and summarizes peer-reviewed scientific research on Reiki. Ann has practiced Reiki since the mid-1990s and was a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist for ten years (now retired). Today, she teaches and practices Reiki from her own studio in the Washington, DC area and is an on-staff Reiki Master for the Bethesda Salt Cave. Ann also is a Certified End-of-Life Doula, ordained Interfaith Pastor, and published poet/essayist (

Some Great Things About Ann:

  • A facile and fluent writer, rigorous editor, probing researcher, and adept project manager

  • Has 25+ years of experience in: health professions education, health policy and access issues, global/domestic health, women’s and children’s issues, social justice, international development, foreign affairs/diplomacy, nonprofit startups, strategic planning and marketing

  • Certified Medical Reiki Master and Reiki teacher

  • Certified End-of-Life Doula

  • Ordained Interfaith Pastor

  • Published Poet/Essayist


  • MA, English, Georgetown University

  • BA, Summa Cum Laude, English/theology, Georgetown University

  • Graduate Studies - Oxford University, United Kingdom