practice of Reiki is believed to come from ancient texts rediscovered
and developed by Mikao Usui in Japan. The Japanese word Reiki means
'Universal Energy'. Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked
with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital
to the well being of life. The energy is known as 'ki' in Japan,
'chi' in China, and 'prana' in India. Acupuncture, Tai Chi and Yoga
are also based on the free-flow of this energy in a person. As a
therapy, Reiki is an effective and simple way of tapping into this
energy, and transferring it for the benefit of the receiver, to
stimulate the body's own natural healing potential.
are the Benefits?
energy of Reiki can be used to great effect in many ways. Whether
one is suffering from stress or tension, and the many symptoms associated
with this, or wishing to improve the quality of relationships at
home or work, the beneficial effects of Reiki occur on many levels.
Reiki can accelerate the healing of physical problems, balance the
emotions, and free us from restrictive mental attitudes. It may
also provide a closer connection with inner wisdom.
encourages and supports positive personal change such as improving
the diet, having more rest, exercise or leisure time, and may reduce
the need for alcohol and tobacco. Reiki can allow us to respond
more calmly to all events, and build on a more resourceful state
of being. Reiki is a gentle energy and may be used safely by all
ages, including the newborn, pregnant mothers, surgical patients,
the frail and the elderly, regardless of their state of health.
Reiki can enhance everyday life, and regular sessions help to ward-off
illness and fatigue.
Reiki is a non-invasive therapy that can be used without fear of
any side effects or overdose. It may be used with confidence alongside
conventional medication or natural remedies because it acts in a
complementary way. Reiki is being used in GP surgeries, hospices,
cancer support groups, post-operative recovery, drug rehabilitation,
prisons, HIV / AIDS centres, and care of the elderly.
anyone learn Reiki?
ability to channel Reiki cannot be learnt from a book or by instruction.
To be able to receive Reiki, students go through a special initiation,
which 'attunes' them to the Reiki energy. Over time this connection
is improved through practice, and by actually using the Reiki energy
on themselves - typically known as 'self treatment'. It is considered
essential to treat oneself with Reiki, and indeed many people use
it exclusively for reasons of personal development, healthcare and
An initiation/attunement can only be performed by a Reiki Master
(teacher). It is felt that this process harmonises a person with
the Reiki energy so they can receive and pass it on to others. This
process is not exclusive; anyone can be attuned/initiated to Reiki
regardless of his or her spiritual or religious beliefs. Additional
stages of attunements/initiations and the use of the Reiki symbols,
further enhance the practitioner's ability to utilise the Reiki
energy, focusing it for specific purposes.
are the symbols?
Reiki symbols are devices used by Reiki practitioners who have been
attuned to use them, to focus their intent for specific uses and
are an integral part of the attunement/initiation process. The Reiki
symbols are held to be dear and sacrosanct and may vary across the
different styles of Reiki.
Degree Reiki -
Non Practitioner level, qualifies student to give treatment to family,
friends and self.
Degree Reiki -
Practitioner level, qualifies student to work with general public.
Practitioner must hold relevant insurance.
Master/Teacher has reached Master Level and is qualified to teach.
Long Is The Course?
1st Degree Reiki is run over 2 days with a minimum of 16 hours contact
The 2nd Degree Reiki is also run over 2 days with a minimum of 18
hours contact time.
School is an Affiliated Member of the UK Reiki Federation and abides
by their Code of Ethics. The course content is based on their
Draft Core Curriculum.
need to bring with them pens, paper, coloured pencils and clear,
punched plastic wallets for course notes.
cost of the 1st Degree Reiki course, including handouts is £120.00,
cost of the 2nd Degree Reiki course, including handouts is £150.00,
(deposit £30). Students will be required to complete 30 out
of school treatments and submit documentary evidence to support
their practice before being issued with a certificate.