Reiki is a delightfully simple form of hands-on healing. However, training in Reiki not only enables us to treat ourselves and others, it is a catalyst on our journey towards self-knowledge and self-fulfilment, nurturing our intuition, expanding our life perspective and developing our wisdom.
Learning the art of Reiki takes us back to our natural state as healers. Reiki is open to us all. Everyone can learn to practise Reiki, even children.
Incredibly gentle, incredibly potent, Reiki is very empowering. It means there is always something we can do for ourselves, for the people around us, for the animals and living things we care for.
Immensely versatile, Reiki can be applied to all aspects of life, on a daily basis. Dr Usui stressed that Reiki is best used in a preventative manner, not to shed doubt on its effectiveness, but because it is better not to get sick in the first place. Reiki serves to maintain homeostasis, or perfect balance. In this respect, it is very useful to learn Reiki in order to be able to give oneself self-treatments regularly. Reiki tends to promote awareness and healthy living within the practitioner. Quite often this is accompanied by an enthusiasm to share of this gift. Alongside developing their own Reiki practices, many of my students have gone on to develop new careers in the healing arts: from NLP, Hypnotherapy, Acupuncture, to Massage and Mindfulness.
Reiki bridges the gap of time and space, and training at Second Degree brings with it knowledge of the Reiki symbols and how to use these, both within a treatment and to direct the energy from a distance. Reiki can also be used to clear spaces, such as your workplace or home, filling these with positive vibration and encouraging well-being.
Once you have learnt Reiki, it is always with you. Reiki is a life-long friend.
I hope you will join us in the experience of Reiki, and become part of the ever-growing worldwide Reiki community.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel more balanced and confident in believing in myself. I am practising every day and have given Reiki to two people, who seemed very pleased with the sessions. It is totally amazing, a friend for life!" - Lisa
Lineage Reiki is a form of healing and spiritual awakening, passed on from one person to another via initiations (or attunements), teachings, and practice.
It was Dr Mikao Usui who received and brought Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki into use in Japan in the late 19th century, devoting his life to its practice and teaching from that point on. He initiated Dr Chujiro Hayashi, and named him as his successor. Dr Hayashi opened up clinics and developed the teaching of Reiki. His work came to the attention of Mrs Hawayo Takata, who insisted on being trained by him, although she was a westerner, being an American citizen. Before his own passing, Dr Hayashi initiated Mrs Takata as Reiki Master, granting her the role of purveyor of the knowledge of Reiki in the West, via her home in Hawaii.
Herewith below is my lineage to the best of my knowledge:
Dr Mikao Usui Dr Chujiro Hayashi Mrs Hawayo Takata Phyllis Lei Furumoto Carol Farmer Leah Smith William Lee Rand Debbie Fleet Elspeth Walker J. Samantha Forrest
I received First Degree Reiki from Elspeth Walker in 1998, I later completed Second Degree Reiki, and completed Reiki Master Training with her in 2000. Elspeth had received Reiki I and Reiki II from Richard Paterson, and was trained as a Reiki Master by Debbie Fleet.
I later decided to revisit Second Degree Reiki with Tripuri Dunne (Dr Usui - Dr Hayashi - Mrs Takata - Wanja Twan - Krishni Borang) in 2004, and was an active member in the Reiki circle of her south-west London students.
My understanding, perception and connection to Reiki, along with my spiritual development, have been inspired by both teachers.
I teach in the spirit of Usui Shiki Ryoho, and in the fellowship of the Angels.
First Degree Reiki - Sho Den Learning will take place over 2 to 4 days, completing 10 to 12 hours of study, depending on the size of the group. You will: * learn about the history of Reiki, fundamental to understanding the ethos behind it, and introducing you to the importance of lineage * learn the set of principles developed by Dr Usui as an aid to authentic living, and which form part of the commitment to Reiki * receive 4 initiations (attunements), which will raise your vibration and open you to becoming channels of Universal life Energy * learn the foundation treatment: a series of hand positions on the body, both for self-treatment and for treating others * have opportunity to practice * upon completion, be able to self-treat and treat family, friends, pets and your environment
First Degree Financial Commitment: £150
Second Degree Reiki - Oku Den It is recommended to allocate a minimum of 3 months between First and Second Degree Reiki, to allow for the being and life of the individual to adjust to the energy. It may also be beneficial to give a much longer period. Learning will take place over 2 to 4 days, completing 10 to 12 hours of study, depending on the size of the group. You will: * learn 3 symbols and their methods of use, both within a full body treatment and in the form of distant Reiki * about the Reiki Aspects and Elements * receive 1 initiation (attunement) * discuss and practice distant Reiki healing, as well as sending Reiki to current issues, past situations, future events, and to aid us in our learning * have opportunity to practice Reiki in all its versatility * discuss how Second Degree Reiki deepens the connection of the practitioner with the energy, taking them on a more involved journey with themselves, and how this may be experienced * upon completion, be eligible to work as a practitioner of Reiki
Second Degree Financial Commitment: £300
Reiki Master Training Becoming a Reiki Master implies a much greater commitment to Reiki than the previous levels. It is worth taking some time in reflection before making this decision. Becoming a Reiki Master will mean you have the ability to initiate others into Reiki. You will be a bearer of the torch of Reiki. Learning will run over 9 months and is composed of 3 weekends and 4 one-to-one (1 hour) mentoring sessions in person or via Skype. You will: * receive the Reiki Master initiation (attunement) * learn the Reiki Master symbols * learn how to give initiations (attunements) * review Second Degree symbols * review the history of Reiki, its Principles, Aspects, and Elements * learn the workshop programmes for First, Second and Reiki Master levels * lead meditations * practice teaching the foundation treatment * review commonly asked questions * explore Reiki practice * develop awareness of personal development through journaling * commit to regular self-treatments over the duration of the training
Reiki Master Financial Commitment: £tbc
Further Information In the history of Reiki, we learn of the huge financial commitment Mrs Takata made to study Reiki with Dr Hayashi, selling her house in Hawaii and moving to Japan. Following her return to the United States, when she started teaching Reiki in Hawaii, she stipulated a symbolic monetary level of exchange: for First Degree one week's wages, for Second Degree one month's wages, for Reiki Master level one year's wages.
Please see my Courses & Events page for dates of workshops. I am also happy to hear from you if you would like me to teach you and your friends as a small group. Minimum group numbers of 3.
Please see my Reiki Healing page under Spirituality for details and costs of treatments.