Reiki is healing in its truest sense. It is a healing system that is a safe, natural and holistic way of treating many acute and chronic conditions and bringing about spiritual, mental and emotional wellbeing. Reiki may be effective with physical, emotional, psychological and behavioural problems helping to bring relief from the effects of pain and suffering. Reiki is suitable for everyone including the very young and the elderly. It is also a great tonic if you are in good health as it will help you stay that way!
When a Reiki practitioner channels this life energy through their hands to the recipient, it activates the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The recipient lies on a treatment table fully clothed and the practitioner lay’s their hands in a series of hand positions on the head, torso, legs and arms sometimes hovering rather than touching. Each hand position is held for a few minutes whilst energy called “chi” is channelled through the practitioner into the recipient. Some clients feel deep relaxation, heat from the practitioner’s hands and possibly experience tingling or floating. Everyone is different. Reiki works effectively alongside orthodox healthcare and natural remedies, expanding your treatment options.
Usui Reiki was developed by a gentleman called Mikao Usui in 1922 and there are many branches of Reiki that have stemmed from this original method. It is passed on from teacher to student in person during an attunement process and whilst there are many online courses out there advertising courses it is important to remember that Usui was clear about how the attunement should be passed on (in person). You may find it difficult to obtain insurance and will also not be able to join the UK Reiki Federation unless you have received your attunement in person with your teacher.
Reiki level one allows you to heal yourself and close friends and family members and you may find that issues you had once buried come to the conscious mind and are dealt with in a healthy way so that you can move forward with your life. Every student is different so the time between doing Reiki one and Reiki two can differ from one person to another. By having that regular contact with me as your Reiki teacher through Reiki shares and individual support, you can help yourself to heal with the process of Reiki from past difficulties and traumas. A lot of students choose to stay at Reiki one so they can just use it for themselves but if you are ready to do level two this is known as the practitioner level and you can gain insurance and membership with the UK Reiki Federation and work on the public, charging for your services. You will be attuned to the symbols at the this level and learn how to do distant healing. Level three is split into two – 3a advanced Reiki training where you receive another symbol and deeper healing therapy techniques or Master Teacher level where you will learn the advanced Reiki training along with learning how to pass the attunements on to others. To do master teacher level I advise students to be working as a Reiki practitioner for at least two years so they can build up the confidence and knowledge required to teach. Each class you will receive a certificate and a Reiki lineage which you will need to gain membership of the UK Reiki Federation.
It must be remembered that Reiki must not be used as a replacement for western medicine but is used along orthodox health care.