The healing art of Reiki is now taught and practised worldwide. It was established by Dr Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 1920s. Much of the teaching was unheard of outside of Japan, emanating from Japanese Tendai Buddhist practises and Dr Usui's personal spiritual discoveries. Reiki was first introduced to the West in the 1970's by Hawayo Takata, who taught it in America after training with Dr Hayashi, one of Mikao Usui's masters in Japan. Modern day reiki practitioners use it as both a tool for self development as well as a healing modality. In fact the healing treatment aspect of it came later, it was primarily a method of self improvement/self healing. The courses I teach reflect the original system, a simple and easy to follow approach that will be a skill you can use to enhance your life on all levels.
Once you have taken a First Degree (Shoden) course, you will be permanently connected to the reiki healing energy system and be part of the reiki "family tree" of students and teachers, which can trace themselves back to the founder, Mikao Usui. You will learn the basic Japanese and western techniques, how to self treat as well and as give and receive treatments from others. You will also learn a simple method of distant healing.
Second Degree (Okuden) level takes you further by learning the three main reiki symbols and their uses, the importance of intent and intuitive approaches to treatments. You may also practice professionally at this level if you wish and give treatments to the public.
Master/Teacher Level (Shinpiden) empowers you with the master symbols and further techniques and meditations to enhance your personal connection and self development with Reiki. You will also learn how to give both Reiju empowerments and western attunements and be able to teach Reiki at all levels if you wish.
Why Learn Reiki?
People choose to learn Reiki for many reasons, they may want to explore their spiritual side, be looking at a way of lessening the effects of stress or they may want to learn Reiki to enhance any therapies they already practise. Students also find that Reiki naturally enhances their intuitive or psychic abilities over time. Because of this, Reiki is an empowering method of helping you in your daily life as you learn to experience life in terms of energy rather than just physicality. We are all surrounded by life force energy; learning Reiki gives you a wonderful support system, a way of tapping into a flow of the purest, most positive energy imaginable that is limitless and always there for you when you need it. Of course, the best way to learn about Reiki is to experience it! Try a Reiki treatment for yourself or do a Reiki first degree course.
If you are a reiki practitioner already and based in East Anglia, you are welcome to join my Facebook group
Modern Reiki is not really a spiritual path in itself but it can be a doorway to a more expanded way of being. It does offer simple practices which over time can greatly enhance your well being. It can also stimulate spiritual enquiry and help give you a deeper look into the mystery of life. Reiki can successfully be accepted and used, whatever religious path you follow (or not). Using the Five Precepts and the practice of Mindfulness are a great way to begin or expand your exploration of the spiritual, leading to greater self awareness and compassion for self and others.
All levels include a comprehensive student manual with CD(s) and a full day's workshop.
Reiki First Degree
Reiki Second Degree
Reiki Master / Teacher