Who is Reiki for?
Among the people I have initiated and trained in Reiki throughout the years, there have been mothers who looked for ways to give extra support to their sick children. There have been people working in the healthcare professions who wished to give more to their patients in the short time they saw them. There have been numerous students who came to seek a tool for stress management for themselves, and help them create more peace in their body and mind. There have been several people who were already working with the healing arts, and wished to expand their healing toolbox; and there have been people who worked in regular office jobs who were curious about Reiki, and eventually liked the energy healing so much that they made them into a profession, sometimes to replace their day job, and sometimes on the side.
A common thread among the students that I have been teaching for more than twenty years is warmth, kindness, compassion, sensitivity, creativity and a desire to alleviate pain and contribute to well-being. Also, an open curiosity and a shared joy in exploring new experiences.
Who is Reiki not for?
• If you are an atheist, Reiki may not be for you: Reiki is spiritually guided life-force energy.
• If science is your only accepted lens to view health and well-being, this method may not be for you, as it is not rooted in scientific validation. There is scientific research on Reiki and other types of energy / spiritual healing, published in books and papers, but they are not the focus of my work.
• If you do not have a body-awareness practice, like meditation, or yoga, or find it difficult to feel your body, Reiki might either help or intimidate you, because central to the training is sensing and feeling energy. That’s where I was when I first learned Reiki - I read about feeling energy with my hands and had no idea what that meant, and was fortunate enough to be helped and sensitized by my Reiki training.
When learning Reiki you get:
• A tool for alleviating pain and creating peace in yourself and your loved ones, including children, pets and plants
• Increased sensitivity - both more aware, and more alive
• Heightened intuition and access to your deeper wisdom for inspired life decisions
• Better at navigating environments and relationships (you learn to feel what nourishes and what depletes you)
• A healing tool that’s in your hands, no need for props, and available anywhere, at any time
• A “currency” of exchange with other practitioners (exchanging treatments)
• An emergency healing tool to use until the doctor arrives
• Pet pain management and palliative care, extra help for your fur friend, and you won’t feel so helpless (I’ve been there with my dogs, and it makes a difference)
Why learn with me?
I thought you’d never ask.
Learn with me only if you like me, if you feel at ease around me, and if you find that our views, values, ethics and personalities are a good match. If you have a strong sense of humour, are playful, like to speak up your mind and prefer intimacy rather than protocols and formalities, we might be a good match. A brief meet-and-greet video chat should clarify if we’re a good match.
What I also want you to know is that my Reiki is re-hydrated form of training. Reiki is originated in the Japanese Buddhist tradition, and in the West it has been stripped of its spiritual meaning, and secularized to make it palatable to the fast-food and fast-fixes culture. In my classes I restore the spiritual meaning to the method, and encourage my students to take on regular practices of their choice for personal and spiritual growth - mindfulness meditation, yoga, martial arts, dance and such body-centred practices. One or several days of Reiki training is not enough to make the most of it, and while you’re not expected to live like a Buddhist monk, you are encouraged to invest in your long-term well-being and development.
What do you learn?
Here’s a rough outline of the Reiki classes:
• Focus: the gross body (biology)
• Energy, disease and balance
• The human chakra system
• The history of Reiki
• Attunement meditation
• Feeling energy
• Treating others
• The ethics of touch
• Setting up clinic
• Focus: the subtle body (mind and emotions)
• Reiki symbols and their uses
• The mental method for breaking patterns
• Distance healing with Reiki
• Shadow work and healing karma
• Chakra opening technique using a pendulum and the Reiki symbols
Reiki III / Master
•Focus: the causal body (spirit)
• Spiritual growth and personal development
• Three Reiki Master symbols (Tibetan Reiki)
• Teaching Reiki: class outlines, teaching styles, communication skills, troubleshooting
• How to perform attunements
• Case studies (homework)
• Reading homework
Each level includes certification of completion and a manual.
To book your Reiki training, contact me.