What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced RAY-key) is a Japanese word representing Universal Life Energy – the energy that is in and around everything. The discovery of the Reiki system of natural healing is attributed to Mikao Usui, a Japanese educator.
This system provides a form, a direction, and a means for healing energy to be transmitted in a very focused way through the hands or from a distance. The transmitted energy creates balance and harmony within the body, the mind, and the spirit and catalyzes one’s natural abilities to heal oneself.
Reiki is an art and science using universal life energy to promote balance, wholeness, healing and consciousness. It activates the body’s natural ability to heal itself, going to deeper levels of a person’s being where many illnesses may have originated. Reiki reinforces the ability to take personal responsibility in life and facilitate positive change physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically.
The Usui System of Reiki is founded on the principle that true healing comes from within. The five reiki principles were created by Dr. Usui based on his discovery that without accepting responsibility for one’s health and well-being, illness is likely to recur. The principles are profoundly simple affirmations that can positively affect any mental patterns that may be having a negative impact on our health.
Just for today, I will not worry.
Just for today, I will not anger.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will be grateful for my many blessings.
Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing.
A Reiki treatment is safe, non-intrusive, non-invasive, and non-manipulative. Reiki energy is often perceived as heat or sensation that comes from the channel’s hands. It is very gentle, promoting a holistic balancing of body, mind and spirit.
All healing arises from the relaxation response, or when the nervous system is in the parasympathetic state. It is only in this state that the body can repair itself and restore harmony on all levels.
Clinical research demonstrates that Reiki is effective at restoring the body to parasympathetic response, whether administered in person or at a distance.
Work with Me
I am a level three certified Reiki Master, offering reiki sessions, reiki attunements, classes, and practitioner certification.
You can read more below about classes and certification or simply contact me to discuss how Reiki can be a part of your personal healing journey.
Reiki Attunement Level One
This four-hour class is an introduction to the Usui System of Reiki, and includes an individual reiki attunement that helps to cleanse and purify the seven energy centers, or chakras which tend to store painful emotions and unpleasant experiences that may be blocking our capacity for health, happiness, and well-being.
This class is perfect for anyone interested in self practice or deepening your connection to your subtle energy body. You will receive a manual and learn the reiki hand positions for self treatment.
Reiki Attunement Level Two
In this four-hour class we review the reiki principles, address any questions that have come up in your self study, and deepen our understanding of how Reiki supports lasting change in our overall health and sense of well-being.
We will practice drawing each of the Reiki symbols, study the meaning of each symbol, and explore how to use symbols in a session.
This class includes an attunement to the reiki symbols.
Reiki Level Two Advanced Energy Practical
In this five-hour class we cover advanced chakra anatomy, intuition development, and how to conduct an ethical and effective reiki session.
This is an in-depth exploration of how Reiki is related to the subtle energies as well as the physical body.
There will be space for processing your own approach to healing as well as how to integrate Reiki into your lifestyle.
- Completion of Reiki Attunement Level One
- Completion of Reiki Attunement Level Two
- Completion of Reiki Level Two Advanced Energy Practical
- Completion of all required case studies for Reiki Level One & Level Two Advanced Energy Practical. Case studies are not required to take the next level of Reiki, but are required to finalize your certification process.
There is no specific timeline to complete your certification, but all three courses must be completed under the supervision of Shelley Poovey.
Once you have completed a course, you are welcome to take it again for a reduced fee.