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 or schedule a complementary consultation to get started.
Reiki Attunement Level One
This 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.
Reiki Level One 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 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 Attunement Level Three
As a reiki master you can attune others to the Usui System of Reiki to grow your energy healing practice and develop your command of reiki energy. In this class you will learn how to give attunements in person and at a distance in ways that feel safe and supported for you and your reiki students. We will cover the scientific evidence for Reiki and practice management skills support your professional practice of Reiki.
This class includes an attunement to the reiki level three.
Congratulations on your interest in becoming a Reiki practitioner! Reiki can be a rewarding way to connect and use your innate healing ability to make a difference in the lives of others. In addition to these courses, there are advanced-level continuing education experiences and monthly reiki circles to support a sense of community with other practitioners.
Each attunement is available to book on a one-on-one basis, and includes a manual plus pre-recorded content.
Each level of reiki is a requirement to take the next level. Each attunement takes 15 minutes and comes with a manual plus time to discuss the material and answer any questions you have about reiki. The Reiki Master attunement includes a two-hour window to discuss practice management and also comes with a manual and supporting materials, including instructions for how to conduct each of the three levels of attunements.
Steps to Certification:
Completion of Reiki Attunement Level One: Complete 10 practice sessions
Completion of Reiki Attunement Level Two: Complete five case studies of three sessions on the same person
Completion of Reiki Attunement Level Three:
- Complete at least one Reiki Level One attunement
- Submit a teaching sample on the reiki symbols (written or recorded)
- Submit a teaching sample on a reiki topic of your choice (written or recorded)
Requirements do not need to be completed to take the next level of Reiki, but will be in order to finalize your certification process. These requirements are meant to support your confidence conducting professional reiki sessions and/or teaching reiki classes and giving attunements.
Reiki Practitioner Certification Program
This program includes:
– Reiki Attunement Level One
– Reiki Attunement Level Two
– Reiki Attunement Level Three
– Three personal reiki sessions (can be in-person or distance)
Receiving Reiki sessions is an important part of becoming a practitioner. Classes and sessions can be taken at any time.