What is Reiki?

REIKI pronounced ray-key, is a Japanese word for the Universal Energy which permeates all things. It is also the name that Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui, gave to the system of natural healing that he developed in 1922. This universal energy exists all around us and in us, and we are constantly using and qualifying this energy in everything we do through our thoughts, spoken word, actions and intention of the heart. The full expression of ourselves is brimming with this energy.

After being attuned to Reiki a person can channel this universal energy to harmonize and balance the body, mind and spirit of another or themselves.

How Does Reiki Work?

Reiki is applied through a hands-on healing method to yourself or another person once you have undergone an attunement With each Reiki treatment the channeled energy reestablishes and strengthens the energy pathways in the physical and subtle bodies thus bringing about a renewed vigour to the many systems that embody our existence. We are actually given a “transfusion” of universal energy. Reiki accelerates the body’s ability to heal itself and makes us more aware of why we became ill in the first place. It helps us gain clarity and balance thus enabling our “higher consciousness” or “higher self” to guide us back to the path of wellness. Giving yourself regular Reiki treatments speeds up the process of elimination on all levels.

On the physical level -- this means the elimination of toxins and any other substances that are harmful to the body.

Emotionally, there is a purging of unresolved emotional issues that may be creating “energy leaks” in our system.

Mentally, our thinking patterns are changed from “crooked” to “straight” thinking. We release patterns of thought that have created self-esteem issues, problems with assertion of personal power, etc, and our minds become more focused, insight becomes more prominent and we gain clarity of mind.

In matters of the Spirit or Spiritually, we are drawn towards wanting to increase our connection with the Divine. This becomes a driving force in our lives and we start to live our lives with a different perspective.

What is an Attunement?

Initiation into Reiki involves four attunements. Four attunements for the First Degree or Level of training, one attunement for Second Degree and one for the Masters Degree. These are performed by a trained Master/Teacher. The initiation process is a serious and sacred process for the student which brings about a union with the Reiki energy through the securing of certain symbols in the Auric field. It is a ritual of silent invocation and directing of light in the student’s life. The attunement process raises the vibratory frequency of the student bringing about balance and harmony in their life.

It is a sacred ritual which becomes a turning point, a new way, a new beginning for the student. It alters the energy flow of the body and aligns it in such a way as to be able to gain permanent access to the source of all things. It is really nothing new just a re-membering.


First Degree Reiki or Reiki Level 1 training includes:

The history of Reiki.
The Reiki ideals.
4 attunements to the Reiki energy.
Instructions on how to conduct treatments.
Hand positions for administering Reiki to family, friends and pets.
Practical experience in giving Reiki to others and self treatments.
Your Reiki family tree traced back to Mikao Usui.
Detailed manual.
Certificate of completion.

Second Degree Reiki or Reiki Level 2 training includes:

Second degree attunement.
The first 3 Reiki symbols and their uses.
Instruction on distant healing.
Practical experience with distant healing.
Detailed manual.
Certificate of completion.

Reiki 2 is the practitioner level of training and students can begin to give treatments to the public.

Reiki Master or Reiki 3 Level training includes:

Master attunement.
Extensive training on Reiki attunements and how to attune others to Reiki.
Detailed manual.
Certificate of completion.
This is followed with ongoing support from me via a Reiki Development Group to allow time to integrate your training.

Reiki 3 training allows you to start teaching others Reiki.

It’s important to verify what you will be taught at each level of training and the support you can expect, especially if you are moving between teachers.

Reiki Circle

These groups are designed to offer ongoing support to grow and develop your skills and natural talents, encourage each other in a sacred space, gain confidence while you practice your training, and develop new friendships with like-minded people.

* Training fees upon enquiry.

All classes include tea breaks and vegetarian lunches.