CategoriesReiki Tips & Advice

Why Consider Reiki Training?

Reiki is a natural healing system, originating from Japan, and uses Universal energy to bring the body into balance, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. You may have experienced a Reiki treatment and felt the benefits for yourself, maybe you know someone who has had Reiki and told you about the effects, or you might just be interested in finding out more. So here are some of the benefits of learning Reiki, or continuing your Reiki journey.

Anyone Can Learn Reiki

During the training, Reiki energy is passed from the teacher to the student through attunements, a sacred ceremony originating from the founder of Reiki, Dr Mikao Usui. Dr Usui spent many years searching for the secrets of Reiki, which culminated in him spending 21 days meditating and fasting on Mount Kurama, in Japan. On the last day he received a different energy which he called Reiki. The attunement is performed in person, as the Reiki Master teacher shares the energy with their student, and they can trace their lineage back to Dr Usui.

Reiki training is open to everyone and some teachers run special courses for children and teenagers. There are no prerequisites for training, you just need an interest in, and an openness to, the healing.

There Is No Set Way To Learn Reiki

There are now lots of Reiki teachers offering courses; although there is no set syllabus, each teacher will cover the basics in their own way. It is worth doing your research, and asking for recommendations to find the right course for you. Here at Home of Reiki, the courses are very practical-based. You will be given a detailed manual covering all of the basic material, and on-going support to help you wherever you are in your Reiki journey. We are dedicated to offering face-to-face Reiki training inline with the authentic Reiki principles, and teaching to a very high level, ensuring students are competent and confident to give Reiki to themselves and to others. Class sizes can vary too, from teacher to teacher, so think about how you would be happy to learn.

Reiki 1 is about YOU

Reiki 1 training focuses on you, your self-healing and your Reiki journey. As Reiki brings the body into balance, and you, as a practitioner, act as a channel for the energy healing, you need to keep your energy clear. After your attunement, you will start 21 days of self-healing and you are encouraged to meditate, self-heal and generally look after yourself. You will be introduced to beneficial practices including journaling, reflecting, gratitude and ways to ground and protect yourself. Looking after yourself should be your number one priority – if you don’t look after yourself you can’t look after others. 

You Will Learn How To Treat Others

Although Reiki 1 is primarily about you, and your self-healing, you will also learn how to treat your family and friends, and even your pets. If you decide to continue, the Reiki 2 training develops your practitioner journey and enables you to treat others on a more professional level; you can apply for insurance and set up your Reiki business. The Reiki 2 course also introduces the Reiki symbols and distance healing. 

Reiki Complements Other Practices

There are no contraindications to Reiki; it works really well alongside other complementary therapies as well as our western medicine. Reiki is now established in many clinical settings, including hospitals and hospices, and some GP surgeries also refer their patients for Reiki. Reiki will allow the body to relax and to heal, which lets other practices do what is needed. As a Reiki practitioner, you will go through the medical history with your clients to agree on the right treatment plan for them.

Reiki Supports Spiritual and Personal Development

Although you do not have to be spiritual to give, or receive, Reiki, the Reiki energy will give you a greater inner connection, making you more aware of your connections. Reiki can help you relax, meditate and connect to your inner self. Reiki will also help you with life’s challenges and give you a greater self-awareness, helping you in your interactions with others and in different situations. 

You Will Meet and Work With Like-Minded People

Training is practical and discussion-based which will help you discover who you are, and introduce you to others who have similar interests and ideals. As you share your Reiki practice, you will learn from your peers and you will be encouraged to continue your learning in workshops and shares, where you give and receive Reiki with other students. 

Your Reiki Experience Will Be Right For You, At This Time

Reiki is a unique pathway. There is no ‘right way’ or timeline for your training; you need to do it at your own pace, and how you want to do it. It is an amazing experience, and you cannot do it wrong, as long as you give from a place of truth, authenticity and love. The gentle healing energy knows how to support you, and those you treat.  Reiki training can be a life-changing experience, allowing you to find the real you, guiding you to achieve what you want in this life, and helping others on their journey too. 

If you want to know more about training with Home of Reiki, please do get in touch, or if you want to find a therapist for a treatment,  please check out our directory.

We’ve Got You Covered

We have lots of fantastic products to support you on your Reiki journey. Whether you are just dipping your toes in, or a seasoned practitioner. Take a look at the items listed below.

CategoriesCrystals Tips & Advice

Exploring the Magic of Crystal Healing

Hey there, lovely souls! Welcome to this fortnight’s blog, where we explore the cosy corner of the universe where magic meets healing, and crystals reign supreme! Have you ever felt a pull towards the shimmering allure of crystals? Or are you simply curious about their mystical powers? If that sounds like you, then you’re in for a real treat. As today we are diving into the enchanting world of crystal healing.

Here at Quest, we believe in the power of nature to heal and restore balance to our lives. And what better way to tap into Mother Earth’s abundant energy than through the mesmerising beauty of crystals. For centuries crystals have been revered for their metaphysical properties and their ability to enhance our well-being on all levels – mind, body, and spirit.

So, grab a cup of your favorite herbal tea, cosy up, and let’s embark on this magical journey together!

The Basics of Crystal Healing

First things first – what exactly is crystal healing? Simply put, it’s the practice of using crystals to promote healing and balance within. Each crystal possesses its own unique energy and vibrational frequency, which interacts with our own energetic field to bring about positive changes.

Whether you’re struggling with stress, seeking clarity, or aiming to boost your creativity, there’s a crystal out there with just the right energy to support you on your journey. From calming amethyst to grounding hematite, the possibilities are endless!

Choosing Your Crystals

With so many options to choose from, selecting the right crystals for your needs can sometimes feel like a treasure hunt. But fear not, we’re here to guide you every step of the way!

Start by tuning into your intuition. If you are visiting us in store, focus on which crystals are catching your eye? Which ones make you feel a sense of peace or excitement? Trust your instincts. as they’ll lead you to the perfect companions for your healing journey.

If you’re unsure where to begin, don’t hesitate to ask for assistance. Our knowledgeable staff are always there to offer personalised recommendations based on your intentions and energy. We love nothing more than helping our customers find their perfect match!

Incorporating Crystals Into Your Daily Routine

Now that you’ve chosen your crystal companions, it’s time to put them to work! There are so many ways to incorporate crystals into your daily routine, so feel free to get creative and experiment with what resonates with you.

One popular method is to carry crystals with you throughout the day. Whether you slip them into your pocket, wear them as jewellery, or place them in your purse, having your crystals close by allows their energy to infuse your aura and provide continuous support.

You can also create a sacred space in your home dedicated to healing and meditation. Arrange your crystals in a meaningful layout, light some candles, and take a few moments each day to connect with their energy. This simple practice can help you centre yourself, release tension, and cultivate a sense of inner peace.

Embracing the Magic Within

As you dive deeper into the world of crystal healing, you may find yourself experiencing profound shifts and transformations. Embrace these moments with an open heart and a sense of wonder, knowing that you are tapping into the limitless power of the universe.

Remember, crystal healing is a deeply personal journey, and there are no right or wrong ways to explore it. Trust in your intuition, follow your bliss, and allow the magic of crystals to guide you on your path to wellness.

We’ve Got You Covered

Are you ready to embark on your own crystal healing adventure? If so, we’ve got you covered. To take a look at all of the stunning crystals we have available, come and visit us in store. Or give us a call to find out what we have available. As always, we’ve selected a number of our favourite crystal products to share with you below. You can find more products on our website under the heading crystals.

CategoriesCrystals Educational Tips & Advice

Healing Benefits of Copper: Harnessing the Power of a Timeless Metal

Today we are taking a look at copper and its healing properties. Copper is a versatile and timeless metal that has been revered for its healing properties for centuries. Known for its distinctive reddish-brown hue, copper is not only aesthetically pleasing but also offers a range of therapeutic benefits. In our blog this week, we will explore the healing potential of copper and its ability to promote physical well-being, relieve pain, and support overall health.

Copper has been used in healing for centuries by various cultures around the world. Here are a few of the reasons why:

  • Pain relief: Copper is often used as a natural remedy for pain management. It is believed that wearing copper jewellery or using copper-infused products can help alleviate pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, joint pain, and muscle soreness. The presence of copper close to the skin is thought to help reduce inflammation and improve blood circulation, thus providing relief.
  • Anti-inflammatory effects: Copper is believed to possess anti-inflammatory properties. It is thought that copper ions released when in contact with the skin can help reduce inflammation and swelling. This makes copper a potential option for managing conditions like rheumatism and arthritis, where inflammation plays a significant role.
  • Energy balancing: In alternative healing practices such as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, copper is associated with balancing the body’s energy systems. It is believed that wearing or using copper objects can help restore energy flow and promote overall well-being. Copper is thought to interact with the body’s energy fields and facilitate a harmonious balance.
  • Antimicrobial properties: Copper has been known for its antimicrobial properties for centuries. It possesses the ability to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. This makes copper useful in preventing infections and promoting wound healing. Copper-infused bandages or surfaces are increasingly being used in healthcare settings to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.
  • Emotional well-being: Copper is associated with emotional healing and is believed to have a calming effect on the mind. Copper jewellery or objects are often worn or used in meditation practices to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance emotional balance.

It is important to note that while these healing properties of copper have been observed anecdotally and in traditional practices, scientific research is still ongoing to validate these claims. Copper should not be seen as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If you are considering using copper for healing purposes, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or an experienced practitioner to understand its potential benefits and any associated risks.

In conclusion, copper offers a range of healing benefits that have been recognised and utilised for centuries. From reducing inflammation and promoting wound healing to supporting brain health and enhancing energy flow, copper’s therapeutic properties make it a valuable ally in promoting physical well-being and overall health. Whether worn as jewellery, or integrated into everyday products, copper allows individuals to harness the power of this remarkable metal and experience its healing potential.

We’ve got you covered…

Whether you are looking for copper bangles, or something a little more unique, like our Meru Pyramids, then look no further. In store, we also have a number of natural copper pieces available for purchase. If you are interested in the natural copper, please give us a call on 01372 878606.

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