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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.

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