For today only,
Do not anger
Do not worry
Be diligent in your work
Be compassionate to yourself and others - Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is defined as spiritual energy, or the beautiful and loving life force that surrounds and embodies all living things. When we experience stress, pain, illness or worry, our energy often becomes unbalanced, impeding the natural flow of energy through the body. Reiki helps to return the body’s flow of energy to its intended state of harmony and creates a state of peacefulness and calming. Reiki is a holistic, natural hands-on system that promotes healing in body, mind and spirit.
Shoden means beginning the path of self-discovery. You will learn about spiritual energy and how to practice Reiki on yourself and others. In first degree training, you will receive four Reiki Attunements/Reiju which will help to strengthen your connection with spiritual energy. You will learn the Reiki Precepts, which are essential elements of Reiki practice, the history of Reiki, and techniques and meditations to help keep you focused and grounded. This two day class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience.
Reiki II introduces three of the Reiki symbols and mantras. A large part of the training received in this two day Second Degree Reiki class is centered on the understanding and use of these symbols. Additional Japanese Reiki Techniques and meditations will also be learned as well as significant hands-on experience. You will also receive the Okuden, Reiki II attunement.
The Reiki in Health Care Workshop is intended for Reiki practitioners who are interested in bringing Reiki into health care settings in a professional and practical way. Students will learn:
How to identify credible research
How to explain Reiki to health care providers
The importance of staff buy-in and how to identify key stakeholders
Critical elements of documentation
What Reiki looks like in a health care setting
Role playing and significant time for hands-on practice
Why holistic modalities like Reiki are now being embraced by health care systems
Essential ways to avoid burnout