Its natural instinct to put your hand to where there is pain – banged your arm or shin – your hand goes straight to it. When someone is upset you’re likely to put a hand on their arm or give them a hug to comfort them. I believe we have an innate disposition to want to soothe and heal ourselves and others with touch. Safe touch is immensely comforting, it seems to convey reassurance ‘there, things will get better, I am here for you’.
What if that touch could also bring actual healing responses as well as comfort?
There are some people who seem to be naturally gifted, born healers, but if you have the desire to heal (yourself and others) but no innate gift this is where Reiki comes in. You can be ‘tuned in’ to reiki with what’s called an attunement; lining your energies up and connecting you directly with the source of Reiki.
Learning reiki is more than an attunement it is understanding how to practice reiki on very practical, down to earth way, not just the hands-on part but how reiki can benefit every part of your life, if you want it to.
Reiki level one is suitable for any beginner and I will teach you all you need to become a confident and successful reiki healer.
What’s covered on the Reiki level One course
- Attunements to level one Reiki (Attunements on my courses are always performed in person, never distance)
- Theory and practical skills of Reiki
- Brief History of the system of Reiki
- Explanation of the Lineage of Reiki
- How a treatment is given – to others and for self-treatment
- Discussion of ‘energy’ and ‘energy healing’ and ‘reiki’ and ‘reiki healing’
- Applications and modifications of giving a treatment
- Potential outcomes of reiki treatments
- How to prepare to give a reiki treatment
- What to consider when preparing the healing space
- Limitations and contra-indications of giving reiki
- How we sense energy
- Difference between healing and curing
- Practice of a calming breathing technique
Classroom study and practical experience
Attendance time is normally around 9 hours
Tutor support after the training course
As a Reiki Master I believe it’s my duty to support my students on an ongoing basis which does not simply expire after ‘x months’, and I am happy to do this. At any time after the training is completed as my student you may ask questions, talk through things that have come up in any situation that does or could relate to reiki that was either covered in the course or relates to that level of reiki. Support is given informally for example by email, phone call, text, or by arranging to have a cup of tea together.
Additional training is also available to develop your reiki and build confidence and enjoyment of reiki practice.
Self-Support after the Reiki Level One Training
Recommendations are discussed on the course so you know how to continue nurture and develop on your own.
By the end of the course students will:
- Have had full Reiki attunements to Level One
- Know hand positions to be able to carry out a self-healing treatment
- Know hand positions to be able to carry out a Reiki treatment for another person
- Be able to adapt a treatment to circumstances and a person’s needs
- Have an understanding of indications for treatment with reiki
- Understand when reiki treatment is not appropriate
- Know and understand the 5 Reiki Principals
- Be aware of how to integrate Reiki into everyday life for self-support and living
- Recognise a diversity of applications for reiki
I also teach level two reiki which you can progress to if you wish – for your own development or to become a professional practitioner.
Level Three Reiki
Level three or more commonly known as Reiki Masters or Reiki Master level enables you to teach and train others, developing your own ways and styles to become a confident and unique Reiki Teacher. I’ve also taught to this level for people who do not wish to teach but just to further their understanding and energy channeling of Reiki.
I teach Reiki one to one or small groups of up to 4 people in Coalville, Leicestershire (UK Midlands) or may be able to travel to you.
As I teach one to one or a small group I usually arrange dates to suit you the student, this means you don't have to wait for a scheduled class to come up.
There's also Reiki Development dates that I'll put on through the year and when they're arranged you'll find details here on the website and also on the Reiki Coalville Facebook page
My Introduction to Reiki
When I was first introduced to reiki I had no idea that I could learn to practice it for myself. I was in real need of regular healings but the cost and distance were prohibitive (I had to drive about an hour for my treatments).
My practitioner was also a Reiki Master and he suggested I learn reiki for self-healing. I did my level one reiki and a few months later level two. I self-treated with reiki for a few years which helped immensely, then as I evolved and healed I trained to become a professional healing practitioner. Although I’ve completed a lot of training over the last 20 years and I’m qualified to practice several healing modes, Reiki will always be my first love.
by Cheryl Colpman
Begin by making yourself comfortable ideally when and where you won’t be disturbed for a while. If you like you can play meditation music, light candles, or burn incense, or use your favourite essential oils.
In the usual way begin your reiki flow, for example with hands in gasshô and intending the reiki flows. [If you are level two, or above, trained and have the symbols you may want to evoke the Connection symbol now.]
Intend, visualise, or sense reiki coming in through the Crown chakra and coming into the Heart centre
Feel yourself filling up with reiki from the Heart centre.
If you enjoy using hand positions you could send the reiki from your Heart down your arms into your hands and then place them as you give yourself a reiki treatment
When you feel topped up with reiki begin to allow (intend / visualise) the reiki filling your energy field, allow it to glow with reiki
If you like to use your hands you could place them comfortably on your lap and allow the reiki to flow from them… [This could be a good time to bring in the symbols for Focus and Harmony]
From here send (visualise / intend) the reiki expanding and filling the room you’re in, then the building, and the street, your community or town, the shire, country and the whole of the UK.
To give reiki to a ‘situation’ bring it to mind (without dwelling on it, letting go of worry) and intend that the reiki is healing this situation
Continue to glow the reiki out intending that it reaches and is offered to all living things (people, animals, plants, ecosystems, microbes…)
Allow this to expand to encompass the whole planet, all of Mother Earth… (and beyond if you wish into the atmosphere, solar system…)
Remember to let go of any particular outcome of the healing; trusting that a higher intelligence and reiki will work for the highest good
Sit with this for a while for as long as you wish seeing the ‘whole’ glowing with reiki pure love and light
When you’re ready to finish gently place your hands back into gasshô and feel the gratitude for the reiki, gently bringing yourself back into the present
There are other methods and you can vary it to find the way you enjoy most or find easy. The most important aspect is working with reiki as pure love and light and letting go of personal desires or expectations.
Let me know on my Reiki Coalville Facebook page if you have enjoyed this or other distance healing methods.
Namaste ~ Cheryl