My Reiki Lineage is
Mikao Usui > Chujiro Hayashi > Hawayo Takata > Phyllis Lei Furumoto > Carrell Ann Farmer > Leah Smith > William Lee Rand > Elizabeth Gilberg > William S. Tupkal > Lynne Blanchard > Lindy Barron > Jollean Matsen > Stephanie Rink > Michael Kaufmann > Fiona Gulec

A lineage is the line of teaching that your teacher has been trained in, similar to a family tree. A teacher’s lineage reflects the information that the teacher will be passing on to the student. Therefore, different lineages will have different techniques, philosophies and understandings of working with the system of Reiki. Some lineages even have different histories.

I present two options for taking Reiki Level 1 course; either a one day course which starts at 10.30am and finishes at 5.30pm, OR a 4 ½ hour course but I will send weekly information, readings, thoughts and practices over a prior 6 week period to you, via whats app or another form of mobile messaging.

Because at Level 1 my course is an introduction to understanding energies within ourselves and the world around us, learning about the history of Reiki, discussing how reiki can be applied to healing animals, plants and energising, case studies, and insight into diseases, as well as the practical reiki time. Everyone is different and we each learn well in different ways. Some people prefer a longer one day course filled with content, listening and discussing, as well as lots of practical sessions. Others find the length of day and this amount of participation and concentration too much to fully be able to take everything in and retain. Also some people may have restrictions on the time available to them and a shorter day with previous weekly content to peruse at their leisure may be more preferable. Both ways have proven beneficial and enjoyable to past students, and both ways will give you a really solid understanding of Reiki energy work. Please feel free to call or email me to ask further questions or discuss.

  • The group size on my courses is limited, so that I can attune each student individually. This takes 7 minutes approximately per person. Anyone who teaches Reiki to large groups will need to make a two day course or possibly perform “mass attunements” instead of individual ones. I feel this is not the correct ethos for understanding, appreciating or fully receiving Reiki energy work.
  • I offer monthly Reiki share practice groups for my students so that they can have ongoing contact and practice experience with me and support and teaching and meet other students of all levels to practice, share and learn from.
  • I offer free life-long post-course support via telephone, e-mail and media. This means that all of my students have access to continued teacher contact.

The day of my Level One course is a focused and carefully structured day. We start at 10:30 in the morning and finish at 17:30. We have a 30 minutes lunch break. Students bring their own lunch and we stay together in the venue. We will also have a couple of refreshment breaks but brief so as not to interrupt the flow of the day. A two-day course does not necessarily mean more actual teaching time than a one-day course. Some teachers have long lunch breaks with several other long tea breaks throughout and then finish earlier, so actually the teaching time is considerably reduced.

  • The group size on my courses is limited, so that I can attune each student individually. This takes 7 minutes approximately per person. Anyone who teaches Reiki to large groups will need to make a two day course or possibly perform “mass attunements” instead of individual ones. I feel this is not the correct ethos for understanding, appreciating or fully receiving Reiki energy work.
  • I offer monthly Reiki share practice groups for my students so that they can have ongoing contact and practice experience with me and support and teaching and meet other students of all levels to practice, share and learn from.
  • I offer free life-long post-course support via telephone, e-mail and media. This means that all of my students have access to continued teacher contact.

Reiki as defined by the Oxford English dictionary is:

A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the client by means of touch to activate the natural healing processes of the client’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

It is however also widely accepted that Reiki can be given and received hands-off or via distant healing. The Japanese word Reiki literally translates as universal life force energy. This system of healing was developed by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century. It is a non-invasive complementary therapy that has been taught and used in the UK since the late 1900s, but Eastern medicine has for thousands of years worked with this energy, recognising its flow through all living things. Reiki supports orthodox medicine or can be used alone but is not a replacement for traditional medication or treatments. It is not based on any belief, faith or suggestion, yet, scientific research using quantum physics is starting to help us to understand how Reiki may work to benefit the individual.

It has been suggested that in years to come it may be known as energy medicine based on scientifically measurable energy emitted from the healers hands.

Reiki is given fully clothed in a quiet environment and is safe for adults, children, mothers to be, babies and animals. However in the case of animals with health issues, owners should confirm that the animal has been seen by a veterinary surgeon to obtain a diagnosis. Reiki practitioners must not diagnose the health problem. It is highly recommended that practitioners are members of recognised professional organisations with strict Codes of Ethics and hold Practitioner Insurance.

Scientific research findings may help us to understand how Reiki works. Research is producing very interesting results. When giving Reiki, practitioners have been shown to emit electro-magnetic or bio-magnetic energy from their hands. The frequencies of the energy emitted vary from one moment to the next but many appear to correspond to those that medical researchers have identified as being the optimum frequencies for stimulating the healing process in tissues, bones and other body parts so far investigated.

The bio-magnetic energy (or field) flowing from a practitioner’s hands has been shown to induce current flows in the tissues and cells of individuals who are in close proximity but this pulsing energy is not produced by non-practitioners of energy healing techniques.

Two ways in which these pulsing magnetic fields may stimulate repair of bone and other tissues include:

  • A cascade of reactions takes place from the cell surface to the cytoplasm and on to the nucleus and genes, where selective effects on the DNA have been documented.
  • A phenomenon called amplification, in which a single hormone molecule, neurotransmitter or photon of electromagnetic energy has been shown to trigger a cellular response; and in fact very tiny fields have been shown to produce the best effects, suggesting that living tissues are much more sensitive to external fields than previously considered possible.

NB: A bio-magnetic field can also be created by passing electric currents though living tissue as has been used for medical diagnoses and treatments for almost a century for example in ECG & MRI scanning. Reiki is often referred to as an intelligent form of healing. It is suggested that this and similar energy therapies may be valuable in the prevention and remission of some serious diseases that are so costly in terms of human suffering and likely to be more expensive to health care in the future.

One theory is that energy healing works by opening up the communication channels that enable cells in the body to talk to each other, and opening up the terrain through which cells are able to migrate to places where they are needed to initiate repair or to fight diseases. Another is that these methods help to calm the person so their immune functions can operate smoothly.

Reiki is activated by intention and requires practitioners to calm their minds and thus open up their communication channels to understand where healing is most required on the body and for how long to caringly help the person or animal concerned. Visualisation techniques can also be embodied as an element of Reiki treatments at a professional practising level, which also creates measurable electrical and magnetic fields and so can enhance its effectiveness.

Illness can be a time of great stress. Reiki can help us cope by encouraging relaxation and bringing balance to both mind and emotions.

Benefits reported by Clients of our Practitioner members include deep relaxation, promoting a calm, peaceful sense of wellbeing on all levels.

Reiki encourages and supports positive personal choices, such as improving diet, taking more exercise, devoting time for rest or leisure activities, and may reduce the need for alcohol and tobacco. Engendering greater inner harmony and balance, regular Reiki treatments promote a calmer response to life’s challenges.

Reiki is gentle energy is easily adapted to most medical conditions and may be used safely by people of all ages, including the newborn, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly, in any situation.

Being complementary, Reiki works effectively alongside orthodox healthcare and natural remedies, expanding treatment options.

Note: Reiki is being used in various settings including private practice, complementary therapy centres, GP surgeries, hospitals, hospices, cancer support groups, post-operative recovery, drug rehabilitation, prisons, HIV/AIDS centres, and in the care of the elderly.

A Reiki treatment is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist, non-manipulative and no pressure is applied .A session is usually carried out with the recipient lying down or sitting, in a comfortable and peaceful environment. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki energy passes easily through all materials, including plaster casts. The Practitioner places their hands gently on or over the body; there is no massage or manipulation. Reiki can also be given over a distance. Reiki may be experienced as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations, or nothing at all.

Length of Reiki sessions may vary, but are usually half to one hour in duration. The Practitioner will take a short case history prior to discussing treatment options. A treatment plan will be discussed and agreed with you, and reviewed as necessary. This will always be subject to your own preferences, and can be changed at any time in line with progress.

When you treat an area with Reiki, the energy often keeps on working there even after the hands have been removed.  A healing response has been triggered and can be felt sometimes for hours after the treatment just like the nutrients from our food stay in the body long after we have eaten.

Sometimes you may need a lot of Reiki but still barely feel it and at other times you may not need much but will feel it a lot.  It is best not to get attached to a certain experience and to want it to be repeated over and over again. However trust that Reiki is always working however much or little you feel at the time.