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Usui Reiki Ryoho

(Means: Usui Healing Method or
Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method)

"Usui" Traditional Japanese Reiki

learn the traditional way of developing your energy connection and intuition the way
Usui Mikao taught

Enjoy the benefits of one-to-one teaching
Fully insured

Certificated Professional Healing Course
CMA Accredited

The Usui Healing Method, later called "Reiki" is a Japanese energy-balancing and de-stressing technique, a simple, yet powerful healing art which you can use on yourself as well as others.

Practitioners of the system of Reiki need to have a solid foundation of the understanding of the system and the confidence to work within it. An awareness of the origins and roots and how one’s practise fits into it, generally creates the necessary confidence and skill.

Reiki is not connected to or associated with any religion or belief system, it is one of the easiest and most effective methods of natural healing and can be learned by almost anyone. It can be used to treat physical conditions, for relaxation and stress release, and to encourage personal, emotional and spiritual healing and growth. Reiki works gently and effectively on physical healing and also works at a much deeper level where there may be deep mental or emotional imbalances, which in fact may be the root cause of the physical problem. Working at the causal level of illness it does not just treat the symptom. Although the “hands on method” is preferred the "hands off method" is also taught.

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What is Reiki

Reiki... Is a non intrusive hands on therapy carried out by our qualified, fully insured Reiki practitioners.

Reiki... Is not a form of massage, as the hands remain still when placed gently and lightly on the body, and healing sessions are received through clothing.

Reiki sessions... Create balance and harmony to our physical, mental and emotional side which in turn helps to promote good health and well-being.

Reiki... Is gentle and safe and can be used successfully as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with other complementary therapies.

A growing number of people worldwide have regular Reiki sessions to achieve and maintain Health and Wellbeing.

Reiki is about...

Relieving pain, relaxing mind and body and reducing stress

Essentially balancing and harmonising the body

Increasing the strength of the immune system

Kind and gentle form of healing that treats symptoms and cause of illness

Improving most physical and mental ailments

It is now well documented that the NHS have recruited Reiki Masters to work with and complement the excellent work of the NHS. Reiki is supported by a growing number of doctors and nurses as many now recognize the enormous benefits of this method of natural healing that works well alongside traditional medicines.

Reiki is NOT a substitute for medical treatment. We always recommend that you should see your G.P. if you have physical, emotional or mental problems. Reiki is completely safe and WILL complement most medication or medical treatment.

More About Reiki

Traditionally, the teachings and empowerments are passed down from Master to student in a series of classes or workshops.

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) means 'Universal Life Energy' the life force that is in all living things and is a natural healing system that heals holistically.

Energy vibrates at different levels and is the Life energy (known as 'chi' in acupuncture) that flows through the meridian lines (the network of energy) of the body. To most people it is invisible energy like the more familiar energies of radio and microwaves.

The Reiki energy flows naturally and goes where it is needed to help the healing process; a holistic healing system which facilitates healing and repairing of the whole body. Healing on all levels it helps bring the body back in to balance, through mind, body and spirit.

Therefore, beneficial effects are felt on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The body is an amazing web of energy and if in harmony and balance it is the best defence against disease.

This ancient healing art was re-discovered by Usui Mikao in the early 1900s. It is the technique of "laying on of hands" which has been used for thousands of years. Reiki evolved in Japan from the experience and dedication of Usui Mikao. In Japan the surname comes first.

The traditional Reiki that is practiced today originated in Japan. Usui taught intuitive healing which enabled him to do wonderful work with this technique. His teachings have inspired many to follow in his tradition.

A brief outline of the Reiki offered by Progressive Reiki Training:

Shoden First Teaching - This is the entry level into Reiki training where you study a brief Reiki history, you learn to use the energy, learn how to perform self-Reiki and how to give Reiki to someone else. You are empowered or connected to the Reiki energy and start your intuitive development.

Okuden Second Teaching - Professional Practitioner level. You learn how to use the first three Reiki symbols and how to perform distant Reiki techniques. You receive further empowerments and connection to the Reiki energy. You learn a little more history and a variety of energy enhancing techniques. You further develop your intuitive awareness which can ultimately help you in sensing the root cause of some of the health issues your clients may be experiencing. On successful completion of this level you become a Reiki Practitioner.

There are Two Shinpiden - Third Teaching Levels:

Advanced Master Practitioner is where you learn advanced energy techniques, advanced healing techniques and hand positions as well as related topics and further develop your intuitive awareness. You receive the Master Reiki empowerment and learn the Master Reiki symbol.

Advanced Master Teacher is where you learn how to perform Reiki empowerments on others and also learn how to teach others the Japanese Art of Reiki the Usui Traditional way.

As a natural healing system, Reiki treatments are suitable for everyone, from babies through to adults with only a few cautions.

Reiki is a safe, non-intrusive treatment; the purpose is to treat holistically and to restore well-being.

Reiki treatments are relaxing and soothing which calms the mind and clears away stress and other negative emotions, the opportunity to totally relax and re-balance. But Reiki is so much more than just relaxing, Reiki is a deep and powerful technique that works well on all levels.

Some of the benefits of Reiki:

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Anna Fellowes

"Usui" Traditional Japanese Reiki Master Teacher Adv. Dip. Ihreiki

Advanced Stress Consultant Adv. Dip. Prof. SM
& Mind/Body Connection Specialist

About Anna

My life has been and still is for that matter, unbelievably fascinating and although I have probably had a more than average share of "ups" and "downs", it is how you deal with adversity and trauma, and how you come through it that matters. The University of Life is a great learning curve and teacher.

I "saw things" from a very early age, before I could talk properly, but later at around the age of 5 some of the more mature members of the community in my childhood village repeatedly said "Anna come and put your hot hands on my knees, it takes away the pain and makes them feel so much better". I soon became aware that I was a bit different and as I grew up I knew I had something special that could help people. From that point I was very aware of wanting to make a difference to people's lives and in due course I greatly expanded my knowledge about the mind, the body, how we are affected by our thoughts both positive and negative.

People have said "weren't you afraid of seeing things and having powerful energies? Wasn't it scary?" I remember the first time someone said this to me; I was puzzled and paused then replied "I have never felt scared because it has always been with me and a part of me." It has always been there and became a way of life.

I was fully trained as an energy healer in my early 20's and soon I was running weekly healing and intuitive development groups/courses and doing healing work.

Many years later I explored Reiki, initially out of interest about this "Reiki Energy". I found that working with energy, is working with the same Universal Life Force energy, it may be called by different names but it is still the same energy. I became a Western Reiki Master/Practitioner in 2000 which for some reason I was not comfortable with. There is nothing wrong with the Western method; it just did not suit me personally.

My experience and connection with Reiki evolved and changed in 2005. A friend suggested I researched the intensive five day course offered by Frans Stiene, International House of Reiki Australia who teaches "Usui" Traditional Japanese Reiki, Usui Reiki Ryoho (Usui Healing Method) the nearest method to the one taught by Usui Mikao. After the course my own powerful energies were in harmony with Reiki. This is why we at Progressive Reiki Training School teach Usui Reiki Ryoho - "Usui" Traditional Japanese Reiki.

The Key to the ultimate success of learning Reiki or any other form of healing/energy work is to find a Reiki Master or energy teacher who has the highest possible connection and preferably works on a very deeply intuitive level.

In Energy work I am:
An Advanced Reiki Practitioner/Master Teacher (Western Usui Shiki Ryoho)
An Advanced Reiki Practitioner/Master Teacher "Usui" Traditional Japanese (Usui Reiki Ryoho)
I am also:
An Advanced Energy Healer

My other areas of study are:
Advanced Diploma Professional Stress Management
Advanced Professional Stress Consultant
Master Teacher/Practitioner Energy Balancing
Advanced Mind/Body Connection
Understanding Anger - Source, Effects and Managing
Basic Psychology
Chakra Healing
Meditation Teacher
Anatomy & Physiology
Advanced Colour Therapy
Advanced Crystal Healing
The Silva Method
Louise Hay Workshop Trainer
Metaphysical Aspects of Positive Thinking

See me on LINKEDIN

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Reiki Training Courses

Small group of 2/4 students
Or one-to-one training at no extra charge

Your Course Days are in beautiful East Devon

Good road, rail and air links & reasonably priced B & B's

East Devon - an area of outstanding natural beauty

In the unlikely event of the Reiki Courses being considered unsuitable for a person, we reserve the right to decline tuition without explanation.

Anna Fellowes, a very experienced healer and teacher, does not undertake distance Empowerments (Attunements); she feels there is no substitute for the personal practical teaching of the ONE DAY ATTENDANCE DAY FOR EACH LEVEL and the powerful intuitive connection and training. She feels it instils confidence and competence.

Bring along a friend and learn and practice together. The small groups of 2/4 students benefit greatly from Anna's experience and knowledge. If you prefer to have one-to-one training there is no extra charge. Contact Anna and let her know your Reiki learning requirements.

By the time Progressive Reiki Training students become Reiki Practitioners they are confident and competent but we continue to give support.

Progressive Reiki Training Levels comprise Home Study Modules with written assignments and a One Day Attendance. We endeavour to give an in-depth understanding of the subject and the highest possible standard of training.

The healers that excel are the ones that not only develop the healing skills but also have a good understanding of the theory, and have studied and successfully practiced all the development exercises given. A good basic grounding in any subject is valuable and helps a student understand the mechanics.

This is a Training School of Excellence and we fully support our students throughout training and beyond.

As with most learned subjects the student is only as good as the information, course modules and their teachers and similarly a Reiki healer is often only as good as their Master Teacher.

For each individual there will be an appropriate time to move on to a new level. If these levels are taught close together the student does not have time to properly develop the connection; the student only adjusts slowly to the new level of energy in the body. To be really successful with Reiki at all levels - time is needed between levels to successfully practice and absorb and adjust to the new energy. Each student is an individual therefore we have no hard and fast rules about progression. We know when it is right for them to move on to the next Level.

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Shoden First Teaching

Usui Traditional Japanese Reiki Training Courses
Usui Reiki Ryoho

(Usui Healing Method or Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method)

There are no pre-requisites for Reiki First Teaching and the course is open to anyone who has the desire to learn Reiki and who is emotionally and physically fit to do so. However, we do reserve the right to decline tuition without explanation.

Reiki First Teaching is intended for self-development for practice healing sessions on friends and family only. No money may be received for giving Reiki in a First Degree capacity.

Reiki First Teaching is inspirational, empowering and transformational, providing you with the necessary skills and energy connections (Empowerments) at a very high level. This enables you to channel Reiki energy for yourself, your family, friends and pets.

(The picture indicates the white light of the energy and hands are in Gassho which means meeting of hands; this exercise provides a focus when learning to connect to the energy flow)

It is about connecting to the Energy, developing your sensitivity to the flow of energy, beginning your own healing and expanding your mindset to allow you to channel the energy effectively. Generally you can start to be aware intuitively quite quickly. However, everyone varies.

Your Investment in your Reiki Journey.........
Shoden First Teaching.........£130.00

Includes 4 home study modules with simple written assignments, each bound with laminated front covers, one attendance course day and Diploma.

You can bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee are available.
We can provide home made soup and sandwiches/bap for an additional cost of £4.50 or just sandwiches/bap for an additional cost of £3.50.

A ONE DAY ATTENDENCE Training Day in beautiful East Devon for personal attention, guidance, receiving empowerments and connection to the various energies and intuitive development. For those who travel and need accommodation there are many good reasonably priced B & B's around and about.

This is a relaxing non-judgmental/non-critical day when Anna works with you to make sure you have a full understanding of Reiki First Teaching. She guides you through the techniques, the benefits of intuitive development, hand positions and your practice of them as well as other aspects relating to this level.

This is a comprehensive course which helps you fully understand the Art of "Usui" Japanese Reiki.

The main focus of First Teaching is:
Detailed and easy to follow text, a few topics below -

Understanding the energy connection and focus
Understanding Reiki
Benefits of Reiki
Practice giving healing to family, friends and pets
Body Anatomy
Techniques and Meditations
History and philosophy of Reiki
The Essence of the Reiki system
Intuitive connection and practice

The above is a brief look at the course contents; it also covers many more important and beneficial aspects.

In First Teaching you also learn how it works, its benefits and why we need to practice on ourselves, self-healing practice, and practicing your connection to the healing energies, learning to work intuitively and how to work on others.
You receive the Usui Traditional Japanese Reiki energy Empowerments (Attunements), high vibrational connections and intuitive development. Progressive Reiki Training students receive the benefits of one-to-one teaching to help make sure they understand each level.

Our impressive Progressive Reiki Training Diploma is presented to you on successful completion of this Course.

Re-take of "Usui" Traditional Japanese Reiki
Shoden First Teaching Re-take Course £70.00

(This is for Students who already have their Western Reiki First Degree and wish to take the Usui Traditional Japanese Reiki journey, and benefit from powerful intuitive connections and intuitive training. We would need to see copies of relevant Western Reiki certificates).

We have in stock and for sale, a few copies of Frans and Bronwen Stiene's book "The Japanese Art of Reiki".

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Okuden Second Teaching

"Usui" Traditional Japanese Reiki Training Courses

Usui Reiki Ryoho

(Usui Healing Method or Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method)

Practitioner Level

As your awareness, knowledge, intuition and understanding grows so does your ability to help others.

Pre-requisite: a Reiki Shoden First Teaching Diploma. This Level is for those who would like to develop a deeper understanding of the energies that Reiki brings and wish to become a Reiki Practitioner. It needs to be when the time is right for you which can be 4-8 months or longer if you wish. It is generally undertaken approximately 6 months after Shoden First Teaching. It is necessary to have time to work with, and become used to the energies and to practice as much as possible on yourself and to give lots of complimentary healing sessions to family and friends. Get your basics right, learn them well; it helps to work at a higher level in the future.

Okuden Second Teaching:

Okuden is a Japanese word meaning "Inner Teachings" As the word implies a deeper understanding of the connection to Mikao Usui's teachings is achieved during this course.

This Level teaches how to connect to different energies within the system of Reiki. This is achieved through the practice of shirushi (symbols) and jumon (mantras). It will enable the student to enhance his/her own energy levels and sensitivity. There are many aspects to the shirushi and jumon which include chanting and visualization techniques. Distant healing is one of the major benefits of working in this manner and is naturally practiced in the course.

On successful completion of this Practitioner Level it will be necessary for students to take a Basic First Aid course before the course Diploma can be awarded. On receipt of Okuden Diploma the necessary insurance can be obtained and the student can practice Reiki professionally, charging for Reiki sessions. We feel that it is important for a Complementary therapist to have a basic knowledge of First Aid when you are treating people and to have emergency numbers to hand. It is rare for a situation to arise but it is good to be prepared should anything happen. Besides, stating that you hold a current First Aid Certificate looks good on your brochure and website.

Second Teaching is a very detailed and comprehensive course requiring a ONE DAY ATTENDENCE Training Day with personal attention and guidance.
Okuden Second Teaching is an in depth study as you continue with your Reiki journey. Successful completion of Practitioner Level enables you to practice Reiki professionally, charging for each Reiki session.

Practicing the techniques at this level helps you to develop into a Practitioner of above average qualities. Our training is of the highest standard and many of the students we trained have above average qualities and expertise.

The main focus of Second Teaching is:
More Usui Traditional Japanese Reiki empowerments, a further intuitive connection and practice. Learning Reiki symbols & mantras, distant healing techniques, Reiki energy, intuitive practice, healing practice plus all the necessary requirements and techniques are taught and a lot more. All covered in the Okuden modules.

We endeavour to help you to develop your intuition (which you were born with) which will help you to instinctively be aware of the parts of the client's body that is creating their problem, which may not be where they actually feel pain.

Your Investment in your continuing Reiki Journey.....

Okuden Second Teaching.......£195.00
Includes 5 home study modules with simple written assignments, each bound with laminated front covers, one attendance course day and Diploma.

You can bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee are available.
We can provide home made soup and sandwiches/bap for an additional cost of £4.50 or just sandwiches/bap for an additional cost of £3.50.

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The Reiki Master Levels

For students wishing to take the Master Levels it will be necessary to have successfully completed Shoden and Okuden Levels with the Progressive Reiki Training School.

Advanced Master Practitioner

Usui Traditional Japanese Reiki Training Courses

Usui Reiki Ryoho

(Usui Healing Method or Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method)

Continued Practitioner Insurance is necessary and a basic or advanced qualification in Anatomy and Physiology. For the Advanced course click enquires and ask for details.

This is a continuing in depth study and a deepening of your understanding of "Usui" Traditional Japanese Reiki. Further developing the spiritual and mental connection, Reiki Master Meditations, Japanese Reiki Techniques for increasing energy and awareness.
Also strengthening your development, more techniques for enhancing your energy flow, refining hand positions and using intuition and much, much more as well as related topics.

In Shinpiden Third Teaching Master Practitioner there are more "Usui" Traditional Japanese Reiki Empowerments, a further intuitive connection and practice. Learning the appropriate Reiki symbols & mantras; we look at enhancing and building on the healing energies and techniques as well as developing Spiritual and Mental connection, meditation, further developing and working with intuition, increased energy and healing techniques, increasing awareness, refined couch work, auras, chakras, crystal meditation and much more.

Your Investment in your continuing Reiki Journey.....

Shinpiden Master Practitioner.......£295.00
Includes 5 home study modules with easy written assignments, each bound with laminated front covers, one attendance course day and Diploma.

You can bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee are available.
We can provide home made soup and sandwiches/bap for an additional cost of £4.50 or just sandwiches/bap for an additional cost of £3.50.

Advanced Master Teacher

Usui Traditional Japanese Reiki Training Courses

Usui Reiki Ryoho

(Usui Healing Method or Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method)

Full details available for those who have successfully completed the Shinpiden Master Practitioner and are ready to take on the responsibility of Teaching Reiki and passing Empowerments to others at a high level.

The Master Teacher Level includes all the necessary teaching information and more. And you receive complete teaching manuals for each level.

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The Japanese Art of Reiki

What is the Japanese Art of Reiki about?

Frans and Bronwen Stiene currently reside in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney in Australia.

They teach Reiki internationally and continue to research their passion, the Japanese aspects of the system of Reiki.

Many thanks to Bronwen for her care, understanding and friendliness, and to Frans who is a powerful and brilliant teacher; they are lovely people, they are "the International House of Reiki".

They carried out in depth research to produce a great book on understanding the "Usui" Reiki system. They met and talked with people who new Usui and some who had trained with him; a great and informative read.

The Japanese Art of Reiki offers you practical guidance for personal development and healing within the system of Reiki.

Growing out of an intensely spiritual period of Japan's history this system has affected people from every country, the world over. The popularity of this system lies not only in its healing abilities but also in its gift to help you remember your true spiritual nature.

All branches of Reiki have as their foundation five basic elements. Step-by-step you are taken on a journey of self-healing using these elements including traditional meditations and techniques, precepts and hand healing. Learn about each element and guidance as how best to use them.

As would be expected from the authors of the more technical The Reiki Sourcebook, the Japanese Art of Reiki contains beautifully grounded information that captures a unique sense of the system's traditional Japanese roots.

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Usui Reiki Ryoho

(Means: Usui Healing Method or
Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method)

"Usui" Traditional Japanese Reiki

Learn the traditional way of developing your energy connection and intuition the way Usui Mikao taught

The System of Reiki Healing


Progressive Reiki Training School

The word Reiki

The word 'Reiki' is used in the West to also represent a healing system.
Usui Mikao, the founder of Reiki, did not call his teachings by this name. 'Reiki' appeared written in conjunction with his teachings but this was merely to point out that the teachings worked with spiritual energy.

Generally, his teachings were called 'Usui do' meaning 'the way of Usui', and his healings were known as 'Usui Teate' translated means 'hands on healing'.

We teach Reiki Usui Reiki Ryoho, which means Usui Healing Method or Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method called "Usui" Traditional Japanese Reiki which we understand is the nearest to the original Usui System. The prime focus of Usui's Reiki is personal enhancement and development as a Reiki Healer that comes from honest commitment to working with the system and to work intuitively.

The work of Usui Mikao and the way in which he taught, has been researched by Bronwen & Frans Stiene, Chris Marsh and one or two others who have written books. In their quest to get back to basics they were able to interview people who had worked with Usui and their students. Usui Mikao taught his students to work and heal intuitively and we endeavour to do the same. (In Japan the surname comes first).

Training the "Usui" Traditional Japanese Reiki way is a wonderful experience. It is powerful, energising, intuitive and simplistic which is the way Usui Mikao taught and the way he meant it to be.

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Understanding Reiki

Reiki does not require belief and is non-religious. It is a life force energy, which is channelled through the hands of the practitioner into the body of the receiver to balance the energy flow in the body. It releases blocked energy, promotes relaxation and helps to relieve pain and stress and consequently strengthens the immune system. Reiki also works on plants and animals. The beneficial effects of Reiki are infinite. Reiki is a very simple and easy to learn technique for health and personal growth. A Reiki practitioner, who has long-standing experience of other energy work and has studied other therapies such as chakra balancing, auras, colour therapy, crystal healing and deeply based intuitive work, will be aware of the areas of the body, the organs of the body that are malfunctioning and will therefore be able to direct more energy to those areas.

Reiki is an effective healing method which can be used for many ailments like reducing stress, relieving pain, headaches, sinus problems, stomach upsets, back problems, asthma - respiratory problems, PMT, menstrual problems, anxiety and more serious illnesses. As in any healing the first step towards a healthier life is a desire to be healed.

There have been very powerful healers down the ages since time began. Sometimes called Faith healers and here was a misconception; it was thought that the recipient or client had to have the faith but in actual fact it was the healer that had the faith. To put it into context faith really means the confidence and belief in one's own ability to connect to the powerful healing energy.

Healing and curing are different. Curing focuses on the needs of the physical body and seeks to relieve its symptoms and discomfort, whilst healing focuses on the needs of the soul and seeks to transform the root causes behind illnesses.

Reiki is an amazing energy. Of course, it isn't a new phenomenon; it is Universal energy which has been used far back into ancient civilisations. But one needs to know how to use it properly. Using the energy the Reiki way and with the Reiki techniques, it is a structured, easy to learn and an easy to use energy.

We need to take the fear of the unknown out of the word "Reiki" or matters to do with healing. Once we do that then more people will realise the truly amazing benefits. This life force energy which flows through us all and now verified by the medical profession, plays an important role in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process.

On a deeper level many more conditions can be helped.

Please Note that Reiki is not a substitute for appropriate medical and emotional treatment and should never be used instead of this. Rather, it should complement medical treatment as a way of becoming and remaining healthy.

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A Reiki Treatment

Reiki uses universal life-force energy for balancing and harmonizing the mind, body and spirit of a person. It can be used to treat physical conditions, for relaxation and stress release, and to encourage personal, emotional healing and growth.
Reiki works gently and effectively on physical healing. It also works at a much deeper level where there may be deep emotional distress which maybe the root cause of the physical problem. It works at the causal level of illness it does not just treat the symptoms. It balances the energy of the person and cleanses the body of toxins.

Don't wait until you have a serious illness before you give Reiki a try. Use it regularly as a preventative therapy to make sure your body is in balance and harmony.

Cars and other mechanical items generally get serviced, so what is the difference with your body? It is a wonderful complex invention and a lot of the time we abuse. I am not talking of drugs and alcohol; I am talking about the pressures and stresses of life. We crowd the brain to the point of overload with worry and daily irritations. For example, perhaps the postman is late, you are in a traffic hold up, the children are late for school, the boss is having a bad day and giving you one too, and so it goes on. In situations like these we don't give the mind a break, we deny it quality time. Go and have some Quiet Time, it is your health and survival that is at stake!

It is not enough to try to switch off for an hour once a week then wonder why you get stressed or sick. Minor ailments are the first sign that the mind and body need help; headaches, migraine, tiredness, aches and pains, and even that fed up feeling are warning signs that you need to chill out and create more time for YOU. Sadly, most people don't read the signs; they are not listening to their bodies. So they are even more amazed when they become ill. Listen to your mind and body. Learn to think health and balance and the chances are that you will enjoy life more. Invest in your future health. Reiki has helped transform people's lives to cope with the day to day stresses, and pace of the fast moving, ever changing modern world we live in. Your body tells you that your mind is not happy.

All the things that we do, think and feel start in the brain. So when the brain goes into frequent or constant overload is it any wonder blockages occur in the aura or energy field which prevent the mind and body from giving of their best. Listen to your body it really does communicate with you; please don't ignore it. Treat it with respect and it will serve you well for a very long time. If your car engine coughed, spluttered or made peculiar noises, would you do something about it?

There is no point in choking you with technical details about Reiki or too much history when so much has been written and we do cover a fair amount in the Reiki Levels but the best information available for those wanting to know more is offered in The Reiki Source Book and the Japanese Art of Reiki, both by Bronwen and Frans Stiene.

Receiving Reiki.....

You relax, fully clothed, on a couch or seated without shoes while the healer gives non intrusive hands on treatment, which generally lasts about one hour. Hands are lightly placed on the body including the main major chakra areas and some minor ones.

There is no pressure on the body making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions, sometimes hands are even held away from the body. The energy flows wherever it is required and can normally be felt as a warm sensation or tingling in the body. Occasionally it is a cool tingling sensation - whatever is needed is given. Receiving Reiki is a very relaxing and soothing experience!

After a treatment:


How will I feel after a treatment?
Reiki usually creates a deeply relaxed state and general feeling of well-being which occasionally releases emotional stress, allowing unresolved issues and feelings to re-surface. This aids the healing process. Reiki treatments help to balance the chakras allowing the natural chi (one's own energy) to flow.

How many treatments will I need?
Three treatments are recommended taken weekly followed by regular maintenance treatments.

Does Reiki work for everyone?
If a person is not willing to receive Reiki then no energy will be transferred. The effect of a session can range from so subtle that it can barely be felt to very profound. The healthier the recipient, the more subtle the effects.
Reiki is Universally accepted as an intelligent energy, which helps with the highest form of healing possible in any given situation.

No one lives forever though we may wish it were different. When the end has come for one we love, the highest form of healing possible is for our loved one to feel nurtured, peaceful and to be free of fear. It is only natural that we want those we love to 'get better' and be around for a long time. However, Reiki cannot and will not change fate, guarantee outcomes, nor betray truth. It can help people pass more peacefully when the time comes. Anna relates some experience of Reiki before passing on the Training Course Day.

What is a Reiki session?
This involves the ancient technique of the "laying on of hands".
To ensure the safety and security of client and practitioner, sessions should be administered only by a fully trained and insured person, qualified in Reiki techniques. In a typical Reiki session, the client lies down (fully clothed) on a padded treatment table. Energy is transferred to the client through the hands of the practitioner which are placed on various parts of the body in a non-intrusive way. Personal private parts are not touched. A session can take up to an hour in total.

What does Reiki energy feel like?
People feel Reiki in many different ways. During a session the energy is most commonly felt radiating from the practitioner's hands which can sometimes resemble a hot water bottle. Some feel a slight tingling, others a pulsating throbbing sensation. Just a few people might feel very little physically but experience mental or emotional changes such as a sense of calmness and peace. Nearly everyone finds Reiki deeply relaxing and many people fall asleep.

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Anatomy & Physiology

Major systems of the Human body

More and more, it has become very important to incorporate an Anatomy and Physiology Course when training as a complementary therapist and to produce a Diploma of proof of an understanding of Anatomy and Physiology.

This is very good practice and certainly raises standards. If you think about it, it makes sense that if you are treating, or dealing with a person on a physical level then it is your duty to know about the body. As you develop your alternative therapies you will start to work instinctively, that means you will become aware that certain areas of the client's body are creating external symptoms. And it is good to remember that the external symptom is not necessarily where the problem lies. By having a good knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology you will be able to help your client more successfully. It is much more beneficial to treat the cause and not just the symptom.

Full Details available of A & P courses at Reiki Second Teaching Level.

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About First Aid

First Aid Requirement

We feel that when dealing with clients we all have a duty to act in their best interests and safety, and gain as much knowledge as possible about their safety in an emergency.

With this in mind you are required to take the St. John's Ambulance ONE DAY Basic First Aid Training Course which is very reasonably priced. A refresher day is required every 3 years.

We cannot issue your Reiki Okuden Second Teaching Practitioner Diploma without first having sight of this First Aid Certificate.

If you phone this number 08700 10 49 50 you will be connected to the St John's Ambulance First Aid Centre in your local area where you can enquire about course dates near to you.

There is usually a waiting list for training course days at the St John's Ambulance Centre so booking ahead will ensure you have your Certificate in good time for the issue of your Reiki Okuden Second Teaching Practitioner Diploma.

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CMA Accreditation

The CMA demand very high standards and we are proud to have been given their seal of approval.

The CMA has this to say:

The Prestige of Belonging to the Complementary Medical Association - recognised by the public and doctors alike as the leading organization in the field of ethical, professional complementary Medicine.

CMA Members are considered to be an elite force in the complementary medical field - and they are recognised as offering the very best, safest and most professional training courses.

The CMA Stands Alone - There is no other organisation in the complementary medical field, anywhere in the world that offers its members this vast array of tangible, high value benefits.

We believe that by promoting the CMA and its members through the media we are able to help the public and doctors to realise that complementary medicine (CM) is - when delivered safely and ethically - a viable and highly desirable form of treatment.


The CMA is run by a group of outstandingly dedicated people.

In addition, here at the CMA, we are totally dedicated to representing "the professional face of complementary medicine" and by promoting research, education and knowledge in the field, we will help to stimulate demand for the medicine of the 21st century and beyond.

The CMA is great news for professional practitioners, ethical colleges and patients who demand and expect excellence in every aspect of treatment.

The core belief of the CMA is that complementary therapies have a valid place in medicine and the CMA seeks to educate the public so that they can easily find a qualified therapist.

They will understand that when they are being treated by a CMA registered practitioner that this practitioner is qualified, insured and adheres to a strict code of ethics. It is also important for the public to know that their practitioner is subject to a strict disciplinary procedure should they fail to act in accordance with the code of ethics laid out herein.

It is suggested that the practitioner allows clients access to this information so that they can become familiar with the manner in which a CMA registered therapist works and the code of ethics the practitioner subscribes to.

Due to the CMA's promotional and marketing expertise, the CMA has established a very high media profile which means that the public and medical profession's perception of CMA registered practitioners and training establishments is one of exceptional professionalism, reliability and quality.

There is awareness that the CMA has a strict code of ethics, a disciplinary procedure and that members are insured.

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Any concerns about your medical condition/s please seek advice from your GP.

For Practitioners, it is important that you or your clients seek the advice of a GP, physician or other healthcare professional for diagnosis of any illness or any suspected. We do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by you using or misusing information from this website through healing procedures, Attunements or Empowerments or trying to treat yourself using this website.

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Data Protection and Code of Practice

I am fully insured and bound by the ethical framework of the code of practice and data protection and their strict privacy and confidentiality laws and the CMA professional code of conduct. I consider my work at all times to be strictly confidential. Under NO circumstances do I divulge client's names, details, conditions or whereabouts.


The Material contained on this site is "FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY" and should not replace the advice of your personal physician or medical advisor.

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