I don’t usually put out two blog posts in one day; this needed to be called out though. Today, August 4th, is the last day to register for the Reiki Intensive next weekend (8/11&12/18).
We hear a lot about Reiki these days, if only because so many people are practitioners. It is the form of energy healing that has been studied the most and has the most evidence to support its efficacy. Many hospitals use it, and nurses can receive continuing education credits for it. I had a handful of nurses from City of Hope come through all three levels a number of years ago.
Reiki is complimentary with all other forms of healing. It works especially well with massage and acupuncture, and is an excellent companion to crystals, colored light, and sound. Newborns respond well to it, and dogs love it most of the time. Cats, on the other hand, run Reiki naturally, and can be judge-y about your technique.
Reiki is a form of energy work that anyone can use, it flows naturally through us once the correct channels have been opened and all blocks removed. I find that a certain amount of information and training certainly helps; I have had students over the years take my classes to supplement an original class, simply because their original training was fairly surface level. It is understandable that some Third Level Reiki Practitioners offer attunements without in depth training, since it is a flow we can all have access to. That being said, people who would like to use it professionally usually want to have a solid grasp of all of its aspects.
The majority of the Reiki classes in the United States are the American form of Reiki brought through Hawayo Takata. It is formatted for Westerners, with strict forms, and the training somewhat simplified. The training in Japan is less strict, in some ways, but also has a lot more practice involved in the certification process; it also has a stronger emphasis on the spiritual philosophy aspects. As such, there are some other techniques brought to the table.
Many Teachers insist on 28-30 days in between being attuned to levels one and two, and six months between levels two and three. In this, I am non-traditional – I teach levels one and two together, and I do not always have a six-month gap between levels two and three.
That being said, I haven’t offered level three in a number of years (I have one on the schedule for November). I also incorporate some of the Japanese information, and we take a more analytical look at the history and legends. I put levels one and two into one weekend because so much of the information flows together, and if you want to work on other people, it’s better, in my opinion, to have level two training. I also include information on anatomy, the ethical and legal issues, and things like charting and running a healing practice. Time allowing, also go into some adics about omolimentary forms. iAnd, like so many of my classes, as new information is revealed to me, it gets added to the class, so no two classes are ever quite the same.
Because I do get a fair amount of students who have been through training, I will often make an audit price available to those who are brushing up or deepening their original training. I generally don’t advertise that, so people should reach out and talk to me if that is their case.
Because my training style is somewhat unique and in depth, I do insist that all Level Three candidates have at least audited my lower division training(s). So, if you are interested in going through Level Three with me in November, you should probably talk to me today.