About Reiki

masters-millwood-web-sizeReiki ( Pronounced Ray-Key ) is a simple yet profound hands on healing technique rediscovered in 1860 from an ancient Tibetan Sanskrit manuscript by Dr Mikao Usui.

It is the fastest growing therapy today, with over 60 million using it. Its popularity stems from the magical combination of 2 factors– unquestionable success as a major stress reduction technique along with powerful & effective all level healing combined with its accessibility & ease of learning. Basically it works and you can learn it in a weekend!

Reiki can be used as a holistic therapy, addressing deep and fundamental issues yet it can also be used for 1st aid. Safe for babies, children, the elderly, in pregnancy, in illness and it is also great for animals.

Reiki works on all levels—emotional, physical, mental, energetic & spiritual.

How Reiki Works and the Benefits of Reiki

It works by the transference of Reiki (a high vibrational healing energy) through the practitioners hands to the client where it is used on whichever level is most appropriate for the person at that time – mental, physical, spiritual emotional or energetic.

The Reiki energy accelerates the body’s natural healing ability and often confers insights into the cause of the problem. On a physical level it can effect change in the chemical structure of the body by helping to rebalance organs and rebuild tissue, reduce pain and inflammation.

Whichever level the energy is working on it can confer a deep state of relaxation and a sense of nurturing and peace, often leaving the receiver with an increased sense of wellbeing, more positive outlook, confidence and increased ability to cope.

Although buried emotions and experiences may be released by a treatment, nothing ever comes up that you are not able to cope with.

Reiki can work in a way that is not obvious at first sight, e.g. a person may come with a physical problem, say joint pain, and later report an increase in confidence, general well being and improvement in personal relationships.

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  • Help you relax when you feel stressed.
  • Centre you when you feel scattered.
  • Energise you when you feel drained.
  • Calm you when you feel anxious or afraid.
  • Focus your mind and help you find solutions to problems.
  • Relieve pain.
  • Accelerate healing of wounds, injuries and infections.
  • Improve health and energy levels.
  • Prevent development of disease.
  • Help you release emotional wounds, negative attitudes, beliefs and fears & self limiting behavior patterns.
  • Help you to heal your past and move on. It can show you new possibilities and support you in making changes.
  • Increase your sense of confidence and self-worth.
  • Create a state of positive well-being, health & vitality.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese word for Universal Life Force Energy.

Reiki is a Japanese hands-on healing technique. Reiki treatments stimulate physical, mental and emotional healing, energetic rebalancing and spiritual growth.

The ability to use Reiki is not “taught” in the traditional sense, but is passed on during the “attunement”.

A person who has been attuned to Reiki has experienced a very ancient technology for fine tuning the physical and etheric bodies to a higher vibrational level.

Also, the energy centres or chakras are opened to enable the person to channel higher amounts of the Reiki energy.

Reiki flows through the practitioner as the receiver draws energy to those parts of their body that require it, in amounts that they can cope with.

The practitioner is also treated to a lesser extent, as he or she gives the treatment. Energy enters through the practitioner’s crown chakra and passes through the upper chakras to their heart and solar plexus chakras and passes out through arms and hands to the recipient. The process does not drain the practitioner as it is not their own energy they are using.

Research workers at Stanford University using sensitive instruments were able to measure the energy flow in the body and verified that the Reiki energy enters the crown chakra (head) and exits through the palm chakras in the hands. The Reiki energy also seems to flow in a anti-clockwise manner. Furthermore, Kirlian Photography has demonstrated an increase in the emanations from the hands during treatment.

Reiki is not a religion or belief system. It works for everyone irrespective of religious / spiritual beliefs, age, gender, origins or academic abilities. Reiki will work whether or not you believe in it – it works equally well on plants & animals!

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Reiki not only works on the physical level it can relieve pain, help to regenerate organs and tissue and balance body energies. It also promotes total relaxation and works on the mental and emotional levels re-establishing well-being and equilibrium.

Reiki is a transformational tool to help the development of higher levels of consciousness and spiritual awareness. It awakens the inner self to know that we are part of and at one with all creation. It assists our ultimate path to enlightenment.

Reiki can be used for self healing. Daily self treatments will maintain well being, reduce stress and stimulate the bodies natural healing abilities. Reiki promotes confidence, self esteem, creativity and awareness.

The knowledge of Reiki is traditionally passed from master to student and is acquired in several stages each one complete in itself.

Reiki I

Reiki I is the foundation course, it gives you the skills, knowledge and ability to transmit Reiki for your self, family, friends and pets. It is easy to learn and yet powerful and effective.

Taught in 2 days with follow up support. It includes the attunement which open you up to the Reiki energy. Once this pathway is established you are able to channel Reiki for the rest of your life using the energy for growth, self development and healing for yourself, your family, your friends and pets.

For many people the principles and philosophy behind the practice make a lot of sense in all areas of life.
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Reiki II

Reiki II is the second level and is necessary for those who wish to practice or to enhance and strengthen their healing.

This 2 day course teaching the Usui Sanskrit Symbols, form and mantra, which refine, focus and maximise the energy flow. You will learn effective distant healing and mental reprogramming techniques. The second degree allows you to practise Reiki professionally, but it is also very beneficial for your personal use. The second attunement further expands the energy channels increasing the flow of Reiki.

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Advanced Reiki (Master/Practitioner)017

Advanced Reiki Training is an optional intermediate level between Reiki II and Reiki III (Masters). This powerful workshop is designed to increase the scope and effectiveness of your Reiki practice. You receive the Usui Master symbol to accelerate your personal & spiritual development. Recommended for practitioners, it is also an excellent preparation for Mastership and includes meditation techniques & Psychic Surgery – a powerful way of working on deep psychological/energetic levels. Includes using crystals with Reiki & setting up a crystal healing grid to enable healing to flow 24/7 to yourself and others, goals & situations.

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This 3 day intensive workshop confers all symbols, knowledge and attunements required to initiate into the Third Degree Master/Teacher Level of Usui Reiki, (now sometimes called Reiki IV.)
The Master level energy facilitates a huge leap in personal & spiritual development. It is therefore very beneficial for your own use as well as  enabling you to initiate others. This level allows for the greatest depth of growth and spiritual & energetic maturation into the Reiki system. It provides all the techniques, skills and practices required to attune others to all Reiki levels and also to perform Healing Attunements and Reiju Empowerments. You will learn techniques to raise your vibration and balance & strengthen your own energies and expand your healing ability. It provides the knowledge, information and practical skills for you to fulfil your potential as a competent, and empowered Reiki Master able to teach your own workshops to all Reiki levels.

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Karuna means compassionate action or an action that is taken to alleviate the suffering of others.
Karuna® Reiki is a healing system, very similar to Usui Reiki. It feels like the same family, like a spiritual cousin,  but with a definite distinctive feel to it. It is a natural extension to Usui Reiki, the next logical progression. One leads naturally and effortlessly into the other. Recommended for existing Reiki Masters as you need to have already been working with Reiki energy. Practitioner levels by request if you are already at Reiki II or above. The Karuna attunements initiate healing on core levels. The healing initiated with the Karuna attunements can continue for some time, as the healing can release deep trauma from the system.

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The Reiki Training Centre has been verified against a recognised external source and is registered on the UK register of learning providers.
The UK Register of Learning Providers is administered by DfES and is used by government departments, agencies, learners plus employers.
 UKRLP Registration number: 10012067


Elizabeth’s Reiki and Metamorphic Technique courses have been accredited by IPTI (Independent Professional Therapists International) which means that on completion of the training you can be insured through IPTI as a practitioner, Master Practitioner or Master teacher. She is also a teacher member of The UK Reiki Federation and the Metamorphic Association and registered with the International Centre for Reiki Training (ICRT) and  Master Teacher for the Diana Cooper Foundation.