The Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma Course takes place in-person in London, United Kingdom and runs every year, starting in October. 

This one-year accredited Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma combines Japanese and western Reiki, metaphysical principles and esoteric traditions to provide an integrated perspective on wellbeing, health and healing.

The course is designed to empower Reiki students to develop through personal growth, self-development and reflection. It offers the potential for periods of pause to enable self-reflection and consists of different modules to facilitate the emotional and spiritual development of the student.

Those who complete the course will be competent to practice Reiki autonomous professional practitioners in all settings i.e. private practice, in organisations and care homes including NHS establishments.

What qualifications will I receive?

  • Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma Course certificate
  • Gendai Reiki Ho Shoden Level I (Reiki 1) Course certificate
  • Gendai Reiki Ho Okuden Level II (Reiki 2) Course certificate

The Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma is an international professional qualification which demonstrates that the student has followed a specific programme of study that adheres to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Core Curriculum for Reiki training (as devised by the Reiki Council).

This programme is accredited by the UK Reiki Federation for registration with the government funded Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the independent UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners.

It is designed to enable students to gain competence and confidence to professionally work as a Reiki Practitioner. Qualified students will be eligible to apply to the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and receive the CNHC Quality Mark.

Registered CNHC Reiki Practitioners can work in professional environments where verification is required, such as the National Health Service (NHS), GP surgeries, professional bodies, and some private healthcare companies as being of a high standard and quality assured. GPs can refer their patients to professional practitioners on the CNHC register.

Click here to find out the professional advantages of CNHC registration

Becoming a Professional Reiki Practitioner

Reiki is a safe, gentle, and relaxing healing method which can be learned and used easily by anyone. You may choose to learn Reiki for your own personal use – it is a great tool to use for relaxation and healing for yourself, and your friends and family; or you may wish to train to become a qualified reiki practitioner.

CNHC quality Mark

To work as an effective Professional Reiki Practitioner, we must be able to heal ourselves. Integral to this Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma course is a comprehensive self-healing and personal-growth programme. This course provides a safe container within which you are encouraged to explore inner experiences.

The Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma Course Structure

The Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma includes:

  • The theory and practice of Reiki.
  • Self-healing and self-growth.
  • Coursework and case studies.

The Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma is based on modules and includes the traditional Gendai Reiki Ho Shoden Level I (Module 1) and Gendai Reiki Ho Okuden Level II (Module 2) seminars. You will receive authentic and individual in person Reiki attunements.

In addition to taking the Gendari Reiki  Shoden Level I Shoden (Module 1) and Gendai Reiki Ho Okuden Level II (Module 2) seminars, students will be required to complete Module 3 (Professional Reiki Practitioner and Professional Reiki Practice Workshops), Module 4 (Advanced Reiki Workshop), and to complete a portfolio of work that demonstrates that they have achieved the level of knowledge and understanding and practical application of Reiki to meet these standards in a professional capacity.


Accreditation of Previous Learning

Students may decide to register for the Gendai Reiki Ho Level I Shoden and/or the Level II Okuden and apply for the Diploma on a later date. Previous Reiki qualifications are not credited unless they are recognised by the Gendai Reiki Healing Association.



  • 40 Reiki treatments given to others
  • 10 x 4-sessions Reiki treatments case study
  • 100 self or received treatments recorded in a Self-Treatment Journal
  • montly questionnaires
  • Home study of Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 manuals
  • Written questionnaire with multiple questions
  • Directed research on the internet and of recommended literature
  • Ongoing self healing practice
  • Reading as required

On completion of the four modules, the three online group supervision sessions, and the required coursework, the student will be able to register for the final practical assessment, which consists of a practical Reiki treatment given in front of two qualified Reiki Master Teachers.

The Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma Course has been structured to assist the student with this aspect of their development as a Professional Reiki Practitioner. The student may decide they require independent professional help and support from a counsellor or psychotherapist as the student may encounter personal challenges as they go through their self-development and self-healing. This cost must be paid for by the student to the student’s chosen professional.


1-2-1 Supervision

Individual supervision sessions can be requested by students and are available at a special rate.


  • The nature of healing
  • The history of Reiki and the development of the Reiki styles practised
  • Japanese and Western definitions of Reiki
  • Reiki Principles
  • Reiki attunements
  • The benefits of Reiki and how it complements other therapies
  • The foundations and guidelines for energy healing and insights into the nature of disease
  • The human energy system: aura, chakras, and meridians
  • What energy is and how to feel the flow of Reiki.
  • Developing the way you sense your client’s energy
  • Have an understanding of how energy works and acquiring healing abilities.
  • How to cut off negative energy and cleanse your aura.
  • Use of the complete hand placement system for self-healing
  • The importance of Self-healing, Self-purifying and Self-Growth.
  • Reiki as a spiritual practice.
  • Cause and Effect
  • The Cell Activation Technique
  • Traditional Japanese Giho
  • The Fundamental Law and the 10 Postulates
  • The types of Reiki practiced: hands on the body, hands near the body, from a distance
  • Reiki Level II symbols and Kotodamas
  • Use of symbols in your daily practice: working with situations, sending distant healing to yourself in the past, present and future.
  • Hatsurei-ho
  • Chair and couch contact Reiki healing methods
  • The structure of a professional Distant Reiki session
  • Reiki and Duality
  • The importance of a daily practice
  • Basic Anatomy and physiology
  • The concept of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing
  • Limiting and disempowering beliefs
  • Professional Requirements (Health and Safety, Insurance, Code of Conduct)
  • Working in a professional environment (NHS, Hospices, Hospitals, talking with healthcare professionals)
  • Listening and communication skills
  • Awareness of space and boundaries in a professional relationship
  • Evaluating requests for complementary and natural healthcare Providing an appropriate and safe environment for the service
  • Explaining Reiki to a client
  • Exploring, establishing, and discussing the client’s needs and expectations
  • The initial consultation
  • Confidentiality and record keeping
  • Explaining the nature of the service and fee structures to the client
  • Creating a thriving Reiki practice: vision and attitudes, business consciousness, money issues
  • Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

Please note, topics taught may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma Course.


Course duration

The Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma Course runs in London, United Kingdom, for a total of 8 days (Saturdays & Sundays) from 9.30am-5.30 pm over a one-year period, however there is no upper limit. A minimum of 9 months are required between completing the Gendai Reiki Ho Level I seminar and taking the final practical assessment.


Are you a qualified Gendai Reiki Ho Shoden or Okuden practitioner?

If you are already a qualified Gendai Reiki Ho practitioner you can join the Diploma at any time during the year. You will need to complete Module 2, 3 and 4 (if you are a Gendai Reiki Shoden practitioner) or Module 3 & 4 (if you are a Gendai Reiki Okuden practitioner), the portfolio of work (case studies, questionnaire and self-treatments record form). You will then be able to attend the final assessment and receive the Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma.



Class Dates for Intake 3 (October 2024 – September 2025) are as follows:

2024: 5 & 6 October (Module 1: Gendai Reiki Ho Shoden Level I seminar) – Benedictine Institute, London, UK

2025: 1 & 2 February (Module 2: Gendai Reiki Ho Okuden Level II seminar) – Benedictine Institute, London, UK

2025: 28 & 29 June (Module 3: Professional Reiki Practitioner Workshop & Professional Reiki Practice Workshop) – Benedictine Institute, London, UK

2025: 20 & 21 September (Module 4: Advanced Reiki Workshop, Practical Assessment and Certification) – Benedictine Institute, London, UK



Overton House, Benedictine Institute, 74 Castlebar Road, Ealing, London, W5 2DD, United Kingdom.



Total cost of the Diploma programme = Initial Registration Fee + Course Fee

  • Initial Registration Fee: £85
  • Course Fee: £850

Payment of the initial registration fee is required at the time of registration; payment of the course fee or payment of Module 1 fee is required before the 31 August 2024 (the course fee can be paid in instalments)


  • Receive the CNHC quality mark: The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is recognised by the NHS, GP surgeries, professional bodies, and some private healthcare companies as being of a high standard and quality assured.
  • Apply for roles in the NHS, hospices, health centres: You can apply to work with the NHS and other medical institutions that may require applicants to be verified.
  • UK Reiki Federation Special Introductory Offer: students of the Diploma receive a special introductory offer (that is not available elsewhere) to join the UK Reiki Federation.
  • Group Supervision: three group supervision sessions delivered online.
  • Mentoring/Support: Throughout the entire training the teacher is available for guidance support.
  • Improved Credibility: The public will have a higher level of trust in you because you have been verified by a government organisation as complying with the highest standards of professional practice and code of ethics.
  • Branding: You can use the CNHC quality mark on your marketing material and website as proof that you are a verified practitioner.
  • Professionalism: All courses are offered teaching to the Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards for Reiki.
  • International: you can register for the Gendai Reiki Ho Level I Shoden, Gendai Reiki Ho Okuden and/or the final practical assessment in Cagliari, Italy.
  • Group Supervision sessions: you will be invited to attend three group supervision sessions of two hours each during the year. Attendance is not mandatory.
  • Reduced rates for individual supervision, workshops, and 1-2-1 sessions: Diploma students can receive a special reduced rate for 1-2-1 sessions, individual supervision sessions and workshops for the whole duration of their studies.


How do I apply?

  • Complete the Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma 2024/25 course application form.
  • You will receive an email with an information pack and the T&Cs.
  • You will be invited to attend a 30-minute online/telephone interview.
  • Following your interview, you will be informed (via email) if your application has been successful.
  • Your space on the Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma will be held for 7 days from the date you receive your offer and the Terms & Conditions, to allow you to complete your registration which includes payment of the initial registration fee. The initial registration fee is not refundable.
  • If you would like to accept your place, please sign and return the Terms and Conditions and the offer letter within 7 days of receipt. If your payment and completed application form are not received within 7 days of receipt of your offer, your place cannot be guaranteed.
  • You will receive a welcome letter confirming your place at the Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma Course 2024/2025.
  • Before the 31 August 2024, you need to make a payment of the full cost of the course or payment of Module 1 (if you are paying by instalments).
  • Payments can be made by bank transfer or PayPal (information will be sent to you in the information pack).
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Giancarlo Serra

Giancarlo is a Gokuikaiden (Reiki Master) of the Japanese Lineage, as well as a Reiki Master/Teacher of the Usui/Tibetan, the Usui/Holy Fire® and the Holy Fire® Karuna Reiki® Western Lineages of Reiki. He is an accredited Spiritual Healer and a Past Life and Regression Therapist. Read more.

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