The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century. Reiki is a natural healing energy that works on every level, not just the physical, and is understood to promote the body’s regenerative self-healing ability.

This course for beginners will open you to the flow of Reiki, enabling you to use Reiki for self-healing and for friends and family. It is a combination of talks, discussion, and experience; it integrates the Japanese style and the western style as introduced by Takata Sensei. It has been designed to empower you through personal growth, self-development, and reflection.

You will receive an authentic and individual Reiki Level 1 attunement which will allow you to be opened and aligned to the Reiki energy and enable you to channel Reiki for life.

This Reiki 1 course has been verified and approved against the current recommended training standards for Professional Reiki Training as specified by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. All assessments and verifications have been conducted by qualified Assessors and Verifiers of the UK Reiki Federation.

The course covers these topics:

Reiki history and development

  • The history of Reiki and the development of the Reiki styles practised.
  • The Reiki Lineage to Usui Sensei.
  • Japanese and Western definitions of Reiki.
  • The Reiki Principles.
  • The Hayashi Healing Guide.
  • Reiki attunements: what they are and how they were given by Usui, Hayashi and Takata.
  • The benefits of Reiki and how it complements other therapies.

Japanese Reiki Techniques

  • The Three Pillars of Reiki: Gassho, Reiji-Ho, Chiryo.
  • Kenyoku: Dry bathing, a method to purify your energy field.
  • Byosen Scan: Using the sensitivity in the hands to locate areas needing healing (usually in the aura) and to treat them.

Energy work essentials

  • What is energy?
  • The foundations and guidelines for energy healing and insights into the nature of disease.
  • The human energy system: aura, chakras, and meridians.
  • How to give Reiki healing safely.
  • Grounding: why it is important, different techniques and benefits.
  • Psychic Protection: why we need protection, different techniques, and benefits.

Reiki treatments

  • The complete hand placement system for self-healing. The importance of the practitioner using self-treatment.
  • The hand positions for giving others a Reiki treatment.
  • The types of Reiki practiced: hands on the body, hands near the body, from a distance.
  • Integrating grounding, energy cleansing and protection in a Reiki treatment.
  • The structure of a Reiki treatment, how to prepare the space, yourself, and the receiver.

Guided exercises and Reiki practice

  • Sensing your own energy and the energy of other people.
  • How to practice Gassho meditation.
  • Use of the Byosen Scan technique when working with people.
  • Use of the complete hand placement system for self-healing.
  • How to use Kenyoku to clear your energy.
  • Group practice using hand positions.


  • You will receive an authentic and individual Reiki Level 1 attunement.

You will learn

  • How Reiki originated and evolved over the past one hundred years.
  • What energy is and how to feel the flow of Reiki.
  • Have an understanding of how energy works.
  • How to use Reiki as a spiritual practice.
  • The Japanese Reiki techniques.
  • Have a basic knowledge of the human energy field and the chakras.
  • Use of energy tools to manage your own energy.
  • Hand positions for self-treatments.
  • Hand positions to give treatments to family and friends.

Entry requirements

This is an introductory course and there are no entry requirements. It provides core subject knowledge and the study skills that will help you progress to the Reiki 2 training after at least three months of practice.

Membership of Reiki Organisations

After completing your Reiki 2 training, you will be eligible for membership with the UK Reiki Federation, The Reiki Association, The Reiki-Guild, and other UK-based Reiki organisations.

What’s included

  • 16 hours of study and practice.
  • The complete manual for Reiki I & II, “Reiki – The Healing Touch” by William Rand.
  • An internationally recognised Reiki 1 certificate.


£200 – (deposit of £70 at the time of booking, balance of £130 one week before the course).


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