Purpose of Learning ‘Reiki Ryoho’ (a Japanese Healing Art/Method) – Initially one learns Reiki for the ability to do ‘Self-Reiki;’ a method for Self-care and Self-healing. Then, with more practice and advanced training, you may want to offer Reiki to family, friends and pets, or even pursue Reiki as a Professional Practice.
Origin of Reiki Ryoho – 1922 in Japan with Founder USUI Mikao Sensei. Reiki Ryoho is a gentle and natural method for ‘inviting health and happiness.’ Usui Sensei taught Reiki as a means of shin shin kaizen or mind – body improvement.
Reiki Shoden/1st Degree Training – Friday. August 26th. 9:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. Held in a serene setting in Gloucester. NEW – Course material offered in English or Spanish. Additional self-study and supervised practicums are required for a Certificate of Completion at 1st Degree. (50 Hours) Advance Registration and Payment Required. Contact us for details or to Register – 978-283-4258 or email: Info@ DreamtimeWellness.com or KomyoReikiKaiBoston@gmail.com.
Komyo Reiki System – There are 4 Levels of Training in the Komyo Reiki System – A ‘Keep It Simple System’ from Founder of Komyo Reiki Kai™ INAMOTO Hyakuten Sensei. Hyakuten Sensei, a Non-Sectarian Buddhist monk from Kyoto Japan. Komyo Reiki Kai™ Motto – “Hands on. Nothing More.” Komyo Reiki Kai International ™ ‘Standards and Guidelines’ for (Teachers) and students can be found at – www.komyoreikikai.org.
Reiki Training – Each individual teacher sets their course curriculum. Dreamtime Wellness™ offers thorough, supportive training with additional requirements of self-study and supervised practicums at each level of training. Our classes include information on ethics, safety, hygiene, informed consent, confidentiality, and more.
Focus of First Degree/Level 1 Reiki Practice – First Degree/Shoden (Beginning Teaching) teaches you to connect with Reiki (ray-kee) through the process of 4 attunements (Reiju.) Then practice Daily ‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’ and Twice Daily recitation and focus on the Reiki Gokai or precepts for Reiki practice; wonderful affirmations to begin and end each day. The practice helps increase your awareness of self and others, allowing you to live a more harmonious and balanced life. In this class you will be instructed in the history, hand-positions for self-Reiki, and the Reiki Principles. This One-Day workshop gets you started. Additional self-study and supervised practice is required for working with others and to obtain your ‘Certificate of Completion’ for First-Degree Reiki. (50 Hours)
Reiki Training Offered at All Levels – (Komyo Reiki System *and upon request in Traditional Western Reiki.)
Dreamtime Wellness™ Offers a 500 Hour Teacher Training Pre-requisites include –
- 1st Degree Shoden Certificate – (Level 1 Western) 50 Hours + 10 Hours pre-requisite for Chuden.
- 2nd Degree Chuden Certificate – (Level 2 Western) 55 Hours total + 20 Hours pre-requisite for Okuden (*2nd Degree is recommended level for practice outside of self, family and friends.)
- 3rd Degree Okuden Certificate – (Level 3 Western/Reiki ‘Master’ Practitioner) 100 Hours total (*3rd Degree is recommended for professional practice.)
- 4th Degree Shinpiden* to Shihan/Teacher (Reiki ‘Master’ Teacher)– 300 Supervised Hours (Learn to Teach Reiki Ryoho to others.)
** Those that complete Komyo Reiki Training often have an opportunity to meet/train with Komyo Reiki Kai™ Founder, Hyakuten Sensei. **
Note – Thorough, supportive training is offered with additional self-study, required readings, supervised practicums, an exam, and ongoing mentoring through Dreamtime Wellness™ and Komyo Reiki Kai™ Boston. Reiki Training does not offer ‘license’ to practice. Currently there are no licensure or regulations for Reiki in the state of Massachusetts. New York and Florida require that Reiki is practiced under a nursing or massage license. There is no national certifying board or national exam to sit at this time. You will be able to ‘practice’ Reiki according to the regulatory guidelines of your city, town or state. A professional presentation and additional related training is helpful when working with Reiki. Reiki is not meant to take the place of conventional medicine; contact your physician with any medical issues. Reiki Practitioners offer Reiki. Reiki Practitioners are not meant to Treat/Prescribe/Diagnose, nor offer cure.
Potential Benefits of Reiki – Reiki Ryoho is a ‘hands-on’ healing art, using light or no-touch and involves no manipulation. Reiki promotes relaxation for mind and body, homeostasis (balance) and self-healing. Potential benefits include –
- improved comfort,
- increased calm,
- relief of physical and emotional tension,
- improved sleep,
- greater sense of inner peace.
Uses of Reiki – First and foremost, for SELF. No matter what level of Reiki you aspire to, “me-first” or Reiki self-care is important for good health and balance and allows you to offer more to others such as family, friends, and pets.
Reiki in Healthcare – Because of its gentle nature, ease of use and quick relaxation response, Reiki is offered adjunctively as supportive therapy in hospitals, hospice, cancer centers, pain management centers, and other healthcare settings. Reiki is most often offered for the purpose of relaxation, reduction of stress, relief of pain, and symptom management.
Client Testimonial ~ The ability to do Self- Reiki helped me recover after my surgery. ~ Ed (Danvers MA)
More information on Reiki can be found at the National Institutes of Health –
Reiki Research* – preliminary studies found in PubMed indicate Reiki to be potentially beneficial for relief of pain and anxiety. (*When researching Reiki in the literature, I recommend you seek reputable sources offering peer-reviewed articles with a basis in science.
New to Reiki? – If you are interested in trying Reiki, ‘Reiki Shares/Clinics’ are offered monthly on ‘first Tuesdays’ at the Manchester Community Center (Manchester-by-the-Sea) and ‘3rd Wednesdays’ Lahey Healthcare Outpatient Center (Danvers) for a nominal fee. ($20.00/$10.00 for Seniors) Contact me for information on how to register for a session.
Sources and for More Information –
- Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide* by Pamela Miles (*can be found at the Sawyer Free Library)
- Reiki: A Review of the Biofield by Pamela Miles; Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. Mar/Apr. 2003.
- The effects of Reiki therapy on pain and anxiety in patients attending a day oncology and infusion services unit.
- Effects of Yoga, Massage and Reiki on Patient Well-Being at a Cancer Resource Center
- National Institutes of Health NIH Background on Reiki
Feel free to contact me with any questions about Reiki and Reiki Training.
Enjoy today in a healthy way, ~ Karen
Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199
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