What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.

Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

In the Usui/Tibetan system of Reiki, there are four levels of certification. These include Reiki I, Reiki II, Reiki Advanced and Reiki Master.

Our Reiki certification classes are taught based on the teachings of and using the manuals written by William Lee Rand.

This excerpt is borrowed from www.reiki.org the official Reiki website. You can also find William Lee Rand's Reiki manuals and many other resources, such as books and articles at the official site.


Reiki Certification Workshops

Reiki I

Reiki is a hands-on modality that allows the practitioner to direct Universal life force energy though their hands. The Reiki 1 attunement expands and aligns the major chakras, opening and activating the heart, third eye, palms and finger tips. In class, the background of Reiki will be reviewed, the traditional hand placements are shown and practiced and you will enjoy giving and receiving a Reiki session. No prerequisites are required, all levels are welcome to attend.

Instructor:  Helen Cormier, Reiki Master Teacher

Reiki II

This one day course is the follow up training to Level I. This course will enable you to provide higher healing energy whether you use it for your own healing, giving treatments to friends and family, incorporating elements of Reiki within your profession, or even expand to the community.

 You will receive the Reiki II symbols which will enable you to: increase the power of your healing energy, be able to clear negative energy out of rooms, send energy to balance emotions and help heal relationships, and send Reiki distantly to another person. You will learn the many uses of Reiki in your every day life. You will receive the Reiki Level II attunement and have hands-on practice using the Reiki II symbols.

Reiki Level I is a prerequisite for this class.

Instructor:  Helen Cormier, Reiki Master Teacher

Reiki III, Advanced

This course is the Reiki practitioner's third and necessary step toward becoming a Reiki Master Teacher. You will receive the third level  attunement which increases the strength of your Reiki energy as well as the Usui Master symbol which increases the effectiveness of the Reiki II symbols and can be used for healing. This class also includes hands on practice using the Usui master symbol for treatments, advanced techniques for using Reiki to solve problems and achieve goals, the use of crystals, stones and grids, Reiki psychic surgery that allows you to remove negative psychic energy from yourself and others and send it to the light and a guided meditation that introduces you to your Reiki guides wherein you receive healing and information. Reiki Level II is a prerequisite for this class.

Instructor:  Helen Cormier, Reiki Master Teacher

Reiki Master

In this course you will  learn the values and spiritual orientation of a true Reiki Master, receive the complete Reiki III Usui Master attunement, as well as instruction on how to give Reiki attunements for Reiki I&II, ART and full Reiki Master. Instruction is given on the Usui/Tibetan system of attunements as well as the Usui system. Other variations are also outlined in the class manual. Over half the class time is used for practice so the student becomes confident in administering Reiki attunements.The Healing attunement and Aura Clearing (psychic surgery) is given and received by all students. This class is a powerful healing experience. While the content of the class will allow anyone to pass the ability to do Reiki on to others and to teach if one chooses, many take the class for their own use or to use with family and friends. Reiki Level III, Advanced is a prerequisite for this class

Instructor:  Helen Cormier, Reiki Master Teacher

Reiki for Animals

Learn how Reiki can help to calm your companion animals, reduce stress and anxiety, increase overall health and well being, as well as strengthen the human-animal bond. This class will cover a brief history of Reiki, animal handling techniques, hand positions, animal chakras, and hands on/hands off practice. Participants will receive the first level Reiki attunement. This class is for people only, please leave your companion animals at home. No prerequisites are required, all levels are welcome to attend. 

Click here to learn more about the benefits of Reiki for animals.

Instructors: Suzanne Parks Zilembo Reiki Master Teacher

Melissa Cara, Reiki Master Teacher, CPDT-KA, ABCDT, AKC CGC Evaluator, AFA Certified Aviculturalist

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