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Reiki (pronounced (Ray- key) means
"Universal Life Energy" or simply "Life Energy."
Reiki is a healing technique used to reduce stress and bring about relaxation.
Reiki is a ‘life force’ that is available to everybody and can be tapped into at any time. This life force energy is believed to flow unseen through all living things. It flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. As long as something is alive, it has life force circulating through it and surrounding it; when it dies, the life force departs. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body. If your life force is low, or if there is a restriction in its flow, you will be more vulnerable to illness. When it is high, and flowing freely, you are less likely to get sick.
The Chinese have studied this life force for many thousands of years and place great importance on what they call ‘Chi’. In fact Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the idea of bringing about the balance of chi within in the person and only then will health follow.
Is Reiki Safe?
Reiki is 100% safe. The practitioner merely provides the channel through which the energy travels, and your own body puts it to use. Reiki can be used on everybody from babies to the elderly and even animals!
What happens during a Reiki Treatment?
The intention of Reiki is to heal the whole person, mind, body and spirit, via the bio-energetic that surrounds and permeates the physical body. Having a Reiki treatment is usually deeply relaxing and beneficial for many people. Many say that they feel a warm glow when they are receiving a treatment or they may feel sensations of hot, cold or tingling in various parts of their body, some may ‘see’ colours as they relax. Others may feel nothing during a treatment but say they still benefit after from Reiki therapy.
During the treatment you will be asked to lie comfortably on the treatment table. You will not need to remove any clothing. The reiki therapist will move around your body in a set pattern, feeling for energy blockages and balancing the Chakras (see explanation below). They may place their hands directly on you or they may move their hands above, below or around you. Treatment usually lasts up to an hour. Most people feel very calm and deeply relaxed after Reiki and it can help with all manner of problems. Reiki energy will pass through the practitioner’s hands to your body and flow to where it is needed.
Reiki is not a religion and you do not have to follow any particular faith or even believe in Reiki itself to benefit from a treatment - it is not 'faith healing'.
What are Chakras?
Reiki chakras are the same as the 7 major chakras found throughout the ancient traditional healing systems from the Indian subcontinent and the far East. Chakras are energy centres (vortices) in the energetic body from the top of the head to the tip of the spine. They are positioned at key areas where there are important endocrine glands & nerve plexuses. They are responsible for the coordination and vitalization of all the bodies (physical, mental, astral and physical) and their correlation with the soul, the main centre of consciousness. There are seven major chakras and 42 lesser ones. The seven major charkas are; the Crown Chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, the Throat Chakra, the Heart Chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, the Sacral Chakra and the Base Chakra.
Can Anyone Learn Reiki?
Reiki is not ‘taught’ so much as transferred by the Reiki Master to the student. Anybody can learn Reiki and use it in their everyday life. Thousands of people from all walks of life have learned to use Reiki. It is simple, effective and can be taught quite quickly. It is simply passed from the reiki teacher to the student. Initially, once this has happens you can then use Reiki for yourself and with a few further attunements and supporting knowledge, then you may be ready to use reiki on other. The Reiki practitioner acts as a clear channel for the energy to flow through to the client so no complicated skills are required. The practitioner does not use their own energy, so does not become tired or drained as the energy is simply passing through them.
Learn Reiki with Holistic-Centre.org
Holistic-Centre.org is dedicated to providing high quality Reiki training in Wirral from beginner to master degree.
You will be encouraged to learn through direct experience of feeling, sensing and working with the energy, underpinned by a clear understanding of the principles and practice of Reiki.
We offer an earthy, spiritual approach to Reiki grounded in your own life and experience.
As your understanding grows you will be given help to develop your spiritual awareness to your highest potential. There is no philosophy or spiritual teachings, we honour your own realisations and help you to discover your own spiritual direction.
Students enjoy ongoing support, which includes access to our resource centre and our regular Reiki Shares which are an opportunity to learn new techniques, practise Reiki, and share experiences with other healers of all levels.
Reiki is passed from teacher to student through a series of Attunements, or energetic empowerments.
Anybody can learn to be a healer and you do not need to have any previous qualifications or experience in order to receive the reiki Attunements.
Students also learn techniques to direct the energies for particular purposes such as physical, emotional or distant healing.
Reiki First Degree
One Day Workshop £125
Reiki I is the first ‘degree’ or initiation into the Reiki healing system. Along with practical training and knowledge based learning, the day involves four Attunements, which activate energy centres in your body to enable you to channel Reiki.
At the end of the day you will receive a certificate and will be competent to treat yourself, your friends and family. You will be given a manual to keep and a suggested reading list.
Reiki Second Degree
One Day Workshop £162
At Reiki second degree, you will deepen your understanding of Reiki as a healing system. You will be given the Reiki Symbols, which are the keys to this healing system and will be shown how to use the symbols to direct and enhance the Reiki energy.
At this stage you will be qualified as a practitioner of Reiki and you will be competent to practice as a healer.
Reiki Master Healer
Reiki IIIA - One Day Workshop £390
Reiki Third Degree develops the understanding of Reiki from the system of healing on the physical, mental and emotional levels. As a Reiki Master, you are invited to move beyond the practical application of technique into the ‘higher’, esoteric aspects of the system.
In many ways Reiki III is a beginning. It is the time to move beyond your learned knowledge and work directly from your own highest consciousness and integrity.
Reiki Master Teacher
Reiki IIIB - One Day Workshop and Ongoing Mentoring £390
Reiki Master Teacher training is available for those who feel ready to take the system forward as a teacher and to learn the sacred Reiki Attunement techniques.
Ongoing support is available to reiki teachers including workshop planning, mentoring and practical assistance.