Wednesday 18 January 2012
Which Level of Reiki do I need?
Reiki Teaching and Reiki Practitioners in Ireland do not undergo any statutory regulation. Therefore there are many different types of Reiki courses (and Reiki practices) avaiable out there, some of which include things that are not Reiki (such as Angels, Crystals, Mediumship, etc).
I've been on the committee of Reiki Federation Ireland for more than a year. RFI are an organisation that promotes high standards of Reiki practice and teaching. As part of my role on the RFI committee, I have helped write Standards and Guidelines for Reiki classes in Ireland.
I ensure to provide my clients/students with the highest possible standard of Reiki practice, I am transparent in how I teach, and if other elements enter the Reiki training due to the nature of the group, we discuss them as appropriate but do not necessarily incorporate them into the classes.
Everyone can bring in their own beliefs, work in their own comfort level, and leave with a knowldege of how to work with energy to heal themselves.
The following is a summary of the Reiki classes that are available, based on Reiki Federation Guidelines. Whether you take your classes with me or with someone else, it is important for you to be clear about what is involved in each level and where you are going, before you embark on any Reiki training.
Reiki Level 1
The first level of Reiki teaches you how to use Reiki for self-care. It enables you to work with people you are comfortable around, such as family and friends. You can stretch your practice to your pets if you so wish, you can use it on plants, and on food. We discuss all of the ways you can bring Reiki practice into your life as a Level 1 practitioner. My level 1 class is a Friday evening, and all day Saturday. During this class you will be initated into the Reiki light (connected), you will learn how to work with Reiki, and after the class you will get a manual and a Level 1 Certificate.
If you wish to continue using Reiki on yourself and your family and friends, it is not necessary to continue with any further Reiki courses.
Reiki Level 2
After you are confident working with Reiki, you may wish to deepen your relationship and your knowledge. Level 2 is taught by me over two full days, and are usually over a weekend. I recommend at least 4-6 months between Level 1 and Level 2 for you to grow in confidence in your ability as a Reiki practitioner. During Level 2 you will learn the Reiki Symbols, and you will be shown how to heal people from a distance.
After level 2 the Reiki light will become much stronger and more focussed in your body. During this class you will be initated into the Reiki light at level 2 and after the class you will get a manual and a Level 2 Certificate
Traditionally at this stage, people are able to treat the general public and deem themselves Reiki Practitioners, however it is recommended by Reiki Federation Ireland to take the Reiki Practitioner Module before formally opening your doors to the public.
Reiki Practitioner Module
Reiki Federation Ireland has introduced a new class which is of benefit to anyone who wishes to become a professional Reiki Practitioner. In this class you become familiar with the needs of clients, you grow in your confidence as a practitioner and learn about the standards and guidelines set by Reiki Federation Ireland in order to uphold a high standard of Reiki. You will also learn about what is involved in setting up your own business and the legal requirements of being in private practice.
If you are interested in taking this class please let me know.
Reiki Master Level
To deepen your Reiki practice and to obtain the Reiki Master Symbol, Reiki Master level is a beautiful gift which opens further doors of development and discovery in the healing arts.
I teach this class by appointment only, please contact me if you are interested in attending a level 3 class.
Reiki Master Teacher Level
Once you are established in your Reiki practice and feel the call to teach others Reiki, you can take the Reiki Master Teacher class. This can take up to 6 months to complete depending on who you are training with. During this class you should be invited to re-sit all the levels again, as well as undergoing special Reiki Master Teacher Training.
If you take this class with me we will cover teaching training, class planning, and how to give an attunement. An extensive list (compiled by Reiki Federation Ireland) will be given to you so that you fully understand what is necessary to cover in each class once you decide to teach it yourself. And you will get plenty of practice!
For more information on the teaching guidelines, you can visit www.reikifederationireland.com
Contact me if you have any questions, or would like to see my class schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org