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How to become a Reiki Healer

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What does a Reiki Healer do?

Reiki, meaning #universal life energy#, is a system or method of natural healing founded in Japan at the end of the 19th century. Reiki healers use this source of energy, and channel it to stimulate the body's natural healing process. Reiki practitioners believe that when someone is ill or stressed the universal life force or energy, which is within everyone, is slowed down or restricted.

There are many different systems of Reiki but a common theme is the use of Reiki to help physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problems. It is used to renew vitality, induce feelings of serenity and relaxation, and to relieve problems caused by stress, tension, chronic illness and post-operative pain. It is used in conjunction with traditional medicine and not as an alternative.

The client relaxes on a bed or chair whilst the healer places their hands in a sequence of positions over the client's body. The whole body is treated rather than specific symptoms or areas. Treatment takes between one and two hours. Reiki treatment is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist, non-manipulative and no pressure is applied.

What's the working environment like working as a Reiki Healer?

There are no set working hours. Unsocial hours may be worked to accommodate their clients.

Healers are likely to work in a quiet room where their clients can lie comfortably on a couch. Some offer a service in clients’ homes. No special equipment is needed. Reiki healers spend a lot of time on their feet, bending over clients.

What does it take to become a Reiki Healer?

To be a Reiki healer you should :

  • be comfortable with close contact with clients
  • be patient, polite, sensitive and non-judgmental
  • be able to empathise with clients to understand what they are going through
  • have a genuine desire to help others
  • have good verbal communication skills to explain the treatment to clients
  • have good written communication skills to keep accurate records of treatment
  • have a gentle, light and comfortable touch
  • be able to inspire confidence in clients.

Reiki Healer Career Opportunities

Many Reiki healers offer other therapies such as reflexology and aromatherapy, or they may combine it with another career such as nursing.

There are limited opportunities to work in a variety of medical settings such as hospitals, hospices, or attached to a GP surgery or natural health centre. Practitioners may work from home, from a rented room in a clinic or other premises, or from several of these places.

Practitioners need to be prepared to market their business if they are self-employed, often working long hours at first until they have built up their practice.

Further information

If you would like to know anything about Reiki Healer that does not appear on Hotcourses, further information can be found below.

Reiki Association
www.reikiassociation.org.uk

UK Reiki Federation
PO Box 1785
Andover
SP11 0WB
Tel: 01264 773774
www.reikifed.co.uk