What is 'Reiki'

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a system of natural healing and is the life force inherent in all beings. It is possibly thousands of years old, and the technique can be traced back to Tibetan Buddhist monks. It was re-discovered in 1800ís by Mikao Usui. The Usui system of Reiki is very simple but a very powerful healing technique that is easily given. Anyone can learn how to direct Reiki energy consciously. During a Reiki treatment the client remains fully clothed.
Reiki as taught by Dr. Usui, is ultimately a path to enlightenment. To walk the path of enlightenment it is vital that we are well prepared for this. Dharma is what prepares us. Dharma is a Sanskrit word that means ìto fulfill. In Buddhist terminology it is used to mean the teachings of the Buddha. In our case Reiki Dharma means the teachings and guidelines of Dr.Mikao Usui, Usui Sensei as he was and still is called in Japan to this day.

How does Reiki work?
Life force energy flows within the physical body through the pathways called chakras, meridians and around our bodies within a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. Disrupting this life force causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body. The life force is also responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body. The Reiki energy†restores the balance of the Life Force energy taking the body out of dis-eased state and back into total wellness. Because Reiki is channelled the Reiki practitioner’s energies are never depleted. In fact, the Reiki consciousness considers both practitioner and client to be in need of healing, so both receive treatment. Because of this, giving a treatment always increases one’s energy and leaves one surrounded with loving feelings of well-being. Learning Reiki makes you aware of the energy flow and enables you to direct energy at will.

Can anyone learn Reiki?
Yes. Dr. Usui himself says in his Reiki handbook that anyone regardless of their age can learn Reiki. Reiki is very easy to learn, and is not dependent on intellectual capacity, spiritual development or religious beliefs. It is therefore available to everyone, of any age or background. Reiki is taught or handed down by a Reiki Master.
How many levels of training are there?
Reiki is generally taught in 3 or 4 levels depending on your teacher’s viewpoint.
I teach to 4 levels which are:-
Level I (Shoden Level)
Level II (Okuden Level)
Master Practitioner/Advanced (Shihan-Kaku)
Master Teacher (Shihan)
Or
Energy Master/Teacher (Usui Reiki, Tibetan Reiki, Raku Kei Reiki, Original 7 Degree system and Seichem Reiki.)

About Bryan, your Master Teacher
Bryan became interested in alternative therapies after being diagnosed with ME back in 1993 and has learned many healing modalities. He became a Reiki Energy Master/Teacher in 1999, encompassing 7 Reiki styles, Usui Reiki, Tibetan Reiki, Raku Kei Reiki, Original 7 Degree system, Seichim Reiki, Seichem Reiki and Karuna Reiki. Since this time Bryan has learned the Original Techniques of Usui Sensei, which he simply calls Japanese Reiki. It helps to increase your intuition and with more techniques available in your Reiki armoury it enables you to get straight to the problem