Reiki Level 1 | Reiki First Degree (Shoden)

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As the pace of life continues to accelerate, it is even more imperative that we all learn to slow down and focus inwardly. Reiki promotes deep self-awareness and helps you to find a sense of balance and perspective, even when life presents challenges.

Shoden, meaning “first teachings” in Japanese, is a two-day course that is entirely suitable for beginners. Reiki is a supportive, non-intrusive system of healing, available to anyone who desires to work with it. Reiki attunements help one to open to the natural healing abilities that are inherent in every person.

“Jaime made me feel comfortable and welcome from the outset of my Reiki training. The atmosphere was calm and spiritual and the training was both enlightening and empowering. I feel I have learnt the intrinsic value of Reiki and how to apply this to my own life and to those around me.” WM

“Having tried Reiki on the recommendation of a friend, I had several Reiki sessions with Jennifer which I found amazingly powerful – I was quite shocked at how profound the results were. As a result of this I decided to do the Reiki 1 course. It was a fantastic day, and Jennifer is a great teacher – very intelligent, good at explaining and listening – it was quite a soul searching day but also lots of fun. I regularly practice Reiki at home now and it is an important part of my life.” AB

On this course, you will be taught simple energetic techniques to help you relax and detach from the moment to moment pressures of the outer world. You can quickly begin to understand at an energetic level what inner changes need to occur to bring about greater peace, health, and happiness.

After completion of this course, you will be able to energetically move ki through the physical body (called “self-treating”), give Reiki treatments to family and friends, and be able to dowse over the major chakras to determine energetic wellbeing.

We are all born with a sense of wonder and a knowing that we are interconnected with everyone and everything around us. Challenges throughout our lives may cause us to put up an invisible yet tangible barrier which prevents further harm but this also begins to isolate us from others and from our true self. We simply need to find a way to feel connected again.

“When something becomes suppressed in the body, you are not aware of it. It goes into the unconscious, it is never conscious. The body is run by the unconscious mind, not the conscious mind. The whole mechanism of the body is nonvoluntary… In the West, much body work has to be done. It is needed, because western bodies have become insensitive. You touch and the touch is dead; there is no feeling in it. You can even kiss without kissing, with no inner feeling to it. Sensitivity has been lost, but unless a body is deeply sensitive it is not alive. The primary thing that has to be done is to make the body alive.” Osho

The gift of Reiki allows a person to begin to view life and life’s challenges from a detached, spiritual perspective, not easily achieved in a state of ordinary consciousness. The daily practice of Reiki can help us create that little space for ourselves now, realising that outer distractions and commitments will always be there.

“Life has been different after the attunement. I’ve been feeling better, more in control of my feelings.”

“I have allowed myself to flow with life rather than against it.”

“I have an awareness that a year ago wouldn’t have thought was possible.”

Have your dreams fallen to the wayside? Did you have ideas about what you would like to learn, do, or try out? So many of us have said to ourselves, “when I have more time…”, “when I have more money…”, “when the kids grow up…”, “when I get a pay rise…”, the list of limiting ideas is endless.

Most of us have had deep, inner longings that we have brushed aside because we were socialised to do so from a very young age. We did not stop to question the outside authority that dictated to us. With the planetary shifts that are occurring with increasing frequency, it is becoming harder and harder for many of us to continue ignoring these stirrings of the Soul.

Reiki can be seen as an inner doorway to finding inner harmony and balance, by helping you to let go of self-limitations and giving you the courage to pursue your innermost desires. In short, you will realise that nothing is impossible for you.

Cost and enrollment

  • Open to all, no previous training required.
  • The cost includes your full training, comprehensive manual and Reiki certificate, recognised by the UKRF and CThA
  • Cost determined according to whether the course is fully residential or non-residential.**
  • Check out our events timetable for dates, teaching venue and cost.

**The non-residential price (typically £240 for the 2-day Reiki First Degree training) includes all training and materials, but does not include any meals or accommodation costs.

Further information

An activation of one or more particular chakras and subtle bodies takes place at each Reiki level. In simple terms, an activation could be considered the switching on of an etheric circuit, enabling the individual to receive and be a conduit for heightened energy/ki.

No previous knowledge or training is required to attend the Reiki First Degree course. Once Reiki is activated by the attunement process everyone is able to use this nurturing, energy, regardless of age, experience, background or belief system.

The course material includes (but is not limited to):

  • What Reiki is and how it works
  • History and Origins of Reiki
  • The Reiki Precepts
  • Reiki/Tibetan First Degree Attunement
  • Practical Energy Exercises
  • The Human Energy System and Chakras
  • The Power of Intention
  • How to carry out a self-treatment – Practical
  • How to treat others – Practical
  • Basic Protection Techniques
  • The Reiki Shower Technique
  • Experiences during Reiki Treatments (Giving/Receiving)
  • Treating Animals
  • Other uses for Reiki
  • Introduction to metaphysical explanations for dis-ease
  • How to prepare a treatment room
  • Ethical code of conduct
  • Looking after oneself

After being “attuned” to the energy, reiki will help:

  • centre you when you feel scattered
  • energise you when you feel drained
  • calm you when you feel afraid
  • focus your mind and help you find solutions
  • relieve pain
  • accelerate healing of wounds/injuries/infections
  • improve health and gradually clear up old illnesses
  • prevent development of disease
  • release emotional wounds, limiting attitudes, fears and damaging behaviour patterns
  • bring you peace in moments of stress
  • give you strength in moments of weakness
  • give you courage in moments of fear
  • bring wisdom in moments of confusion
  • open you to forgiveness in moments of anger
  • show you new possibilities and support you in making changes
  • shower you with love in all the moments of your life

Anyone can receive and learn to give a loving Reiki treatment and Reiki is entirely compatible with any other conventional or complementary treatments. In one weekend you can obtain the skills necessary to start using Reiki on yourself, your family, your friends and pets!

All that is required is an open mind!

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How to book

Check out our events timetable to book on the next exciting Reiki First Degree Course!

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If you have any further questions about the course, please feel free to contact us.