Dr Usui’s system of Reiki training was developed to be given in three distinct stages. First Degree, Second Degree and Master’s Degree. Each Degree is complete in itself, and students will become certified Reiki Students on completing First Degree. At each stage of training, the student will receive one or more attunements.
The attunements are the very core of the Usui method of Natural Healing, they are what makes this system unique from other systems of healing. Through a series of empowerments, a Reiki Master will attune the student to enable them to channel Universal Life Force Energy to flow in its purist form.
The attunements are very precise and can only be transmitted by a Reiki Master, who has been trained to carry them out. The levels, or degrees, have been designed around the attunements, and an individual’s ability to take on the energy amplification received in the initiation.
First Degree Reiki Course
In First Degree training you will receive four attunements. These attunements are focused mainly on opening up the physical body so that it can then accept, (channel), greater quantities of life force energy.
The attunements are necessary to open the channel in the body gently and to re-affirm the student’s commitment to the process. After receiving your attunements, you will maintain the ability to channel the energy for the rest of your life. Once you have attuned to Reiki energy, you can never lose it. Even if you do not use it for several years, the moment you decide to use the energy it will be there for you.
In the main, Reiki training is meant to be experiential and each student will be encouraged to really get a feel for the energy moving into, and flowing through the body.
Students will, however, be taught the general principles of Reiki and become familiarised with its history and roots. On a practical level, you will also be taught how to give a treatment, firstly to yourself and secondly to other people. This part of the course assists the integration of the energy and gives you the tools to become a Reiki practitioner.
For the first four weeks after Reiki training, you will be encouraged to give yourself an hourly treatment each day. This process is important for two reasons. Firstly, to continue the integration of the Reiki energy into your body, and secondly, during the first three to four weeks following your attunements, your body will be adjusting to the energy and releasing any dense energy that is no longer serving you.
The daily treatments assist you to move through this process with more ease.
A minimum three month waiting period is advisable before you embark on 2nd Degree Training. The reason for a three month waiting period is to allow the body to adjust to the fine tuning that occurs in the initiation, which can result in an inner cleansing, on either a physical or emotional/mental level.
If you are a person who holds a lot of personal illness or issues (which many of us can), the waiting period is to allow the body to adjust to the physical and emotional change which can sometimes be a little traumatic.
Allow the Reiki to work and heal you, before moving on to the next degree. (At least three months).
Second Degree Reiki Course
Students often develop both a greater sensitivity to energy and their psychic awareness following their Second Degree Training.
During Second Degree, you will be introduced and attuned to three energy keys or symbols. These symbols can then be used as a focus to enable you to strengthen mental and emotional healing and to send absentee healing. A large part of the training received in Second Degree is centred around the understanding and use of these symbols.
Students are encouraged to both use and experience the use of these symbols on themselves. Techniques are taught to enable students to focus on the energy to release mental and emotional blocks. They will also learn how to focus their minds to enable them to send Reiki energy beyond time and space for effective absentee healing.
Students are encouraged once again to give themselves a Reiki treatment every day for four weeks following the completion of the course for the same reasons outlined in First Degree.
Master Degree Reiki Course
At its simplest level, a Reiki Master is someone who has committed on a personal level to accepting greater responsibility for his or her life, and personal destiny.
In Master’s Degree training, you will receive a further attunement to amplify your vibratory level further and activate the Master Symbol.
Becoming a Reiki Master requires commitment and dedication and anyone wishing to follow this path should find a Reiki Master to whom they feel intuitively drawn to before approaching them for training.
Each Reiki Master will carry their own individual vibratory level and unique way of working.
If you take on a Reiki Mastership, you will be passing on the original Usui Reiki Tradition and then keeping a commitment to your students to guide them after they have taken their training with you.
Think hard before you embark in this direction and make sure you have the time to dedicate to this journey.
First Degree Course – £125 – Includes Reiki attunements, certificate and manual
Second Degree Course – £155 – Includes Reikii attunements, certificate and manual
Master Degree Course – Price on application