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Reiki Training MAnual by Reiki  Master Teacher and best selling author

Reiki Training Manual
By Reiki Master Teacher Soraya
Kilmarnock South Ayrshire Tel 01292 540 740

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Traditional Usui Tibetan Reiki Training that complies with today's expected standards of education compiled by Reiki Master Teacher Soraya from her Lightworkers Foundation Reiki Training Manuals.

This is a comprehensive guide that will show the student what to expect from 1st Degree Reiki through to Master Teacher Level, and is a must for the Reiki Master Teacher who wishes to teach and run a successful Reiki Training Business.

This Reiki Training Manual with easy to follow instructions, will provide you with detailed information, illustrated hand positions, Reiki Symbols including the Antahkarana and information on how to start your own Reiki Training business. It includes information on preparing and running Reiki courses and Sharing Days advertising your courses, setting up your web site and preparing and storing your files on a PC.

Other chapters include Chakras, Meditation, Sample Case Studies, Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Reiki with other Therapies Reiki with Crystals and indexed lists to help you to find the appropriate crystal to use for particular conditions.

This training manual has been prepared to show you what you should expect from a Reiki Training Course. It will not give you the ability to offer Reiki treatments or training. You can offer Reiki treatments after a Reiki Master Teacher has attuned you to Reiki in a sacred ceremony. You can offer Reiki training after a Reiki Master Teacher has taught and attuned you to 1st Degree, 2nd Degree, 3rd Degree (known as Master Level and finally Master Teacher Level.
You may receive more than is shown here from your potential Master Teacher and that will be an added benefit however, you should expect nothing less than is contained in this manual. If you are already a Master Teacher, or are, hoping to become one then this manual should help to fill any gaps in your existing knowledge and practice. Moreover, if you decide to embark on the long arduous expensive route to obtain a Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) accreditation, this manual will help you to prepare for that.
In the Hawayo Takata method of teaching Reiki, taking written words from the training class was forbidden. Whilst this in itself protected the Reiki secrets, it also had many disadvantages for those students who, after completing the 2nd level, could not remember the symbols they had been shown. Whilst some may argue that if they could not remember the symbols then they were not paying enough attention, others may say that having paid for a course taking notes home would allow them to continue their studies.
In today’s society, everything must meet certain standards and have an industry standard method of compliance and certification, and this brings me to the start of my quest. I knew from taking my first Reiki course that I wanted to teach Reiki and that I would continue my studies until I had reached that level.
My journey was an eventful one and opened my eyes to political agendas and a core of misunderstandings in the Reiki levels that surprised and disappointed me. I contacted several official educational organisations to find support for Reiki Courses and eventually The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) were the only organisation who were prepared to advise me on the way forward.
This way forward took three years to achieve and cost a considerable amount of money but has allowed me to present my courses in a way that complies with a certified method of teaching yet still adheres to the handed down Reiki tradition. At the time of writing, no other Reiki Trainers had this accreditation. The LWF Reiki training courses had the following SCQF credit levels:-
1st Degree Reiki level 6 (Higher equivalent)
2nd Degree Course level 7 (Adv Higher equivalent)
3rd Degree /Master level 8 (HND equivalent).
Master Teacher Level 9 (Graduate equivalent).
This training manual should help you to learn and teach Reiki to an acceptable standard or to achieve your own SQA accreditation.

Reiki is a healing system that allows you to heal yourself and others by channelling Reiki energy through the hands. Reiki is easy to learn and easy to use, and anyone can do it. Reiki is pronounced "ray-key", "Rei" which means “Universal”, and "Ki" which means “spirit”, “energy”, or “life force”.
These two words used together also mean enlightenment. They represent the universal spirit coming together with our own. A Reiki Master Teacher must attune an individual during a training course before the individual can practice Reiki.
There are two types of Attunements. When a student attains the Master degree, he or she learns how to perform a ‘Healing Attunement’. A Master Teacher, in a sacred ceremony, performs the 2nd type of Attunement during a training course.
This is where the confusion occurs. To be specific only a Master Teacher can attune a person to 1st, 2nd or 3rd or Master Teacher degree Reiki. Once a person has been “attuned” to Reiki by a Master Teacher, they can perform treatments on anyone or anything. The practitioner who is giving the treatment is not healing or providing a cure.
They are simply channelling healing energy, which stimulates the body’s ability to start the self-healing process. Reiki energy enters through the Crown Chakra, through the Heart Chakra and then through the palms of the practitioner’s hands into the person receiving the Reiki.
This phenomenon is what separates Reiki from all other types of healing therapies. Done properly, giving a Reiki treatment to a person should energise rather than drain or debilitate the practitioner. Both the practitioner and recipient receive Reiki during a treatment.
Reiki works on all levels, physical, spiritual, and emotional, and studies have shown that it speeds wound healing time, lowers high blood pressure, reduces stress, and is effective as part of a regime to manage pain. Reiki is not an alternative to conventional medical care; it acts in a complimentary way to stimulate the healing process. It is not a religion and the person who is receiving the treatment does not have to believe in it or anything else.
The History of Reiki
Mikao Usui -Dr. Mikao Usui was born August 15th, 1865 in the village of Yago. Usui studied Buddhism, a form of Chi Kung, and other oriental healing systems. Most stories of the history describe Usui as a scholarly, bright, and hard working student.
Around 1914, he went to meditate at Mt. Kurama, and underwent a 21-day period of meditation and fasting. At the end of this 21-day meditation, the Reiki Energy entered his Crown Chakra and he discovered that he had received a great gift of healing. This gift allowed him to heal others without draining his energy. He opened a school in Tokyo, where he trained students in his Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho. Mikao Usui died on March 9, 1926.
Chujiro Hayashi -In 1925, Mikao Usui trained Chujiro Hayashi, an ex-naval officer and doctor in the Japanese navy, who later established his own clinic. Some suggest that Hayashi‘s military background prompted the introduction of specific hand positions though Mikao stated that Reiki was like water and flowed to wherever it was required.
Hawayo Takata was born on December 24th 1900, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. During a visit to Japan, she attended Dr Hayashi's clinic and began receiving Reiki treatments. She was so impressed with the results that she began to study Reiki with Chujiro Hayashi and later he journeyed to Hawaii to help Hawayo Takata to establish Reiki in Hawaii.
She was the thirteenth and last Reiki Master Dr. Hayashi initiated. Hawayo Takata initiated twenty-two Reiki Masters including her granddaughter Phyllis Le Furumoto.
Phyllis Lei Furumoto - After her grandmother’s death in 1980, Phyllis formed the Reiki Alliance in 1983 and is recognised as the head of the Reiki community.
Breakaway Groups
Since Hawayo Takata’s death several break away groups have formed for several different reasons. One of the first Master Teachers to break away was Barbara Weber Ray an American, whose background was in teaching and administration. This background is no doubt the main reason that Barbara decided to formalise Reiki training.
Since then there have been groups and individuals who have gone on to teach Reiki, some have done so with formal training whilst others have had no training whatsoever. This has, over time, created a fragmentation of individuals who through no fault of their own are teaching Reiki but who are not maintaining the original handed down-method of teaching nor the professional standards that are necessary in today’s society.

Reiki Ethics
At 1st degree, you may practice Reiki on yourself, members of your family, and those within your close circle of friends.
At 2nd degree you must have and maintain appropriate insurance in order to practice on others, whether you do so for free or with charges.
At 3rd degree, you must be aware that your actions are an example for others to follow therefore you must maintain the highest standards of attitude and demeanour.
As a Master Teacher, you should maintain the highest level of conduct and support others who are below your degree level. You should teach to the best of your ability and remember to give back in kind the blessing that you receive.
Governing bodies may require sight of client records in the event of a complaint or for evaluation purposes. In addition, good record keeping and case studies of all practice sessions will help you to develop your experience. You must observe the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.
You must observe patient confidentiality.
You must not exploit a client financially, sexually, emotionally or in any other manner.
You must not disparage other professional disciplines or act in a manner that would bring disgrace to yourself or the Reiki profession.

Reiki Levels
1st Degree Reiki: During this level, there are four Attunements. These Attunements will raise the student’s vibratory level and empower them to bring healing into their lives.
Students are not shown or told the symbols used but they will be charged into the auric or energy field. On completion of the course, each student is equipped to practice on the self, with family, and with friends.
2nd Degree Reiki: The student receives the 2nd Degree Attunement and learns the 1st Degree Reiki Symbols, how to sign and how to pronounce them. This knowledge empowers the student and helps the student to grow in confidence.
Some Masters are not prepared to teach to 2nd degree until a certain period has passed, usually around six weeks. Since everyone grows and develops at their own pace I am inclined to believe that each student should progress to the next level when they believe that they are ready to do so.
3rd Degree Reiki (Master Level): The student receives the 3rd Degree Attunement and learns two new symbols. The student also learns how to perform Healing Attunements as part of the healing process in cases of serious or terminal illness or injury.
This is not license to teach Reiki. An individual can only teach Reiki when they have completed the Reiki Teaching Course.
Master Teacher Level: Embarking on the Master Teachers course is the culmination of the entire training programme. The student will be taught the Master symbol, will be attuned to Master Teacher level. Over a period of time each student is coached in presenting 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Master Teacher degree courses and sharing days as well as being taught how to run their own business teach Reiki.