Reiki Training – Further Information, Terminology & Dates

What is Energy & Energy Healing?

Everything in the Universe is Energy. Scientists have proved that all matter is made of Energy. Energy has its own vibration. Therefore each object has its own vibration.  In the same way each Being has his/her own vibration. When we are stressed we feel lethargic, often confused and for want of a better word “heavy”.  These feelings are contained not only in our minds but resonate throughout our body and into our aura (the magnetic field that surrounds each one of us) and on out into the Universe.  Often when you meet someone you “pick-up” on their energy. You get a sense of their anxiety.      

In the opposite scenario you have a person that is full of joy after hearing good news, their vibration is “high”, you sense their joy and cannot help smiling and celebrating with them.  Each of us naturally picks up on the vibration of energy all round us through our senses. Being consciously aware helps us to know our true selves and empowers us to cope with life experiences in a positive and loving way enriching our lives with peace. 

The energy systems of our bodies (aura, chakras, nadis and meridians) are connected energetically to our physical organs, glands and bodily systems. When the energy supplied to these systems is disrupted (e.g. by negative thinking or poor diet), the organs and systems of the body are less able to fight disease and injury. 

Physical, emotional and mental stress and trauma can become blocks to our personal development.  They can be stored in our bodies, affecting our ability to function at our full potential.  Energy healing supports the healing process by clearing blocks in the energy fields, repairing and rebalancing the energy so the body can work at its peak level of balance and from where it can access its ability to heal itself. 

Other forms of energy healing include Reflexology, Kinesiology, Acupuncture and Crystal healing.

Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki

Mikao Usui

Holy Fire® Reiki is a new form of Reiki that was introduced in 2014 by the International Centre for Reiki Training (ICRT). It is both powerful and gentle and promotes purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.  Holy Fire Reiki III® courses combine the Western style Reiki usually taught with Japanese Reiki techniques and the Holy Fire energy.  

Face to Face and Live On-Line Training Available.    

Level I (1 long day or 2 short days): Investment £170

Will enable you to use Reiki for self-healing and on your friends and family, as well as to support you on your path of personal growth.  Among many things, you will learn about the history of Reiki alongside how it can be used in every-day situations e.g. healing plants.  On completing this course you will receive a detailed manual created by the ICRT, a certificate of course completion and a self-created Reiki info booklet containing additional information intended to support you on your Reiki path. Training is available on 3rd June, 1st July, and 5th August. (Other dates and formats may be available so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re curious).

Level II (1 long day or 2 short days): Investment £190

Designed for those who already hold a certificate in Reiki Level 1 and who wish to further develop their understanding and practice of Reiki.  It is also for those who wish to become a practitioner and work with clients professionally.  Your learning will include the meaning of the symbols, how to carry out distance healing, guidance on being a professional Reiki practitioner and working with clients. On completing this course, you will receive a detailed manual created by the ICRT as well as a certificate of completion.  Training is available on 24th June, 22nd July, and 19th August. (Other dates and formats may be available so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re curious).

NB:    Although ICRT say Level I and Level II could be studied over consecutive days

I tend to teach with a gap of at least 3 months in between so trainees

have a good amount of time to absorb the impact of new learning and how it ‘feels’

Investment for combined courses made at same time  –  £325 (incl ICRT manual)


Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki Master (3 full consecutive days or 1 day per week for 3 weeks) Investment £375

Reiki Master training encourages a deeper level of self healing, promotes shifts in energy and nurtures your connection to your soul. It also introduces you to using Reiki as a day to day spiritual practise alongside many things including the power of the master symbol. 

This is an intensive and excellent course for those wanting to be Reiki masters as well as those Reiki masters who want to deepen their understanding of Reiki and increase the effectiveness of their Reiki energies. It is also an excellent class for those interested in self-healing and spiritual development.

If you want to teach Reiki yourself, this course is ideal as it will show you how initiate students into all levels of Reiki, including Reiki Master, both online and in-person. Included are step by step guidance for all techniques.

This course is a deeply healing experience.

Please note:

  • Should you wish, you can delay the teaching training element of this course until such time you feel more appropriate.

  • Essential experience for this course is that you’ll need to have studied Reiki Levels I and II, to have practised Reiki for at least six months and be able to draw the LII symbols from memory.

  • Before being accepted onto this course, you will need to submit a copy of your level II certificate.
  • On completing this course, you will receive a detailed manual created by the ICRT as well as a certificate of completion.

Holy Fire ® III Karuna Reiki ® Master (3 full consecutive days or 1 day per week for 3 weeks):  Investment £375

Karuna is a Sanskrit word also used in Hinduism and Buddhism which translates to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others and could also be translated as compassionate action.  As you develop Karuna in yourself, not only are you helping others but your own healing is quickened.  This class is the next step after Reiki Master.

Karuna Reiki® brings in healing energies that are noticeably stronger. Many who have been Reiki Masters for years (including myself) begin channelling healing results that are more powerful than previously experienced, 

Karuna Reiki® includes eight practitioner symbols, one Master symbol, four Ignitions including the World Peace Ignition and two meditations that are guided directly by the Holy Fire® consciousness.  After completing the course, you can use the Karuna symbols in your Reiki sessions.  Should you wish, you can also teach this course yourself as well as Reiki I&II and Reiki Master courses as Holy Fire® III courses.  

Please note:

  • This course is open to those who hold a Reiki Master certificate from any Usui or Holy Fire lineage and who have been a Reiki Master for at least six months.
  • Should you wish, you can delay the teacher training element of this course until such time you feel is more appropriate.
  • On completion of this course, you will receive a detailed manual created by the ICRT as well as a certificate of completion, be able to register with the ICRT and use their manuals for your own classes.

*Your investment includes

*Free ongoing support via email, telephone, messenger group and monthly in-person share group

*A non-refundable deposit of £50 will secure your place

Holy Fire ®III Reiki is the commonly taught style of Reiki
However, Traditional Usui Reiki Training is also available
Those who are Usui Reiki Practitioners (so have completed 1st and 2nd degree training) are welcome to undertake a ‘conversion’ course that will enhance their overall Reiki experience.  This ‘conversion’ training will enable them to become Holy Fire ®III Reiki practitioners. 
This course may take just half a day if you choose to combine first and second degree together or could take perhaps two half days if you’d like to combine the upgrade with a basic refresher.

Investment (incl formal ICRT manual):   Half day upgrade – £70 / Two half days incl basic refresher – £140


Traditional Style Usui Reiki Training (for which I am an IPHM accredited trainer):

First degree                                                                                       2 days                                         £175

Second degree                                                                                 2 days                                         £200

(second degree investment includes 3 case studies @ 3 sessions each to be completed following formal training days – completion of training certificates will not be given to students until case studies have been completed)

Master Practitioner / Teacher                                                       3 days                                          £300

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Reiki Terminology


This prepares you to be able to channel Reiki healing energy and stimulates your physical, spiritual, emotional and energetic bodies, promoting personal growth on all levels. The placement/ignition system practiced in Holy Fire® III Reiki makes teaching Reiki easier as you do not need class time to demonstrate and practice attunements.  It also provides a more effective level of Reiki for the student and empowers the symbols with more effective healing energy.


Symbols are used in Reiki to connect with different kinds of Reiki energy and since Reiki healing energies all come from God, the symbols are a way to connect with God. However, if a person doesn’t like the idea of symbols, they are not necessary to use with Reiki as in Reiki I there are no symbols.  (Keep in mind that symbols are part of Christianity. The fish and the cross are Christian symbols. Note also that Catholics make the sign of the cross over their chests for protection and to become empowered with Christ.)

Getting used to Working with Healing Energy:

ICRT allow teaching Reiki I&II over 2 consecutive days or with a gap in between each level because this is how Hayashi Sensei one of the respected founders, taught Reiki. When he was teaching at his school he taught them separately, but when he was traveling and teaching he taught Reiki I&II together in five days with about three hours of class time each day.  If you are a new teacher ICRT suggest you teach them separately, but as you gain experience you can decide if you want to continue to teach them separately or if you’d like to teach them together. This is an individual decision.

Training Format:

Training may take place face to face or live on line.  Length of training may be adjustable e.g. rather than two consecutive days, it could be studied in four shorter sessions over one week or perhaps 2 hours per week over 6 weeks. 

Training Dates:    

Start dates and formats are flexible so please get in touch with your inquiries.

Please Note: 
  • At the end of each course you will receive a detailed manual and a certificate of completion as well as follow-up support.  (With any Holy Fire® associated training, the manuals will have been created by the ICRT. Should you opt for training in traditional Usui Reiki, your detailed manual will have been created by me).
  • Following a placement/attunement, students are encouraged to complete a 21 day cleanse (i.e. are expected to give self healing treatments for 21 consecutive days so you start to bring your own body into balance and experience how the energy feels).  
  • You may wish to consider leaving a gap between completing Level I training and considering Level II training so the body gets used to how the energy feels and to working with it.  A gap of at least six months is recommended between Level II training and Level III Reiki Master Practitioner training for the same reason.
  • Reiki really is a gently powerful healing tool – the reason gaps between learning different levels are suggested is because part of anyone’s Reiki journey is self healing and recognising and letting go of our own ‘stuff’ can sometimes take a little while. 
  • Some practitioners include healing with crystals in their treatments (although it is not necessary to do so). This is not a formal or substantive part of training, however, I am happy to offer guidance on crystals in healing at your request, free of charge.
  • Apres training support includes a monthly face to face share (or on-line as conditions permit), alongside contact by email/text/PM/telephone should you wish – all free of charge.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’ve got any queries.

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