It can be hard to know what to look for when searching for a Reiki practitioner. I had a client ask me about this yesterday–she was looking for a recommendation for her uncle who lives in Texas.
Read on to find out the top questions to ask to find a qualified Reiki practitioner. I’ll give you the evaluation criteria to look for to make an informed decision.
1. How long was the practitioner’s training?
Reiki trainings range anywhere from 1-2 days to a year or more. When training takes place over a longer period of time, there’s more of an opportunity to integrate what is taught, ask questions, and practice.
2. How long has the practitioner been practicing professionally?
The length of time the practitioner has been seeing clients professionally can be an indication of a breadth of experience, and hopefully a level of comfort dealing with a range of client situations and issues.
3. Does the practitioner specialize in working with certain kinds of clients or issues?
This can be helpful if the practitioner offers a specialty that corresponds with what you need as the client.
4. Do you feel comfortable?
This is more a question to ask yourself. You want to feel comfortable and at ease when you speak or email with the practitioner when you schedule your appointment, and during the session itself. You might be dealing with a sensitive issue, and you want to feel supported. Trust and a sense of rapport during any kind of bodywork is vital.
5. What is the practitioner’s personal practice? Do they practice daily Reiki self care and meditate?
Practicing daily Reiki self care and meditation lies at the center of the system of Reiki. The more a practitioner works on her or his own healing, the more s/he will have to offer you as the client. This also ensures that their own issues don’t get in the way of helping and supporting you.
6. Does the practitioner get Reiki or other kinds of bodywork sessions regularly?
This can be a sign that the practitioner invests in taking care of him or herself on a regular basis, and can be a way to work through their own issues and challenges and avoid burnout. Receiving sessions can also inform the way the practitioner gives sessions, helping her or him remember what it feels like to be the client.
You’ll be able to find the answers to some of these questions on the practitioner’s website; other questions you might want to ask on the phone, in an email, or in person. I hope this article helps you find a wonderful Reiki practitioner so you can best enjoy the benefits of Reiki. Good luck!
P.S. Did you miss this recent post about if anyone can learn Reiki?
It seems I’m not the only one who thinks the new year is a great time to learn Reiki. I’m excited by the interest I’ve been hearing from many of you, asking about upcoming Reiki I, II, & III classes.
The next beginner Reiki I class starts on Tuesday, February 3rd. (There are a few spots left.)
Reiki II starts on Tuesday, March 17th. Here’s what you’ll discover as you take your practice to the next level.
Reiki III starts on Tuesday, March 10th. This advanced training takes place over 4 months and is limited to 6 students. (It’s offered once a year, and there are payment plans available.)
You can book here if you’re ready to learn a powerful, yet easy way to take care of yourself, your loved ones, and/or for professional practice.
And let me know if you have any questions about any of the classes.
Been practicing Reiki, and ready to deepen your practice?
Read on to discover 7 reasons to take a Reiki II class.
1. Learn to give a full Reiki session: you’ll give and receive a full Reiki table session. (This is usually a favorite.)
2. Discover the Absentee Reiki Healing Technique: this technique enables you to give Reiki to friends and family that live far away. Click here to learn more.
3. Practice working with specific kinds of energy: you’ll learn 3 symbols and mantras to help you develop sensitivity to different kinds of energy and be able to use the kind of energy you need in different situations.
4. Get back to your daily Reiki practice if you’ve moved away from it.
5. Develop a deeper connection to Master Usui’s inner teachings: this will provide you with a stronger foundation in your personal Reiki practice (not to mention your life).
6. Strengthen your intuition: Learn to trust yourself more as you connect with your mind/body/spirit in expansive new ways.
7. Be Reiki: become more balanced and mindful in your every day life.
Note to past students: want to reconnect with your practice and get some Reiki community love? Sign up to resit for 50% off.
You can book here if you’re ready to deepen your experience with Reiki.
Questions? I’m here to help, just let me know.
I’ve been hearing from many of you, asking when I’m going to teach the next Reiki I or II class. With back to school ingrained in many of us, fall is a great time to learn something new.
Reiki I Class Starts October 7th
People often ask me what to expect from taking a Reiki I class and I tell them about
5 major benefits.
Here’s a previous article I wrote about how taking Reiki I changed my life, to give you some ideas of how it might change yours.
You can book here if you’re ready to learn a powerful, yet easy way to take care of yourself, and let me know if you have any questions.
Here’s what one student said about learning Reiki and the effect it had on his life:
I see Deborah for Reiki sessions, and she is also my Reiki teacher. The results have been nothing short of mini-miracles.
Since I learned Reiki, I’ve quit smoking, gotten off medication, and become more passionate about my life in general. My advice: if you’re struggling in any area of your life, take a Reiki class or get a session, and be open to the possibility of shifting your life and watch for the transformation.— Joe L.
Reiki II Class Starts November 11th
Been practicing Reiki and ready to deepen your practice?
Reiki II will take place on November 11, 18, and December 2nd, 6-9pm.