Aims of Course
The broad aims of the course are to:
• provide you with core knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to running your own successful professional Reiki practice
• produce skilled and motivated practitioners suitably prepared to run their own practice and undertake continued professional development
• promote a depth of Reiki knowledge and understanding
• cultivate an interest in the interaction between Reiki, stress management and the immune system
What you will learn
The intended learning outcomes of the course (what students should know, understand and be able to do at the end of the course), can be described under the following headings:
• Subject knowledge and understanding
• Subject specific skills
• Key or transferable skills (including business management skills)
Subject knowledge and understanding
Successful students will:
• understand the history of Reiki, styles, systems and personal lineage
• understand physical and emotional healing
• be able to explain Reiki, what it is and what to expect during a treatment clearly to a client
• be able to understand current research into the effects of Reiki, how the immune system functions and how stress interrupts well-ness and healing leading to dis-ease
• be able to understand and explain how Reiki can be effective within an NHS or palliative care setting
• have critical understanding of red flag diseases and situations when Reiki may not be appropriate
Subject specific skills
Successful students will be able to:
• undertake an initial client consultation
• prepare a treatment plan and explain it to a client
• prepare a treatment room
• work safely and professionally with an awareness of ethical and legal responsibilities and requirements
• develop an understanding of Reiki within the context of other holistic modalities
• study and use appropriate literature with full and critical understanding, addressing questions such as content, context and interpretation of results to inform their practice
• communicate clearly and appropriately with clients
• market a business effectively
• understand and comply with current data protection and business regulations
• reflect on practice and understand self care
Key or transferable skills
Successful students will be able to:
• communicate effectively with clients and healthcare professionals
• take responsibility for their own learning and reflect upon that learning
• keep compliant and clear documentation
• motivate themselves and sustain that motivation over an extended period of time
• identify and work towards targets for personal and career development
• run a successful business
• maintain work life balance and self care
Learning and teaching methods used on the Course vary and include the following:
• Presentations where the tutor provides a framework for reading and independent study with supportive documentation
• Interactive learning in groups where students have the opportunity to work together, interact with the tutor and reflect on their own learning
• Tutorials working in small groups to discuss key issues in depth. Including problem based learning (PBL) based on case studies
• Supervised treatments – during the course 5 supervised treatments will be assessed with feedback
• Web-based modules and self study reading tasks
• Portfolio collated, consisting of 75 documented treatments of others and 100 hours of received treatments (through self-treatment/received treatment). A minimum of 10 case studies consisting of at least 4 sessions each must be completed.
Reiki levels 1 & 2 must be completed with Navitas during the course period. The additional workshops will take place on Monday 5th November 2018, 3rd December 2018, 4th February 2019, 13th May 2019 and 1st April 2019.
Hours of study
A minimum of 240 hours of study is required. This total includes guided learning, assessed treatments, case studies and directed learning.
Course Cost – £750
Cost of the course can be spread over 9 months with a deposit of £75. Payments will be collected through direct debit using Go Cardless.
What is the Structure of the Course?
The Course will take a minimum 9 months. It will comprise of Reiki Level 1 & 2 (1 day each), 5 additional one-day workshops, portfolio of evidence and 15 hours of webinar/Skype sessions, spread throughout the course. Support and feedback will be offered throughout.
How is the Course assessed?
Award of accreditation will take place after completion of all workshops and online content, together with additional portfolio evidence of 75 given treatments (including minimum 10 written up case studies), 100 received/self-treatments and 5 assessed treatments. Additionally a written paper set by Reiki Council must be completed.
What is the Contact time and expected workload?
The expected minimum course time commitment is 240 hours, spread over 9 months. Reiki levels 1 & 2 together with all workshops will take place between 9.15 and 5pm on separate days. An additional 15 hours of Skype or Webinar sessions are also scheduled within the course period. Study of the course manual and additional suggested reading is required to support the workshop content. Four assessed treatments will be arranged within the workshop days leaving 1 further treatment to be arranged separately. Treatment hours account for a further 175 hours (100 received and 75 given treatments).
Who is Teaching the course?
Currently our core teaching staff comprises of Simon Bailey, Sandra Goodman and Jenny Moran.