Are you considering signing up for Reiki training? If your answer is yes, this article will hopefully help you in making this decision. Don’t make the mistake by showing up for training without knowing what to expect. As a practitioner, you should be able to give Reiki energy during a treatment. However, let’s start with the basics first.

What Is Reiki?

Reiki is a holistic wellness system in which healing is performed by the touch of the hands, which allows the flow of the energy from a limitless source to the recipient via a Reiki practitioner. Reiki is an extremely powerful, yet gentle energy that can be easily channeled to yourself and others.

The Basics Of The Training

Training with the system of Reiki can support your healing and personal growth.

Reiki training is divided into three degrees or levels. The first degree is where you will be trained in the basic procedures and theories of Reiki. When you have attained this level, you can start practicing Reiki on yourself or with other people. You can subsequently move up to the second degree. At this level, you learn the use of symbols that are said to increase the strength and distance over which Reiki can be exerted.

If you are considering to learn Reiki, you can also undergo training to become a Reiki Master. In the third degree, also known as ‘Master Training’, you can train to be either a Master Teacher or Master Practitioner. By being a Master Teacher, you can teach all three levels to other people. As a Master Practitioner, you will focus on attuning other people to Reiki.

Who Can Train You?

Generally speaking, any Reiki Master can train you. After all, Master Teachers have been trained to teach all levels of Reiki. With the rising popularity of Reiki, you should be able to find a Reiki Master near you.

On that note, there are also institutions that focus on Reiki training. These institutions are established by known Reiki masters. For example, The International Center for Reiki Training was established by William Lee Rand after becoming a master himself.

You can find local institutions by doing an online search. They’ll provide you with details on their training so you can have a very good idea what each school specializes in. The details for the duration of the training should also be provided.

Training Cost And Duration

A Reiki treatment will typically cost between $25.00 and $100.00 depending on where you choose to learn it. However, some practitioners are known to offer treatments free of charge or for a donation.

As for the duration, a beginning Reiki class is normally taught over the weekend. The class can be one or two days long. It is recommended that the minimum time be at least six to seven hours. Along with attunement, it is necessary that the student be shown how to give treatments and also to practice giving healing in class.