Reiki Australia honours Reiki branches which have a lineage traceable to the founder of the system of Reiki, Mikao Usui. We are delighted to present Gendai Reiki Ho in Reiki Australia’s ongoing series “Voices of Reiki“. The author of this article, Yuki Tamura, is the Australian representative for Gendai Reiki Ho and it’s founder Hiroshi Doi.Gendai Reiki Ho – Beautiful Harmony with effectiveness of Western Reiki and Spiritual growth of Traditional Reiki. Gendai Reiki Ho was founded by Hiroshi Doi, a current member of “Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai” a society created by Mikao Usui. Hiroshi Doi first learned Reiki I & II in 1993 with Mieko Mitsui, a Radience Technique Reiki master living in N.Y.,and he experienced its high effectiveness. Not long afterwards, in October 1993, he accepted an opportunity to become a member of â€œUsui Reiki Ryoho Gakkaiâ€, and received training in this Japanese form by Kimiko Koayama, the 6th president. Hirosho Doi realised the high spiritual orientation of Koyama senseiâ€™s teaching and found some differences with Western Reiki. Also around that time, many valuable documents about Usui Sensei and Reiki had been gathered to him, so he compiled them as Gendai Reiki Ho. Hiroshi Doi published his first book â€œIyashino Gendai Reiki Hoâ€ (Japanese) in May 1998 which was translated into 7 languages. This book was revised and published in English as â€œA Modern Reiki Method for Healingâ€ and was so popular it sold out. The long-anticipated reprint will be released in a new edition at the â€œGendai Reiki Ho International Gatheringâ€ in Madrid/ Spain in October 2015. Hiroshi Doi lineage Mikao Usui (Founder of Reiki Ryoho) Kanichi Taketomi (3rd president of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai) Kimiko Koyama (6th president of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai) Hiroshi Doi (Founder of Gendai Reiki Ho) Gendai Reiki Ho is a harmony of Western Reiki and Traditional Reiki (Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai). The aim of Gendai Reiki Ho is to attain “Anshin Ritsumei”(Enlightenment) by resonance with Reiki through practising of Reiki healing, self-purification and self-growth techniques with Gokai. The Gendai Reiki Network (GRN) provides materials and information worldwide. Learn more about GRN Video: The analysis of the effect of new Electroencephalogram EEG technology for Gendai Reiki treatment
On February 1st 2017 Victorian health practitioners, including Reiki practitioners, became the most recent subjects of the National Code of Conduct for Non-Registered Health Practitioners.
Victoria has formally implemented the Health Complaints Act and has appointed a Health Complaint Commissioner, Ms Karen Cusack.
The National Code is already implemented in NSW, SA and Qld.
The vast majority of health service providers are ethical, take client dissatisfaction seriously, and do their best to rectify complaints. Unfortunately, some health providers are not safe, through negligence, incompetence or impropriety.
Victoria has now taken a tough stand against dodgy health services and practitioners by:
- Expanding the definition of a health provider to include any service or practitioner engaged in assessing or improving a person’s health. This means that the conduct of anyone offering a service, or even working within a service that claims health benefits, are subject to the Code, such as secretaries, practice managers, cleaners etc who come in contact with clients.
- Giving the Health Complaints Commissioner new powers to:-
- receive complaints from anyone, not just the person who sought out, or received the service
- prohibit a provider from practising
- ban prohibited providers from other states from practising in Victoria
- issue public warnings, and the names of providers against whom a complaint has been upheld
- investigate matters where an official complaint has not been lodged, but there could be cause for a complaint
- follow-up to ensure compliance with quality improvement recommendations.
Since 2002 Reiki Australia has formally participated in the development of the National Code of Conduct, providing a voice for Reiki, an advocacy for our members, and for the rights of Reiki clients and students. Our proficiency in describing best practice professional Reiki service has seen Reiki Australia called upon as an expert witness several times by police in three states, assisting investigations into alleged criminal conduct perpetrated by Reiki practitioners. None of the offenders were members of a Reiki organisation.
Reiki Australia supports the implementation of the National Code of Conduct for Non-Registered Health Practitioners.
Annabel Muis wrote this on 16th March 2018
Reiki Australia has announced the introduction of a non-accredited certificate course in professional development for Reiki treatment practitioners. The course addresses knowledge and professional responsibilities that are important for all healthcare workers and supports the National Code of Conduct for health care workers, which is a legal requirement for health practitioners in most Australian states.
With an objective of supporting best practice for Reiki treatment practitioners, it is open to Reiki Australia members who have Reiki I and II and are interested in professional Reiki treatment practice.
The course units are:
Unit 1 Codes of Ethics; Codes of Conduct
- Understand the nature of personal and professional Reiki treatment practice
- Comply with professional standards
Unit 2 Effective Professional Relationships
- Communicate effectively with clients and colleagues
Unit 3 Teamwork; Managing Conflict
- Contribute to effective teamwork
Unit 4 Records, Privacy and Referral
- Ensure an understanding of client rights and the elements of informed consent
Unit 5 Client and Workplace Safety
- Implement WHS/OHS requirements
Unit 6 Infection Control
- Implement and maintain infection control practices
Units are all designed for home study. Each unit will require a minimum of around 12 hours over up to two months, in study and the completion of exercises and assignments. Completion of each unit will earn 10 CPD points.
Apart from Unit 1, which must be completed first, units can be undertaken in any order. A statement of attainment will be provided after completing each unit, and a Certificate in Professional Development for Reiki Treatment awarded on completion of all six units.
Reiki Practitioner members who complete Unit 1 will qualify (conditional on having insurance, current first aid and minimum practice requirements) for Reiki Australia’s Accredited Reiki Treatment Practitioner membership category, which represents excellence in Reiki treatment practice.
To obtain more information, or to apply for Professional Development for Reiki Treatment, please contact Reiki Australia’s Administration Officer by email at email@example.com, or by phone on 07 5476 3331.
Ever since learning Reiki, Annemiek Van de Kamp has longed to see Reiki treatment acknowledged in health care in Australia. In a distinctive way, she took a step in the direction of helping to manifest this vision, by enrolling in 2013 for Reiki Australia’s newly nationally accredited qualification in Reiki Treatment Practice. Annemiek, a Reiki master and practitioner with 20 years’ experience giving Reiki treatments, became the first student to graduate with a Certificate IV in Reiki Treatment Practice.
After beginning formal training in Reiki treatment practice, Annemiek, a Reiki Australia member, was increasingly called upon by nursing staff to provide Reiki at the nursing home where she works as a chef.
“It opens doors”, she said. “Now it’s professional, like massage, reflexology, and other complementary therapies”.
While 10346NAT Certificate IV in Reiki Treatment Practice is no longer available, Reiki Australia is introducing other initiatives to assist the ongoing development of practitioners who aspire to provide a professional Reiki treatment service. Read more.
Keep your eyes on the Reiki Australia website for new educational opportunities. If you’re already providing Reiki treatments to the public, or you have an existing a health or community service qualification, be sure to ask about recognition of your prior learning (RPL).
From 1st October 2015, the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers will apply to health workers in Queensland. They will join their fellow in NSW and South Australia where the Code has already been implemented. Other states and territories will follow as the Code is rolled out nationally.
Be kind to others. Show gratitude
The Reiki Precepts don’t usually spring to mind when we think about regulation, but conducting your professional practice, in accordance with the National Code, is very much aligned with Reiki values of care and compassion.
Be diligent in work. Earn your living honestly
The National Code is designed to ensure clients are respectfully cared for in the broadest sense, including their physical, financial, moral and psychological safety. We work diligently and honestly when we abide the laws that apply to us.
Who is to Comply?
The Queensland Code sets minimum standards of conduct for healthcare workers who are:
• not required to be registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.
• registered health practitioners under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and who provide health services that are unrelated to their registration
How does this affect me?
Reiki Practitioners who provide treatments to the public in Queensland must now ensure they comply with the National Code. We recommend that you self-assess your practice against the requirements detailed in each of the Clauses below. Some Reiki practitioners may have to obtain appropriate insurance, undertake First Aid training, learn how to implement Infection Control, or Informed Consent, or how to make referrals, and more. It may also impact how you advertise your services.
If you are a Registered Health Practitioner who also provides Reiki treatments to clients, you must abide the Code in your provision of Reiki.
Do Reiki Masters have to comply?
The teaching practice of Reiki masters is not subject to this regulation. Reiki Australia and other Reiki associations agree that Reiki masters provide training in a spiritual personal practice and healing art. However, Reiki masters who provide treatments to the public are required to comply. And Reiki masters, whose students may provide treatments to the public, will want to be informed enough to offer basic guidance to such students. Reiki Australia has the knowledge and resources to support your students.
Does this mean Reiki is being regulated?
No. In fact, the National Codes are likely to be helpful in advancing Reiki as a safe, non-invasive, effective treatment option, by ensuring high standards of client safety and giving credibility to Reiki practitioners. Plus, the strengthened mechanisms for handling complaints will mean unscrupulous practitioners can more easily be identified and prohibited from practicing.
Where can I get help to ensure I comply?
If you are unconfident to interpret and apply the new Code; if you feel unsure about your responsibilities, or you would like guidance in becoming compliant, we recommend that you consider membership of Reiki Australia. Since 2002 we have actively participated, at state and national level, in the development of the National Code, so you can be assured that you’ll get great support from a knowledgeable team.
As a member you’ll also save on insurance, and get your professional profile displayed in our modern, high-powered online directory, as part of your membership benefits.
Clause 16 of the National Code requires all practitioners covered by this Code, to hold appropriate insurance. Reiki Australia has negotiated insurance at a great discount rate for Reiki master and practitioner members, including those who practice other modalities.
In 2010 Reiki Australia created a specific category, Accredited Reiki Treatment Practitioner, to accredit members whose practice complied with NSW Code of Conduct that formed the foundation of the National Code.
Reiki Australia has developed a comprehensive ”Grandparenting” process that enables Reiki practitioners to be acknowledged for their experience, competency and compliance.
Once you have joined as a Reiki Practitioner member, you’ll have access to the Grandparenting process to become an Accredited Reiki Treatment Practitioner member while ever this option remains available.
What does the Code include?
The Queensland Code includes the following main clauses (further detail is set out in sub-clauses):
Clause 1: Healthcare workers to provide services in a safe and ethical manner
Clause 2: Healthcare workers to obtain consent
Clause 3: Appropriate conduct in relation to treatment advice
Clause 4: Healthcare workers to report concerns about treatment or care provided by other health care workers
Clause 5: Healthcare workers to take appropriate action in response to adverse events
Clause 6: Healthcare workers to adopt standard precautions for infection control
Clause 7: Healthcare workers diagnosed with infectious medical conditions
Clause 8: Healthcare workers not to make claims to cure certain serious illnesses
Clause 9: Healthcare workers not to misinform their clients
Clause 10: Healthcare workers not to practice under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Clause 11: Healthcare workers with certain mental or physical impairment
Clause 12: Healthcare workers not to financially exploit clients
Clause 13: Healthcare workers not to engage in sexual misconduct
Clause 14: Healthcare workers to comply with relevant privacy laws
Clause 15: Healthcare workers to keep appropriate records
Clause 16: Healthcare workers to be covered by appropriate insurance
Clause 17: Healthcare workers to display code and other information