Give yourself the gift of Reiki

As we come to the closing stages of 2020, we pose you this question: when was the last time you filled your own cup?

After a tumultuous year in so many ways, self-care has become more important than ever. Self-care encompasses anything you do to look after yourself and refresh your mind, body and spirit. When we practice regular self-care, we are able to give those around us the love and energy they crave. It is essential for finding a healthy balance in your life and is a powerful method of self-love.

It’s time to start classifying self-care as a priority in our lives rather than a luxury and fortunately, Reiki is the perfect way to do this! Read on as we share how giving yourself the gift of Reiki is the most beautiful form of self-care.

We often turn to self-Reiki when we’re feeling out of balance or disconnected in some way, shape or form. This could be feeling a spiritual disconnection, out of balance because of anxiety, stress or tiredness or even when you’re needing extra support after illness or an emotional experience. As our mind, body and spirit are wholeheartedly connected, self-Reiki can support us in shifting these negative energies and guide us towards clarity and harmony.

Begin by finding a comfortable position. Just like we encourage our clients, find a space that allows you to immerse yourself to total relaxation. For some, this could be laying down in a quiet space, for others, it could be sitting in their favourite serene space. Whatever feels most comfortable and uninterrupted to you.

You can choose whether you would like to listen to relaxing music or indulge in a moment of peace and quiet. This is your moment of self-care; there are no rules of how you prepare yourself for self-Reiki.

Begin your self-Reiki session, using the hand positions you have been taught. Thoughts will wander in and out of your mind and that is okay! Guide yourself back from the thoughts and intrusions and focus on the Reiki. This can be a difficult art to master but accepting that your mind will try and distract you is the first step to giving yourself over to the present moment.

Through self-Reiki, your central nervous system will begin to slow down, relax and guide you to healing physically, emotionally and spiritually. Finding this balance can lead you to discovering a life of less anxiety, exhaustion, more clarity and most powerfully, a greater connection and appreciation for yourself and those around you.

Our 21-day self-Reiki challenge is here to help you prioritise self-care. Beginning January 1st, 2021, we’re kicking off the new year with 21 days straight of giving back to ourselves and filling our own cups. Our challenge is not only here to welcome a more balanced version of you into the new year but create a powerful habit that you can carry throughout the remainder of the year and beyond.

We’re encouraging you to inspire others around you to learn more about the power of Reiki too! Download your 21-day challenge badge and share this as your profile picture throughout the challenge. Engage in conversation about your challenge and how Reiki is available to anyone.

As we know, completing Reiki Level One is the gateway to treating yourself with Reiki. For anyone wanting to get started with our challenge, visit the Reiki Australia website to learn how to get involved and start your journey with this incredible practice.

Creating powerful connections, despite the distance

In 2020, many of us have been separated to those we love by city, state or even country. We have found ways to feel connected to each other despite the distance and Reiki has been a major key. This month, we dive deep into Distance Reiki and how, despite physical separation, we can still support the health and well-being of one another. 

Using our distant healing (or absentee healing), Distance Reiki allows practitioners to send healing energy across time and space. Giving us the ability to heal from afar, Distance Reiki embraces the fact that we are all connected, despite any physical distance that is between us.

Distant Reiki can address any issues, just like our in-person practice.

From overcoming negative experiences, our mindset, trouble with sleeping or physical ailments, Distance Reiki allows anyone across the world to benefit from our healing abilities.

While a Distant Reiki session may be practiced in different ways according to the Reiki form and lineage, the intention and outcome are immensely powerful for the recipient.

During a Distance Reiki session, we recommend the receiver should dedicate time prior to their session just for them. And to Createa nurturing, comfortable and serene environment for their session. This may include switching off their devices, finding a comfortable place to lay and ready to accept their Distance Reiki session. With these pre-session rituals, it helps for preparing their body for the healing energy.

Like their pre-session rituals, it is best if the session can take place in an undisturbed environment. The experiences felt during Distance Reiki vary person to person and from treatment to treatment. Whilst some may feel waves of energy through warmth and tingling sensations, some may experience a sense of deep relaxation, peace, and clarity.

When sending Distance Reiki, we must remind ourselves that we are working for the higher good of the individual and to make positive choices through embracing the energy we send their way.

So, does Distance Reiki mean that we can send Reiki to anyone we like? Well, yes, we can, but it is important to seek permission by the recipient. When performing Distance Reiki to someone in a coma or experiencing illness, we are often guided by our intuition to decipher if our Reiki is welcomed, and permission can be asked as part of the process.

When deciding to learn Distance Reiki, it is important to choose a training facilitator that you feel a connection with. Do your research until you find a Master that feels right for you. Taught by celebrated Reiki Masters that lineages can be traced back to Dr Usui. First and Second level Reiki training is provided by Reiki Australia Masters throughout the year. Reiki Australia has a directory of Members for you to explore. First level of education allows you to facilitate Reiki on family, friends, animals, and yourself with further training available to enhance your journey into Second Degree and Further and into a Reiki practitioner.

Visit the Reiki Australia website to learn more about our community of practitioners, our available training options and how to begin your journey to spiritual growth and enlightenment.

Step into your true calling with confidence

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and step into the role of professional Reiki Treatment Practitioner. You’re excited about moving beyond personal practice and you feel called to offer Reiki beyond family and friends. You’re taking it to the next level!

Your family and friends have all reported that they ‘can definitely feel something’ when you provide Reiki and you know that energy flows right? You know the power of Reiki because you’ve experienced it for yourself. What an amazing service to be able to offer others.

Except when we move beyond our comfort zone and embrace the ‘business’ of Reiki the dream of taking our spiritual and healing practice to the masses suddenly looks a little shaky.

Now instead of the encouraging noises from friends, complete strangers are asking pointed questions. But how does it work? What does Reiki actually do? Where’s the evidence? How do you pronounce Reiki? Do I have to take my clothes off? Who ‘invented it’? Will you be able to cure my irritable bowel syndrome? Do you share my notes with anyone? What happens if I injure myself at your clinic? What are your qualifications?

Whoa … you can see how it can all get a little overwhelming very quickly. I have had all of these questions at one time or another over the years and believe me if you’re not prepared with the answers it can shake your confidence! This in itself would be a crying shame because each and every one of us know Reiki works and we know how beneficial – and well – just amazing it can be when applied to our daily lives.

In order to feel confident in your abilities, and present a professional ‘shop front’, it’s vital to invest a little bit of time and energy into bringing your ‘business’ brain up to speed. 

By business brain, I’m talking about balancing your ‘positioning’ with your ‘responsibilities’ as a ‘professional’ service offering to the public.

In terms of ‘positioning’, the number one challenge Practitioners report is that they worry about a lack of ‘credibility’. Those Reiki Practitioners who step up to the plate in a professional scenario have a real desire to be seen as a trusted, credible practitioner – whether in their own clinic or in a medical environment.

Regardless of where you physically ‘practice’, you have specific responsibilities to your clients. These responsibilities cover everything from creating a safe, clean and hygienic space for a Reiki session to take place, to secure record keeping, insurance and even first aid.  

This can all seem a little daunting when you consider you simply want to help people – but if you truly feel called to help the public it’s important to put appropriate building blocks in place.

Here at Reiki Australia we understand the old dichotomy between ‘business/money’ and a ‘spiritual practice’, but the reality is you need to have some awareness of your responsibilities to be in a position to promote the benefits of Reiki in a professional capacity.

We realised support was needed in this area so we created a certificate course in professional development for Reiki Treatment Practitioners.  The course covers six key areas – you could say – the six building blocks to a successful, ethical spiritual and healing business.

The great thing about this particular course is that it’s been developed by qualified educators and Reiki professionals – exclusively for our community.

The depth of insights, first-hand experience and the knowledge-share across all six units provides a real business advantage to Reiki Treatment Practitioners in the professional setting.

Instead of worrying about a lack of credibility, imagine ‘knowing’ with certainty you are equipped and qualified to build a thriving Reiki Treatment Practice?  Imagine knowing you are supported and backed by Australia’s leading Reiki organisation. By doing the groundwork, having a sound knowledge base and systems in place, you will feel empowered on a business and professional level, giving you the confidence to step into your true calling on your spiritual and healing path.

Want to know more about Reiki Australia’s a certificate course in professional development for Reiki Treatment Practitioners? Visit Take your Reiki Practice to the next level’ for more information.

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Reiki Australia launches a professional development course to support Reiki treatment practice

Accredited Reiki Practitioners Reiki AustraliaAnnabel 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 contact@reikiaustralia.com.au, or by phone on 07 5476 3331.

Doors Opened for Student of 10346NAT – Certificate IV in Reiki Treatment Practice

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).

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Reiki Precepts and the New National Code of Conduct

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.

Reiki Insurance

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.

Recognition

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

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