FAQ s

General Reiki FAQs

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a gentle yet powerful hands-on Japanese healing technique that works on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Reiki works by gently clearing energy blockages within the body, which then allows the body to heal itself.

Reiki is commonly translated as Universal (REI) life-force energy (KI ). It is an ancient Japanese hands- on healing technique which involves the channeling of energy through your hands. Universal life force energy refers to the energy that is within every living thing on earth – plants, animals, humans and which surrounds us at all times. The concept of the presence of a ‘life force energy’ within and around us is one that has been a part of many cultures and philosophies going back thousands of years. People are often familiar with the terms ‘Chi’ or ‘Prana,’ which also refer to the same energy source.

The practice of Reiki is the channeling of this ‘life force energy’ through the palms of the hands and into the body. The premise is that the Reiki then moves through the body, revitalising the cells and organs and balancing out the energies within the body. The body is then able to heal itself. The most common experiences after receiving Reiki are feelings of deep relaxation, grounding, calm and increased well-being on all levels. It doesn’t matter whether the imbalance or blockage is located within the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual body – the Reiki works wherever it is needed.

What are the benefits of Reiki?
  • Reiki is a gentle, yet powerful hands-on Japanese healing technique that works on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
  • Reiki works by gently clearing energy blockages within the body, which then allows the body to heal itself.
  • Reiki is a simple way to increase your well-being – a healing technique literally in the palm of your own hands!
  • Reiki can assist in managing chronic conditions – such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety.
  • Reiki can be a wonderful support for parents – for maintaining personal energy levels, reducing stress and for assisting children during times of stress, illness, and change. It can also assist parents caring for children with behavioral or social difficulties.
  • Reiki is a wonderful complement to other professions – for example, massage therapists, beauticians, counselors, and people who work in stressful situations on a day-to-day basis.
  • Reiki is non-religious, non-invasive and can be used in conjunction with other techniques and treatments.
What is the right type of reiki and who is the right teacher for me?

The truth is there is no ‘right’ type of Reiki, and there is no right teacher. 

I tend to find that the right Reiki and the right teacher finds you, at just the right time. Or at least – that is what happened to me!

I teach Usui Reiki Ryoho in the traditional way – with Reiki being a personal healing journey, that extends beyond the 2-day class, and certificate.

I’m still on that journey myself and just completed an additional 3 days of Master/Teacher training this past weekend. I am thrilled to bring this deeper knowledge to this next class! 

Reiki is such a powerful and profound healing technique that unfolds for you over time, dependent on your life journey, experiences and intentions – and I am passionate about facilitating your Reiki journey in the way that meets your healing needs exactly where you are in your life at this moment. 

My classes are very much catered to each individual in each class, and each year I invest in further trainings so I can continue to bring up to date knowledge and support to the students that train with me.

Reiki Workshops FAQs

What is your experience as a Reiki Teacher?

I began my own personal healing journey with Reiki in 2000 I have had many years of profound and practical personal experiences with Reiki.

As a practitioner since 2010, and a Master/Teacher since 2012 –  I have seen the endless ways Reiki can assist with healing and personal and spiritual growth.I bring this depth of personal and professional knowledge and experience to my classes.

I am passionate about continually adding more value and support into each class I run, and each year I invest heavily in my personal and professional development to be the best facilitator I can be on your journey and to bring you up to date information and support.

I believe that each person comes to Reiki through their own journey of trauma, experience, and spirit and as a result, I work to cater to your individual needs.

I have trained under three Usui Reiki Master/Teachers since 2000:

Foina Drummond, Reiki Level 1.

Tricia Statham Reiki Level 2, Level 2 Advanced , Master/Teacher and

Frans Steine Master/Teacher.

Whether you are a first-time energy person, or a seasoned energy worker, I will meet you where you are to give you the most profound healing experience possible with the most comprehensive support I can offer.

What is the right type of Reiki and who is the right Master/Teacher for me?

The truth is there is no ‘right’ type of Reiki, and there is no ‘right’ Master/Teacher.

I tend to find that the ‘right Reiki’ and the ‘right teacher’ finds you, at just the right time.

That is certainly what happened to me!

I teach traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho – with Reiki being a personal healing journey, that extends beyond the 2-day class, and certificate.

Reiki is such a powerful and profound healing technique that unfolds for you over time, dependent on your life journey, experiences and intentions – and I am passionate about facilitating your Reiki journey in the way that meets your healing needs exactly where you are in your life at this moment. My classes are very much catered to each individual in each class, and each year I invest in further trainings so I can continue to bring up to date knowledge and support to you as your journey unfolds.

Please contact me here to talk further about your needs and if I might be the right teacher for you.

Why I don't teach Reiki Level One and Two in a weekend - or online?

The truth is Reiki is experiential, ‘hands on’ and a very personal experience, and it takes time to integrate the shifts that occur within your energy and your awareness.

It takes time to explore how you connect with Reiki – and how Reiki can help you with your healing – and that of your family and friends. And most of all it often takes time- to feel confident that you can use Reiki.

So many people say to me that they worry that they are not special/spiritual/enlightened enough to be able to ‘do Reiki’ but the truth is – anyone can!

I have taught people from all walks of life, all different professions and all levels of spiritual knowledge – and ALL of them left with Reiki ‘in their hands’! 

How long do I have to wait until I can progress to Level 2?

With the traditional teaching of Reiki, there is a 4-6month waiting period between Levels 1 and 2, and a 12month waiting period between Level 2 and Masters.

People often ask why this is the case.

Moving through the levels quickly is like skimming the chapters of a book.

You might have some understanding and enjoy the story – but the depth, and the heart, and the soul of the story is in the sentences, in the pauses, in the moments that weave together to create the journey.

The same is true for Reiki – it is in this period of time that you heal what needs to be healed within yourself, you build your understanding of how Reiki helps you, and you get to really explore the extent of it’s beautiful empowering energy in your life. 

What kind of support will I receive after my training?

I run twice monthly Reiki shares throughout the year for her students, so students have easy, affordable access to support and practice when you need it. It’s something I really love to offer my students.

I also have a private Facebook group just for students to connect in, to be able to share and support each other as you journey with Reiki.

I also offer a seperate Reiki Level 2 Facebook Groups, and Advanced Reiki 2 classes to explore more deeply the techniques that are learnt at Level 2.

I send out fortnightly emails with information for those who wish to receive them.

For students wishing to become Practitioners – but are not sure where to start – I also have a Practitioner Workshop which is a combination of online and in person lessons to help you make it happen with support and confidence.

For students wishing to become Master/Teachers, I offer this deeper level of training too.

I’ve completed my Reiki Level 1 training before - but I’m feeling a bit disconnected and would like to re-sit before I do my Reiki Level 2. Can I do that with you?

Absolutely, Reiki attunements last forever and so you don’t ‘need’ to be re-attuned if you have completed Usui Reiki with another teacher. But I am happy to give you the attunements again if you wish, as they are such a beautiful experience.

Most people find a deeper level of understanding, confidence and re-connection following resitting a class. The content that different Master/Teachers teach can also vary with Reiki, depending on your lineage, so re-sitting can be a good way to ensure you have all the information I teach at this level, prior to moving on to Levels 2 and beyond. I am always happy to talk with you about your previous training and work out was is the best way to move forward for your individual situation.

I did my previous training with someone else - can I do my next level/s with you?

Yes, I am happy to train people who have taught with other teachers. Please contact me here and we can arrange a time to discuss the best way to begin, what your goals are, and how I can help.

What are some of the additional benefits of learning Reiki Level 1?
    • Reiki is a simple way to increase your well-being – a healing technique literally in the palm of your own hands!
    • Reiki can assist in managing chronic conditions – such as chronic pain, depression and anxiety.
    • Reiki can be a wonderful support for parents – for maintaining personal energy levels, reducing stress and for assisting children during times of stress, illness and change. It can also assist parents caring for children with behavioural or social difficulties.
    • Reiki is a wonderful complement to other professions – for example massage therapists, beauticians, counsellors and people who work in stressful situations on a day-to-day basis.
    • Reiki is non-religious, non-invasive and can be used in conjunction with other techniques and treatments.
    • Reiki is a gentle, yet powerful hands-on Japanese healing technique that works on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Reiki works by gently clearing energy blockages within the body, which then allows the body to heal itself.

Distance Healing FAQs

Is there anything I need to do while you do the distance healing?

There is nothing you need to ‘do’ at all really! Although I do recommend that you set an intention for the healing prior to your session time.

Still your mind, take a few deep breaths and take a moment to ask for what you feel you need healing for. Reiki will always go to where it is needed most – but clear intention can be very powerful in consciously creating the changes you wish to achieve within this experience. But there is one catch – once you have set that intention, allow yourself to let go of all expectations, and simply trust that you will receive exactly what you need for your highest good!

During the allocated time for your healing, you can either:

  • Go about your normal business.
  • You can make a nice space for yourself with quiet music, candles, and scents, you might like to meditate, or have a relaxing bath. Whatever feels like a nice way to allow yourself to relax.
  • You may even be asleep at the time – depending on your time zone, this is perfect too.

Regardless of what you are doing, the energy will come through for your healing exactly as it needs to

What will I feel?

Some people will feel energy sensations within their body like heat, coolness, tingling, gentle movement or a feeling of relaxation.  

Some people will not feel anything at all.

Whatever you experience is exactly right for you.

What if I don’t feel anything has changed?

I am yet to have someone say that they have not felt any changes following a session, however, should you feel this way please speak with me and I will ensure that you are happy with your experience.

How will I know what time you are sending the healing?

If you book your healing time seperate to your follow up call or are in the UK/Europe or USA – I will let you know the window of time that I will send through your healing 2 days before your appointment, so that you can set your intention and know approximately when you will be receiving the healing.

If you are in Australia/New Zealand you will generally book your distance healing and follow up call back to back through my calendar. 

How does the follow up call occur?

For our half-hour follow up appointment we choose a time that suits you best to connect. My preference is to use a free program called Zoom. It’s just like skype, except I am able to send you a recording of the call afterwards!

I just ask that you download Zoom to your computer or device prior to the call (this usually takes 2-3minutes).

During this call, I discuss with you what occurred within the healing. I will also continue to send through healing during this phone session while we talk, so you can integrate any energetic shifts that you may experience.

Within 48 hours, you will receive access to download a copy of the call so you can re-listen at your convenience should you wish to.

We can also carry out follow up call using regular phone if needed!

Does distance healing work as well as a hands-on, in person healing?

Yes,  Reiki is an energy healing modality and works perfectly either way. The main difference is the absence of personal touch that you would normally experience in a ‘hands-on’ session. Many people do describe having similar emotional or physical sensations as they experience during a ‘hand-on’ Session.

Do you just use Reiki in your treatments?
As a Reiki Master/Teacher, EFT Master Practitioner, Certified Angel Card Reader, Medium, Intuitive and Business owner of over 6 years – I bring all of my knowledge and expertise to your individual situation and we work with the techniques we find are most powerful for you in this moment.

In addition to the healing I provide I can also teach you some easy to use, practical energy-clearing, intuition strengthening and energy balancing techniques to help support you while you achieve your business success in between sessions.

Some of the things I can work with you on include:

  • How to connect more deeply to your intuition.
  • How to understand your energy patterns and how they apply to your business
  • Mindset, manifestation and energy clearing techniques.
  • EFT (tapping).
  • Angel/Oracle cards.

Each session is catered to your exact needs.

How can I expect to feel after a session?

People can often describe a sense of lightness, and an increase in motivation and clarity following a Reiki treatment
Sometimes, as a result of the healing and getting your energy ‘moving’ again some people can feel the need to be gentle with themselves following a session. 

I provide you with some self-care recommendations to support your energy following a session and a follow-up call to answer any questions you might have about 3 days after your session.

The truth is – every person and every session is different and depends on the healing you have come for and the healing you receive on the day!

In-Person Healing Sessions FAQs

How does a session unfold?

When you come in for a session – we have a brief chat about what has brought you to me for a session, and then you hop up onto the massage table and we will go from there!

You simply relax on the massage table (fully clothed), with a blanket and pillows for comfort. The room is set up with soft lighting, gentle music, and essential oils to assist you to relax.

I place my hands gently on or over the body in specific positions and the Reiki energy passes from my hands to you. During the session, you may feel sensations of heat, coolness, tingling beneath the hands, or simply a sense of calm and relaxation.

The Reiki moves gently throughout the body to where it is needed, balancing out any energy blockages and revitalising all aspects of the mind, body, and spirit, so that your body can once again take over and heal itself.

Sometimes we will talk during the session as needed.

Reiki Sessions with me can also have an intuitive element to them. I am often able to ‘pick up’ or ‘tap into’ information about what has caused the current issue, where it is located within the body, and/or what is needed for you to move forward.

As a Medium and Certified Angel Intuitive, sometimes loved ones who have passed over, angels or guides can assist by passing on information to assist with your healing journey.

No two sessions are the same as each healing session meets your individual energy and healing needs in that moment in time.

Reiki and the techniques I use are non-religious – you do not have to believe in anything other than your own beliefs.

If at anytime you feel uncomfortable – you are always encouraged to let me know.

The techniques are also able to be used safely in conjunction with other medical and holistic treatments such as medication, counselling and physical rehabilitation.

At the end of the session – We discuss anything that you felt during the session.

I will also share anything that I might have felt during the session with you.

Reiki is such a gentle, yet powerful energy and definitely worth trying for many issues and ailments.

What can I expect to feel after a session?

People can often describe a sense of lightness, and an increase in motivation and clarity following a Reiki treatment.

Sometimes, as a result of the healing and detoxification, some people can feel a little bit tired, headachy or the need to be gentle with themselves too following a session. This usually subsides within 24-48hours and I provide you with some self-care recommendations to support your energy following a session, to reduce the likelihood of this.

Do you just use Reiki in your treatments?

Reiki is the main modality I use, however as a Reiki Master/Teacher, EFT Master Practitioner, Certified Angel Card Reader, Medium and Intuitive I am happy to bring all of my knowledge and expertise to your individual situation.  We can work with the techniques we find are most powerful for you in this moment. Simply let me know if you would like to include any of these elements in your session.

In addition to the healing I provide I can also teach you some easy to use, practical energy-clearing, intuition strengthening and energy balancing techniques to help support you while you achieve your business success in between sessions.

Some of the things I can work with you on include:

  • How to connect more deeply to your intuition.

  • How to understand your energy patterns and how they apply to your business

  • Mindset, manifestation and energy clearing techniques.

  • EFT (tapping).

  • Angel/Oracle cards.

How long does a session last?

A full Reiki session usually lasts 1 hour.

How many sessions do I need for Reiki to help me?

The number of sessions you need will depend on many factors. If you are simply coming for a relaxation session or to see what Reiki is like – a single session may be all you need.

If you are coming to me for deep seated, long held issues, or as a result of a serious trauma, you can expect to need a few sessions to receive the full benefits. One hour goes very quickly!

In these instances, I recommend 3 sessions reasonably close together to ensure a fully transformational and supported experience and I do offer a three session intensive package for this reason. 

Why 3 sessions?

Over the past 7 years as a Practitioner, I have always found three sessions evenly spaced out over a period of 4 – 6 weeks, the most powerful way to obtain long lasting transformation.

The first session is often where we connect to the current issue that you have come to me for. It’s where you see how the sessions with me work and we get a clear idea of the healing journey you are currently on. This is where the healing begins!

About three days after this session – I will give you a follow-up call and see how you are feeling. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have, and to share with me any insights from your session. (I always encourage you to call or email me at any time prior to this if needed too).

In the second session, we discuss what has shifted and healed in the time since your first session. Here we often work a little more deeply with your energy and awareness.

The third session generally ties everything from our first and second sessions together and gives us a really clear path for you in healing fully and also in maintaining clarity, energy balance, and insight as you move forward.

From here in you are able to arrange further appointments as needed on a maintenance basis. Some people choose to come monthly to keep their energy balance maintained, while others will connect with me periodically when they feel they need some support during life’s ups and downs. It’s completely up to you! I will never tell you ‘have’ to come back to me. You are always in charge of your healing journey.

A discounted 3 session package is available.

Can I just book a single sessions?

You may wish to try a single session with me first to see if I am a good fit for your needs – and this is completely fine

Where do I go for Hands on Reiki sessions?

Hands-on Reiki Healing sessions take place in the foothills of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne, Victoria.

The clinic, White Owl-Wellbeing is located at 114B Morris Rd Upwey, 3158. 

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