Reiki Level 1
Are you ready to harness the energy of Reiki to heal yourself and connect more deeply to your intuition?
Perhaps you feel ‘drawn’ to learn Reiki after experiencing profound healing and transformation in Reiki sessions you have had.
Or perhaps you wish to become a healing practitioner yourself to help family, friends or your community.
Reiki Level 1 is where the journey begins!
It doesn’t matter whether you are new to energy healing or experienced in other healing modalities, Reiki Level 1 fits in perfectly with you and your current knowledge and experience.
Introducing Reiki Level One
Reiki Level One is primarily focused on self-healing, although you will learn how to give Reiki to family and friends also.
The word Reiki means ‘universal life force energy’ and as a Reiki Channel, you learn how to connect to this unlimited ‘source’, and bring this energy into your own healing journey.
Many people find that when they become a Reiki channel they feel:
- a greater sense of inner peace, calmness and improved wellbeing.
- a sense of heightened intuition.
- a greater connection to the ‘all that is’ around us and a greater connection to themselves.
- a greater sense of self-empowerment.
- deep personal healing on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
How I teach Reiki Level 1:
In your Reiki Journey – you are the ‘healer’
I am just your guide, your support, your facilitator as you find your way to your true self, empowerment and healing.
I believe that each person comes to Reiki through their own individual healing experience and as a result I work to cater each class to your individual needs.
Whether this is your first time exploring energy healing, or you are a seasoned energy worker – I will meet you where you are to give you the most profound healing experience possible.
Having begun my own personal healing journey with Reiki Level 1 in 2000, I have had many years of profound and practical personal experiences with Reiki.
I have worked with Reiki with hundreds of clients and have seen the endless ways it can assist with healing and personal and spiritual growth.
I bring this depth of personal and professional knowledge and experience to you with this class – along with a deep passion for helping people feel empowered in their healing journey.
Over the course of the two days you will:
- Learn the traditional Japanese Reiki techniques
- Receive the four Reiki Level One attunements – the attunements are the sacred traditional blessing which enables you to channel Reiki through your hands.
- Be gently guided through 4 healing meditations (no meditation experience required)
- Learn how the energy exchange of Reiki works
- Learn how to give Reiki self-treatments and Reiki treatments to others.
- Practice giving Reiki to yourself and others
- Learn ways that Reiki can be used in everyday situations to increase your resilience and increase your well-being.
- Learn the basic history of Reiki and its founder, Mikayo Usui
- Learn the 5 Reiki principles
- Learn basic grounding and centering techniques.
- Have a basic understanding of the connection between the mind, body and spirit and how this connection influences our health.
- Have a basic understanding of the seven main chakras in the body.
- Have a basic understanding of the aura.
At the end of the workshop, you will receive your Certificate of Achievement for The First Degree in the Usui System of Natural Healing (Reiki level 1) and a comprehensive Reiki Level 1 manual.
No prior ‘healing’ knowledge is required as Reiki can be learnt by anyone and everyone.
I often have people worry that they are not ‘spiritual’ or ‘woo woo’ enough to learn Reiki – but honestly this technique is for everybody!
I do suggest that you have at least one session of Reiki before the class if you can (it does not have to be with me, and may even have been with another practitioner in the past) or attend a Reiki Share.
Why do I suggest this?
Knowing what the energy feels like before undertaking level one, gives you an easier understanding as you learn over the weekend, but it is not a pre-requisite and people often just come along on the day!
As a Master/Teacher, knowing your personal healing journey and what you most wish to heal and learn in this experience means I am able to ensure the workshop is catered to your exact individual healing needs.This is why I include a complimentary 15minute call to connect with you before the class.
“WOW. I cannot thank you enough Amanda. I can’t even begin to explain the changes I feel already. The world looks different to me. I have a sense of calmness over me that I never thought I would have. I usually stress/over analyse /worry/rush around/worry about every small detail/need to control everything. After the weekend something has changed and I don’t feel that I need to do those things. You have changed my life! I am sleeping better, waking up feeling better and am not letting things get to me. I hope everyone from the weekend is feeling the same.Anyway, you are one amazing woman – kind, caring, nurturing, inspiring and generally a lovely person. Thank you with all my heart.”
Your investment includes:
- The Intensive 2 Day Healing Workshop.
- 15 minute phone consultation prior to the class.
- Morning tea, tea and coffee.
- Detailed Reiki Level 1 Manual, workbook and pens.
- Access to a closed, Student Only Facebook group for ongoing support and connection.
- Email follow up support for 7 days following the workshop.
- Access to the Reiki Share/Practice events, held twice monthly ($20 for 2.5hr group session)
- The ability to re-sit future Level One classes for just $75
- Regular student newsletters for ongoing, up-to date information and support.
To be advised of upcoming Reiki Level 1 dates, please sign up for the information newsletter below or if you have any additional questions, please contact me here.
As a teacher I work with you over the two days, to help you find the ‘perfect fit’ formula for using Reiki in your day to day life.
I also believe that learning Reiki is a deeply personal healing experience that begins the moment you book in and can extend as far beyond the two day workshop as you would like!
Having the opportunity to continue to learn about Reiki beyond the class – and to continue to connect with other Reiki channels, allows you to feel confident in using Reiki with more ease and enjoyment.
Some of the ways you can reach out for support:
- You can join the Private Facebook community.
- You can come along to Reiki Shares
- You can book in for a healing or mentorship appointment with me in person or via Skype.
What previous participants have to say about their Reiki Level 1 experience:
“I was so blessed to do my Reiki Level 1 with Amanda Freeman. I feel proud to say that she is my Reiki Master. The course far exceeded any expectations that I had. Going through the Reiki Level 1 attunements has genuinely transformed my life. Amanda has been such an amazing support both before during and after the course.
I have so much love and respect for Amanda, she is an amazing teacher!”
“Amanda – a beautiful, calming experience both on a teaching and spiritual level. I thank you for giving me the knowledge that I can pass on, and the amazing experience to help my inner self. I enjoyed the whole concept and process of Reiki, learning about our inner selves and how to heal ourselves and others. It is an experience we should all have to gain the tools to help our lives be centred and positive! Thank you.”
Anna, Reiki Level 1
“I feel more empowered, especially when stressed or in pain, to help myself through Reiki- this has made a huge difference in my life. Initially I thought it could help me to shift and let go of things if I did the Reiki Level One course- which happened! But there have been many little ways I can now confidently rest a calming hand on someone, which has felt good. I also am very happy to be able to help my 4 year old, who is now so used to the quick and calming benefits of Reiki, that she asks for ‘Reiki on’ after falls or a sore tummy, then just gently moves my hands away when it has helped her. Thank you Amanda, and all your teachers before you. Xxoo”
Michelle, Kew. Reiki Level 1.
“I completed my Reiki Level 1 with Amanda in June this year (2013). It was such a fun filled weekend with great company in a safe and comfortable environment. There was lots of learning to do but it was so relaxed and enjoyable. The learning didn’t end there, whenever I’ve needed advice or if I’ve ever felt a bit unsure of anything, Amanda has always been happy to give up her time to help. One of the many things that has been a definite learning curve for me through completing the course, is to start putting myself first. The more Reiki I give to myself, the better it is when giving Reiki to another. I have found the Reiki to be so helpful in everyday life, for myself & family/friends. For me personally, it has definitely been one of the best experiences of my spiritual journey so far.”
Sarah, Ferntree Gully
“Learning Reiki was not what I expected. It was truly amazing for my whole self. The sense of self I got was truly remarkable and it is such an experience that it has to be experienced to be understood! I would love a whole weekend away to do it all again! One of the things I loved most was the incredible connectedness I felt with the other people. The incredible feeling of feeling empowered. It was as though I was in exactly the right place during the whole weekend. Thank you!”
Commonly asked questions about learning Reiki.
What is your experience as a Reiki Teacher?
Having begun 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? 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 don't I teach Reiki Level 1 and 2 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!Since 2013 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 following my training?
I run twice monthly Reiki shares throughout the year for 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 separate Reiki Level2 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.
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. 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.
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.
I hope that helps to answer some of the questions you might have about learning Reiki with me as your teacher.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact me here.