Why I think I can help you to experience and learn about Reiki.
When I took my first steps into the world of Reiki, I didn't know that there were differences in "approach" or "styles" of Reiki.
There are, and the why becomes clear as you look into the history.
My first experience was with Western style Reiki in 2006. I completed Level 1 and then Level 2 a couple of years later.
I set up a Reiki treatment room at home giving treatments to family, friends, and friends of friends! I volunteered with a local Hospice as a Reiki therapist and went on to treat clients. I enjoyed this time giving treatments and my experience grew.
In 2018 I discovered Jikiden Reiki and immediately knew this was the "approach" I now wanted to take.
I retrained in it's discipline, taking Shoden and Okuden in 2018 and then the teaching levels of Shihan Kaku in 2021 and Shihan in 2022.
The term Jikiden translates as "directly taught" and it differs from Western Reiki in that nothing has been taken away or added. It is Reiki as it was taught before it left Japan.
I have found that keeping it authentic and simple works best for me.
My experience of teaching and working with people began with swimming! I trained and swam competitively and then taught swimming to children and adults and also coached.
Later, I worked for twenty years in the retail arm of one of the UK’s leading charities and over that time I had several roles always involving me in heading up a team, from selection to training and ongoing personal development and mentoring.
I also have a CELTA qualification in teaching English as a second language.
It wasn’t until I discovered Jikiden Reiki in 2018 that I knew I wanted to teach Reiki and my background gives me some of the skills needed to do that.
I try to live according to the Gokai - the five Principles for daily life set out by Reiki founder Mikao Usui.
You will see them shown on my home page. They are simple in appearance with a depth of meaning to be uncovered.
Having found something special it feels natural to me to want to share it, for others to explore.
If you have any questions, please contact me, and I will do my best to answer them.