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Reiki Level I Class Instructor: Edward A. Fox RMT (Reiki “Master/Teacher”) Member, IARP (Int’l Assn. of Reiki Professionals) (learned “Touch for Health”

Dec 23, 2015

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  • Reiki Level I Class Instructor: Edward A. Fox RMT (Reiki Master/Teacher) Member, IARP (Intl Assn. of Reiki Professionals) (learned Touch for Health in 1979) [email protected], http://fox.cs.vt.edu/reiki.htm Version 1.2 March 14, 2005
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  • Why Reiki? Reiki is very easy to learn; anyone can do it. Those trained can help themselves and others (including animals and humans). It can promote health, healing, and emotional/mental/spiritual development. It can lead to benefits of acupuncture, hatha and kundalini yoga, homeopathy, qigong, and other types of energy medicine.
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  • History August 1865: Mikao Usui born in Gifu prefecture in Japan; was a contemporary of those who founded karate and akido March 1922: Usui experienced spiritual awakening at 3 rd wk fasting Mt. Kurama, Kyoto; named healing as Reiki Ryoho (Reiki = rei + ki = universal life energy) March 1926: Usui-sensei passed away in Fukuyama Chujiro Hayashi (1879-1940) Western Reiki: Hawayo Takata (1900-1980), Phyllis Furumoto, In USA, training became systematized, typically to 3 levels (1=introduction, 2=advanced, 3=master/teacher)
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  • IARP Code of Ethics Code of Ethics for Registered Practitioners The Registered Practitioner (RP) agrees to: 1. Abide by a vow of confidentiality. Any information that is discussed within the context of a Reiki session is confidential between the client and the Practitioner. 2. Provide a safe and comfortable area for client sessions and work to provide an empowering and supportive environment for clients. 3. Always treat clients with the utmost respect and honor. 4. Provide a brief oral or written description of what happens during a session and what to expect before a client's initial session. 5. Be respectful of all other's Reiki views and paths.
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  • 6. Educate clients on the value of Reiki and explain that sessions do not guarantee a cure, nor are they a substitute for qualified medical or professional care. Reiki is one part of an integrated healing or wellness program 7. Suggest a consultation or referral to qualified licensed professionals (medical doctor, licensed therapist, etc.) when appropriate. 8. Never diagnose or prescribe. Never suggest that the client change prescribed treatment or interfere with treatment of a licensed health care provider. 9. Never ask clients to disrobe (unless in the context of a licensed massage therapy session). Be sensitive to the boundary needs of individual clients. Do not touch the genital area or breasts. Practice hands off healing of these areas if treatment is needed. 10. Be actively working on your own healing so as to embody and fully express the essence of Reiki in everything that you do.
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  • Aura, Human energy field, Human energy system
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  • Chakras vs. Nervous System Number, GlandChakraNervous System 7 pituitaryCrownBrain upward 6 pinealBrow (3 rd eye)Brain 5 (para)thyroidThroatCervical plexus 4 thymusHeartCardiac plexus 3 pancreasSolar plexus 2 gonadsHara (center)Pelvic plexus 1 adrenalsRootSciatic plexus
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  • What Can Reiki Help Us Do? Sense energy blockages Clear an acupoint Clear a meridian Clear a chakra Clear the aura Speed up healing Help calm, relax, reduce pain Non-invasive help to body internals Work on an organ or gland
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  • NCCAM Clinical Trials Efficacy of Reiki in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Effects of Reiki on Painful Neuropathy and Cardiovascular Risk Factors Reiki/Energy Healing in Prostate Cancer The Use of Reiki for Patients with Advanced AIDS http://nccam.nih.gov/clinicaltrials/reiki.htm
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  • Usui Reiki Principles Version a: For today only anger not, worry not. Be humble, and With Gratitude work on yourself. Be Compassionate. Version b: Just for today do not worry, do not anger. Treat others with respect and forgiveness. Work with integrity. Be grateful.
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  • Gassho Gassho is a common practice in many eastern traditions, holding the hands clasped in a prayer position at about the level of the chest. It is called "Namaste" in the Indo-Tibetan traditions. In Reiki, Gassho is formally practiced by sitting on the floor or on a chair, with the eyes closed. The hands are in the prayer clasped position with the fingers touching in front of the chest; this completes the meridians that terminate in the hands.
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  • Attunement Personalized process of learning Reiki (tuning in, aided by a teacher, so you can channel energy): Opens Chakras: Crown, Brow, Throat, and Heart Chakras Hand Chakras to heal self / others Teacher: transmits energy so student will tune in walks to back and front affirmations that student becomes attuned says The attunement is complete Student: relax/pray/meditate, enjoy the experience hands in prayer position; ignore distractions return when ready, drink extra water; share extra energy!
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  • After Attunement Open Permanently Strong Flow Intent + Proximity => Transmission
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  • Results of Attunements Level 1 Can channel energy through hands Level 2 More energy flow Help others at a distance More aware of different uses of energy Only for those with serious interest in spiritual development and helping others Level 3 More energy flow Devoted to teaching and serving as mentor
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  • Jakikiri Joka-ho Jakikiri Joka-ho is a technique used to purify or transform negative energy. "Jaki" means negative energy and "kiri" means to cut. This technique is supposed to remove negative energy or vibratory problems from objects, purify them with Reiki vibrations and energy and to fill them with Reiki positive energy. It is taught that this technique should not be used with people. This is interesting as it is a common new age technique to "cut cords". A. Using the hand with fingers together, palm flat and stretched out, chop horizontally cutting the air with your hand about 2 inches above the object (5 to 6 cm for you metric people!) and stop the chop abruptly and definitely at the end of the range of motion as if doing a karate chop. This turns the vibrations into good ones. B. Hold your breath and stay centered and focused and keep the focus on the tantien (tanden, dantien, danden, etc.) as you do this technique.
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  • Nentatsu-ho Nentatsu-ho is a Reiki method for sending a thought or wish, also called a "deprogramming" technique. The technique itself is thought to send a thought or wish to yourself (higher self) or that of another with Reiki energy or vibrations. The technique is simple to do and involves placing your hands on another's head (or your own) and confidently transmitting or sending the message with a pure mind and intent. It is important to understand that this is not healing with mind power, but rather sending a message to the person's sub consciousness with the Reiki energy. Do not push, strain or try to hard as it can create tension for you and the other person. Like all reiki techniques, this is an effortless practice. It is done from a relaxed, meditative state of mind that is free of selfish intent. This technique is still seen in the west in some attunement sets. It is common for the hands to be placed on the forehead and back of the head and to place an affirmation such as "you are perfectly attuned to the Reiki", etc., when doing the attunement.
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  • Nentatsu-ho can be used to share or transmit the five principles of Reiki, to remove bad habits, to reinforce good or positive alternate behaviors when treating bad habits, to reinforce functional or positive affirmations and many other possibilities. If you are doing this for other people, make sure you understand clearly what the other person wants. Make sure you choose positive affirmations. A.Connect to Reiki. One method is to hold your hands up high in the air to feel the Reiki energy and let its light flow into your whole being. B. Bring the hands down and place one hand on the forehead (hairline) and the other on the back of the head. The affirmation "I am the Great Universe, Great Life Source and Great Reality" was taught to me to say at this point. You can say, "you are healed, healthy, well" or any other affirmation that you choose. It is an aid to treatment and healing. The important part is to keep the intent clear, pure and confident. C. Move the hand on the forehead to the back of the head by placing that hand on top/bottom of the other hand that is already on the back of the head and send the energy there for several minutes.
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  • Shuchu Reiki Shuchu Reiki is taught as the traditional method of a Reiki Group Treatment. It is a group of practitioners working together. This technique is common to many schools of Reiki. The idea is that energy is intensified as you add more practitioners to the treatment. As its most basic practice it is a group of practitioners working together. First connect to Reiki. Begin working the standard hand positions or use Reiji to spot areas to treat. Last treat the person as a group. One method for this is to have several practitioners work at once. This method used the 12 Takata hand positions and three practitioners (i.e., each of the three practitioners do four positions). The person working on the head position is the designated the "leader" and directs the group. Each time the person at the head changes hand position, each of the othe