Jikiden Reiki Seminar Information
These courses are a replication as far as possible of those taught by Chujiro Hayashi and attended by Chiyoko Yamaguchi when she was 17.
The Jikiden Reiki practitioner workshops consist of the following levels:
Shoden - parts 1,2, and 3 taught over 2 days
Okuden - parts 1 and 2 taught over 1 day
During this workshop you will:
receive 3 reiju or attunements
learn about the history of Reiki
learn about the 5 principles Usui devised and the history behind them
learn how to treat people using the concept of byosen (feeling for areas that have more toxins and need treatment)
learn the important meaning behind a symbol used in areas that need more Reiki and how and when to use it
learn a massage treatment taught by Mikao Usui and further enhanced by Chujiro Hayashi because of his medical training
learn techniques for enhancing the sensitivity in your hands and practicing at home
give and receive Reiki treatments and have practice sessions with other participants
During the next level, Okuden, you will:
receive 2 reiju
learn about distant healing and the jumon used to send Reiki to people anywhere in the world
learn about a powerful method used to heal psychological problems on yourself and others. This method can be used to help with minor inconveniences such as worry or nervousness, habits such as smoking or drinking too much or more difficult psychological issues such as depression or trauma
It is possible to treat yourself and others physically after doing the Shoden level and go on to do Okuden later if you choose to. However, some people prefer to do both Shoden and Okuden together. This is often done as a 3 day course.
Shoden - parts 1,2, and 3 are taught over 1 1/2 days
Okuden - parts 1 and 2 are taught over 1 day
Individual teachers can increase the length of the course, but they cannot decrease them
Number of participants
There can be anything from 2-14 participants in the seminars.
Course Fees are set by the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan and will not be changed by any individual teacher. Contact the teacher you wish to learn with to book a place on a course.
The prices include the textbook fees, registration with the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan a beautiful traditional Japanese certificate and an English certificate.
Shoden Level - £220
Okuden Level £250
Rejoining the courses
In Chujiro Hayashi`s time it was recommended that students rejoin the workshops (shoyukai) often to receive Reiju (attunements). Jikiden Reiki also encourages students to do this at a reduced cost.
Shoden - £90
Okuden - £60
Those students wishing to go on to become Shihan-kaku (assistant teachers) must repeat both Shoden and Okuden at least once.
Teacher Levels in Jikiden Reiki
Shoden and Okuden seminars will give you all you need to know in order to treat yourself and others with Jikiden Reiki. However, if you wish to go on to teach others how to use this wonderful gift we all have, you may want to become a teacher.
Students wishing to teach Jikiden Reiki seminars must know the contents of the seminars very well and be able to recite the gokai in Japanese. If you intend to take the Shihan Kaku course, it is recommended that you attend several seminars as well as fulfilling the requirements below, so that you feel confident in teaching the material involved. Students are expected to prepare well to maintain the high standard of Jikiden Reiki teachers.
The teacher levels in Jikiden Reiki are:
Shihan-kaku - can teach Shoden level
Shihan - can teach Shoden and Okuden levels
Dai-Shihan - can teach Shoden, Okuden and Shihan-kaku levels
After that there are only the positions of those representing the Institute:
Vice- Representative - Frank Arjava Petter
Representative of Jikiden Reiki - Tadao Yamaguchi
SHIHAN KAKU (ASSISTANT TEACHER) TRAINING COURSE
To be eligible for the Shihan Kaku Training Course, students must have:
Completed at least two Shoden and Okuden level Jikiden Reiki seminars, one held by a Dai-Shihan level teacher
Practiced Jikiden Reiki for at least 6 months
Practiced Jikiden Reiki treatments on a minimum of 40 people
Practiced Jikiden Reiki treatments for a total of at least 120 hours (distant healing is not included in this total)
Kept a list of the names, dates and length of treatments on the 40 people
Produced a few case studies of their treatments (no style preference)
Submitted a short essay about the reasons they want to become a Shihan Kaku and what they would like to do in the future
On a more personal note, students should:
Have a strong desire to promote the use of Jikiden Reiki throughout the World
Strive to live according to the Gokai principles
After the Shihan-kaku course, students must hand in other assignments covered in the course that are designed to help them ensure they are ready to teach.
Shihan-kaku Course details
At least 1 full day
(some Dai-shihan choose to teach this as a two day course)
UK Shihan-kaku Course Fees
Repeaters - £150
SHIHAN (TEACHER) TRAINING COURSE
To be eligible for the Shihan Training Course, students must have:
Successfully completed the Shihan-Kaku Training Course at least 6 months prior to the Shihan course. 1 year is recommended
Rejoined the Shoden and Okuden seminars with Tadao Yamaguchi or Frank Arjava Petter at least one further time
Taught at least 10 students Shoden level parts 1 2 and 3
Provide written feedback from 10 students
Prepare answers to questions in a review paper for the Shihan seminar. This review paper will be sent to prospective Shihan students on request and contains questions regarding the contents of the seminars and frequently asked questions
On a more personal note students should:
Agree with the objectives of the Jikiden Reiki Institute and honour it’s regulations and principles
Have the desire to actively participate in the promotion of Jikiden Reiki throughout the World
Strive to live their life according to the Gokai principles
Shihan Course details
UK Shihan Course Fees
To start a branch of Jikiden Reiki and hold Shoden and Okuden seminars, Shihans must purchase the “Gokai no Sho” scroll and photographs of Usui sensei, Hayashi sensei and Chiyoko sensei. These items are basically a license to teach full Jikiden Reiki Seminars and must be displayed at every seminar.
Shihan courses are taught by the Representative and Vice-Representative of Jikiden Reiki only.