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RFI Teaching Guidelines

Below are the RFI Teaching Guidelines for Reiki 1, Reiki 2, Reiki Master 3, Reiki Practitioner Module and the Reiki Master Teacher Level.

Only people planning on doing Reiki professionally are required to attend the Reiki Practitioner Module training.

Reiki Federation Ireland Teaching Guidelines for Reiki Level 1.

Agreed by members present at RFI EGM September 2006 and RFI AGM April 2009.
First Level Reiki is not to be used on a professional basis.

The following is the minimum content for First Level Reiki Training:

  • Definition of Reiki
  • The Reiki Principles
  • How Reiki actually works
  • The ways in which Reiki can be used
  • The benefits of Reiki
  • The history of Reiki
  • First Level Reiki Attunement
  • Meditation/Visualisation
  • Sharing of experiences from First Level Reiki Attunement
  • Teaching and practice of Reiki hand positions for self-healing, chair treatment and lying on a plinth. With regard to hand positions it must be emphasised to students that the genital and breast  areas are not physically touched and that clients remain clothed while receiving Reiki
  • Each student to practice giving and receiving a full Reiki treatment under teacher's supervision
  • Teachers must make students fully aware of the possible effects during and after a Reiki treatment
  • A minimum of four hours is devoted to hands on healing to include practice
  • Explanation of the energetic systems of the body including the aura, chakras and endocrine system
  • Brief introduction to the various levels of Reiki
  • Teaching on the integration of Reiki energy and possible experiences following the Reiki One workshop
  • Teacher to emphasise the importance of using Reiki self healing every day
  • The ethical use of Reiki in the student's life is emphasised
  • Teaching of the importance of personal energy management, self care and well being while giving Reiki
  • Opportunities for students to share workshop experience
  • Course manual to be given
  • A minimum of 14 hours supervised training by a Reiki Teacher is necessary for this level.
  • A minimum of one follow up meeting (minimum two hours), specific to the first level workshop is necessary within three to six weeks, to include questions and answers, opportunity for the group to share experiences, the giving and receiving of Reiki.
  • Suggested Reiki resources list
  • Contraindications - The use of alcohol and/or mind altering substances is strictly forbidden when practising or teaching Reiki.
  • Special Recommendations - Practitioners reserve the right, at their discretion, to refuse Reiki to members of the general public for reasons of personal safety, including the abuse of alcohol and mind altering substances.
  • While Reiki is not contra-indicated to any medication we advise that clients' medication may need to be reassessed by their GP as Reiki can enhance the clients' rate of recovery.
  • Students in the practice of Reiki must refrain from diagnosing or promising cures
  • It is a legal requirement that children up to the age of sixteen (16) years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during the Reiki treatment
  • Reiki Level 1 Certificate to be given upon successful completion of the course. Information to be included on the certificate for Reiki Level 1 to read: Reiki Level 1. This certifies that (Name eg. Jane Doe) has received the necessary practice, theory and attunements to complete Reiki Level 1.
  • A minimum of six weeks before the Reiki Level Two Attunement can be received
  • Overview of RFI and information on joining RFI

 

Reiki Federation Ireland Teaching Guidelines for Reiki Level 2.

Further training needed for Reiki Practitioner Level

Agreed by members present at RFI EGM February 2007 and RFI AGM April 2009.
The following is the minimum content for Second Level Reiki Training:

  • Please note: If a student is new to the Reiki Master/Teacher, the Reiki Teacher ensures that the student has a First Level Reiki Certificate prior to undertaking Reiki Level 2
  • Revision of all aspects of Level One in detail
  • Sharing of feedback since first level workshop and experience of using Reiki
  • Revision and practice of Reiki hand positions for self-healing, chair treatment, and lying on a plinth. With regard to hand positions it must be emphasised to students that the genital and breast areas are not physically touched and that clients remain clothed while receiving Reiki.
  • Introduction to the Reiki Level 2 symbols
  • Receiving of Second Level Reiki Attunement
  • Meditation/visualisation
  • Sharing of experiences from Second Level Reiki attunement
  • Teaching the Reiki 2 symbols and practice of them physically
  • Each student to practise giving and receiving Reiki using the Reiki 11 symbols
  • Teachers must make students fully aware of the possible effects during and after a Reiki treatment
  • Explanation and practice of distant/absent Reiki Healing
  • Teaching on the integration of Reiki energy following Reiki Level 2 workshop
  • Teacher to emphasise the importance of using Reiki self healing every day
  • The ethical use of Reiki in the student's life is emphasised
  • Teaching of the importance of personal energy management, self care and well being while giving Reiki
  • Opportunities for students to share workshop experience
  • Course manual to be given.
  • A minimum of 14 hours supervised training by the Reiki Teacher is necessary for this level, plus a minimum of ten hours practical experience of using Reiki Level 2.*
  • A minimum of one meeting (minimum two hours), specific to the second level workshop is necessary within three to six weeks, to include questions and answers, opportunity for the group to share experiences, the giving and receiving of Reiki.
  • Suggested Reiki resources list
  • Contraindications - The use of alcohol and/or mind altering substances is strictly forbidden when practising or teaching Reiki
  • Special Recommendations - Practitioners reserve the right, at their discretion, to refuse Reiki to members of the general public for reasons of personal safety, including the abuse of alcohol and mind altering substances
  • While Reiki is not contra-indicated to any medication we advise that clients' medication may need to be reassessed by their GP as Reiki can enhance the clients' rate of recovery.
  • Students in the practice of Reiki must refrain from diagnosing or promising cures
  • It is a legal requirement that children up to the age of sixteen (16) years must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian during the Reiki treatment
  • Reiki Level 2 Certificate to be given on successful completion of the course. Information to be included on the certificate for Reiki Level 2 to read: Reiki Level 2. This certifies that name (eg. Jane Doe) has received the necessary practice, theory and attunements to complete Reiki Level 2. 
  • A minimum of six months before Reiki Level 3 Attunement can be received
  • Overview of RFI and information on joining RFI

(* Explanatory Note: Practical experience may consist of self-healing, treating family and friends, distant healing, Reiki share and any other form of practical experience at the discretion of the Reiki Teacher.)

Reiki Federation Ireland Teaching Guidelines
for Reiki Practitioner Module

Agreed by members present at RFI EGM September 2007, EGM February 2008 and AGM 20th April 2013

The following is the minimum content for Teaching Guidelines for Reiki Practitioner Module

Only people planning on doing Reiki professionally are required to attend this level of training

The complete module for Reiki Practitioner would include

  • Reiki Level One
  • Reiki Level Two
  • Reiki Practitioner Training
  • Duty of Client Care
  • Professional Conduct
  • Clinical Practice
  • Membership of Professional Body
  • Continued Professional Development
  • The Importance and Practice of Self-Care
  • A minimum of 14 hours supervised training by a Reiki teacher is necessary for this module
  • Case Studies (minimum 16 hours hands-on healing plus 4 hours recording)
  • A minimum of two follow up meetings (minimum 2 hours) specific to the Reiki Practitioner Module is necessary between 3 weeks and 6 months, to include questions and answers, opportunity for the group to share experiences, the giving and receiving of Reiki *
  • Course manual to be given
  • Reiki Practitioner Certificate to be given on successful completion of the course. Information on the Reiki Certificate for Reiki Practitioner Level to Read: This certifies that (Name: eg. Jane Doe) has received the necessary practice, theory and case studies to complete Reiki Practitioner Level.

The complete module for Reiki Practitioner would include
From March 2015 all Professional Members will include their current Basic First Aid Certificate with their Membership Renewal Form and Insurance Certificate.
RFI is requesting Professional Practising Members to complete a Basic First Aid Course within a year of being certified as a Reiki Practitioner. See the RFI website for details of Basic First Aid Courses.

* Note: some Teachers may teach the Reiki Practitioner Module through a Mentoring system, where Teachers teach and mentor Students on a one to one basis or in a group class basis over a period of time. Teachers must ensure that a minimum of 14 hours supervised training + 2 x 2 hr follow up meetings (minimum 18 hours) is covered and Case Studies (minimum of 16 hours hands-on healing plus 4 hours recording) is complete.

Reiki Practitioner Training

  • Review of   First Level Reiki
  • Review of  Second Level Reiki

Application of Reiki to the following:

  • Duty of Client Care as outlined in Section 1
  • Professional Conduct as outlined in Section 2
  • Clinical Practice as outlined in Section 3
  • Anatomy & Physiology as outlined in Section 4
  • First Aid as outlined in Section 5
  • Business Awareness as outlined in Section  6
  • Membership of Professional Body as outlined in Section 7
  • Continued Professional Development as outlined in Section 8
  • The Importance and the Practice of Self-Care as outlines in Section 9
  • Case Studies as outlined in Section 10
  • Health & Safety & Fire Regulations as outlined in Section 11

The Reiki Practitioner course certifies the student as a Reiki practitioner. Basic First Aid, CPD Log Card, current malpractice insurance cert, Tax Returns and Health & Safety & Fire Regulations are the responsibility of the Reiki Practitioner.

Section 1: Duty of Client Care

  • Greeting and briefing the client
  • Communication skills, client/practitioner interaction
  • Boundaries
  • Creating Client Consultation Forms
  • Review Client Consultation Forms
  • Client Record Keeping
  • Consent to treatment - (to include gaining consent from legal guardian, consent age 16)
  • Consent to treatment - (palliative care in hospital in special care)
  • Explaining the treatment to client
  • Helping onto and off  the plinth
  • Ensuring client's comfort - need to use supports, chest, head, knees etc.
  • After treatment feedback and assessment
  • Home care advice
  • Referral procedure - GP
  • Explaining the Holistic  Approach
  • Basic understanding of other complementary therapies - as detailed on the FICTA website www.ficta.com
  • Client confidentiality. Confidentiality shall be respected while also complying with the law of the land
  • Developing trust
  • Health & Safety relative to client care (see Health & Safety module Section 10)

Section 2: Professional Conduct.

  • Code of Ethics and Conduct (See Code of Ethics and Code of Practice)
  • Boundaries for the practitioner (See Code of Practice)
  • Communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Working in harmony and respect with other  Complementary Therapists and other  Health Care Professionals (eg. Social Workers, Doctors, Palliative Care etc.)
  • Respect for self, client, other  Reiki practitioners, masters/teachers and Reiki
  • Hygiene - personal, premises, plinth, equipment
  • Professional appearance and conduct
  • Never physically touching the genital and breast area
  • The client remains clothed during treatment (see RFI Constitution)
  • Diagnosis - The Reiki practitioner must never diagnose
  • The Reiki practitioner must never promise cures

Section 3: Clinical Practice.

  • Inform client of treatment procedure
  • Client be informed of the cost and of the length of time of the Reiki treatment prior to the Reiki treatment
  • Course of treatments based on individual clients needs
  • Treatment considerations for babies, young children and elderly, pregnancy, serious illness
  • Considerations working within the health care setting (see Appendix 1)
  • Understanding of other holistic  therapies and how  they  work - as detailed on the FICTA website www.ficta.com
  • Referral procedure
  • Full treatments given by each student: observed, supervised and discussed
  • Introduction to Case Studies (see Case Studies Section 10)
  • In order to practise Reiki professionally, Reiki practitioners must have successfully completed all the Reiki Practitioners Modules
  • Non discrimination 
  • Non judgement
  • Therapy room preparation to include: heating, lighting, atmosphere, security, free from outside disturbance that you can control, appropriate music, cleanliness
  • Possible reactions: people may experience an emotional release, detoxification symptoms, increased need for sleep, relaxation
  • Contraindications - The use of alcohol and/or mind altering substances is strictly forbidden when practising or teaching Reiki (see RFI Constitution)
  • Special Recommendations - Practitioners reserve the right, at their discretion, to refuse Reiki to members of the general public for reasons of personal safety, including the abuse of alcohol and mind altering substances (see RFI Constitution)
  • While Reiki is not contra-indicated to any medication we advise that clients' medication may need to be reassessed by their GP as Reiki can enhance the clients' rate of recovery
  • No other therapy may be practised  as part of the treatment without client consent

Section 4: Anatomy & Physiology.

Understanding of the structures being worked over and their function:

  • The Cellular System
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Skin
  • The Circulatory, Cardiovascular & Lymphatic Systems
  • The Neurological System
  • The Endocrine System and Chakras
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Reproductive System
  • The Nervous System

Section 5: Basic First Aid

(Provided by Basic First Aid Providers, See RFI Website for suggested providers)

A current Basic First Aid Certificate is a requirement within one year of receiving the Reiki Practitioner Certificate.

  • Contents of First Aid Box
  • Teaching on how to deal with First Aid emergencies in professional practice
  • Necessity for an accident book.
  • Correct first aid procedures for the following:
  • Fainting
  • Burns/scalds
  • Epileptic fit
  • Bleeding
  • Hysteria
  • Heart attack
  • Unconsciousness
  • Ankle sprains and strains
  • Asthma attack
  • Diabetic coma
  • Nose bleed
  • Insect sting
  • Hyperventilation
  • Migraine
  • Dizziness
  • Recovery position
  • Knowing how to call for medical assistance
  • CPR
  • Gun shot wounds
  • Suggested providers of First Aid Courses: Order of Malta, St. John's Ambulance, Red Cross

Section 6: Business Awareness

  • Comply with all relevant National, EU legislation and Directives as applicable, including but not limited to local authority bye-laws (see RFI Constitution)
  • Practitioner and public liability insurance
  • Registering and establishing a business
  • Types of Business - Sole Trader, Partnership, Limited Company - seek legal advice
  • Home visits
  • Tax Returns
  • Accounts - including income, expenditure and VAT ( legal requirement keep records for 7 years)
  • Bank Accounts
  • VAT
  • Marketing - Leaflets, Flyers, Health Shows, Interviews
  • Advertising - Newspapers, Social Media, Radio, Talks, Leaflets, Mail Shots, Word of Mouth
  • Contract of Employment  - Terms & Conditions
  • Costing & Pricing
  • Scheduling appointments, telephone manner, customer service, taking money and lodging payments
  • Communication skills, presentation skills, planning a talk
  • Security - premises, confidential client records, equipment, stock, people
  • Health & Safety & Fire Regulations

Section 7: Membership of Professional Body

  • Benefits (on RFI website)
  • The importance of having Constitution, Code of Ethics and Grievance Procedure (see RFI Constitution)

Section 8: Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Further training in professional development as a Reiki therapist
This may include:

  • Further Reiki and Holistic Training
  • Knowledge and awareness of  research in the Reiki and complementary therapy field
  • Reiki share groups or workshops
  • RFI AGM's or events
  • AGM's or events of relevant Professional Bodies
  • Workshops, Talks, Health Fairs
  • Reading, Books, Videos, Audiotapes, CD's, DVD's
  • Further related educational training (computer skills, business skills, etc.)
  • Avail of supervision made available by Reiki master teacher
  • See RFI website for details of CPD scheme and CPD Log Card

Section 9: The Importance and the Practice of Self-Care

  • Reasons why Self-Care is important
  • Self-Care and boundaries/protection
  • The awareness and practice of Self-Care

Section 10: Case Studies

  • Complete RFI Reiki Client Consultation Form
  • Review RFI Reiki Client Consultation Form
  • Evaluating and reviewing the Reiki treatment programme
  • Recording client's feedback and experience , detailing how the client felt during and after the treatment
  • Results of treatment
  • Details of how the therapist conducted the treatment
  • Details of home care advice given to client
  • Overall conclusion of each case should be recorded
  • Reflective practice - students should reflect on their own professional practice and learning outcomes of each case study
  • Case Studies: (minimum 16 hours hands-on healing plus 4 hours recording)
  • Case Studies are provided by the student to the Reiki teacher as confirmation that the required case study hours are complete. The efficacy of Reiki is not being assessed.

Section 11: Health & Safety & Fire Regulations

Abiding by Health & Safety & Fire Regulations is a legal requirement

  • Fire prevention and Fire Regulations
  • Types of fire fighting equipment required in the workplace
  • Health & Safety Statement template (Contact RFI 087-9819366 re: same)
  • Keep a record of any accidents even a cut finger

Health & Safety Legislation may be sourced from the following website: www.irishstatutebook.ie

APPENDIX (1) of Reiki Practitioner Module.
Guidelines for Reiki Practitioners Working in a Hospital Setting

This is a short guideline for Reiki practitioners working in a hospital setting to provide a Reiki treatment:

  • Remember you are a guest in the facility.
  • On arrival speak with the charge nurse on duty. Introduce yourself and state your purpose for being there.
  • Check with the charge nurse on duty that there are no procedures scheduled that would conflict with your client receiving a Reiki treatment.
  • Introduce yourself to your clients care nurse.
  • On arrival to your clients room introduce yourself (if you are unknown).
  • Allow any activities with the client to complete before you begin the Reiki treatment.
  • Provide Privacy.
  • Protect your client's confidentiality, especially if you are in a ward.
  • Always comply with the directions from medical and hospital staff.
  • Always remember that hospital activities and treatments for your client must come first as they are there for an acute process.
  • When you are finished thank the client and nurse on duty.

The above guidelines are based on the belief that this is a scheduled Reiki treatment and all necessary permissions from physicians and hospital have been obtained.

Reiki Federation Ireland Teaching Guidelines for Reiki Master Level 3

Further training needed for Reiki Master Teacher Level

Agreed by members present at RFI EGM February 2008
The following is the minimum content for Teaching Guidelines for Reiki Master Level 3.

  • Please note:  if a student is new to the Reiki Master/Teacher, the Reiki Teacher ensures that the student has a Reiki Level 1 and 2  Certificate prior to undertaking Reiki Master Level 3
  • Assess the students knowledge of Reiki Level 1 and  2
  • Review and  revise all aspects of Reiki Level 1 and 2  in detail
  • Sharing of feedback since Reiki Level 1 and 2 workshops and experience of using Reiki
  • Review and revise practice of Reiki hand positions for self-healing, chair treatment and lying on a plinth.  With regard to hand positions it must be emphasised to students that genital and breast areas are not physically touched and that clients remain clothed while receiving Reiki
  • Receiving of Reiki Master Level 3 Attunement
  • Meditation/visualisation
  • Sharing of experiences from Reiki Master Level 3 Attunement
  • Teaching the Reiki Master Level 3 symbols and practice of them physically
  • Teachers must make students fully aware of the possible effects during and after a Reiki treatment
  • Discuss the integration of Reiki energy following Reiki Master Level 3 workshop
  • Teacher to emphasise the importance of using Reiki self healing every day
  • The ethical use of Reiki in the student's life is emphasised
  • Teaching of the importance of personal energy management, self care and well being while giving Reiki
  • Opportunities for students to share workshop experiences
  • Overview and discussion of Reiki Lineages
  • Course manual to be given
  • Suggested Reiki resources list to be given
  • A minimum of 14 hours supervised training by the Reiki teacher is necessary for this level, including a minimum of 4 hours practical experience of using Reiki Master Level 3
  • A minimum of one  meeting (minimum two hours), specific to Level 3 workshop is necessary within three to six weeks, to include questions and answers, opportunity for the group to share experiences, the giving and receiving of Reiki
  • Contraindications - The use of alcohol and/or mind altering substances is strictly forbidden when practising and teaching Reiki
  • Special Recommendations - To assess and make decisions as to the suitability of giving Reiki to any person for  reasons of personal  safety, including the abuse of alcohol and mind altering substances
  • While Reiki is not contra-indicated to any medication we advise that the recipients' medication may need to be reassessed by their GP as Reiki can enhance the recipients' rate of recovery
  • Students in the practice of Reiki must refrain from diagnosing or promising cures
  • It is a legal requirement that children up to the age of  sixteen (16) years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during the Reiki treatment
  • Information on additional Reiki training such as Reiki Practitioner Module and Reiki Master Teacher Module
  • Reiki Level 3 Certificate to be given on successful completion of the course. Information to be included on the certificate for Reiki Master Level 3 to read: Reiki Master Level 3. This certifies that (Name eg. Jane Doe) has received the necessary practice, theory and attunements to complete Reiki Master Level 3.
  • Overview of RFI and information on joining RFI.

  
  

Reiki Federation Ireland Teaching Guidelines for Reiki Master Teacher Level.

Agreed by members present at RFI EGM January 2011.
The following is the minimum content for Teaching Guidelines for Reiki Master Teacher Level:

Purpose: To provide minimum Teaching Guidelines for Reiki Master Teacher Level.

Objectives:

  • To act in a Professional Ethical manner.
  • To ensure that each student is taught in a professional and caring way.
  • To support Reiki Master Teachers impart information/knowledge in a clear concise manner.

Reiki Master Teacher Level can be taught with Reiki Master Level 3, or as a separate module. For the purposes of these Reiki Master Teacher Level guidelines, the content will refer to Reiki Master Teacher Level only. The Reiki Master Teacher shall incorporate all requirements of Reiki Master Level 3 and Reiki Master Teacher level, if both these levels are being taught together. If combining both Reiki Master Level 3 and Reiki Master Teacher level a minimum of 28 hours supervised training by the Reiki Master is necessary and a minimum of 3 two hour follow up meetings.

The complete module for Reiki Master Teacher Level would include

  • Reiki Level 1 as per RFI guidelines
  • Reiki Level 2 as per RFI guidelines
  • Reiki Practitioner Module as per RFI guidelines (Reiki Practitioner Module is required for Professional Practitioner and Professional Teacher and can be completed any time after Reiki level 2).
  • Reiki Master Level 3 as per RFI guidelines
  • Guidelines for the Reiki Master Teacher as outlined in Section 1/A
  • Guidelines for Teaching the Students as outlined in Section 1/B
  • Duty of Student Care as outlined in Section 2
  • Professional Conduct as outlined in Section 3
  • Professional Teacher Requirements as outlined in Section 4
  • A minimum of 14 hours supervised training by a Reiki Master Teacher is necessary for this module
  • A minimum of two follow up meetings (minimum 2 hours) specific to the Reiki Master Teacher Level is necessary between 3 weeks and 6 months, to include questions and answers and opportunity for the group to share experiences.
  • Review each Reiki Level from a Teacher's perspective. (See Section 1(A)(xv))
  • Course manual to be given.
  • Reiki Master Teacher Certificate to be given on successful completion of the course.

Note:  In order to teach Reiki professionally it is not a current requirement. However, it is recommended to complete the Reiki Practitioner Module. Reiki Master Level 3 and Reiki Master Teacher Level may be completed without Reiki Practitioner Level if the Student does not want to teach professionally.

Reiki Levels

Outline external Business Awareness Courses as required and outline Professional Development as required

  • Business Awareness as outlined in Section 5
  • Continued Professional Development as outlined as in Section 6
  • Resources and useful information as outlined in Section 7

Section 1(A): Guidelines for the Reiki Master Teacher

  1. Please note: if a student is new to the Reiki Master Teacher, the Reiki Master Teacher ensures that the student has a Reiki Level 1, 2, Reiki Practitioner Module (Reiki Practitioner Module is required for Professional Practitioner and Professional Teacher and can be completed any time after Reiki level 2) and Reiki Master Level 3 certificate prior to undertaking Reiki Master Teacher Level. Reiki Level 1, 2 and Reiki Practitioner module (Reiki Practitioner Module is required for Professional Practitioner and Professional Teacher and can be completed any time after Reiki level 2) certificates if the student is doing Reiki Master Level 3 and Reiki Master Teacher Level combined.
  2. Assess the students' knowledge of Reiki Level 1, 2, Reiki Practitioner Module and Reiki Master Level 3.
  3. Teacher to emphasise the importance of using Reiki self healing every day and practising attunements/initiation procedure.
  4. The ethical use of Reiki in the Master Teacher's life is emphasised.
  5. Teaching the importance of personal energy management, self care and well being while giving and teaching Reiki.
  6. Reiki Master Teacher Course manual to be given.
  7. Outline content of Reiki Level 1, 2, Reiki Practitioner Module and Reiki Master Level 3 to be given.
  8. Suggested Reiki resources list to be given.
  9. A minimum of 14 hours supervised training by the Reiki Master Teacher is necessary for this level. A minimum of two follow up meetings (minimum 2 hours) specific to the Reiki Master Teacher Level is necessary between 3 weeks and 6 months, to include questions and answers, opportunity for the group to share experiences. If combining both Reiki Master Level 3 and Reiki Master Teacher level a minimum of 28 hours supervised training by the Reiki Master is necessary and a minimum of 3 two hour follow up meetings.
  10. Contraindications - The use of alcohol and/or mind altering substances is strictly forbidden when practising and teaching Reiki
  11. Special Recommendations - To assess and make decisions as to the suitability of giving and teaching Reiki to any person for reasons of personal safety, including the abuse of alcohol and mind altering substances
  12. Students in the practice and teaching of Reiki must refrain from diagnosing or promising cures
  13. Reiki Master Teacher Certificate to be given on successful completion of the course. Information to be included on the certificate for Reiki Master Teacher Level to read: Reiki Master Teacher Level. This certifies that (Name e.g. Jane Doe) has received the necessary practice, theory, attunement and teacher training to complete Reiki Master Teacher Level. Note: The word attunement can be replaced with initiation if preferred.
  14. Before teaching each level of Reiki the Student is required to do the following:
    1. Attend and observe the teaching of at least one Reiki Level 1 before you teach Reiki Level 1.
    2. Attend and observe the teaching of at least one Reiki Level 2 before you teach Reiki Level 2
    3. Attend and observe the teaching of at least one Reiki Practitioner Module before you teach Reiki Practitioner Module.
    4. . Attend and observe the teaching of at least one Reiki Master Level 3 before you teach Reiki Master Level 3.
    5. Attend and observe the teaching of at least one Reiki Master Teacher Level before you teach Reiki Master Teacher Level.
  15. The Reiki Master Teacher ensures that Students get practical experience of teaching at least one aspect of the Reiki Course.
    Section 1 (B) : Guidelines for Teaching

Section 1 (B) : Guidelines for Teaching the Students.

  1. Students' registration forms to include medical status and a parent's signature is required if student is under 16 years. (It is a requirement that children up to the age of sixteen (16) years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during any Reiki Course or a consent form signed by a parent/guardian in the presence of the teacher).
  2. Review and revise all aspects of Reiki Level 1, 2 Reiki Practitioner Module (Reiki Practitioner Module is required for Professional Practitioner and Professional Teacher and can be completed any time after Reiki level 2) and Reiki Master Level 3 in detail.
  3. Sharing of feedback since Reiki Level 1, 2, Reiki Practitioner Module (Reiki Practitioner Module is required for professional practitioner and teacher practitioner and can be completed any time after Reiki level 2) and Reiki Master Level 3 workshops and experience of using Reiki.
  4. Review and revise practice of Reiki hand positions for self-healing, chair treatment and lying on a plinth. With regard to hand positions it must be emphasised to students that genital and breast areas are not physically touched and that clients remain clothed while receiving Reiki.
  5. Discuss Spiritual Aspects and Responsibilities of Being a Reiki Master Teacher and the integration of Reiki following the Reiki Master Teacher Level.
  6. Meditation/visualisation.
  7. Demonstration of Reiki Level 1 attunement/initiation.
  8. Students practise Reiki Level 1 attunements/initiation.
  9. Discuss and feedback after Reiki Level 1 attunement/initiation practice.
  10. Demonstration of Reiki Level 2 attunement/initiation.
  11. Students practise Reiki Level 2 attunements/initiation.
  12. Discuss and feedback after Reiki Level 2 attunement/initiation practice.
  13. Demonstration of Reiki Master Level 3 attunement/initiation.
  14. Students practise Reiki Master Level 3 attunements/initiation.
  15. Discuss and feedback after Reiki Master Level 3 attunement/initiation practice.
  16. Teachers must make students fully aware of the possible effects/reactions during and after a Reiki treatment and Reiki attunement/initiation.
  17. Teacher to emphasise the importance of using Reiki self healing and practising attunements/initiation procedure.
  18. The ethical use of Reiki in the Master Teacher's life is emphasised.
  19. Teaching the importance of personal energy management, self care and well being while giving and teaching Reiki.
  20. Discussion of Reiki Lineages
  21. Review & Discuss the content of Reiki Level 1 from a teaching perspective.
  22. Review & Discuss the content of Reiki Level 2 from a teaching perspective.
  23. Review and Discuss the content of Reiki Practitioner Module (Reiki Practitioner Module is required for professional practitioner and teacher practitioner and can be completed any time after Reiki level 2) from a teaching perspective.
  24. Review and Discuss the content of Reiki Master Level 3 from a teaching perspective.
  25. Review and Discuss the content of Reiki Master Teacher Level from a teaching perspective.
  26. Opportunities for students to share workshop experiences from the Reiki Master Teacher Level.
  27. Reiki Master Teacher Course manual to be given.
  28. Outline content of Reiki Level 1, 2, Reiki Practitioner Module (Reiki Practitioner Module is required for Professional Practitioner and Professional Teacher and can be completed any time after Reiki level 2) and Reiki Master Level 3 to be given.
  29. Suggested Reiki resources list to be given.
  30. Basic understanding of other complementary therapies - as detailed on the Federation of Irish Complementary Therapy Associations (FICTA) website www.ficta.com
  31. Prior to teaching any Reiki Level, it is required that the students observe at least one workshop of that Reiki Level for teaching purposes.
  32. Student discusses feedback with Reiki Master Teacher after reviewing each level of Reiki. This is an opportunity for any questions relevant to the teaching of that level to be asked.
  33. Contraindications - The use of alcohol and/or mind altering substances is strictly forbidden when practising and teaching Reiki.
  34. Special Recommendations - To assess and make decisions as to the suitability of giving and teaching Reiki to any person for reasons of personal safety, including the abuse of alcohol and mind altering substances.
  35. While Reiki is not contra-indicated to any medication we advise that the recipients' medication may need to be reassessed by their GP as Reiki can enhance the recipients' rate of recovery.
  36. Students in the practice and teaching of Reiki must refrain from diagnosing or promising cures.
  37. It is a requirement that children up to the age of sixteen (16) years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during any Reiki Course or a consent form signed by a parent/guardian in the presence of the teacher.
  38. Overview of Reiki Federation Ireland (RFI) and information on joining RFI
  39. The importance of having a Constitution, Code of Ethics, Code of Practice, Complaints Procedure Format, Teaching Guidelines for all Reiki Levels.

Section 2   Duty of Student Care

  1. Completing Student Registration Form to include medical status.
  2. Greeting and briefing the students
  3. Communication skills, student/teacher interaction
  4. Boundaries
  5. Helping students onto and off the plinth
  6. Ensuring student's safety, care and comfort.
  7. Home care advice
  8. Student confidentiality. Confidentiality shall be respected while also complying with the law of the land
  9. Developing trust

Section 3    Professional Conduct

  1. Reiki Master Teacher shall abide by RFI Constitution, Code of Ethics, Code of Practice, Complaints Procedure Format, Teaching Guidelines for all Reiki Levels.
  2. Reiki Master Teacher complies with Health & Safety & Fire regulations.
  3. Reiki Master Teacher holds a current malpractice insurance certificate.
  4. Reiki Master Teacher holds a current First Aid Certificate.
  5. Boundaries for the teacher.
  6. Communication skills
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Working in harmony and respect with other Complementary Therapists and other Health Care Professionals (eg. Social Workers, Doctors, Palliative Care etc.)
  9. Respect for self, student, other Reiki practitioners, masters/teachers and Reiki
  10. Hygiene - personal, premises, plinth, equipment
  11. Professional appearance and conduct
  12. Never physically touching the genital and breast area
  13. The client remains clothed during treatment.
  14. The Reiki Master Teacher must never diagnose
  15. The Reiki Master Teacher must never promise cures

Section 4   Professional Reiki Master Teacher Considerations

  1. Teaching considerations for the elderly, pregnant women and seriously ill people.
  2. Responsibility to review all aspects of each Level.
  3. Managing time.
  4. Being aware of the energy of students and maintaining the energy of the class.
  5. Being responsible and ethical with students
  6. Non discrimination
  7. Non judgement
  8. Teaching room preparation to include: heating, lighting, atmosphere, security, free from outside disturbance that can be controlled, appropriate music, cleanliness
  9. Possible effects/reactions: people may experience an emotional release, detoxification symptoms, increased need for sleep, relaxation

Section 5   Business Awareness. Areas for Consideration, as required

Teacher imparts basic Business Awareness Information (see Section 7):

  1. Comply with all Legislation in relation to running a business in Ireland.
  2. Teacher and public liability insurance
  3. Registering and establishing a business
  4. Tax Returns
  5. Record Keeping - (There is a legal requirement to keep records for 7 years)
  6. Marketing - Leaflets, flyers, health shows, interviews, communication skills, presentation skills, planning a talk
  7. Advertising - Newspapers, Radio, Talks, Leaflets, Mail Shots, Word of Mouth
  8. Taking bookings, telephone manner and customer service.
  9. Security - premises, confidential Student records, equipment, stock, people
  10. Health & Safety & Fire Regulations

Section 6   Continued Professional Development

Further training in professional development as a Reiki Master Teacher. This may include:

  1. Other Complementary Therapies
  2. Knowledge and awareness of research in the Reiki and complementary therapy field
  3. Reiki share groups or workshops
  4. RFI AGMs, events, newsletter
  5. AGMs, events of relevant Professional Bodies and courses that enhance professional development.
  6. Workshops, Talks, Health Fairs
  7. Confidence building and presentation skills
  8. Reading, Books, Videos, Audiotapes, CDs, DVDs
  9. Further related educational training (computer skills, business skills, etc.)
  10. Avail of ongoing support offered by the Reiki Master Teacher

Section 7   Resources and Useful Information

Reiki Federation Ireland Website: www.reikifederationireland.com
Federation of Irish ComplementaryTherapy Associations Website: www.ficta.com
Health & Safety Legislation: www.irishstatutebook.ie

Suggested Providers:

Insurance:

Malpractice Insurance (Reductions given to RFI Members):

First Aid Courses:

Business Awareness Courses:

*Contact RFI for most up to date resource list

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