Practitioner Skills

This module is designed for professional Reiki therapists who require the additional training and hours to meet with the Reiki Council's Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards, in order to attain their professional practising certificate from The Reiki Council, or to gain entry to certain professional bodies or regulatory bodies.

Practitioner Skills - 1 Day Workshop

In line with The Reiki Council's Core Curriculum, this course will aim to provide the additional skills required to work professionally with Reiki.

Course Aims: -


a. to provide the practitioner with a thorough understanding of their roles and responsibilities, and the limits under which they may operate, including confidentiality  and professional boundaries;
b. to ensure a thorough understanding and awareness of the concept of health and the individual and to examine all areas which impact on well-being consistent with Reiki practice and principles;
c. to ensure that the practitioner understands the importance of client involvement at all stages including questioning;
d. to ensure that the practitioner has a thorough understanding of the rights of the client and why it is important to respect these;
e. to develop the skills required to communicate in an effective and professional manner, both with clients and other healthcare professionals, including obtaining information through observation and effective questioning, whilst respecting privacy and dignity at all times;
f. to understand the importance of, and develop the skills required, to reflect on their own practice and identify areas where further training or development would be beneficial and how to incorporate it into their own personal training plan;
g. to understand the importance of, and how to obtain, formal or informal consent;
h. to understand the importance of taking a full history of the client’s health (physical/mental/emotional/spiritual), lifestyle, other treatments being received and any other factors that may affect their treatment, including a realistic expectation of Reiki, in order to plan and agree treatment, including evaluation methods to be used by the client and dealing with conflicting advice;
i. to maintain full and accurate client records, taking into consideration ethical and legal guidelines;
j. to be aware of the role of other people who may be involved in the client’s treatment, either as a companion or a healthcare professional;
k. to have a basic awareness of common physical conditions, including those which are notifiable diseases or require immediate medical attention;
l. to have a basic awareness of the skeletal structure and the functions and location of the major organs; 
m. to understand what appropriate aftercare advice should be given;
n. to understand the importance of giving clear guidance on self-treatment, including possible outcomes, and the extent of practitioner responsibilities if appropriate for the style/system of Reiki practiced;
o. to understand why it is important to explain the various Reiki treatment options to the client, in order that the client may make informed choices with regards to the agreed treatment plan, including location, cost, duration and timing;
p. to be able to manage time effectively.

By the end of the course students will:
a. be able to explain the roles and responsibilities of a practitioner, ways to develop a professional relationship with the client and demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries;
b. be able to discuss the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, illness and well-being of the client in accordance with Reiki practice and principles, including recognising the impact of a client’s prior and current experience of care;
c. be able to explain how to encourage clients to be proactive in any decisions which are made about their care by encouraging questioning;
d. be able to explain the importance of respecting the full rights and interests of others, treating everyone equally and in ways that respect diversities and differences;
e. be able to demonstrate how to use different forms of communication effectively in order to obtain all relevant and accurate information to identify need, using the skills of listening, observation, sensitive questioning and verbal communication to develop rapport, to ensure client ease, and to confirm their understanding, whilst at the same time respecting privacy and dignity and adapting vocabulary pace and tone to meet the needs of the client;
f. be able to evaluate and reflect on their own effectiveness and identify areas for self development, including updating with any new developments in the field of Reiki, including where to obtain further training and how to develop a training plan;
g. be able to explain how to obtain formal or informal consent, and understand policies relating to consent; 
h. be able to show how to take a full history and discuss and agree possible treatment options with the client, based on the information obtained during the consultation, in order to fully meet their needs, ensuring that the client has a realistic expectation of Reiki treatment, including dealing with conflicting advice;
i. be able to demonstrate how to record discussions and the decisions made following an evaluation and review of treatment;
j. be able to explain the circumstances when other people may become involved with the client’s treatment, and when it is appropriate to share information with them;
k. be able to discuss and understand common conditions with clients and other healthcare professionals;
l. be able to give a basic description of the skeletal structure and the functions and location of the major organs;
m. be able to explain the client’s and the practitioner’s role with regards to what appropriate aftercare advice should be given, which may be verbal or written, including advice about possible outcomes;
n. be able to explain the client’s and the practitioner’s role with regards to self treatment, and be able to give guidance to the client on self-treatment and possible outcomes if appropriate for the style/system of Reiki practiced;
o. be able to discuss the importance of various Reiki treatment options to the client, in order that the client may make informed choices with regards to the agreed treatment plan, including location, cost, duration and timing;
p. be able to demonstrate how to manage time effectively including consultation, giving Reiki and supporting the client and any companion

Delivery of Training

This course is currently being developed by Debi from Rocks n Rituals - please contact her directly via Rocks n Rituals website to discuss your requirements.

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