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The Benefits Of Learning Reiki

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Reiki is one of the more widely known forms of energy healing founded in the early twentieth century by Mikao Usui. The actual word, “Reiki” is composed of 2 Japanese words, ‘Rei’ and ‘Ki’. An exact translation is not easy, although it is generally translated as 'Universal Life Energy'. It is a technique for relaxation and stress reduction that also promotes healing. In this article from Becoming Aware, based in Eastbourne, and owned by Karen Hoad who has been a Reiki Master for 15 years, we look into the benefits of learning Reiki.

Supporting Yourself And The Family

There are many reasons why you might choose to learn Reiki and it will give you a practical way of taking your health and wellbeing into your own hands as well as supporting family members, children and friends. You will certainly attain a wonderful gift to share.

· Support yourself or a member of the family through an illness

· Use it as a preventative measure against illness

· Manage pain and ease suffering

· Support yourself during times of stress

· Increase personal wellbeing

Benefits of Learning Reiki - It Is Simple And Easy To Learn

Anyone can learn Reiki, yes that’s true, and it’s completely natural, safe, easy and complimentary. You do not require any special ability or any previous training.

· Greater clarity and more sense of purpose

· More courage and less fear

· Increased confidence and self-love

· More balanced and grounded

· Greater appreciation for life and more compassion

· Decreased anxiety and worry

· More humility and gratitude

3 Levels of Reiki

When you learn Reiki, you go through 3 different levels or attunements:

Reiki i - Self-healing level taking you through the basics of Reiki

Reiki II - Practitioner level where you gain a deeper understanding of Reiki

Reiki III - Master/Teacher level, which is a further expansion of your learning so that you can teach and attune others

And, if you have ever dreamed of running your own business, once you have attained Reiki II, you will be able to set up your own practice.


Learning Reiki is all about enjoying and having fun and using it in the way that is best for you. It should help you to live a healthier and more balanced life. The main purpose of Reiki is a natural self-healing and if you are healing yourself, you are healing everything. The main healer in your life is you and self-healing can help you to recreate yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

What To Do Next

Karen qualified as a Reiki Master 18 years ago, on December 14th 2003 to be precise. She uses the Reiki Usui method, which is a completely natural, non-intrusive, self-healing therapy that is open to any belief system. She hopes that this article has inspired you to want to begin to explore learning Reiki. Becoming Aware runs a range of classes including group and one to one sessions where you can learn the 3 levels or degrees of Reiki. To learn more and to book onto one of Karen’s courses, call Karen on 07766 427966 or email

Mikao Usui was asked if anyone can learn Reiki. He replied:

“Of course, a man, a woman, young or old, people with knowledge or without knowledge, anyone who has a common sense can receive the power accurately in a short time and can heal selves and others.”

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