Basic Professional Practitioner Requirements

Brief overview of core curriculum demands

To understand why attunements/initiations need to be given in person by a teacher. 
To be able to give a definition of Reiki and to be able give a history according to the system of Reiki they have studied.
To have a copy of a recognisable lineage to Mikao Usui. 
To understand the importance of this lineage.
To be able to demonstrate a sequence of hand positions appropriate to style they have learnt (hand positions may vary with style). 
To receive Reiki 11 if they do not already have it.
To have experience of both giving and receiving Reiki, to include self-healing. 
To have the knowledge and understanding to run a professional practice. 
To have compiled a portfolio of evidence of working with Reiki To understand, appreciate and accept the differences between the styles of Usui Reiki.

Précis of Reiki Core Curriculum Professional Practitioner requirements

To have the knowledge, training and understanding to meet the National Occupational Standards for Reiki; CNH1, CNH2 and CNH12*.
To have given a minimum of 75 full treatments, in person, five of which have been observed by another Reiki person (this does not include Reiki on animals). 
To have been practising Reiki i.e. attuned/initiated to Reiki for a minimum of 9 months. 
To have received a minimum of 45 hours in-person training from their Reiki Master(s) or other experienced Reiki Practitioners (this can include. Reiki 1 & 11 training; Reiki workshops; Reiki Shares etc.)
To have an overall minimum of 140 hours of additional Reiki training/study from the start of their first Reiki attunement/initiation, (e.g. case studies, home study/distance learning, reflection on practice etc.)
To have received 100 hours of Reiki either from self treatment or from other practitioners. 
To have developed appropriate levels of skills in the fields of Communication, professional relationships, work role and practice, understanding of confidentiality, Consent, record keeping, health and well-being and basic anatomy and physiology. 
To have developed appropriate levels of skills and knowledge in the fields of: professional standards and code of practice, relevant legislation, employment and organisational policies and practices, business finance, insurance.

NOTES *NOS – National Occupational Standards – are available on a link on Reiki Council web site www.reikicouncil.org.uk CNH1, CNH2 – General standards for complementary therapies, CNH12 - Reiki specific standard

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