Reiki World Autumn 2023

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UK Reiki Federation Magazine



UKRF Annual Conference 2023:

The Power of Reconnection - Back together again

Saturday 23rd September - See pages 10-15

Meet some of our key speakers...

Johannes Reindl Tosten A. Lange Jasmin Harsono Dr. Duncan Cross Jo Fellows
4 Our vision statement and values - for every step of your Reiki journey 6 Meet our newest team member - why not join our team? 7 UKRF Merchandise 8 UKRF Member benefits - so many reasons to be part of UKRF 10 Annual Conference 2023 - the power of reconnection! 16 Animals like to be included - by Tanya Leiper 18 Japanese tradtions for the autumn season 20 Member benefits from HMCA 22 Evolve not revolve - by Ruthie Moriarty & Alan Sanson 24 UKRF on Social Media - are you following us? 26 Where is the truth? - by Andrew Kempleton 28 Four basic rules of Gendai Reiki Ho - by Giancarlo Serra 30 Trans Reiki - enhance your Reiki - by Jill Sudbury 32 UKRF info 33 Accredited courses CONTENTS 24 Our social media posts
Autumn in Japan 10 UKRF Annual Conference 22 Time to evolve REIKI WORLD MAGAZINE - AUTUMN 2023

Gavin 2023 Conference Special Edition

Dear Members,

As we move from peak summer into the autumn months, we’re hoping it stays warm, maybe we’ll even have an Indian summer.

It’s almost conference time again and although we’ve had some stunning virtual online conferences for the last 5 years, overwhelmingly you’ve told us that you wanted to get back to a face to face experience, and boy have we delivered!

Obviously not all of you are able to attend this year’s event, so we wanted to make this edition of Reiki World a little bit special.

By the time you read this magazine, the conference will be over for another year, but you can read about some of the fantastic speakers we have on pages 10 to 15.

We are pleased to have such a great line up of key speakers throughout the day, we can’t wait to hear from them all. We will, of course, follow up with emails and social media posts, in the coming weeks and months, with some of the high points of the day.

With the AGM fast approaching, and being held on Sunday 26th November 2023, we hope to see as many of you as possible joining us via zoom.

The UKRF team continues to strengthen with Angela Bowe joining our team to look after marketing.

Please look out for a members’ survey coming out in the next few weeks to help us understand what you’d like to see more of. We do appreciate you taking the time to respond to our surveys as it helps us and our research team to gather vital information.

Wishing you all a fantastic autumn.

With love and light


UKRF Annual


All members are invited to our online AGM: Sunday 26th November 2023 @10am

Just for today, I will let go of anger. Just for today, I will let go of worry. Today, I will count my many blessings. Today, I will do my work honestly. Today, I will be kind to every living creature.

Events Team UKRF Vacancy

We need a UKRF member to help organise our events, supporting this growing part of the UKRF.

If you are interested or would like to know more, please email Anne-Marie:


Do you teach Reiki?

Did you know we have many types of membership available? It may be that you or your students aren’t aware that they can join even if they are still undertaking Reiki training...or even as a Friend if someone is not Reiki trained or is currently not practicing. There are lots of great reasons to become a member of UK Reiki Federation (see page 8 for some of them)...and we also have a ground-breaking Reiki Research team who are doing amazing things to promote Reiki across the world.

FRIEND - No requirement to be Reiki trained

STUDENT - Those currently undertaking Reiki training

ASSOCIATE - Trained to Reiki level 1

PRACTITIONER - Trained to level 2 with at least 9 months since level 1. Able to provide lineage and hold current practitioner insurance

MASTER PRACTITIONER - As for Practitioner member plus master certificate

MASTER TEACHER - As for Master Practitioner member plus holds master teacher certificate

The UK Reiki Federation is also proud to offer a full certification for Animal Reiki Practitioners which can be added to Practitioner, Master Practitioner or Master Teacher. If you are a Reiki Master Teacher, please talk to your students about becoming a UKRF member, we can then support them too.

You can see details about all the different membership categories on our website:

Our Vision Statement

The UKRF is committed to providing support to the Reiki Community by promoting the highest standards of Reiki at all levels through respect, positivity and compassion.

We aim to lead the way and to be innovators in Reiki education, Animal Reiki and research, for every step of your Reiki journey.

Our Values

Compassion: Supporting our members through their learning and practice

Kindness: To be kind to others at all times

Gratitude: To always value our members


To always uphold the Reiki principles, UK Reiki Federation Constitution and Code of Ethics for all our members and the public

Self-care: To promote self love and treat our members and each other with respect and dignity


Meet our newest team member...

“I started my Reiki journey in 2003 in USA, as a client of an incredible healer and it changed my life forever! I went on to learn from Reiki I through to Master teacher, completing my training 2008. I’ve been a practicing Reiki Master teacher and energy healer since.

My practice is based in Warminster, Wiltshire. If I could fulfil one dream as a healer, it would be that the whole world would be Reiki level I attuned. I believe Reiki can change the world. I have been a member of the UK Reiki Federation since 2005, and I’m now proud to be a part of the marketing team..”


Your chance to help!

The Research Committee of the UKRF are currently undertaking some research on Reiki and Meditation practice to help us understand the relationship you have with Reiki and meditation.

The survey covers questions about you and your experiences on your Reiki practice and meditation and should take approximately 5 minutes.

Please scan the QR code or follow this link:

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We are pleased to launch our new range of UKRF branded clothing! All available on our website. All items bear the UK Reiki Federation logo to add professionalism to your therapy business. The t-shirts, hoodies and polo shirts are available in various colours and sizes. View the full range of styles and colours, and place your order via our website:

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UKRF Member Benefits

Members’ benefits include:

FREE directory listing on the UKRF website

FREE events - online Reiki shares & webinars

Access to website resources and support in our Members Only section & use of UKRF logo

Preferential rate for practitioner insurance

Frequent updates about industry best practice including Covid-19 guidelines

Regular e-magazine Reiki World containing interesting articles and updates

You can see more about your membership benefits on our website

UKRF are available in many ways, including through our social media channels. You can interact with us through any of these platforms by using the details below. It’s a great way for us to stay in touch with our members and to continue to support you.


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Distance Healing Group: Summer updates from Jo Fellows

Join our distance healing team to benefit others (and yourself too)

We’re always looking for new members to join the UKRF distance healing team - there are 80 of us at the moment - but the more the merrier!

Hiroshi Doi suggests that the healing is amplified by the square of the number of people ‘sending’ the Reiki healing - (currently our 80 healers is 6,400 times more powerful) so if we have more members then the healing will always be amplified more. And, we not only ‘send’ healing to those that request it, but to each other too! :))

The distance healing team continues to grow, but we are always looking for new members too. The more healers we can get involved, the stronger the healing for those that request it.

If you know of any UKRF members who are interested in joining the team, please ask them to contact Distance Healing Co-ordinator Jo Fellows directly at

Distance Healing with the UK Reiki Federation

The UK Reiki Federation offer their Practitioner members the opportunity to become part of a large distance healing network...and we’re always looking for new team members!

Distance Healing Group

UKRF Reiki Practitioners give their time each week to send Reiki healing to anyone who makes a request from anywhere in the world. How the group works is that each week the volunteers receive a list of those people/animals/events that have requested healing and we all collectively send positive Reiki healing to everyone on the list, at a time that suits each one of us.

Would you like to join our team?

Email: for more information.


Annual Conference

Saturday 23rd September 2023

- Coulsdon Manor Hotel, Surrey, UK -

The Power of Reconnection - Back together again -

We are delighted to have our first in-person conference for 3 years!

Special guest: Johannes Reindl, Usui Shiki Ryoho Lineage Bearer

Also featuring: Torsten A. Lange

Dr. Duncan Cross

Jo and Simon Fellows

Jasmin Harsono

Laura Barbour & Wendy Gordon

A beautiful setting with access to gardens and green areas

Teachings and shares from a number of speakers

Refreshments throughout the day

Light buffet lunch

An opportunity to expand your network

Our speakers have shared the info about themselves and their plans for the event on the following pages


Meet our conference speakers...

Reiki Master Johannes Reindl was born and lives in Austria. He undertook his training with Phyllis Lei Furumoto and has continued to practice Reiki since 1995.

In March 2019 Johannes was recognised by Phyllis Lei Furumoto as her successor and became the Lineage Bearer of Usui Shiki Ryoho.

We are looking forward to hearing Johannes’ insights at our conference.

Torsten A. Lange was director of the Reiki Academy London for over ten years, and has recently founded the Reiki Science Academy for a more research-based focus on Reiki. He is an international speaker and workshop facilitator, and the only Hay House author for Reiki. Having done extensive research into the history and spiritual foundations of Reiki, he has taught thousands of students worldwide.

His research revealed new information about Reiki history in Japan and led him to finding the world’s first independent scientific proof of the different vibrational levels of Reiki.

His second book, “Proof of Reiki, Proof of Eternity”, has been published in 2021 and his latest book, “There is a Way: The Reiki Revolution”, in March 2023.

At our conference Torsten will talk about: Reiki and AI - The amazing relevance of Reiki in the digital age.


Duncan Cross PhD, is the Research Coordinator for the UKRF and the Head of Education at a Northern UK University. Duncan sits on a number of international advisory groups for education, he is a National Teaching Fellow, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training. Duncan has been practicing Reiki since 1998 and is a Master Teacher member of the UK Reiki Federation, and also a CNHC registrant for Reiki.

At our UKRF conference Duncan will be discussing ‘Reconnecting Reiki practice and research’. This presentation will explore the research direction the UKRF has taken in the last 3 years, and why and how we’ve approached reconnecting research with the membership and the wider Reiki community. Duncan will also give some highlights from recent surveys on spirituality and meditation practice.

Jasmin Harsono is the founder of the wellness brand and space Emerald and Tiger and Feels. She works worldwide as a multi-sensory artist, practitioner, writer, author, speaker, contributor and brand advisor. Jasmin’s work fuses the synergies of life experience, training, modern life, conscious living and ancient practices to support and give people experiences and tools to tap into their truth, power, and potential.

“At the UKRF Conference I’ll be sharing my Three Diamonds Breath meditation—a transformative experience and simple daily practice from the Eastern Reiki system. The Three Diamonds (Hara, Heart, and Third Eye) are the energy centres in the body. Through deep awareness and breathing, we cultivate vibrancy, balance, and grounding, guided by Reiki, touch, and affirmations. This practice connects us to the present moment, our power, true self, and intuitive wisdom.”

Jasmin Harsono is the founder of wellness brands, Emerald and Tiger, and Feels. She is an international wellness guide, multi-sensory artist and author of Self Reiki.

For more information, please get in touch with / / @emeraldandtiger www.emeraldandtiger


Laura Barbour is our UKRF Animal Reiki Coordinator and is an Animal Reiki Master Teacher who has been working with horses and other animals since childhood, switching from general “Energy Healing” for horses to Reiki in 2000.

Laura runs Equine Reiki training in Scotland with the support of a family herd of Mustangs. At our conference, Laura will be talking about how Reiki can help animals, different ways of incorporating Reiki with animals into your Reiki practice, how to apply for Animal Reiki Practitioner membership, getting your course accredited and new Equine Reiki options including the upcoming NOS (National Occupational Standards) level for Combined Reiki for Horses & Humans.

There will be opportunities after the talk to ask questions or request support.

Wendy Gordon is a Reiki Practitioner and Teacher based around the Nottingham/Derby areas. Wendy is trained in the Eastern Japanese Style, Reiki Ryoho, runs training workshops at Ilkeston (Derbyshire) and provides treatments at both of her venues at Ilkeston and Stapleford (Nottingham).

Wendy is experienced in providing treatments for people and having completed Level One Animal Reiki, she is building experience in the treatment of animals too. Wendy previously used to work in the NHS as a hospital midwife, leaving in 2018 after 29 years of service to focus on her Reiki Journey.

“I feel very passionate about elevating the standards of Animal Reiki Training so that our profession is recognised in line with other Animal Complimentary Therapies. My purpose here within the UKRF Animal Reiki Team is to help those interested in developing their practice in Animal Reiki so they may get the best guidance and support with this.”


Reiki Master/Teacher Jo Fellows is the UKRF Distance Healing Coordinator and has been working with Reiki for over 20 years. She’s also a certified Advanced Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance International, certified Qi Gong teacher with Long White Cloud Qi Gong, certified Sound Massage and Sound Healing Practitioner and Meditation teacher.

Yoga is not all about one handed handstands, or even instagram postures. Yoga means to yoke or to join - to join mind, body and soul/spirit. In yoga it’s not the postures that are important, the important thing is to learn something about yourself through the practice, to notice where your body feels tight, where it’s holding onto something and to give yourself the opportunity to let go.

Jo Fellows will guide us through pranayama (breathwork practices) and simple, gentle movements that are really beneficial in allowing energy to move through our body. These practices are particularly useful for anyone who suffers from stress and anxiety, or tension in the body, mind or spirit, bringing balance and harmony into our lives.

Simon Fellows is a photographer, writer, Advanced Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) and musician. He has trained in sound massage with the Peter Hess Institute and soundscape composition with Goldsmiths, University of London.

Sound baths help us to reach a deeper connection through listening and vibration. It’s an immersive experience, shaped by a broad spectrum of sound that promotes a profound state of calm.

At the conference, Simon and Jo will bathe you in sound from a variety of crystal bowls, Himalayan bowls, chimes and other acoustic instruments from around the world. As you lie back and relax, repetitive yet evolving harmonious and discordant patterns will activate your parasympathetic nervous system, while forging new pathways in the brain.

Sound influences the emotional state that we inhabit. Too often we are swamped by the uninvited, unwanted cacophony of the everyday, with little chance to find peace in tranquillity. A sound bath is your opportunity to trigger a relaxation response that will improve mood and, eventually, your outlook on life.


Simon and Jo will explain the processes that enable people to reach sublime relaxation through sound, and will guide you through a journaling session after the performance.

Geoff Rolls is a Learning and Development Consultant and NLP Trainer. He is also a Touch for Health Kinesiology Consultant, and is attuned to Reiki.

Geoff has been working in personal development for the last 25 years supporting others to facilitate change in their personal and professional lives.

We are looking forward to meeting those of you who are attending the conference! For those who missed out, look out for future events on our social media channels.


Animals Like to be Included

Animals like ourselves are generally (though not always) social beings and as such they like to take an interest in what is going on around them, and they may also like to be included within the social group.

This inclusion helps animals in bonding with other members of the herd or pack and also helps them to establish their place within the group. We can all appreciate that lovely overall feeling of belonging within a group.

Grooming is not only wonderful for keeping an animal’s coat and skin in good condition, it is also a nice way for us to share both time and loving energy with members of our herd or pack.

And, when another animal sees an enjoyable bonding activity taking place you can bet that they will also want some of that lovely caring energy too.

I recently started doing a little bit of work with Oliver, an older horse at Hayfield Riding Centre, Aberdeen to build my own experience and confidence in ground working with horses. This has included in a little bit of in hand work, then a groom, and this is in addition to Oliver’s regular Reiki sessions.

I found that when Oliver was out of his stable for any length of time, Carrot, who lives in the neighbouring stable would make a fuss, and when I groomed Oliver in his stable Carrot would be paying attention.

In addition to this, I found that any time that I closed my eyes to share Reiki with Oliver (whether in person or distance Reiki), Carrot’s head would pop in at the side.

Animals speak to us all the time and their challenge is often about getting our attention in the first place to get their message across.

It took a wee while but after some persistence from Carrot, I finally got his message.

Carrot is now also out doing a little bit of in hand work and enjoys a lovely groom afterwards, with the occasional bit of Reiki being thrown in as well. Carrot is a lovely horse who is very sociable and also very curious about the world around him, and he just makes me smile.

So, whether it is grooming or another activity, sharing a little bit of time and loving energy is wonderfully therapeutic not only for ourselves, but also for the rest of the herd or pack around us.

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Autumnal traditions in Japan

Autumn in Japan is known as Aki


The Japanese tradition of viewing maple leaves, also referred to as ‘autumn leaf-hunting’. It is a time to celebrate the beautiful fall colours of the maple trees. Momijigari is often a social event, and people will gather in parks and forests to admire the leaves. Although the word ‘gari’ means ‘hunting’, this activity is all about simply viewing and enjoying the beautiful leaves (not bringing them home). Generally the best time to see autumn leaves in Japan is between early November and early December.


Koyo represents the whole experience of the autumnal leaf colour change It is a more general term than momijigari and it can be used to describe the red and orange autumnal colours of any tree. Koyo is a popular time for hiking and camping in Japan, as the changing colours of the leaves make the countryside even more beautiful.


Jidai Matsuri

A historical festival held in Kyoto every October. It is a time to celebrate the history and culture of Japan. The festival features a parade of people dressed in traditional costumes from different periods of Japanese history.


This is a popular Japanese moon-viewing festival and a time to appreciate the beauty of the autumn moon. Tsukimi is often celebrated by eating moon-shaped dumplings and by drinking sake.

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紅葉狩り [Momijigari]
Viewing the autumn leaves helps one appreciate the beauty of the changing seasons.

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Time to evolve instead of constantly revolving

In this article we consider how we can all easily get drawn into our way of being which, through habit, we believe is the best way for us. We feel comfortable, yet an innate part of us knows that we are not totally comfortable, neither emotionally nor physically: we feel stuck, claustrophobic even. We liken this to being stuck in a revolving door.

It can be disorientating to constantly keep rotating, with a feeling of no exit. At the subtle end of the spectrum, you intuitively feel a vibe that suggests “I know I need to change”. A small yet powerful feeling. A need to evolve, to stop revolving. Sometimes the trigger can be self-determined, other times an external trigger may be necessary to help you realise there are changes that would serve you better. A few such feelings might be:

• Knowing that eating a particular food is not supporting your body, yet you still continue to eat it

• A health scare getting you to reflect on how you might do things differently

• Going to a conference, which makes you question your practice and realise you feel a little “stale”.

We know that Usui Sensei gave many attunements to each student over time (Rand). The purpose being that this process continually acted to refine and develop their ability to channel with more versatility and to heal more deeply. An important aspect of his philosophy was for students to continually seek to improve the quality and effectiveness of the Reiki energy they could channel. To evolve and not just keep revolving.

We offer you a play-along movie (link at the end of this article) to put this idea into practice. Below we describe the flow of feelmoves in the movie. Take some time to find what your rotating door is for you, here and now and really feel it. This will transfer into how you move – hence why, in Qiki Gong, we call them “feelmoves”

Endlessly rotating. You are stuck, tense (face, shoulders, hands, legs, mind) in old, routine habits. You have been there for a long time and may even feel lost. The door may have clear or opaque windows or be totally dark. It has become your way, your reality. Yet, when you have an awareness of that, of where you are, even tiny natural evolutions can enable you to consciously slow the revolving; to stop and rest, allowing yourself time to investigate directions in which to evolve.

You become aware that something is beyond the door. Look to your left – about 10 o’clock – tentatively reach out with your left hand... but no it’s not the right direction for you now. Bring your hand back to your side as you recognise that you are still a little tense, still stuck at this stage.


Look to your right, at about 2 o’clock… expand out with your right hand, palm down then draw back, palm up – ahhh yes, that feels much better. Smile, relax your face and shoulders and repeat the feelmove.

Move to angle yourself towards this feelgood place, expand forward palms outward-facing, push out to the sides with both hands to open up as you might part curtains, in order to clear your way forward. Smile. Relax your arms.

Take bold steps through and out of your door. Leaning gently forward, open your arms out at chest level, palms up and expand into your new place. Look out and smile. Wow – there it is.

True evolving really starts in your imagination. You may notice in the movie that Ruthie steps forward and Alan makes step movements. The important aspect is that you imagine the essence of ‘breaking out’. Knowing, trusting and feeling those new steps outside of your revolving door, you will feel the tremendous power it gives you.

Is this now your time to take the first steps away from the thing which no longer best serves you and/or your clients? Your time to step into a new beginning.

We wish you much fun, love and joy in your evolving life.

Evolving not Revolving, the movie


(1) Rand, W.L., Reiki - The Healing Touch - First and Second Degree Manual, page 20, 1998

This article is not aimed at those who are in the state of extreme personal difficulties or challenges that need medical/professional intervention. It is rather for the more day to day issues many of us face or, perhaps not for at any given moment, for those who prefer not to look too deeply.


UKRF on Social Media

Posting on our social media platforms is a great way for us to share our events and celebrations with our members. This has been a big year for us as we have made many positive changes as well as finding ways to show we support diversity and inclusion. Here is a selection of the posts we have published since spring this year! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter/X - it’s a great way to find out what we offer our members. See you there!


Where is the truth?

Telling the truth is a bedrock of a balanced society.... but what and where is the truth?

Is it as definitive as it sounds?

When we say phrases like ‘in truth..’ or ‘my truth here is...’ we are not necessarily speaking the truth, just our opinion in that moment. This will inevitably be influenced by all our experiences and limiting beliefs and could be miles away from the actual truth.

I suspect we all innately yearn to know the truth, and often give our power away to doctors, priests, scientists, parents, gurus, teachers and other figures of authority who claim to have access to it. And yet, most sources of expertise have probably evolved their thinking over the years. Can you think of any timeless absolutes in medicine?... dentistry?... politics?...economics?... spirituality?... naturopathy? The truth never changes, only our limited perception of it.

Issues with truth emerge from institutions as well as individuals. These bodies are rapidly disempowering us as individuals, asking us to shed our own discernment at the alter of their official ‘truth’, based on the absolutes of science, medicine and economics. I like absolutes, they give me comfort, but there are very few out there.

Ultimately, the best resource we have is our own personal discernment and intuition.

Nothing matters more, but it can still be very elusive. I am saddened to see so many nuanced debates polarised into this or that, right or wrong, rather than this and that. This dualistic thinking is creating separation at a time when we desperately need coalition.

Another significant risk is of the truth being weaponised. The Incan shaman call this the ‘shadow of jaguar’, the aggressive form of our power. Alarm bells should ring for anything that sounds like:

“My guides tell me you should not ...”

“My truth here is that you were wrong to...”

“I need to get this off my chest.”

“I am sorry that you feel that way.”

Can you see how this is not about speaking the truth? It is just criticism, opinion and judgement in disguise.

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There is another aspect to this that is a bit more subtle. Sometimes, we can genuinely want to help but have no permission. For instance, we might be out with our friend and say: “You know, you say you want a relationship, but I never see you approaching anyone. Have you looked into whether you have any shadow beliefs around this?”. That may be a totally valid comment, but unless it was specifically invited you have no permission to volunteer it.

My guidelines for speaking out are:

1. Is this the absolute truth or an opinion?

2. Do I have permission to say it? Have I been asked to comment?

3. Does what I want to say add value?

4. Does it come from a place of love?

5. Is now a good time?

All too often, I have seen criticism or commentary coming from a person’s need to clear their pent-up energy, their own need to speak masqueraded as ‘speaking my truth’. This is projection, looking for personal healing and deciding that dumping some unresolved energy on someone else will help. It might, for a while, but it is not loving or appropriate.

There is only one truth in the Universe and that truth is love. Words, even the word ‘love’ is inherently limited and cannot come even close to expressing the truth of what it is trying to represent.

In that sense, all words, including these, are flawed. They have value if they help you move closer to the absolute truth of love but are not the truth in themselves. Let them help you but not define you or inhibit your own journey of discernment and learning.

With love

Find out more from Andrew’s website:


The four basic rules of Gendai Reiki Ho

The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century. Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, meaning “Usui Reiki Healing Method Learning Society”, is the name of the society of Reiki Masters founded by Mikao Usui.

Gendai Reiki Ho is not a new Reiki system. It can be referred to as “original Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho in the Gendai Reiki style,” as it allows people in modern society to learn and practice the original Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho easily and comfortably.


Reiki is a healing method using Reiki, and ‘to be healed’ means to go back to its original, healthy state. Not just the body, but also mind and soul are all in a healthy state. Usui Sensei said that Usui Reiki Ryoho included both aspects of physical treatment and spiritual practice. He completely trusted a Reiki practitioner as to which aspect to take. If you understand Reiki as physical treatment, your Reiki session will be a physical treatment mainly targeting the physical body. If you understand Reiki as a spiritual practice to heal mind and soul, your Reiki session will be a spiritual practice.

With Gendai Reiki Ho, you will be able to heal the mind and body and improve spirituality

Four Basic Rules of Gendai Reiki Ho:

Resonance: to resonate with Reiki and aspire to a healthy and happy life. It is a way to live our life fruitfully.

Transparency: to avoid prejudice, dogma, and secrecy. Eliminate any mystical aspect, and do not advocate Reiki as a mysterious, mystic, religious, or miraculous practice.

Practicality: to understand the characteristics of Reiki and its techniques to be able to explain the purposes and importance of them rationally.

Simplicity: to simply follow the instructions in the official manuals. Do not make it complicated. Enjoy practicing them anytime, every day and feel the effects.

Read other articles by Giancarlo on his website:


The Reiki Principles

The UK Reiki Federation prides itself on working to these principles and values.

The Reiki Principles

To bring the spiritual depth into everyday life, Mikao Usui, the founder of the system of Reiki, created a set of five principles (or precepts). They can be found on his memorial stone in the grounds of the Saihoji Temple in Tokyo. He called them...

Just for today: Do not anger

Do not worry

Be grateful

Work with diligence

Be kind to others

Every morning and every night sit in Gassho (palms placed together) and speak these words out loud in your heart - Mikao Usui

The secret method of inviting good fortune. The marvellous medicine for all sickness.’

Trans Reiki - Enhance your Reiki

I wrote the Trans Reiki Day course as a direct response to clients I had been successfully giving treatments at the then Marlborough Natural Health Centre, twenty years ago. I found myself using this combination of skills naturally and realised that it would be a perfect tool for my Reiki students.

I have been teaching Reiki constantly for twenty-four years at my clinics and now from Fyfield Therapy Rooms. I have a wellestablished school of Reiki and run regular courses and Reiki shares for my Reiki family.

I was originally a registered Nurse in General, Psychiatric & Ophthalmic Nursing and trained in other modalities including Counselling, hypnotherapy, mindfulness & Neuro Linguistic Programming. I found that clients that were referred to me were suffering from anxiety, low self-esteem and depression.

After the initial assessment, counselling etc I always gave Reiki, which has been proven to nurture, nourish & relax those experiencing past or recent trauma which has affected their ability to live fulfilling lives. As we know, Reiki allows the client’s own energy to begin to heal themselves.

I found myself using visualisation techniques, sometimes using hypnotherapy or flowing gently and using my intuition, NLP and useful language designed for change.

I did not use it for the whole session but just enough to relax, calm and speak to the clients’ subconscious mind, suggesting positive change and many other outcomes for their own higher good.

Trans Reiki uses hypnotic language, tone, body language, NLP techniques, affirmations and modalities of our language. During the course we look at the ways we sabotage ourselves, our beliefs & drivers from an early age and spend time creating affirmations.


I have scripts for most eventualities including cord cutting, self-esteem, fertility, letting go, bereavement, connecting to the source, grounding and much more.

These are really useful tools for Reiki healers to add to the compassion & energy they are using during a session. I have trained for many years learning these techniques and realise that with confidence & flow, they can be taught in a day to Reiki Healers.

Thoughts are pure energy. They affect us on a cellular, emotional, spiritual and soul level.

Dr. Bruce Lipton states that ‘our thoughts create our reality as our cells respond to their environment’ so our bodies are amazingly miraculous. Our thoughts will create an immediate physical response ( i.e. when we are in a state of fear and need to take action ) and our bodies can also create a thought response. (if we have a triggered feeling from experience) & our thoughts go into override, worrying & ruminating about events yet to occur.

The Trans Reiki course is a valuable selfhealing tool which can be used to both inspire and show our clients the possibilities that are open to them.

Our state of mind really affects our recovery from addictions, depression and all manner of life’s challenges. Those suffering from chronic auto immune diseases can greatly benefit from taking control of their health with nutrition, healing and support. We are often told that nothing can be done and to listen to your Doctor and keep taking the tablets. As Reiki Practitioners, we have seen a real change in our clients. Nothing is impossible and we know from Dr Usui that Just for today do not worry, just for today do not anger. The antidote to both is gratitude. Just for today be grateful, count your blessings.

I have worked with many different people with an array of issues. Yes I am experienced in this area but all of us can make a difference and we can inspire others to learn, research and to find ways of healing ourselves and others. It is a day of positivity, sharing, love & laughter.

My next Trans Reiki course for Reiki healers will be held on Saturday 21st October at Fyfield Therapy rooms, Marlborough. Contact me for booking details.

“Thoughts are pure energy. They affect us on a cellular, emotional, spiritual and soul level.”

UK Reiki Federation Members’ Resources

As part of your UKRF membership you have access to exclusive resources in a special area of our website. Why not log in and have a look? We have more member benefits coming along all the time so check back regularly. This is where we have the member guidelines which we update regularly whenever there is new information and where we publish event info.

On your mobile: Click the 3 lines, then scroll down to ‘Login’ to access the Members Area

Our current FREE online member events are:

Reiki Shares (Virtual via Zoom)

The UKRF Reiki share gives members the opportunity to join together to simply give and receive Reiki to help nurture, heal and support themselves, as well as others. We have various hosts for these events and at different times of the day during the week - so hopefully there’s a suitable time for everyone.

Wellbeing Webinars (Virtual via Zoom)

We will hold regular live webinars to offer support during challenging times and allow members the opportunity to connect with others. The webinars guide members through techniques and tips to use in their daily life. Webinars to date have included: Managing worry, fear, anxiety and stress, Boosting confidence in yourself, Creating a positive culture around yourself. All webinars can be accessed on the members page and contribute towards CPD.

Reiki Awareness Week and AGM (Virtual via Zoom)

The UK Reiki Federation Reiki AGM and Reiki Awareness Week are annual events designed to bring people together whilst providing a platform to learn, research & support individual wellbeing and all within the Reiki community. These events are FREE to members.


The UK Reiki Federation is happy to highlight courses offered by those Teacher members who have undergone the UKRF course verification process and achieved the status of an accredited course provider. Accredited courses comply with the National occupational standards (NOS) for Reiki and the UKRF considers such courses appropriate for training purposes. The directory includes courses which are suitable for Professional Practitioner training (NOS) and Practitioner training recorded as “Practitioner”. There are also courses which are suitable for CPD (Continuing & Professional Development), recorded as “CPD”.

“Professional Practitioner” courses have been checked against the National Occupational Standards for Reiki to ensure that all topics are included.

“CPD” courses (members only) are those which we feel would be beneficial to Reiki Practitioners.

Please also note that this list is not exhaustive and that our Teacher members all over the country also offer training courses and you may contact any of those Teachers.

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Reiki 1 & 2 Practitioner Course

Course Provider: Deborah Cordery (Rejuvenating Hands)

Leigh on Sea, Essex

Phone: 07989 318790

Reiki Professional Course

Course Provider: Simon Bailey

Shavington, Cheshire

Phone: 01270 260200


Reiki Practitioner Course (including Reiki 1 & 2)

Course Provider: Carolyn Roberts, Gaia School of Natural Health

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Phone: 07932 063576

Reiki Practitioner Course

Course Provider: Andrea Amis

Barefoot Soul Holistic Academy

Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4TA


Phone: 07525 469399

Reiki Professional Practitioner (including Level 1 & 2)

Course Provider: Sue Malcolm Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Phone: 07737 396948


Usui Reiki Ryoho Practitioner Course

Course Provider: Heidi Fawkes

Ripon/Bedale, North Yorkshire

Phone: 01677 988264

Reiki Level 1 & 2 Professional Practitioner Certificate Course

Course Provider:

Harshani Lori Curbishley-Brown Islip Northamptonshire

Phone: 07941 841485


Reiki Professional Practitioner

Course Provider: Shaylini Popat

London, Harley Street

Phone: 07546 048659

Professional Reiki Practitioner

Diploma incorporating Level 1 & 2

Course Provider: Michael Kaufmann

Location: Central London

Phone: 07801 284073

Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma

Course Provider: Clarity of Sight

Holistic Centre (Penelope Alterskye)

Milton Keynes

Phone: 07850 953811



Reiki Master Teacher (incl. Reiki 1 & 2)

Reiki Master Practitioner (incl. Reiki 1 & 2) Professional Reiki Practitioner

Course Provider: Anne-Marie Carratu

Banstead, Surrey

Phone: 01737 557944

Professional Reiki Practitioner

Course Provider: Ruth Handley

Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Phone: 07748 446060

Reiki 2 Practitioner

Course Provider: Rebecca Nichol

Banbury, Oxfordshire

Phone: 07879 426624


Reiki Practitioner Diploma

Course Provider: Giancarlo Serra, Christchurch, Dorset BH23

Phone: 07786 497360


Reiki Practitioner Diploma

Course Provider: Ann Pigott

Stourbridge, West Midlands

Phone: 07929 634051

Professional Reiki Practitioner

Course Provider: Ann Singleton

Preston, Lancashire

Phone: 07906 351445


Professional Practitioner Diploma

Course Provider: Sue Walsh, Surrey School of Reiki & Susan-Emma Complementary Therapy

Addlestone, Surrey

Phone: 07789 681775


Professional Reiki Practitioner

Diploma (including Reiki 1 & 2)

Course provider: Susan Baker

Taunton, Somerset Phone: 01823 490521

Advanced Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma incl 1 and 2

Course Provider: Gwen Allison, Croydon

Tel: 07415 377535

Reiki 1 & Reiki 2 Diploma Course

Provider: Yvette Haines Reiki Healing, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire

Phone: 07868 003175 / 07711 313101


Reiki Professional Practitioner

Course Provider: Julie Rennie

Craghead, Stanley, Co Durham

07990 753300

Reiki Professional Practitioner

Course Provider: Wendy Radford

Crowborough, East Sussex

Phone: 07921 837807

Reiki Second Degree

Course Provider: Brighton Holistics (Jon Matson)

Brighton Sussex Phone: 01273 672690


Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma

Course Provider: Reiki Academy

London - Torsten Lange

London SW13 9HE

Phone: 07774 590211


Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma

Course Provider: Reiki Academy

London - Rupert Fawcett

London SW13 9HE

Phone: 07774 590211


Reiki Practitioner Course

Course Provider: Sarah Presley

Bristol, Wiltshire

Phone: 07590 621495


Reiki Practitioner (Usui Tibetan Reiki)

Course Provider: Christine Sutton

Solihull, West Midlands

Phone: 0121 246 9448 / 07790 069429


Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma

Course Provider: Amanda White

Usui Reiki Academy; Leatherhead, Surrey

Phone: 07498 646914


Reiki 1st & 2nd Degree Professional

Practitioner Course

Course Provider: Sarah Robinson, Reiki

Balance, Ifold, Billingshurst, W Sussex

Phone: 07920 868100


Reiki Practitioner Professional Diploma

Course Provider: Ali Swift

Catherine De Barnes, Solihul, West Midlands B92

Phone: 07748 482019


Website: my-wellness-toolbox-reiki-therapy


At the time of writing, we in the south of England have finally got a bit of summer weather after a lot of waiting for it to load, and might finally to pack away the jumpers, even if only for a short while...but the positive side to all the summer rain is that it has made the lawns and parks look lovely and green!

Here at UKRF we are busy running member events and putting the finishing touches to our UKRF Conference on Sat 23rd September. See the front part of the magazine for more info. For those of you attending, we really can’t wait to meet you all!

Thank you to all those members who have submitted articles. We are proud to include a wide range of subjects from spiritual trips around the world, stories of discovery from our members to scientific articles relating to research, Reiki and associated practices. We love hearing your inspiring stories and we know our members enjoy reading your articles.

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The deadline for the winter issue of REIKI WORLD is 1st November.


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Please note: Contributors to Reiki World magazine do not necessarily express the opinion of the UK Reiki Federation and the UK Reiki Federation accept no responsibility for views expressed. The UK Reiki Federation does not accept any responsibility for the independent advertisers or their services featured in this magazine. All content of Reiki World is © Copyright to UK Reiki Federation. Unless otherwise stated, the design and layout of this magazine and any material published (including text, graphics, logos, images) is the property of the UK Reiki Federation. We authorise users to copy articles from this magazine only for personal, non-commercial use, clearly acknowledging the source.

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The new colourful UK Reiki Federation ‘Client/Patient’ leaflets and ‘Information for the Carers of Animal & Pet Clients’ leaflets are an ideal way to explain about Reiki to clients and to anyone who would benefit from receiving information about it. They are available for purchase by members. £1.50 each or:

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