About Reiki

USUI Tradition of Natural Healing

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Reiki is an ancient Japanese method of healing by attunement to Universal Energy.

It is “Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy” from an unlimited source.

It is a gentle, relaxing and balancing healing technique, yet it is extremely powerful. It can open many doors on our path to wholeness. Soothing energy flows from the hands of the practitioner into the client promoting relaxation, healing and releasing tension.

Reiki has evolved from the experience of Dr Mikao Usui in Japan during the 19th century. Through his wisdom and research and meditation, he developed this healing system.

He committed his life to practising and teaching Reiki. Today, Reiki continues to be transmitted from teacher to student, following the tradition.

There is no belief system attached to Reiki, so it is available to all.

Receiving a Reiki Healing

This is a simple, natural non-intrusive process, which can have profound effects. It works where it is needed most. The practitioner channels Reiki energy by gently placing his or her hands either on the body or just above it. Each hand position is held for a few minutes. The main energy centres are opened as the client lies on a treatment couch or sits on a chair. Most people experience deep relaxation and a feeling of warmth and well-being. Reiki can help physical and emotional problems and will work where ever it is needed most because it has its own wisdom. It brings strength and support as it rebalances the energies within the body.

Learning Reiki

Reiki is taught differently from other healing systems or therapies, mainly because of the attunement/initiation process. Attune means harmony and initiate means ceremony. The empowerment is there for life.

Channelling Reiki does not deplete the Practitioner’s own energy. In fact it can revitalise! Reiki is a practical tool which will help to increase self awareness and intuition and be a positive step to create health and happiness.

First Degree

On this course you are attuned and opened to Reiki energy through a transmission procedure. The First Degree is for self-healing and also to help family and friends. It is complete in itself and is the basis for all Reiki healing and applications. It is taught over two days.

  • Syllabus
  • Four initiations (attunements). Meditations.
  • History and Lineage and Tradition of Reiki
  • Ethics. Principles and Precepts
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Energy Centres and the Energy Field. Subtle energies
  • Self-Healing and Reiki support in daily life
  • Healing others. Animals, plants and the environment
  • Practical applications and practice time
  • And more…..

Course fee £100.00

Second Degree

There is normally at least a two/three month gap between the First and Second Degree. Those who take this level can practice professionally, if they want to. It is also taught over two days. Reiki symbols are introduced to increase the power of Reiki and to help distant healing.

  • Syllabus
  • Second Degree initiation (attunement). Meditations.
  • Second Degree symbols, their meanings and their uses in:
  • Distant healing, work across time and space, help with applications and directing energy to situations, individually, groups, the planet Earth
  • Creating a sacred space
  • Energy exercises and techniques. Beaming, scanning, chakra balancing
  • Developing the healing technique for body and mind and as a tool for spiritual growth
  • Professional practice
  • And more….

Course fee £150.00

Master/Teaching on Request

Reiki will guide you in the direction that is most natural and is also the most benefit to others. This level is separated into two parts.

Master Practitioner

This module is available for people who have completed the Second Degree Reiki and who wish to have access to the full energy of Reiki. Not everyone wants to teach, but many people feel that they would like to go further in their journey with Reiki. This module covers three main areas: further personal expansion, additional tools for healing oneself and others, and a focus on service to all beings.

Syllabus:

  • Third degree Attunement
  • Master Symbol and the Symbol used for Attunements
  • Explanation of their meanings. Uses and application of these Symbols
  • Meditations. (Opening to guidance and sharing Light with all beings; Metta-Loving Kindness; Forgiveness)
  • Energy exercises such as Micro Cosmic Orbit
  • Exploration of service and the Radiant Heart
  • Principles and Precepts of Reiki and awareness training
  • Practical applications and working with specific crystals
  • General discussion time

Duration: Two days

Course fee: £200.00

Master Teacher
The responsibilities of teaching and passing on the attunements. Structuring and designing courses/workshops/manuals. Creating meditations.

The length of time depends on each individual’s experience and requirements and will be adapted to help and support the student in their choices.

This Reiki training offers the traditional Usui method according to the Reiki standards set by the International Guild of Professional Practitioners. Continuous Professional Development Credits on all courses.

Regular Courses will be run at:

Totnes Natural Health Centre, Waterside, The Plains, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5DW – Tel: 01803 864587

The Reiki Principles

  • Just for today I will live the attitude of gratitude
  • Just for today I will not worry
  • Just for today I will not anger
  • Just for today I will do my work honestly
  • Just for today I will show love and respect for every living being

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Get in touch

01803 782758

info@veronicafriend.co.uk

Totnes, Devon

Testimonials

I just want to tell you how absolutely excellent I found this last weekend's First Degree course. I couldn't imagine a better way to start my Reiki journey. Your gentle and sensitive approach created a beautifully relaxed and friendly atmosphere right from the start. Your complete professionalism pervaded everything about the weekend yet never intruded. Everything was fully discussed and explained, everyone's concerns met, the handbook a comprehensive and valuable resource. But this doesn't begin to express the power, joy and peace of Reiki that suffused the two days. It has been a most marvellous experience. Thank you so much.

John   

Thank you for a lovely weekend and for your energy and love in holding the space. I feel I've started a journey. I've decided to focus on myself totally these 21 days and hold back my urges to use Reiki on other people: your comment about being all things to all people is very true. I'm better at looking after me these days, but it doesn't come naturally, if you know what I mean! I did, however, Reiki my sons bath on Sunday night as he was feeling unwell: he had two offers of part time work the following day and was very chirpy....!

heather   

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience and share the wonderful gifts of Reiki to levels beyond my expectations.

Julie   

Thank you for a lovely weekend and for your energy and love in holding the space. I feel I've started a journey. I've decided to focus on myself totally these 21 days and hold back my urges to use Reiki on other people: your comment about being all things to all people is very true. I'm better at looking after me these days, but it doesn't come naturally, if you know what I mean!

Jane   

You filled my soul with Reiki and my heart with inspiration. Thank you so much for a truly blessed weekend. I can't wait to return for the second level.

Lesley   

Thank you for an amazing weekend. You bring light and colour to everyone you. You have truly changed my life and I shall be forever grateful. Veronica you are a very special person. Thank you xxx

Robert   

Veronica you are a very special woman with a very special gift. You make our souls sing and our hearts beat. Through you and Reiki so many people are finding out who they are, why we are here and how they can help others. Thank you for sharing your special gift. Robert

*Robert   

I immediately felt very welcome at the Centre and relaxed and happy to be there. The first day unfolded gently. It felt safe experiencing Reiki with you. The second day was even more beautiful and as a group we blended together so that giving and receiving Reiki treatments was special and I felt a closeness in the room. The power of Reiki was only to apparent and made me realise that it should be treated with the utmost respect. Subtle yet profound. I'm so looking forward to continuing with the second part and continuing the understanding.

David   

I just wanted to say a really big thank you to you for such a wonderful weekend. It was so lovely and peaceful and warm and loving-as were you. It was a very special weekend so thank you. I am doing my Reiki practice (trying to fit everything in that is good for you sometimes is rather impossible-work and household tasks and family life just get in the way!!!) so long may this continue. I look forward to seeing you again when we do the second level.

nicola   

It has been inspirational and a privilege to attend and experience all three Reiki Degrees these past twelve months, with a very special lady, Veronica, together with meeting and sharing Reiki with new friends in beautiful Totnes. This feels like the start of a very special and illuminated journey, Thankyou

caroline   

Reiki is a joy and a privilege, and I feel so lucky to have spent time with you and 2 wonderful groups of people, exploring and discovering this energy. I am finding something new every day and feel that a new life is before me. Thank you.

Pam   

What an amazing weekend - it was all I wanted it to be and much much more.
Thank you so so much Veronica - your guidance and inspiration has given me a truely magical start to my Reiki Journey. I cannot wait for my Second Degree! Reiki has become part of my life already. I have never experienced such deep peace and calm. Thank you too to the all the Ladies in our group who gave the whole weekend such an amazing atmospere.

Tricia   

I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for such a wonderful weekend.
The course was amazing and I haven\'t had such fun for a long time :) You are a very special and talented person and it is so lovely that you give your time and energy to sharing those talents with the likes of us.
It is truly appreciated.

I am looking forward to the Second Degree already :)

Jomie   

I met Veronica at the 'Reiki Circle' group that she holds at The Totnes Natural Health Centre. Straight away I was made to feel very welcome and at ease within her group and company. From there I have gone on to complete my second and third degrees under the guidance of Veronica. She is both an excellent teacher and a gentle and sensitive lady. I found her courses thorough and enjoyable and I would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to pursue their interest in the art of Reiki.

nicola   

A love circle blessed by the spirit and filled by the light and compassion that Veronica brought to it. That is how I’d like to call it rather than just a course!

Thank you for Veronica for such being the gift you are!

Lots of love to you!

Saif

Saif   

It has been inspirational and a privilege to attend and experience all three Reiki Degrees these past twelve months, with a very special lady, Veronica, together with meeting and sharing Reiki with new friends in beautiful Totnes. This feels like the start of a very special and illuminated journey, Thank you Veronica! Love and hugs..

Caroline   

Thank you also for being such a wonderful teacher, the weekend was a nourishing and rejuvenating experience for me. I felt very uplifted and positive following it. You created such a supportive atmosphere of peace and calm that has followed me through the week.

I have given a couple of short treatments to work colleagues who both reported that it was a positive relaxing experience for them. I noticed that I tend to synchronise my breathing with the vision of the energy coming down into my heart and then exhaling as it goes down and out of my hands.

In my own practice, I have felt only warmth and healing with a wonderful sense of calm. I started with cold symptoms on Friday though it has stayed as a very mild version!

Thank you for passing on this loving way of engaging energy to such a positive effect. I'm truly grateful for your knowledge and skills. I look forward to the next degree.

Heather   

I have just completed my first degree reiki training and I am so happy I chose Veronica for my training. Her courses are friendly, easy to follow and makes you feel like a brand new person. Not only is she a lovely soul, she’s kind, patient and very supportive. I can’t wait to come back and train for my second degree.

Lauren   

I cannot believe how the time has flown since the Reiki weekend. I flew through my three weeks and have been feeling very 'mellow'. My husband has stated on more than one occasion that I am certainly calmer and my colleagues at work have asked why I have been looking so radiant. Its certainly agreeing with me.

Rebecca   

Thanks so much for the special days we spent together. You are a great teacher and an excellent example of how a Reiki Master should be. It has been a privilege to learn from you.

Angie   

I just want to say, on behalf of us both, how much we enjoyed and gained from the course this weekend. Thank you so much! It was super. You teach us with great care and encouragement whilst nurturing the whole group in your special loving way. Bless you. You make this important step the nicest and richest of experiences and we are hugely grateful to you.
The brightest of light and blessings to you.

Susan   

Thank you for a truly inspirational workshop. The pleasure and information was immense. The atmosphere you created with flowers and candles and special separate attunement area was perfect. I also appreciate your practical approach, attention to detail, your wisdom and knowledge and all the support you gave me. The biscuits and refreshments were yummy too!

Pam   

I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the 1st & 2nd Reiki degree with Veronica and looking forward to doing my masters.
It has put me on a spiritual journey, I never imagined could exist.
Anyone reading this, should at least do the 1st degree but I am sure you will also be inspired after spending a weekend with Veronica to go on to do the 2nd degree.
Kindest Regards Lynwen ☺

MS LYNWEN HERDMAN   

Thank you for a joyous and blissful weekend. I couldn't have asked for more. To learn so much, experience so much and meet and make new friends. Perfect.

Liz   

I had a fab reiki weekend thank you; learnt lots and haven't had so much fun in ages. A real tonic and the weekend defo goes on my gratitude list.
I've been doing some reiki everyday and especially love the connection with that supreme loving light in the early morning. It sets me up nicely for the day.
Thank you for all your hardwork and loveliness.

Jane   

* Thank you for the amazing weekend, I felt at ease as soon as I arrived. I feel blessed to of met you Veronica and for starting on my Reiki journey with you. So looking forward to level 2. You have a gift for teaching and a warm and caring manner. Thank you

Sarah   

I just wanted to say a Massive thank you.

I had a wonderful weekend. I didn't know how to feel at the end of the day Saturday, I think I was expecting something ground shaking or epiphany inducing. What a had by the end on Sunday was something so much better. Reiki had very gently & quietly changed the axis of my whole world. I am so excited, but at the moment unable to communicate to my nearest & dearest because I can't put into small words the immensity of what happened. I am trying to read everything I can lay my hands on to try just to awaken the knowledge in me so I can share.

Sam   

Just finished my second degree course of Reiki with Veronica. The two degrees were both entertaining and extremely informative. Veronica has years of experience, not only in this subject, but many other complimentary treatments. We were very fortunate to have wonderful groups on both occasions,which made the whole experience simply wonderful.. I am so ready to go out into this newly discovered world in my Reiki practise with confidence, But always knowing that Veronica will be on the other end of the phone for any queries I may have... Roll on until I can get my Masters....I Am also thinking of doing the Bach remedy course. (Another subject I am keen On) Thanks again Veronica and Oh..loving this new website.. Bless you.. & see you at the monthly Reiki circle.. God Bless.. Tina.. :) :) :) xxxxxx

Tina Mitchell   

I just wanted to thank you so much for another wonderful weekend. I really am so grateful to have been introduced to Reiki and I am in no doubt that it has transformed my life forever. It is comforting to know that we have such an abundance of unconditional love and help from the universe to tap into at all times. My daughter and I have been greatly inspired by our two weekends with you and we know that we want to use this gift when ever we can. I have been using the symbols frequently since last weekend and can already feel the difference. Thank you.

Karen   

What a wonderful, enlightening and inspirational weekend with a beautiful teacher, thank you Mummy Reiki (Veronica). I can't wait for our second weekend together.

Tamsin Jolly   

Thank you so much for such a lovely weekend. I felt very blessed by the Centre and so fortunate to be with such lovely people in such a delightful place. You brought the course to us with such grace and humility and showed us all great care and kindness. I really feel privileged to have been part of it.

Vanessa   

Another wonderful weekend with Reiki Two. I'd expected it to be good but it was even better than I'd imagined! I think everyone else felt the same way too. Reiki is a joy and gives nourishment and inner quiet and a special place for me to share with others.

Judy   

Thank you for a wonderful, and illuminating two days for level 2. I feel more confident
to practice on friends and continue the distant healing. When I returned home on the Sunday my father-in-law rang, at 10 o'clock, to say how he'd been pain free all day and he'd just remembered the reiki I was doing, that was really good to hear.
It's quite an emotional thing to do sometimes, but at least I know all the symbols now and can draw on them when they're needed.

The reiki you gave me seems to have freed some energy and enabled me to breathe deeper and not 'hold on to' words and feelings so much. I have slept very well every night and generally feel pretty good. It sounds silly but it was as though there was a 'blockage' there before, it was subtle but there's been a definite shift.

All down to you and I'm very grateful for your help.

Chris   

A truly spiritual and humbling weekend. To have found Veronica and the wonderful group who shared so much was truly inspiring.
Thank you you to all, and most of all Reiki

Robert

Robert   

The most enjoyable and enlightening 2 days. I have never experienced such inner peace and calm. It was just beautiful. I am practising Reiki on myself everyday and certainly feeling the benefits. Thank you for changing my life and bringing Reiki into it.

Jenny   

* I didn't know what to expect, and walked into a different world. We all need love in our lives, and Reiki with Veronica is like being loved and learning to love yourself. Thank you isn't enough, but all I have. A truly life changing experience (and really good fun, too!)

*Pam   

Wanted to say how thankful I am to you for initiating Reiki for me.
Fantastic teaching, friendly, light, clear, deep and precise.
Feels like a new beginning for me, very healing.
Am going to try and come to Reiki 2 soon.

vicki   

Thank you so much for this wonderful week-end , training for Reiki 2. You are such a good teacher, Veronica! The hours were long but they passed so effortlessly, as your course is well-balanced and always relaxed. I was astonished at the healing stories I heard from the other great people with us, and I received my own surprise healing too. I could not have wished for a better course, and I am eager to do the next degree.

Sandra   

I just wanted to say a Massive massive thank you.

I had a wonderful weekend. I didn't know how to feel at the end of the day Saturday, I think I was expecting something ground shaking or epiphany inducing. What a had by the end on Sunday was something so much better. Reiki had very gently & quietly changed the axis of my whole world. I am so excited, but at the moment unable to communicate to my nearest & dearest because I can't put into small words the immensity of what happened. I am trying to read everything I can lay my hands on to try just to awaken the knowledge in me so I can share.

I will be at the next Reiki Circle, I really want lots of experience. I feel very drawn to the 2nd Degree and I hope to feel ready to attend your next session. Thank you.
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sam   

I just wanted to thank you for your time, wisdom and kindness on the weekend of Reiki.

I had such a lovely experience and was blessed to be in wonderful company, especially yours.

Kelly   

The two days were inspirational. I find myself wanting to practise it at every opportunity and let others experience that quiet space and the joy that is Reiki.

Eric   

Thanks for the amazing reiki weekend. It was so brilliant. You run it so well and I had a wonderful time. If tiring! The others in the group were lovely which made it even better. I may do the next level. Have been practising every day and without going into too much detail and it is very effective and relaxing and thank you once again for a great course.

Katy