For Everything and Everyone Reiki
Open Reiki History
The Open Reiki Group was initially founded in the early 2000's by Reiki Master Teacher Leonie Clark.
This was at the time of the initial talks on Government voluntary self regulation for practitioners and therapists.
ORG + TRC
The Open Reiki Group joined forces with The Reiki Connection in 2004 becoming ORG/TRC. The group was a platform on the Reiki Council ensuring that those practicing Reiki, but were not members of any Reiki organisation, could be kept in the loop regarding self regulation, and be able to offer their thoughts and questions. I took over the reigns totally in 2005. The road to Reiki verification was long and hard and as we progressed along it became apparent that any Reiki practitioners wishing to practice Reiki in the professional setting of hospice etc. would have set criteria to adhere to, criteria that members of The Open Reiki Group could not comply with and so the group was put on hold......
That was then. This is now.
At TRC we have always followed the guidelines of the Reiki Council and membership to TRC has required the set criteria of in-person training, recognised lineage and in-person attunements.
Now COVID19 has brought about so many restrictions, TRC is reviving the Open Reiki Group to support the hundreds of people now doing online Reiki training with distant attunements. Also those Reiki practitioners who do not have recognised lineage and/or hold insurance.
TRC recognises that Reiki is a community, regardless of training and lineage, with many people having learnt Reiki online to help them cope with the personal restrictions COVID has brought about. There are also many other reasons people have turned to online courses, personal development being one, time restraints, cost etc. Times are changing and TRC would like to support Reiki full stop. Traditions are upheld but we do need to keep up with these fast changing times; COVID is forcing organisations to re-think the traditional ways, bringing them into the 21 century.
This is a new experience for TRC, to re-evaluate the value of online courses and looking at a way of offering personal online training on Zoom.
Watch this space.
But remember, the whole traditional way of learning Reiki is unique. Reiki is all about energy and there is no substitute for personal interaction with your Reiki Master Teacher and other Reiki students. Open Reiki may prove to be a different experience with a different energetic relationship. This may suit some people better - who knows - be guided by your intuition.
Those Reiki Practitioners who wish to take their Reiki to conventional medical institutions, full traditional in-person training will be required with no exceptions. For any Reiki Practitioner wishing to make Reiki their professional practice, with TRC, Reiki Council and CNHC accreditation then specific criteria of in person training, in person attunements/initiations/reiju is required along with recognised lineage
Traditional Reiki training is required for:-
- Full TRC membership
TRC Practitioner certification
Reiki Council Professional Practitioner certification
CNHC Practitioner registration
TRC Course registration
CNHC Course registration
Practitioner insurance through Balens