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The Reiki Practitioner Diploma develops your skills as a Reiki professional practitioner and is ideal for those wishing to develop a private healing practice, or to work for a charity or within the healthcare system providing Reiki to patients.

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Learning Sessions Outline

Establishing Treatment criteria

The first client assessment and pre-meeting information you need to gather, the intake questionnaire best practices, how to gain informed consent and setting clear agreements. Circumstances in which a Reiki treatment would not be appropriate, and case studies.

The Reiki Treatment

How you would tailor the treatment to your client. Potential outcomes and situations you may face. Differences in private and medical practice including aftercare advice.

Professional conduct

Often in an intimate patient/therapist relationship it becomes easy to blur lines. In this session we discuss personal boundaries but also your code of conduct as outlined by the UK Reiki Federation.

Premises & business practices

The different premises you may come across – setting up at home, in a clinic, and in the medical setting. Best practices for infection control, safe moving and handling techniques, fire safety and hazard control.

Communication and coaching skills

Active listening and non-attachment. How to track your client/patient changes and how to coach your client into better decisions. Learn key questioning and coaching skills to help your clients become more self-empowered.

Self-treatment and self-care

How we care of ourselves, learning to say “no” when we need to and developing a self-care plan as part of our business planning. Working for yourself can make time off a very low priority.

Personal Boundaries

An honest look at our need to help others, over-empathy, or a sense of superiority has no place in a helpful therapeutic relationship. When to notice your personal boundaries are slipping, and how to manage them.

Marketing, book-keeping, GDPR

The basics of setting up a business, accounting, the legality of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and marketing your business correctly.

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

General functions and locations of the major physical systems and organs. Appropriate Reiki positions and understanding of basic human anatomy.

Common pathology, symptoms and red flags

There are many red flags that indicate your client needs to see a Doctor rather than have a Reiki treatment.  Understand what these are, and also the basic symptoms of the most commonly presenting illnesses. 

This diploma follows the UK Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council’s core curriculum (Published in 2017) incorporating the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Reiki (CNH1, CNH2 and CNH12). 

A. Pre-requisites

  1. Reiki Centre or equivalent Reiki 1 and 2 course (24 hours minimum teaching time)

  2. Three months minimum time from completion of your Reiki 1 class

  3. Minimum 30 hours of documented self-Reiki healing.

B. Modular Teaching approach

This diploma is run as modular sessions. You can join any part of the diploma to gain CPD points and enhance your learning as a Reiki practitioner and work slowly towards your diploma over several years. Fees are paid as and when you join each module. Note, all modules need to be complete within 2 years to be awarded your diploma. 

1. Learning Sessions

The teaching is done via 10 zoom sessions. Each session is around 2 hours long, depending on questions and discussion time. You must attend live with your camera on in order to be recorded as complete.

2. Reiki treatments practical

75 Reiki treatments:

  • 5 Practical sessions (2hrs each) initial client assessment, treatment, aftercare discussion and tutor feedback (ideally face to face but can be done via zoom)

  • 10 case studies of 4 sessions each (40 treatments total) and a reflective piece for each case study on what went well, what you learnt, and what you would do differently

  • 30 documented Reiki treatments (provide completed assessment questionnaires)


The fees for the 5 Practical Assessment and review of case studies and documents is £280. If face to face please note the rental of any therapy rooms or travel expenses etc. is not included in the fees.


3. Group work and practice

Attending 8 Reiki shares, meditations, or Reiki 2/3 meetings that I host, online or face to face. Fees vary depending on the group. 


4. Self-treatments

100 hours self treatment – documented (this may include your pre-requisite 30 self-treatments). 


5. Final Exam and Assessment

This exam is set by the Reiki Council. You will also be assessed by an external qualified Reiki practitioner on your Reiki treatment practical. Fees will vary depending on external assessor: approximately £80-100.

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