What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is made of 2 Japanese words: “Rei” which means universal and “Ki” which means life force energy. This tradition was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us and we experience a sense of well being. When the energy is blocked, dis-ease can occur in the body, mind or emotions. Reiki is applied through gentle healing touch which enhances the body’s natural healing ability to restore balance, provide deep relaxation and restore inner harmony.

What is Reiki Level 1?

Reiki level 1 is the first degree where one learns to heal themselves and also family and friends. The focus during Level 1 is on opening the energy channels on a physical level, allowing the individual to connect to the universal life force energy, which flows through the crown of the head and down to the heart and hands. This is a gentle introduction to the energy and as the focus is on self-healing it enables the person’s body to adjust to the energy and begin the process of clearing and rebalancing. Often this can signify an intense period of self-growth as old energy blockages are released especially if it is the person’s first introduction to any form of energy healing. It is for this reason that it is recommended to allow at least 3 months between Level 1 and Level 2 attunements. The Reiki attunement is what makes Reiki unique to other forms of healing touch and energy work. This ceremony, called Reiju (Ray-joo) in Japanese, opens and expands the main energy channels of the student’s body, allowing universal energy, also known as Ki, to flow more freely and deeply.

Training overview

  • Understanding Reiki, the history, how it works, the benefits and importance of the Reiki Principles
  • Hand positions for self-healing and healing others
  • Receive four attunements to activate the Reiki energy
  • Learn about the Chakra System
  • Psychic Protection
  • How to scan the Body and Aura for energy blockages
  • How to cleanse your Aura and environment
  • Grounding Techniques
  • Connect with your Inner Healer
  • Give and receive a Reiki Healing


Reiki not only accelerates one’s natural ability to heal, balance the body and mind, calm emotions, relieve stress and tension but it also propels you on a path of self-healing, discovery and mastery – a life changing journey! You will receive access to a private Facebook group to share, ask questions and seek support from other trainees plus invitation to reiki shares and discount on reiki treatments from the trainer. On completion, you will receive a Reiki Level 1 manual and a Level 1 certificate.

Progression: Reiki Level 2 (Practitioner)

About the Teacher

Sharon Curran began her Reiki journey in 2003, training with Andrea Cygler. It came into her life when she was struggling with anxiety and was looking for ways to ease the symptoms. Reiki 1 truly was a personal journey of discovery for her and she spent a number of years focusing on her own self-healing before deciding to become a Practitioner in 2005. Whilst the tendency is to want to rush through the levels, Sharon is not an advocate of this approach. Time is needed between attunements to work through your own emotional blockages, develop and connect with your inner healer and learn to hold space for your own process with loving kindness. Sharon completed her Reiki Master Teacher training in 2019.


1-1 dates available on request

Small groups – to be confirmed early 2021

Where is it being held?

Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire


£125.00. Space is limited to 2 places. Payment must be paid in advance to secure. If you are a party of more than 2 people and would like to be attuned together, please get in touch to discuss possibility.

Concessions available for low income. Please enquire.

“Reiki is love, love is wholeness, wholeness is balance, balance is wellbeing, wellbeing is freedom from disease.” Dr Mikao Usui.