“What drew me to Jikiden Reiki was the simplicity of the method passed on unchanged from the original teachings, the quality of the theoretical concepts and the Yamaguchis’ experience in successfully treating people year after year.” AMANDA JAYNE
“Jikiden Reiki offers a useful approach for conditions that are notoriously difficult to treat in medicine.” JENNY VERINDER, paediatric nurse and health visitor
Are you looking for effective tools to boost the body’s natural healing ability?
JIKIDEN REIKI gives you the skills to engage the body’s amazing natural capacity for healing. Reiki in its original Japanese form: pure, simple and effective. The training is clear and comprehensive, giving you the tools to use this simple hand healing modality on yourself and on others with confidence.
Tadao Yamaguchi is the head of the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan. His mother Chiyoko learned Reiki from one of the original teachers, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi (a trained medical doctor and Navy officer). Together they founded the Jikiden Reiki Institute with the intention of spreading authentic Japanese Reiki, and Tadao Yamguchi has been working tirelessly ever since to help people worldwide discover authentic Japanese Reiki as an effective natural healing method.
For information on the course syllabus click here.
Edinburgh 6th-9th September 2014
Shoden (1st level): 6th & 7th September
Okuden (2nd level): 8th & 9th September
Shihan Kaku (Assistant Teacher): 10th September
Course Organiser Gisela Stewart
Course language Japanese, translated into English by Rika Tanaka. The training with Mr Yamaguchi is also available in London (28th-31st August). Contact Rika Tanaka for details. Teacher training in London: Shihan Kaku 1st September, Shihan 1st & 2nd September
Note: The fees for training with Yamaguchi sensei are slightly higher than with other Jikiden Reiki teachers because of his costs in coming over from Japan. Shoden: £230 Okuden: £280 Shihan Kaku: £650 Shihan: £550
is only available to candidates who have completed their Jikiden Reiki training and meet a number of strict criteria and requirements, including sufficient treatment experience (120 hours on 40 different clients). There is no fast-track to becoming a fully qualified Jikiden Reiki teacher.
What others say
Thoughts on learning Jikiden Reiki with Tadao Yamaguchi
How training with Tadao Yamaguchi helped Ruth to tap into her natural healing ability
Hand Healing? Are you serious?
Do you already practise Reiki, or are you a Reiki Master?
This article explains why Jikiden Reiki may be of interest to you.
How is Jikiden Reiki different from Usui Reiki?
What makes Jikiden Reiki training special?
Practical, treatment focused training, allowing unique insight into the cultural and spiritual roots of Reiki practice.
Simple, practical healthcare tools to support yourself and others. Ongoing local support from teachers to help develop skills and confidence.
Suitable for complete beginners and experienced Reiki practitioners.
The Jikiden Reiki curriculum is likely as close as it is possible to get today to how the founder of the practice, Mikao Usui, taught.
Original Reiki, nothing added nothing changed. Passed on in its original integrity.
A global supportive community of practitioners.
Students are accredited by the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan.
Places are limited. You can secure your space by requesting an Institute approved booking form from the course organisers and paying your non-refundable deposit.
Why I’m so grateful to have Jikiden Reiki in my life
A guest post by Elaine Rainey
AFTER COMING TO THE END of a lengthy busy period at work, I’ve been dedicating some time to long and luxurious Reiki self-treatment. For me, it’s a rare treat to set aside exclusive time for such things and it feels wonderful. As I place my hands on my body, I can feel the tension easing in my shoulders, the heat building up in my body and something gently softening in my chest. I’m feeling so grateful to have Reiki in my life, making me feel so good.
When I look back through my diary at what I have achieved over this past few months, I’ve surprised myself at how I have managed to navigate this with my mind and body remaining in such a good place. It reminds me of author and film producer Jeff Brown’s words:
“There is a time to adventure heartily into new possibilities, but there is also a need for quiet integration time on the self-creation journey. We can have all the peak experiences we want but the real work happens between the peaks, while laying down and integrating on the valley floor. Growers are inch worms. Lasting transformation is an incremental process, one soul-step at a time. This may frustrate us, but it’s the only way to craft an awareness that is authentic and sustainable.”
Jeff’s words made me realise that this is exactly what I have been doing over this past few months, slowly but surely keeping Reiki integrated into my life, whenever and wherever I could, in the spaces between the busyness. And it has paid off with a level of productivity that I didn’t think would be possible a few months ago, when I looked out towards the daunting list of tasks that lay ahead of me.
The purpose of this story is not to advocate Reiki as another ‘tool’ to help us become more efficient, productive versions of ourselves. It is simply to express gratitude to a simple yet powerful practice that, if committed to over time, can transform our lives.
Jikiden Reiki training has been one of the best investments that I have ever made for my health and wellbeing. I am so grateful for the many ways that my Reiki practice has changed my life. For me, however, the most wonderful change has been to the level of contentment I now feel. This is not a kind of contentment that succumbs to the ebb and flow of life’s experiences. This kind of contentment has resilience, it’s authentic and unwavering. It’s the kind that has slowly crept up on me while I’ve been faithfully placing my hands on my body, night after night, in dedicated, regular practice.”
Elaine Rainey works as an ecologist and Jikiden Reiki practitioner and junior teacher based in Scotland, UK. Jikiden Reiki is a traditional style of Japanese Reiki, making a strong effort to keep the practice as close to its original form as possible. Elaine works with fellow Reiki practitioners and teachers to promote the benefits of Reiki, to support others through their healing journey and to encourage people to learn this wonderful healing art for themselves.
In September 2013, you will be able to learn authentic Reiki with Yamaguchi Sensei , the head of the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, right here in Scotland. Until 2000, this level of in-depth understanding of Reiki practice had been locked inside Japan, with the first Westerners training in Kyoto in 2000, and it was only from the early 2000s that Tadao Yamaguchi started travelling to many Western countries to spread Reiki in its original Japanese form.
Jikiden Reiki Training with Tadao Yamaguchi in Scotland
Edinburgh 6th September – 9th September 2013
If interested in this incredible training opportunity contact Gisela Stewart.
A guest post by Ruth Hinks
Ruth Hinks at the Jikiden Reiki training with Tadao Yamaguchi in Edinburgh
“As far back as I can remember, I have always sought balance and harmony in my life and nurtured a strong desire to, ‘make things better’ for my nearest and dearest. Whether calming babies or returning to flight, birds stunned against the window pane, being able to help others has been motivating and rewarding for me.
However, in recent years, I had a growing feeling that there was more – more depth and breadth – to whatever it was I could do. A feeling that I was on ‘the cusp of discovery’, but had no idea what it was. Sometimes it really felt as if I could help someone with a headache or a neckache, but other times I wondered if it were my imagination or just wishful thinking?
I’d heard about Reiki: been given insights and even a book recommendation by complete strangers as well as reading books that I’d come across quite by chance on my own. With this information, I realised that what I was trying to do was to connect with Universal Energy to help others get better, but I questioned whether I was on the right track, as any healing outcomes lacked consistency or confidence on my part. I needed guidance.
A serendipitous visit to The Eastgate Theatre in Peebles put Gisela Stewart’s flyer about Jikiden Reiki in my path. Interest and curiosity piqued, I found on Gisela’s website that Jikiden means, ‘directly transmitted or passed down from one’s teacher’. So, in the case of Jikiden Reiki, there is a direct lineage from the founder, Mikao Usui. The Jikiden Reiki being taught today is as close as can be, in clarity and simplicity, to the Reiki taught by Usui Sensei, Hayashi Sensei and Chiyoko Yamaguchi. This I found very appealing. And then, the exciting news that Tadao Yamaguchi, whom I’d read about in my research, was coming to Edinburgh to teach Shoden and Okuden. If ever there were a case of, ‘The Master appears when the student is ready’, this felt like it! I contacted Gisela straight away to secure my place to study with Mr Yamaguchi.
Next, I saw a portable treatment/ therapy table for sale in the small ads at my local supermarket. Another gentle shove along the path!
The four day training course with Tadao Yamaguchi in Japanese, with translation by the delightful Dai Shihan (Teacher) Rika Tanaka, was a wonderful experience. Hungry for this new knowledge that I’d been searching for, I soaked up everything like a dry sponge. The others on the course, many of whom were repeating or had come to Jikiden via Western Reiki, were very warm and open people – their energy was palpable. It was wonderful to be in the same room with so many like-minded people and I felt instantly at ease.
It struck me how accessible and ‘everyday’ Tadao Yamaguchi made Jikiden Reiki feel. With stories of how his Mother, Chiyoko Yamaguchi, gave healing to all members of the family when he was a small boy, he illustrated how Reiki was essentially the natural First Aid. There is very little ‘theatre’ to Jikiden Reiki – just immediate, effective help flowing in response to compassionate intention.
Leaving the training sessions each day, I felt on a natural high: truly alive with a raised vibration. Centred, grounded and with improved balance, I felt better equipped to cope with anything and everything. It really gave me confidence when Tadao Sensei said that it didn’t matter how long someone had been giving Jikiden Reiki, the healing energy flowing from a newly qualified practitioner is the same as from one with many years experience. What does increase with regular practice and experience is one’s ability to sense the levels of ‘Byosen’, the build up of toxins which are the likely cause of dis-ease in the body.
Since training with Tadao Yamaguchi in August/ September 2012, I’ve felt privileged and able to help all members of my family, including our Border Collie who comes to me daily. I’ve also been able to help close friends who’ve been open to, ‘give it a go’ and have been delighted with the positive feedback.
Distance healing, learned at Okuden level, has proved very helpful also: from treating a headche in the U.S., to easing a tender coccyx incurred snowboarding in the French Alps! I’ve been able to help calm agitation in palliative care and help to bring a sense of peace to a relative at distance as he experienced the passing of his Mother. It’s amazing to be able to feel that you can help someone even though you can’t be with them in person.
Closer to home, my Husband has been the recipient of Jikiden Reiki healing on a regular daily basis. Just 3 months after I’d studied with Tadao Sensei, he slipped on the ice, falling badly and rupturing his patella tendon. Surgery was required to repair the knee and he was in a full plaster cast, then a high-tech brace for almost 3 months. During this time it has been wonderful to be able to help reduce the inflammation and ease the pain for him and for me, to feel, beyond doubt, that I really am assisting the healing process.
At the time of writing this, he is just recovering from a second operation to remove the wires from his knee. He is now able to walk without any means of knee support. With physiotherapy and continuing Jikiden Reiki treatments he hopes soon to dispense with the crutches.
In my experience there are no down sides: Jikiden Reiki benefits both the practitioner and the recipient of the healing energy. My own health and sense of well-being have improved and I feel more calm and less easily stressed. The more people who learn Jikiden Reiki, as is Tadao Yamaguchi’s Life Mission, the better for everyone in their community.
Tadao Yamaguchi is coming over from Japan to Edinburgh to teach Jikiden Reiki in September. For more information about this unique opportunity to learn Reiki directly from Mr Yamaguchi and to benefit from his close connection to the original teachings and his extensive experience, please contact Gisela through the contact form of this website. For training in London, contact Rika Tanaka.
Further reading: Thoughts on learning Jikiden Reiki from Tadao Yamaguchi
Tadao Yamaguchi, Head of the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto
Tadao Yamaguchi, regarded by many
as the leading authority on Reiki
today, will be coming over from Japan
to Scotland in July. Mr Yamaguchi has not
seen many doctors in his life. There were no
creams or pills or bandages in the
Yamaguchi household at all. His mother
Chiyoko had regularly experienced the efficacy
of Reiki as a treatment method not only for
common ailments, but also for injuries and
more serious health conditions from an early
age, and learned how to practise Reiki from
Dr. Hayashi, a medical doctor and Captain in
the Japanese Navy, when she was only 17.
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