The Open Reiki Group
For Everything and Everyone Reiki
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 for 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 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.
As Connect2Reiki I have always followed the guidelines of The Reiki Connection (TRC) and 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 around in-person training I'm looking at 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.
As it stands these students will NOT be able to apply for:-
- Full TRC membership
- Reiki Council Professional Practitioner certification
- CNHC Practitioner registration
- CNHC Course registration
- Practitioner insurance through Balens
Open Reiki Group Membership does however give those who have learnt their Reiki on line and have had distance attuenements/initiations/reiju the opportunity to be part of the Reiki community.
ORG members are welcome to come along to the monthly TRC Reiki Support Group whether in Manor Hall, BS36 2JY, or the occasional on-line support group.
ORG members will be issued with TRC Codes of Ethics and Practice which we encourage them to practice their Reiki by.
COVID has forced organisations to re-think the traditional ways.
This is a new experience for me, to re-evaluate the value of online courses. I am looking at a way of personal online training on Zoom for the theory part of Reiki training.
Watch this space.
But remember, for those Reiki Practitioners who wish to take their Reiki practice to conventional medical institutions, or volunteer in a hospice or the like thenfull in-person training and attunements/initiations/reiju will be required - with no exceptions.
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