Reiki frequently asked questions.....
What can Reiki help me with?
Reiki works by moving your energy; helping to keep your body, mind, heart and soul clear. This enables greater clarity, confidence and positive processes.
Typically, people have Reiki sessions for issues such as:
Support with life transitions
Love and loss (grief, beginnings, endings)
Support in overcoming habits
Relief from physical ailments
Enabling a stronger connection with themselves
Clearing the heart and mind
Can anybody have Reiki?
Absolutely! Reiki is the energy of love and life; pure and simple. All I ask is for anyone aged 17 and under, to be accompanied by a parent/responsible guardian.
Do I need to prepare for a Reiki Session?
No preparation required. You simply need to be ready to relax.
I only request that you refrain from alcohol (and recreational drugs) at least 24 hours prior to your session and try to abstain for at least 24 hours following. This is to ensure the best, most beneficial flow of energy through you.
Prior to your appointment, you may wish to take an opportunity (or few) to set yourself an intention and/or allow spiritual guidance to flow in to your heart and minds eye.
How do you conduct a Reiki session?
In person Reiki sessions:
Upon your arrival, we will take a few moments to relax in to the space, chat about your lifes' current journey and how Reiki can help you on this path. Although you agree to the session upon booking, I will also ask you to sign a consent form to indicate that you are happy to proceed with the session. You will then lay comfortably on my treatment couch (or a chair if you are unable to lay down), remaining fully clothed (you only need to remove you shoes (and glasses if wearing any)). I have pillows, blankets and eye masks to keep you comfortable and cosy. Following your session I will give yo a few moments to come back to the present space, before chatting and feeding back to each other about the session and ideas to help you on your onward journey.
If you are unable to attend an appointment, or would like to send Reiki to a loved one afar (please ensure they are aware and happy to receive!), this beautiful energy can be honoured anywhere, at any point in time. Distance Reiki is best received whilst in a relaxed, peaceful environment, as if you were in my treatment space. A working mobile telephone number must be available as I will message 15 minutes prior to the session to remind you to get comfy, then again following the Reiki, to give my feedback of the energy and guidance I experienced from you/the recipient. I will need to know the recipients name, location and time they should receive the Reiki energy; along with a photo (the latter can be sent via email, text or WhatsApp).
Where are Reiki Session held?
I have two locations for you to choose from: London Road, Dunton Green and Dartford Road, Sevenoaks. A Distance Reiki session is sent by me to you, wherever you are. Please note, all sessions are by pre-booked appointment only. You can book your in person, or distance, Reiki session online HERE
Will I feel an immediate difference?
Receiving Reiki is a powerful, yet deeply relaxing and soul soothing experience. Following a Reiki session, your heart, mind, body and soul will be nourished and refreshed. You may feel clarity in your path ahead and a greater love, respect and appreciation for yourself and others. You may also feel a stronger connection to yourself and the earth, and a powerful transition from clearing negative energy to confidence and peace.
How will I know a Reiki Course is right for me?
There is no right or wrong timing or reason with Reiki. Only you will know when it is right to embark on this journey - Your Reiki connection is a deeply personal, enlightening pathway to your heart, mind, spirit and soul. As with any journey of self healing and discovery, it will shine a light on what serves your heart and highest good, giving you the strength to release negativity and move forward on a path of love, clarity, abundance and opportunity. In turn, giving you the tools to share this connection with others. With each Reiki Course and journey, aspects of your life will shift and align to serve your heart better - There really is no or right/wrong about it.
Where are your courses held?
Reiki courses are held in Dunton Green, Sevenoaks (Kent). Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 are each taken as two full days on a Saturday and Sunday.
Reiki Master is taken as four full, consecutive days; or two consecutive weekends.
Will I be able to practice Reiki professionally?
From Reiki 2, yes.
Reiki 1 - Is an initiation. It is an opening to the heart, mind and soul. It is the beginning of the self healing journey to enlightenment and empowerment; your inner and outer connection and expansion. Although you will receive certification upon completion of the course and attunements, you will not yet be able to begin a professional practice.
Reiki 2 - Enables you to practice professionally. You will receive recognised certification enabling you to obtain insurance to start a business should you wish.
Reiki Master Teacher - On top of your professional practice, as a Reiki Master Teacher you will also be able to share and educate in the Western and Japanese Reiki Lineages and attunements from Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki Master Teacher. Again, you will receive certification enabling you to obtain professional insurance to teach Reiki.
Do I have to start with Reiki 1, or can I go straight to Reiki 2 or Reiki Master?
Reiki attunements and the personal journey that unfolds, are paths of great depth and rising vibration; therefore you must always start with Reiki 1; followed by Reiki 2, followed by Reiki Master.
Reiki 1 is the opening attunement and the start of your healing and spiritual journey. From here, your connection, practice and life will shift and align. As it falls in to place and rises up, you will, in your own time, be ready to embark on Reiki 2. Reiki 2 and Reiki Master are much deeper journeys in to your heart, mind, soul and spirit. Again, life will shift and align; you will be facilitating inner and outer healing, spiritual connection, light and growth on a higher energy platform, within yourself and for others.
Do I need to have had any Reiki Sessions before starting a course?
You do not need to have received Reiki before embarking on your journey, however if it is your intention to share Reiki with others (in a professional capacity or not) you may want to experience a session or few in order to understand the experiences that can be received. Receiving Reiki from myself, is included in all course packages.
How is your course different to others?
Reiki Courses with The Light Switch are fully bespoke to your journey so far and the life that you are leading.
Rather than hold courses in large groups, I offer 121 or small, intimate gatherings, which are fully supported following course completion.
With this in mind, there are no strict dates of commitment for 121 journeys - The commitment of dates for each course session is determined by you. I also offer small group courses accommodating up to 6 individuals. You can either gather like minded souls within your community, or, I can bring you together with others not currently in your network to meet, form new soul connections and share the journey with.
All courses with The Light Switch include full support for your onward journey. Your investment for each course includes extended Reiki and Distance Reiki sessions to "check-in" on your energy and soothe the heart and soul in your newly attuned frequency. You will also receive recognised certification (insurable to professionally practice from Reiki 2), and a beautiful Reiki "manual" to support your learning and further journey.
How do I book and pay for a Reiki Course?
Prior to booking a Reiki Course, I offer a free of charge Discovery Call whereby you can ask further questions and find out more about Reiki and the courses. You can book your Discovery Call HERE.
Once you have decided to begin this new journey, I will require a 50% deposit to secure the agreed course and initial dates (this is refundable up to 5 weeks of the agreed start date); with the balance paid 2 weeks before the start date. Should you need to reschedule the dates, the refundable deposit remains at the original planned date.
How do I actually learn Reiki?
During your course you will learn the history, traditions and technique of Reiki from both Japanese (Mikao Usui) and Western (Hawayo Takata) lineages. The method of giving Reiki is learnt and practised on each other if in a group setting. If you have chosen a 121 course, I will provide a carefully selected individual (you can of course let me know if you feel more comfortable practising on a male or female) who will be present only when required. You can also make your own arrangements to bring an individual that you are already acquainted with, to join us at the relevant course section.
Do you offer online Reiki courses?
No, I do not, nor plan to offer online or remote Reiki Courses.
Online and distance courses are not recognised by the National Occupational Standards, therefore you will not be able to obtain professional insurance. If you have learned Reiki from a teacher who gained their qualification online, their teaching and your certification is also not recognised. Aside from that, I feel that the very personal journey that you will embark on is best served with face to face support, where you can ask questions as they arise and converse on the tradition, history and teachings that Reiki is steeped in.
Reiki Shares & Collaborations
What do Reiki Shares and Reiki Collaborations involve?
A Reiki Share is for those have received attunments to gather, facilitate and share the energy and healing with each other. Usually, a Reiki Share will start with an opening introduction, a short guided mediation followed by the share - Whereby, one person will receive Reiki whilst the rest of the group give Reiki to the individual. Depending on how many attend, the group may be divided. Soothing tea is always provided for your enjoyment.
Reiki Collaborations are where my loving soul family and I, share our calling and offer Reiki Shares, events or workshops with an added extra spiritual, heart nourishing, tool for you to immerse and be introduced to. Collaborations will vary, as will dates and locations.
Follow The Light Switch website, Instagram @thelightswitch.me or Twitter @TheLightSwitchN for notifications; or contact me with your email address and I will notify you of dates and information (you will not be placed on a subscription list! You will only be contacted with the information you have asked to receive).
Where are your Shares and Collaborations held?
Both shares and collaborations may take place either in Dunton Green, Sevenoaks (Kent), or various locations in London and the South. Follow The Light Switch website, Instagram @thelightswitch.me or Twitter @TheLightSwitchN for notifications; or contact me with your email address and I will notify you of dates and information (you will not be placed on a subscription list! You will only be contacted with the information you have asked to receive).