Shoden and Okuden

What are Shoden and Okuden?

Shoden and Okuden are the practitioner levels in Jikiden Reiki. In them you will learn everything you need to know to give Reiki to yourself and other people - physical, psychological and how to help your loved ones who live far away.

Shoden level

Shoden level has three sections and you will receive one reiju in each section to help the energy flow through you well. 

There is a mixture of theory and practice to help you fully understand all you need to know. 

I teach Shoden over one and a half or two days. However, it can be done over three days with more practice - if you have a group of people who would like to learn and prefer that please let me know. I am happy to come to your area to teach if you have a group wanting to learn. 

In Shoden you will come to understand...

  • The history of Reiki in Japan and how the Yamaguchi family came to practice Reiki in the 1930s

  • How Japanese culture is intrinsic in the understanding of Reiki

  • Shizen Joka Ryoku – The body’s natural cleansing system

  • The meaning of and history behind the Gokai or five principles

  • The meaning of and history behind the Shirushi (symbol) used for treatment and

  • how and when to use it.

  • The concept of Byosen – how and where toxins usually accumulate in the body

After Shoden you will be able to...

  • Use Reiki to treat yourself and enhance your natural healing system

  • Administer first aid using Reiki

  • Give full treatments to others for injuries, minor ailments, more serious conditions, relaxation and rejuvenation

  • Identify which areas in a person’s body have an accumulation of toxins or Byosen

  • Begin to open your awareness to a variety of sensations in your hands that indicate the level of toxins in the body

  • Perform Ketsueki Kokan Ho – a massage technique used at the end of most treatments

  • Practice Hatsurei Ho – a home practice to enhance the sensitivity of the hands so that Byosen be felt more easily and keep the Reiki flow stronger

  • Chant the Gokai in Japanese!!

Once you have finished training, there is ongoing support for all students

Teaching Shoden Reiki courses
Teaching a Shoden Reiki course

Okuden level

Okuden level has two sections and you will receive a further reiju in each section.

There is a mixture of theory and practice to help you fully understand all you need to know. 

I usually teach Okuden over one day. However, it can be done over two days with more practice time. If you have a group of people who would like to learn and prefer that please let me know. I am happy to come to your area to teach if you have a group wanting to learn. 

After completing Okuden you will be able to...

  • Treat yourself and others in order to bring about change in certain habits. Such habits could include worrying too much, stubbornness, procrastination, excessive anger or even eating too many sweets!

  • Help yourself and others give up unwanted addictive habits such as smoking or drinking too much

  • Use Sei Heki Chiryo to treat psychological issues, anxiety and the effects of trauma

  • Use a Jumon and mantra to send distant Reiki to people anywhere in the world

  • Understand Usui sensei (the founder of Reiki)’s intentions when he created this wonderful healing system

Can I take Shihankaku with you?

Yes, I teach Shihankaku workshops on request. If you are wanting to take this level, please contact me to discuss it. 

Please note, you must have taken Shoden and Okuden with a Jikiden Reiki Teacher and fulfilled the requirements stated in your textbook to move on to Shihankaku. 

You can learn more about the teacher levels here.

Shikoku, Japan
Okuden Reiki group

Upcoming dates in the UK

Margate, Kent
Trevone, Cornwall
Hythe, Kent

Upcoming dates in Canada

London/ St Thomas, ON
 
Nelson, BC

Upcoming dates in USA

Venice/Santa Monica