Jikiden Reiki Training Courses

The Jikiden Reiki Training courses replicate those Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her family attended regularly back in the 1930s. 

The courses taught are:

  • Shoden - to learn physical treatment for yourself and others

  • Okuden - to learn psychological and distant treatments

  • Shihankaku - to become and assistant teacher

  • Shihan - to become a full teacher

  • Daihihan - to become a teacher of teachers

My teaching background

I was an English teacher in Japan when I first met Chiyoko and Tadao Yamaguchi. I learned Shoden and Okuden with them in 2002. After that, because I was lucky enough to live close to the Jikiden Reiki Centre, I went to every training I could, whether it was in English or Japanese. I wanted to immerse myself in it so that I could really begin to understand the deeper levels of what Reiki is and how the Japanese understand it. 


I became a Shihankaku with Chiyoko Yamaguchi in early 2003 and practiced giving Reiju at the trainings from then on. After Chiyoko Yamaguchi passed away in August 2003, I continued learning and attending the seminars with her son, Tadao Yamaguchi.


I took the Shihan training in May 2006, I'd waited as I only needed to take it because I was leaving Japan to go and teach Jikiden Reiki on my own. In 2016, I returned to Japan to take the Dai-shihan or senior teacher.


I attended and assisted in a large number of courses during my time in Japan and was fortunate enough to teach alongside Mr Yamaguchi in Europe and Japan. Since leaving Japan in 2006 I have taught many courses across the world. I have a strong grasp of the material and the important concepts and culture behind it, and I teach the course in the same way that Mr Yamaguchi teaches. I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity to share this wonderful healing method with others.

I am happy to teach these courses worldwide. If you have a group of people who would like to learn, contact me and we will see if we can arrange something. 

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