Relax. Heal. Energize.
The Om Reiki Centre is one of the few Victorian based Reiki Centres that specializes in Reiki courses and offers ongoing support to all students.
Our courses are all recognized by the ARC, Australia's leading Reiki association - which guarantees the standard of our teaching and means that it has a direct connection to the founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui.
"The course was fantastic! You provide a friendly, comfortable and most of all very informative course."
Better still, the course instructor Jeremy O'Carroll has been trained by many world renowned teachers, both in Australia and many countries abroad, meaning that your course certificate will be recognised by almost all Reiki associations - even those outside Australia.
So if you suffer from blocked energy, are still hurting from an unresolved emotional issue, physical injury or illness, then consider contacting. us to learn more.
Our courses have a unique satisfaction guarantee, so if you are not totally happy with the tuition you receive, we will refund your entire course investment.
Our Reiki courses have helped hundreds of people regain their emotional balance, health, energy and zest for life.
They are ideal for anyone who has been looking for a simple, practical and inexpensive way to achieve better results in all areas of life.
Do you ever wonder why you don't have the energy you once did? Do you see children brimming with zip and bounce and simply resign yourself to never feeling the same way again?
If you do, you shouldn't.
The reason you need not worry is that your lack of energy is almost certainly just the result of energetic circuits in your body being run down.
Think of a car going for twenty, thirty, forty and more years without a service. It is unlikely to be running to well. Same thing with the body.
Stress, fear, anger - all sorts of negative emotions - accumulate and, with time, can cause either energy blockages or zones in body that are energetically depleted.
That is why Reiki can help.
Reiki re-balances the energy circuits in the body so that you feel as though you have been 'oiled on the inside'.
After a Reiki session or course, the energy inside you usually just seems to 'flow better'. As a result you get back your zip and bounce.
To find out more about what Reiki is, or to read about several medical studies that highlight its benefits, see Reiki Facts. Or, if you are interested either a healing session or one of our energy tune-ups, just click on the link.
If you have already taken Reiki Level 1 or highter, or are interested in experiencing Reiki first hand, you are welcome to attend our Om Reiki Practice nights.
These nights are always a big success and give you the opportunity to go more deeply into your Reiki practice and be inspired by others.
Om practice evenings give you the opportunity to:
The next Reiki practice night will take place on Dec. 14 (6-45 pm - 8.15pm), at Fitzroy Community School, 597 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North. To book a place, click here.
Cost: $10 for non Om Reiki Students. $15 Non Om Reiki students.
For more information, please contact the Om Reiki Centre.
Sometime back, a friend of mine was given an acupuncture gift voucher.
When she arrived for her session, the acupuncturist told her to hop up on the massage table and, without any instructions, proceeded to insert needles into her. He placed them all over her body and, at a certain point, even rolled down the hem of her pants – without asking! – so he could work around her hips.
Having never had acupuncture before, this was all rather unsettling and, a short way into the session, my friend ended up pulling out the needles and fleeing – never to return.
Unfortunately for the acupuncturist, while he may have had great technical ability, he lost a client because he failed to make her comfortable before the session. In fact, if he had done a few simple things before the session, my friend may well have ended up very happy with his work.
The mistakes the acupuncturist made are the same any Reiki healer can make, so it’s worthwhile brushing up on basic pre-sessions dos and don’ts. This article will show you exactly how to engage with clients pre-session to ensure they are in the best place to be receptive to your healing.
The first basic principle to remember is that you need to put clients at ease. They are often a little nervous before a session, so you need to relax them and show you care.
To do this, I always have a pre-session chat with clients where I ask them what they are hoping to get out of the session and whether they have had Reiki before.
I could probably talk about the weather to put them at ease, but asking them why they have come and questioning them empathetically on this is a great way to show I care. It will also give me information they may be useful for the session.
Asking them whether they have had Reiki before gives them another chance to talk and relax while helping me to determine how much Reiki information I need to give before the session. Naturally, if they’ve had Reiki many times, my intro spiel can be cut very short.
Even if a client has had Reiki before, however, I will still give a brief explanation of how Reiki works, how I work, and what they can expect.
How Reiki Works
While Reiki potentially works in a thousand different ways, I find it simplest to say that it works by rebalancing the body’s energy system, in particular by replenishing areas that are low in energy and by clearing energy blocks. With both a better energy flow and more energy to work with, the body is then in a great position to heal itself.
For those that need it, I also explain that Reiki draws on ‘universal energy’ and, as such, neither healer nor client can ever be depleted of energy during a session.
How I (You) Work with Reiki
There are many styles of Reiki, so it’s always comforting for a client to know how a healer is going to work.
I work intuitively, so I tell clients that I will move around the body, sometimes hands on (naturally respecting private areas), sometimes hands off, working anywhere I feel would most benefit from Reiki.
I don’t ask a client whether they are okay with hands on as this gives them reason to worry about it. If they are uneasy, however, this will be clear when I tell them how I work and I can then offer to do the entire session hands off. This, however, has only happened to me on one occasion. Clients tend to follow your lead, so if you are nervy about touching them they will grow nervy, but if you are happy and confident about it, they will be too. Asking whether they are okay will probably only make them anxious, because they will start wondering whether they should worry about you touching them!
Naturally, if you work in a different manner to me, simply explain at this point how you work.
What a Client Can Expect
It is important that you let a client know what kind of sensations they can expect, for otherwise they may well get a shock when the Reiki energy goes to work. Explain that every healing session is unique, but that typical sensations they might experience are:
It is important to say that all of these sensations are good (even pain!), since they indicate that the Reiki is working.
If you don’t say anything, however, then people who get stomach rumbles (and that’s almost everyone!), will generally become self-conscious and people who experience pain may start to panic.
If you tell them beforehand, however, that a sensation of pain during a session is simply like having a knot in your shoulder poked by a massage therapist, then clients will usually be pretty relaxed about any pain should it arise.
One important thing to note is that you should mention all of these possible Reiki sensations in a relaxed manner, one after the other. By not focusing on any one item in particular, you are unlikely to plant the idea (and contribute to the manifestation) of, say, pain during the session.
Mentioning all these things together makes it hard for a client to remember them – unless they occur. Then your forewarning will be remembered and they will be relaxed about what goes on.
As soon as clients are comfortable with me, know how Reiki works and what to expect from a session, I then get them to hop up on the massage table. Once there I tell them to relax, shut their eyes and stay as present as they can to the sensations they get during a session. I tell them that from time to time their mind will wander and that’s okay. When they catch themselves daydreaming about something far away from where they are, they should simply bring their focus back to the room.
I also explain that they don’t need to ‘help’ the session run well by meditating and the like, that it will actually work best if they simply relax and try to stay present with the sensations that arise.
If there are no sensations, then I tell them just to focus on the touch of my hands or the music that I am playing. That helps them to stop drifting off into reverie and will make it easier for them to experience sensations as fully as possible when they do occur.
Before a session, make clients feel comfortable by asking them questions and showing them you care. Then tell them how you work and what they can expect during a session.
After that, it is simply a case of getting them up on the massage table and telling them to stay as present as possible (without getting stressed when their mind wanders).
If you have done your pre-session work well then your client will be relaxed, receptive – and ready to be energetically transformed!
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"Jeremy provided an open and warm atmosphere and the course encompassed a perfect mix of theory vs practical experience. Jeremy's enthusiasm, knowledge and sense of humour made it all the more enjoyable. I loved every second of the course and now I have the 21 day e-course to guide me through my next three weeks. I couldn't ask for more."
"I would highly recommend this course. Where to start….. You explained everything very clearly and the manual contains everything we need. You were right, we didn’t need to take any notes, which left us free to listen and to feel what was happening inside us. I’m really impressed by the pre-course because doing it actually did help me to be in a better state to do the weekend. Your website has lots of information in the form of articles and videos that gave me a good sense of your approach before I signed up for the course and which will continue to be a source of knowledge.
"Your style of delivery is quite casual and full of humour, which creates a great learning environment. But I think you are very serious about giving your students the best possible opportunity to understand what Reiki is and to develop it within ourselves. You see this as a way of helping people, who will then go and help other people. (i.e. teaching Reiki is not just a business transaction for you.) This is very good, Jeremy. I’m happy to have you as my teacher. I will definitely be doing Reiki 2 with you, when the time is right."
Jeremy has a warm inclusive teaching style that had everyone relaxed and comfortable very quickly. The class was well paced and his personal stories helped to illustrate the concepts he was covering. His obvious love for what he does translated into genuine concern that everyone in the class was keeping up to speed. I would definitely recommend Jeremy's Level 1 Course.
Cheryl St Clair
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