If you're looking for a healing method that is fast to learn (try a single weekend!), easy to apply both to yourself and others, and fun, then Reiki is for you.
Our courses are ideal both for anyone who is looking to get started in the world energy work and healing, and for people who already practise other modalities.
Yoga, meditation, t'ai chi, shiatsu, kinesiology, massage - whatever you practice, you will find that Reiki helps take you to the next level by enabling you to connect more powerfully to energy ('chi' or in Japanese 'ki').
Reiki courses are also perfect for anyone suffering from anxiety, depression, or other health issues.They will balance your energy, remove emotional blocks and help you stay more positive and upbeat.
Or if you are just stressed, a busy parent, or someone who needs a way to calm down and relax, Reiki can also help.
Our Melbourne, Brisbane and Daylesford Reiki 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.
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 Melbourne reiki and Daylesford 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.
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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 too 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.
Reiki is a great tool for improving any current healing system you practice. Our Reiki Melbourne courses are full of massage therapists, yoga, T'ai chi, Shiatsu and many other types of practitioners and instructors.
These practitioners and therapists typically report that they experience greatly enhanced results, ranging from increased energy flow to greater healing benefits and client satisfaction.
Many massage therapists, for instance, say that their clients immediately notice a difference in the quality of their massage - even when they aren't consciously using the Reiki.
Their massage sessions work on a deeper level, helping clients to relax more while soothing any stress and bodily tension.
Learning Reiki also improves massage therapists' intuition, enabling them to more quickly pinpoint areas of the body that need attention.
Better still, once massage therapists learn Reiki, they can then include a short session at the end of their massage treatment. This is almost always a blissful experience, something that greatly improves the effectiveness of a massage session.
To learn more about how our Reiki Melbourne and Daylesford Reiki courses can improve your massage, yoga and other healing work, click here.
Can you remember the weeks leading up to your Reiki 1 course (or something similar)? Funny
thing happened, right? You'd paid in advance, you were excited to be going, you knew you
were going to get a lot out of it and yet...
You were nervous, anxious.
Yes, if you were like a lot of people, you may even have considered postponing the course, ringing in sick, or just not going.
People are anxious about learning Reiki for different reasons. Some are afraid they are not ready. Some are worried they won’t fit into the group. Others are certain they're not going to get the hang of it.
More often than not, however, people aren't sure why they are afraid. It's just an uneasy feeling that takes hold of them, an uneasy feeling that makes them want to bolt the doors and stay at home.
To begin with, I couldn’t understand this fear. Why not want a gift as incredible as Reiki in your life? Why hesitate?
It took time, but having observed hundreds of students over many years, I now understand that the root cause of this anxiety or fear – in most cases – is simply the fear of change. Students may not consciously know what Reiki can do for them before they try it, but in the lead-up to a course they intuitively sense that it's going to create change in their life, and although they may want change, the idea of it (or premonition or gut feeling that change is about to happen) makes them uncomfortable.
If you think this is odd, ask yourself how you felt last time change was on your horizon — even change you knew you wanted to happen. Were you nervous? Did the idea make you uncomfortable?
That is why so many people continue to stay in relationships that don't fulfil them, in places that don't resonate with them, in habits that bore them.
That’s why there is the saying, 'Better the devil you know’.
Funnily enough, some years back I had a taste of something similar myself. Having made my way over to the United States to attend a Jack Canfield training program — a program I was excited to attend! — guess what I felt the night before it began?
Yep, a degree of anxiety. I wanted to learn the information in the course, sure, but the idea of doing things differently? That made me uncomfortable!
Fortunately, I realized two things:
This was a bummer, but there was no way around it. As the old cliché goes, ‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.’
Interestingly, once I recognized that I was afraid of change, much of the fear vanished right away and, while I was still a little nervous about the changes I might need to make, I was relaxed enough. I simply accepted myself and my fear, knowing that is the price everyone – except perhaps the most advanced souls – pay when confronted with change.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself that all this doesn't really concern you because you're happy with life.
You do your meditation.
You live in the moment.
And you don't need change!
This, of course, may be true. But the odds are definitely against it.
The German philosopher Nietzsche once came up with the idea of the 'eternal return' which, simplified, imagines a scenario where you are forced to repeat your life up to your current point over and over again for eternity.
Imagine that: every day and detail of your life up to this point relived over and over again forever. How does that strike you? Would you be happy to do that? Or does it sound more like a nightmare?
I've talked to a lot of people about this idea, and I'm yet to meet a single person who would genuinely be happy to continue reliving their life.
No, truth is, they want things to get better. They don't want to relive their life up until now. They want to live a better version of it.
Well how about reliving your current day then? Forget your entire life — your childhood, high school etc. How about just reliving today over and over again?
To this question, I'm sure a few people wouldn't be so unhappy. But not the majority. The majority of people want something better – better even than today. In fact, they cope with today precisely because the dream of a better tomorrow encourages them.
This might all sound a bit depressing, but recognising that we need to change is often a major step towards a better life. That is what the Buddhist 1st Noble Truth (generally translated as ‘Life is suffering’) is all about. It’s not about slashing our wrists in despair. It’s not about giving up. It’s about recognizing that some things aren’t as they could be, working out what they are, and then changing them. Because without this first step, without recognizing that some things just aren’t right, we will continue to spin in the same circles.
So the way out of old patterns is to become aware of what we are doing and then change direction. Change direction even when we know change can be uncomfortable, when we know that a part of us would prefer ‘the devil we know.’
Let’s therefore face up to a few things:
There is a saying that ‘everything we want is just outside our comfort zone’ – and it’s true. Disregarding extreme scenarios and rare exceptions, we don’t have the things we want because we are not doing the things we need to get them.
But as Wise Rabbit says: ‘If you want fresh grass, you have to climb out of the rabbit hole’.
So let’s follow Wise Rabbit’s advice and be bold. Let’s face our fear, climb out of our rabbit hole and embrace change.
Let’s set about creating a life we would be happy to relive time and time again.
(Article copyright, Jeremy O'Carroll 2020)
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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:
To find out about the next practice night, click here.
For more information, please contact the Om Reiki Centre.