Gendai Reiki-ho

The Reiki system was founded by Mikao Usui Sensei at the beginning of the 20th century. From the moment Reiki was brought to the Western world in 1938, two separate streams of Reiki have existed: a Japanese one, where the emphasis is firmly on the spiritual aspect and periodic empowerments, and the Western-oriented form, which emphasizes the healing aspect and attunements.

Gendai Reiki-ho or Modern Reiki Techniques is the style founded by Hiroshi Doi Sensei, a Japanese Reiki Master Teacher, former member of the original Japanese association Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. He incorporated in his system some of the Western techniques along with Usui Sensei’s original teachings in an attempt to unify the two different trends.

Shoden (Basic Training or Level I Degree)

This class is taught in 3 or minimum 2 consecutive days, for a total of 8 hours. The topics covered by this course are:

  • Introduction to Reiki
  • Structure of Reiki-ho
  • Essence of Reiki-ho and Gendai Reiki-ho
  • Reiki history
  • 3 Reiki I attunements
  • Reiki treatments: hand positions used in traditional Reiki Ryoho and in Gendai Reiki-ho
  • Demonstration of complete Reiki treatments and self-treatments
  • Practice time
  • Some of the original Japanese Reiki techniques:
    • Nentatsu Ho – Method of transmitting a message to the subconscious mind
    • Jaki Giri Joka Ho – Object energy cleansing and busting
  • Group healing:
    • Shudan Reiki – Group Reiki
    • Renzoku Reiki –Reiki Marathon
    • Reiki Mawashi – Reiki in Circle
  • Self Purifying / Self-Development Methods:
    • Kenyoku– Dry bathing
    • Hikari no Kokyu-Ho – Light breathing purifying technique
    • Gassho Kokyu-Ho –Breathing technique in Meditation
    • Chakra Kassei Kokyu-Ho – Chakra activation breathing method
    • Reiki Shower
  • Healing animals and plants
  • Additional exercises or meditations.

Okuden (Advanced Training or Level II Degree)

This class is taught in one or two consecutive days for a total of 8 hours. The topics covered by this course are:

  • Testing the Reiki flow
  • Revision of the Reiki I main topics
  • The description of all symbols, including how to draw them, what they mean and how to use them
  • Helping the students to memorize the symbols
  • 3 Reiki II attunements
  • Practice time, so the student can experience the energy related to each symbol
  • Chanting Kotodama
  • Shashin Chiryo, Enkaku Chiryo – Distant healing
  • Seiheichi Chiryo – Habit healing
  • Other original Japanese techniques:
    • Tanden Chiryo Ho – Tanden cleansing treatment
    • Hesso Chiryo Ho – Navel healing technique
    • Koki Ho – Healing with the breath
    • Gyoshi Ho Healing with the eyes
    • Reiji-Ho – Indication (guidance) of Reiki energy
    • Byosen Reikan Ho – Scanning
  • Self Purifying / Self Development Methods:
    • Hatsurei Ho – Technique to connect and strengthen Reiki
    • Gasho – Meditation
    • Jiko Joka – Self-Cleansing
  • Western Techniques:
    • Reiki Box
    • Deprogramming Technique
    • Grounding
  • Past and Future healing
  • Additional exercises or meditations

Shinpiden (Mistery Training or Reiki Master Practitioner Degree)

This class can be taught in one or two consecutive days, for a total of 8 hours. The topics covered by this course are:

  • Testing the Reiki flow, local and distant
  • Revision of the Reiki I and II main topics, including drawing the symbols
  • The description of the Usui master symbol taught in Usui Reiki
  • Helping the students to memorize the symbol
  • 1 Reiki III Master Practitioner attunement
  • Practice time, so the student can experience the energy associated with each symbol
  • Self-development with master symbol:
    • Self-cleansing with Light
    • Receiving guidance from your Higher Self
    • Reiki Meditation
    • Affirmation
  • Using symbols and transcending symbols
  • The spirit of Usui Reiki – Gokai The Five Reiki Principles
  • Advanced hand techniques:
    • Uchite Chiryo Ho – Pat with the hands
    • Nadete Chiryo Ho – Stroke with the hands
    • Oshite Chiryo Ho – Push with the hands
    • Ketsueki Kokan Ho (Hanshin Koketsu Ho and Zenshin Koketsu Ho) – Blood cleansing technique
  • Self-purifying methods:
    • Sekizui Joka Ibuki Ho – Cleansing the spine with breathing technique
    • Hado Kokyu Ho – Breathing technique using the sound ‘Haa’
    • Hado Meiso Ho – Meditation with ‘Haa’ breathing technique
  • Guide to enlightenment
  • Additional exercises, techniques, and meditations

Gokukaiden (Teacher Training or Reiki Master Teacher Degree)

In Gendai Reiki-ho this class is taught separately from the Master Practitioner class, in one or two consecutive days, for a total of minimum 8 hours. The content of the course is:

  • Review of the Reiki I, II, and III main topics
  • The steps to educate and qualify a Reiki Master
  • A guide to Reiki mastership
    • Qualification and Role of the Reiki Master
    • Consciousness and practice of a Reiki Master
    • Recognition and understanding of healing
    • Hints for self-development
    • Understanding symbols and Kotodama
    • Understanding Attunements
  • One Reiju empowerment
  • One integrated Reiki Master Teacher attunement
  • Demonstration showing how to give attunements for each Reiki level
  • Practice giving each of the attunements
  • Characteristics of each level and how to teach each level
  • Reiki Practice for Reiki Masters
  • Answering questions
  • Additional exercises, meditations, and techniques

Gokukaiden (Reiki Master Teacher Degree) Update

This course is intended for people who are already Master Teachers in a different Reiki Style. We recommend it especially to those who studied only Reiki techniques of Western lineage, like Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki.

This Course introduces the original Japanese techniques in Usui Gendai Reiki-ho, as taught by Hiroshi Doi Sensei.

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