Fri, Jul 14|
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
Second Degree Reiki with Timothy Kocher-Hillmer - 15 hours NCBTMB approved
In this workshop students will return to the "roots" of Reiki in order to deepen their experience & understanding, thus enhancing their ability to use this modality with clients.
Time & Location
Jul 14, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy, 3600 Laketon Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, USA
About The Event
"Deepening your Practice" is designed for students previously initiated to Reiki First Degree as well as for those who may already be Second or Third Degree practitioners. Over recent years more data has become available regarding the history & application of Reiki, which is important groundwork for those desiring to be Reiki practitioners. Even practitioners who have been using Reiki with clients for some time can have vague ideas of what Reiki is & are therefore unsure of how to communicate the benefits & effects of this energy-based modality. Reiki's history can be elusive, especially when combined with other modalities, & the traditional Reiki teachings can be overshadowed or forgotten. The intent of this course is to (re-)introduce Reiki to the practicing massage therapist as a poweful healing modality & a philosophical system that is both simple & accessible.
This class will address questions of of "authenticity" of Reiki practices & review concepts that are necessary for a clear & simple application of this energy-based healing. Additionally students will learn & have ample opportunity to practice previously unknown Reiki techniques of Dr. Mikao Usui.
Our 3-session workshop begins with community building, setting of intentions & sharing of Reiki with one another. Together we will review Reiki's history in the US, followed by initiation to Second Degree Reiki in the Usui tradition. Students learn the concept of "Distance Reiki" & the significance of the symbols of this level will be shared. The Reiki Principles will be reviewed as well as discussion of the variety of schools of Reiki. Through the course, additional tools for sensing & clearing the more subtle levels of energy will be introduced & practiced. Ultimately, we will focus on applying concepts directly with clients, from a distance & in larger group settings.
As a prerequisite attendees will be asked to schedule a brief interview with the instructor to confirm completion of 12-24 hours of Reiki sessions.
Massage tables are available at the school.
Timothy(he/him, they/them) graduated PSMT in 2000 & specializes in bodywork serving individuals healing from trauma, abuse & societal stigma. In 2002 PSMT recruited him as an instructor where breath, movement & creativity inspire his passion for welcoming the excluded & left out.
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