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Learn Reiki: Preparation


The First Steps

If you've decided you want to take the life-changing step to learn Reiki or progress to the next level:


  • Book a pre-course consultation with Helene. This is a pre-requisite for any Reiki Course. It involves discussing your expectations for the course, and recommended preparation both prior to and after the course. In addition, for Levels 2 and higher, we will review essential content from your previous Reiki level/s to prepare you for progression. In addition, a pre-course consultation will include receiving Reiki from Helene (duration of treatment varies, depending on time remaining). This preparatory time together ensures mutual coherence, prior to the sharing of healing knowledge and energetic transmissions that is Reiki. 


  • If you have previously received a Reiki qualification with another teacher and want to refresh your knowledge (i.e. re-do your previous level), please contact Helene. This will involve a pre-course consultation (see above) to re-visit what you have previously learnt. Bring along your original Reiki manual/s and certificates to support this process.


  • Attend Helene's Reiki events to stay in touch with your Reiki practice, and journey of personal growth.

Attunement Information

Reiki is transferred to the student by their Reiki Master, through a sacred ritual called an 'attunement'. It is also sometimes referred to as an initiation.


Essentially the attunement opens the crown, heart and palm chakras and creates a sacred and life-long link between the student and the Reiki Source.


Some students report having mystical experiences during the attunement, such as receiving personal messages or information, including healings, visions, past life experiences and seeing colours. Others report a deeply calming and peaceful experience, whilst others feel or see nothing at all.


Whatever the experience, it can be said with certainty, that the attunement is completely safe.

Attunement Cleansing Process

Reiki attunements trigger a 21-day cleansing process that purifys the body: physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.


Symptoms can be similar to detoxification, where the body releases toxins in order to cleanse. Therefore a process of purification in diet and lifestyle is recommended a few days prior to the attunement, and 21-days after the attunement, to improve the benefits of the cleansing process.


Once booked for a Reiki Course, Helene will give you more information on how to best prepare for this process.

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\Usui Shiki Ryoho Lineage

Helene's known Reiki lineage is documented here. When you study Reiki through Helene, her lineage becomes your Reiki lineage.


Helene was trained in Reiki Level 1 (2006) & Reiki Level 2 (2007) in Cork, Ireland, by Reiki Master Maureen Gillen. Five years later in the NSW Northern Rivers, Helene completed her Reiki Master Teacher Training (2012) with Reiki Master, Lise Plourde.












To conclude, Helene has a clear and direct lineage to the First Reiki Grandmaster Dr Mikao Usui, and her Reiki Courses include all the elements and aspects as set out by Reiki Grandmaster Phyllis Furumoto to be certified as Usui Shiki Ryoho. In addition, I have also been passed some information from Tibetan Reiki by both my Reiki Masters (Maureen and Lise).


Note: I do not currently have lineage information for Reiki Master Maureen Gillen, however my certificates indicate a Usui/Tibetan Lineage with her also.

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