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In this course, you will learn the basics of 1st and 2nd Degree Reiki. You will have a foundational understanding necessary for self administering its healing principles, learn how to positively respond to stress, how to relax and to accept happiness, learn to pass well-being onto others who share in the respect of healing the whole person with holistic Reiki techniques, the power to heal people who are not around you, and send healing energy anywhere in the world to improve crisis situations. 

We will discuss the healing rituals associated with Reiki 1 and representative symbols associated with Reiki ll. Material will touch on the history of Reiki as well as its different Eastern and Western branches, principles that govern the practice of Reiki, and both the basic and more complex philosophies concerning the body's energy and how it impacts the healing process, the creation  of sacred settings, cultivating Reiki mastery and walking a Reiki spiritual path. 

Reiki can be used as a cure for a multitude of ailments and can also be incorporated in everyday living so as to lead a happy and peaceful life. When you experience the healing powers of Reiki, you feel compelled to learn more and pass on the benefits to others around you. The first level of Reiki is a basic level that gets you acquainted with the universal source of healing energy and how we can use it for overall well being. The second level of Reiki  gives you more power and introduces various symbols that can be used for specific healing purposes.  At the end of the course, your understanding of Reiki principles and practices should be comprehensive and through daily or weekly practice and regular meditation, you will prepare yourself to share your new knowledge and you will be ready to help heal others.
In this course, both level 1 and level 2 distance attunements will be given.
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  • Lesson 1. What is Reiki?

    Experts in Reiki could easily agree that Reiki is a healing art. Reiki involves the same "laying on of hands" as so many practice in all parts of the world for the transference of healing power.
  • Lesson 2. The History of Reiki

    It is clear that Reiki Healing was born in Japan, through the efforts of Mikao Usui, but thankfully it and other similar healing methods have been exported to the world at large.
  • Lesson 3. Common Sources of Disease in the Body

    In Reiki philosophy, the notion of Disease should first and foremost be reclassified as "Dis-Ease", a state in which the body should be in its natural state of biological 'ease', but isn't.
  • Lesson 4. Health Issues and How They Respond to Reiki

    Reiki is the simplest of the healing arts; beyond hand positioning and faith in the Ki energy, there is really nothing else to learn. This simplicity is simultaneously Reiki's largest drawback.
  • Lesson 5. The Five Reiki Principles

    The five Reiki principles are principles based on universal truths for daily experiencing a happy and successful life.
  • Lesson 6. Chakras and Meridians in Your Body

    Although practitioners of Reiki distance themselves from "religious philosophies," especially in the West, Mikao Usui's personal religious background as a Japanese Buddhist cannot be ignored.
  • Lesson 7. Colors, Purposes, and Functions Associated with the Chakras

    Reiki healing energy tends to be absorbed by whatever Chakra needs it the most.
  • Lesson 8. Choosing a Reiki Master

    Many who discover the healing potential of Reiki are naturally fascinated and seek to gain further knowledge of it, even mastery.
  • Lesson 9. Preparations, Grounding, and Meditation

    Before a Reiki session, refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol, or taking drugs. Eating very spicy foods or wearing strong perfume or cologne is inadvisable as they can be distractions.
  • Lesson 10. Healing Yourself

    With Reiki, you can (and should) use healing on yourself whenever possible.
  • Lesson 11. Learning to Heal Others

    A Reiki healing session should take approximately one hour from start to finish, as it includes approximately 17 hand positions requiring three minutes each.
  • Lesson 12. Group Healing and Special Cases

    Reiki healing can also be performed by a group, as long as all practitioners have First Degree Reiki experience. The original healers of the Hayashi Reiki Center in Japan worked as teams, and still do.
  • Lesson 13. How Reiki II Differs from Reiki I

    Reiki is a gentle healing system that can help anyone in distress. Reiki can be used as a cure for a multitude of ailments and can also be incorporated into everyday living to lead a happy and peaceful life.
  • Lesson 14. Second Degree Power Symbol (Cho Ku Rei)

    Reiki II practitioners are given more tools to heal other people and therefore have more control over energy as compared to Reiki I practitioners.
  • Lesson 15 Second Degree Harmony Symbol, Sei-He-Ki

    It is the second symbol in Reiki and is popularly known as the harmony symbol. As the name suggests, this particular nine-stroke symbol is used to bring about harmony and is especially helpful in healing distressed relationships.
  • Lesson 16. Second Degree Distant Symbol, Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen

    The third symbol, HON SHA ZE SHO NEN is crucial if you wish to practice distance healing.
  • Lesson 17. Drawing Second Degree Reiki Symbols

    Right from ancient times, symbols have been used in all cultures to convey a much deeper meaning than what ordinary words would. This is mainly because a symbol is often a combination of several words.
  • Lesson 18. A Path Of Symbols

    This lesson will include these topics: Use of Symbols in Treatments for Oneself and Others, Reiki Ethics, Reiki Symbols and Attunement. irect healing, Hands on Treatments Using Symbols to Treat Self and Others, Past Life healing with symbols.
  • Lesson 19. Reiki with Color and Crystals

    A complementary therapy, Reiki is used for the healing of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual diseases. Reiki is a "spiritually guided life force energy".
  • Lesson 20. Becoming A Master

    Reiki is all things to humanity. It actually is everything that we need at each moment in our life. Reiki is nothing. It is complete emptiness. It is freedom; freedom from pain and suffering.
  • Lesson 21. Review of Terms.

    A complementary therapy, Reiki is used for the healing of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual diseases. It has been practiced for thousands of years. In the 1920's Mikao Usui rediscovered and developed Reiki in Japan.

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Course Title: Reiki 1st and 2nd Degree
Course Number: 7550379
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 2.2 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dave Scarbrough
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $125.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $150.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what reiki is.
  • Summarize the history of reiki.
  • Describe common sources of disease in the body.
  • Describe health issues and how they respond to reiki.
  • Define the five reiki principles.
  • Summarize chakras and meridians in your body.
  • Describe colors, purposes and functions associated with the chakras.
  • Summarize how best to choose a reiki master.
  • Summarize preparations, grounding and the male-female ule exercises.
  • Describe the processes for healing others using reiki.
  • Group Healing and Special Cases
  • Describe how reiki II differs from reiki I.
  • Describe second degree power symbol (cho-ku-rei).
  • Describe second degree harmony symbol (sei-he-ki).
  • Describe second degree distant symbol (hon-sha-ze-sho-nen).
  • Describe reiki with color and crystals, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1: Reiki and EnergyAssignment20
Lesson 1: What is Reiki?Exam15
Lesson 2: Historical Background of ReikiAssignment25
Lesson 2: The History of ReikiExam15
Lesson 3: Concept of Diseases in ReikiAssignment20
Lesson 3: Common Sources of Disease in the BodyExam14
Lesson 4: Reiki and DiseasesAssignment25
Lesson 4: Health Issues and How They Respond to ReikiExam15
Lesson 5: Principles of ReikiAssignment25
Lesson 5: The Five Reiki PrinciplesExam14
Lesson 6: Chakras in ReikiAssignment25
Lesson 6: Chakras and Meridians in Your BodyExam15
Lesson 7: Colors Associated with Each ChakraAssignment20
Lesson 7: Colors, Purposes and Functions Associated with the ChakrasExam15
Lesson 8: First Degree ReikiAssignment20
Lesson 8: Choosing a Reiki MasterExam13
Lesson 9: loving kindness (metta)Assignment25
Lesson 9: Preparations, Grounding and MeditationExam21
Lesson 10: Hand Positions in Self HealingAssignment25
distance attunement for level 1Assignment10
Lesson 10: Healing YourselfExam15
Lesson 11: Hand Positions on the Front of the BodyAssignment20
Performing Reiki on OthersAssignment25
Lesson 11: Learning to Heal OthersExam14
Lesson 12: Group ReikiAssignment20
Reiki 1st Degree ReviewExam57
Lesson 12: Group Healing and Special CasesExam15
Lesson 13: The Reiki I and II differencesAssignment20
Lesson 13: How Reiki 11 differs from Reiki 1Exam15
Lesson 14: Using The Power SymbolAssignment20
Lesson 14: Second Degree Power Symbol (Cho-Ku-Rei)Exam13
Lesson 15: The Second SymbolAssignment20
Lesson 15: Second Degree Harmony Symbol (Sei-He-Ki)Exam15
Lesson 16: The Third SymbolAssignment20
Lesson 16: Second Degree Distant Symbol (Hon-Sha-Za-Sho-Nen)Exam14
Lesson 17: Basic SymbolsAssignment20
Lesson 17: Drawing Second Degree Reiki symbolsExam15
Lesson 18: HealingAssignment20
Lesson 18: A Path Of SymbolsExam15
Lesson 19: ColorAssignment20
Lesson 19: Reiki with ColorsExam13
Lesson 20: Practicing ReikiAssignment20
Distance attunement for level 2Assignment10
Distance healing assignmentAssignment20
Lesson 20: Becoming A MasterExam13
Lesson 21: Reiki VocabularyAssignment20
The Final AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 21: Review of TermsExam15
Total Points:911

Student Testimonials

  • "I would recommend Universal Class to a friend who couldn't get to an in-person Reiki master like myself. The learning has been invaluable!" -- Thomas P.
  • "The lessons were great! The assignments were fun, interesting, knowledgeable, I learned a lot!!" -- Lisa C.
  • "All of it without exception. Reikidave is wonderful, and he put plenty of interactive material into the class lessons, I found this invaluable." -- Karina M.
  • "Its hard to pinpoint 1 thing but I think the videos were great. Dave is a very knowledgeable, pleasant, patient Reiki Master." -- Donna M.
  • "Everything was helpful. My instructor was very knowledgeable in Reiki, but more importantly, he was very kind and patient. He truly is here for us to learn." -- Rose A.
  • "I found that the instructor was very good about grading in a very timely fashion. The lessons, exams and assignments all worked well together to ensure that I understood each lesson." -- Susan S.
  • "The whole layout of the course was excellent and easy to follow! Reiki Level I & II was a very informative and enlightening course. I learned more in this online course than the course I took in person in my hometown. I was very pleased with the instructor. He is prompt in grading the tests, responding to emails, and providing immediate feedback." -- Erlinda S.
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