Second Degree Reiki Training

Second Degree Reiki practice is nothing short of wonderful and amazing. I practice Second Degree every day, and I love to teach it.

Second Degree Reiki trainingIf you attended one of my First Degree classes and have continued practicing hands-on self Reiki every day for at least six months, you might consider learning to practice Second Degree Reiki.

Second Degree Reiki training expands your practice, enabling you to:

  • offer Reiki treatment to friends and family who are physically out of reach,
  • enhance your hands-on Reiki practice,
  • practice Reiki for specific challenges in your life, and
  • practice Reiki to deepen your self-inquiry.

During your Second Degree Reiki training, you’ll receive another initiation and learn to practice Reiki without touch or proximity to the receiver.

Second Degree training expands your hands-on practice, but does not replace it.

Daily hands-on self-treatment continues to be your foundation practice even after learning Second Degree. Second Degree training gives you options to add to your daily hands-on practice as you choose.

Are you eligible for Second Degree training?

All my students who have been practicing daily self treatment for about thirty minutes for at least six months, and who have participated in at least six global self Reiki practice sessions online are currently eligible. An additional prerequisite is three JCC Reiki Clinics for those in the NYC area, once the clinic resumes in-person.

It’s helpful, but not imperative, to have some experience practicing on other people. That’s one of the reasons why I started the JCC Reiki Clinic. Practicing with others, especially when supervised, builds confidence, supports healthy boundaries, and creates a strong foundation for your Second degree practice. But if you don’t have access to someone who is interested to experience a Reiki session, don’t stress it. I appreciate practicing on others is harder to arrange at this time, and your daily self practice is most important.

Volunteering at the annual JCC Spa Day for Women with Cancer, once it resumes in-person, can replace one clinic.

Is Second Degree Reiki practice timely for you?

My experience teaching since 1990 is that students who have been practicing First Degree longer have a stronger foundation for Second Degree training and thus get more benefit. Most of my students practice daily self Reiki for at least a year before learning Second Degree practice.

If you have any questions about whether Second Degree is timely for you, this will help: Waiting for…Second Degree.

Email me if you’re still unsure and we’ll discuss it. As always, my concern is for your continuing Reiki practice. Second Degree Reiki practice is wonderful, but First Degree training is enough to self practice for life. Second Degree Reiki training is by no means a necessity.

Class details

As with First Degree, Second Degree Reiki training is given in three class sessions 3.5-4 hours each. Second Degree sessions are spaced to give you adequate time to learn and practice at home, usually over the span of 5-8 days.

Each class session begins promptly, but the ending time is approximate.

As with your First Degree class, it is necessary to attend all three sessions in their entirety.

In addition to your continuing daily hands-on self-treatment, there will be assignments to study and practice between sessions.

Second Degree classes are small and everyone gets lots of personal attention.

How to Register

The class fee is $695.

You can reserve your space with a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $295 using the registration button below. The $400 balance is due before we begin the first session. Please note I am not able to process credit cards on site.

Please prepare for your Second Degree class by reading (or re-reading) chapters 1, 2, 6, 7 and 9 of REIKI: A Comprehensive Guide. If you don’t have a copy, you can purchase one here or at your local bookstore.

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