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Australia's Peak Reiki Association

Since 1997

Australian Reiki Connection (ARC)

Maintaining Reiki as a spiritual practice and advocating for the  integration of Reiki as a stand-alone therapy, into mainstream health care and community settings.

Become a Member of

the Australian Reiki Connection

Join Australia's Leading Reiki Association

Established in 1997, Australia's peak Reiki Association, the Australian Reiki Connection, the Association of Australian Reiki Professionals, is:

  • A national, not-for-profit Reiki Association, managed by its members through a Committee of Management elected annually at its AGM in October.

  • A community of professional and non-professional Reiki Practitioners and Teachers who offer friendship and share Reiki ideals with like-minded travelers along the Reiki path, aiming to foster a community spirit within Global Reiki.

  • An Association, working with and promoting the 'Spirit of Reiki,' first and foremost as a Spiritual Practice, through teaching, healing, fellowship and research and as a stand-alone professional practice, both within the Reiki Community and the Wider Community.

  • Founded upon the principles and practices of the Usui System of Reiki. In-person, hands-on, individual attunement, by a Reiki  Teacher, in the Usui system of Reiki tradition is an essential requirement for any membership level.

Leading the way for Reiki in Australia
Reiki Treatment Practitioner

Visit our Directory of Referred Professional Reiki Treatment Practitioners. These members have met ARC's criteria for referral as Usui System of Reiki Professional Reiki Treatment Practitioners.

Reiki Association in Australia

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Reiki as "A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being".                                      Read ARC's preferred explanation of Reiki 

Reiki Teaching directory listing

Visit our Directory of Referred Professional Reiki Teachers. These members have met ARC's criteria for referral as Teachers of the Usui System of Reiki.

About Australian Reiki Connection (ARC)




Mission Statement

To work with and promote the spirit of Reiki through teaching, healing, fellowship and research, both within the Reiki community and the wider community.


To maintain Reiki as a spiritual practice and the  integration of Reiki as a stand-alone therapy, into mainstream health care and community settings.


  • ARC  is an association of Reiki channels and aims to foster fellowship between Members and other Reiki channels in Australia and beyond.

  • ARC  brings people together, it fosters opportunities for Reiki to be available to everyone, it aims to help us better ourselves, and our practice in Reiki.

  • ARC  would like to inspire you to grow in your understanding of Reiki and to meet and share with other like-minded members

  • ​ARC  members are valued because of the standards and codes that we work to; we should all feel proud to be a part of it.


  • ARC  aims to advance the opportunity for Reiki to be  accepted as a standalone modality in Australia, and in hospitals and clinics, by liaison, advocacy and demonstration.


  • Committee of Management regularly search Federal and each State and Territory government health department for news of any changes to their policies that may have an effect on the practice of Reiki.


  • We continue to raise with them, the benefits of Reiki treatments and the professionalism of  our Reiki Practitioners and Teachers

The Australian Reiki Connection is pleased to endorse two non- accredited Professional Development courses                                     for all Reiki Practitioners.

Professional Practice – Reiki Treatment Delivery and Practice Administration

This course helps participants develop professional skills, treatment adaptation skills, and provides resources that meet Australian business requirements. supports the National Code of Conduct for health care workers, which is a legal requirement for health practitioners

ensuring you comply with legal requirements at state and federal levels, including relevant Codes of Conduct, working with children, 

There are eight modules which can be taken individually or as a complete package.

The course can be undertaken in either a completely online format over several months, or via a weekend intensive when COVID 19 restrictions permit, with certain pre-attendance activities completed in advance. 

Reiki Care of Life-Threatening Illness for Reiki Practitioners

This Professional Course, which is presented in 3 Levels, will build up your Reiki practice to the highest possible standards of Reiki care within the Healthcare System! Your Complete Guide to Professional Level Care in Reiki. The aim of these fully endorsed courses from level 1 to Level 3, is to provide a safe place for you to become confident in giving Reiki care in any setting whether home, aged care, respite or healthcare settings and to provide a supported space for Healers where you feel understood and mentored in your journey of becoming the best practitioner you can be. Course work is currently online until further notice.

Reiki FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

A selection of the most frequently asked questions about Reiki and Reiki treatments, received from the general public and Reiki Practitioners. If you have a question not listed, then contact ARC and receive the information you require.

Benefits of Reiki Research

Reiki Research

Research Abstracts on the Effectiveness of Reiki Treatments

A Summary of Evidence-Based Research and Clinical Effectiveness

Prepared by Australian Reiki Connection Inc. (ARC)

Insurance insurance for Reiki practitioners

Discounted Insurance Cover for ARC Members

Australian Reiki Connection members are able to access preferential rates insurance, as an individual member, on combined professional indemnity and public liability insurance for ALL modalities they practice, through Gallagher our preferred insurance broker.

Unlike some professional organisations ARC does not accept commissions or fees of any kind, on members policies obtained through Gallagher.

ARC distant Reiki healing requests

Request a Free Reiki Distant Healing

Distant healing can be sent to you or your loved ones by the Reiki practitioners members of ARC. For those people who are not members of the Australian Reiki Connection and have someone who needs healing, you can fill in the form on the Distant Healing page, and your submission will be placed on the Distant healing list within 24 hours. We are only too pleased to offer our support to you and yours.

Reiki practitioners can participate in sending Distant Healing Reiki in two ways 

​Participating in our live online event every Thursday evening from 8.30 to 9.00 pm AEDT.

To participate in the live event at 8.30 pm on any Thursday,  click here 


Privately from the comfort of your own space to the names and requests placed in the ARC distant healing book.