News & Events
National Reiki Awareness Week 2021
[under the auspices of ARC the Australian Reiki Connection Inc.]
The 2021 NRAW event will run from the Second Friday to Third Sunday (Inclusive) November12th - 21st November 2021 inclusive.
ARC members can download from the Members Area of the website, templates and other documents to assist in running the event.
If you would like to organise a Reiki Awareness event send your details to Australian Reiki Connection
Success - Medical Board drops plans to target Integrative medical practitioners
On 16 February 2021, the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) formally announced that it has abandoned plans it flagged in 2019 to restrict medical practitioners who provide complementary and unconventional medicine and emerging treatments.
The Australian Reiki Connection made a submission directly to the MBA, objecting to their proposal.
Threat to regulate the practice of Reiki and other modalities in USA
There is a threat to introduce legislation in 8 states (MA, NC, TN, FL, MS, AZ, OR, NY) in 2021 that would require licensure and certification of holistic energy practitioners and teachers.
The threat is coming from the private sector, organizations which stand to benefit by controlling from whom you can receive treatment, from whom you can learn Reiki, how you practice professionally, and what you teach. That control can be gained by manipulating state governments that write licensing laws, ostensibly to protect the public from harm.
In Australia Reiki Practitioners and Teachers would not be affected were such a law be passed, however, we should be alert to the possibility that such proposals could be put to our Government. Therefore it is imperative for Reiki Associations like the Australian Reiki Connection (ARC) to maintain high standards and codes of practice for members.
ARC has been a proactive leader in setting standards for and the only Reiki Association to introduce Criteria for the Teaching of the Usui System of Reiki for our teaching members.
Let us send Reiki to all organizations and individuals preparing to address this situation in the United States.
ARC Distant Healing Book & Online version via Zoom
You can participate in sending Distant Healing Reiki in two ways
By participating in our live online event via Zoom every Thursday evening from 8.30 to 9.00 pm AEDT. To participate in the live event click here
You can send Distant healing privately at 9.00pm from the comfort you your own space to the requests in the ARC distant healing book
To place a Distant Healing Request for yourself or a friend (with their permission) click here
“Reiki Care of Life-Threatening Illness for Reiki and Reflexology Practitioners”
(Endorsed by the Australian Reiki Connection)
** Covid restrictions apply with appropriate care followed.
Course work is currently online until further notice.**
Are you interested in expanding your Reiki knowledge into healthcare facilities?
This NEWLY UPDATED! 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.
This unique course has been created for Reiki Practitioners who are serious about assisting clients with high needs and wanting to fit comfortably within the medical system. It explore boundary setting, appropriate communication, legal issues, adaptive Reiki, compassionate detachment and debriefing, self-exploration, familiarity with patient equipment, appropriate behaviour in medical environments and much more. It will also focus upon the individual needs of healers to improve their self-care with encouragement towards inner love and burn out prevention.
ARC Criteria for the teaching of the Usui System of Reiki
Following consultation with and approval from all ARC members with the Reiki level of Master/Teacher ,at a Special General Meeting of the Association on the 13th June 2015 the Amended & Revised ARC criteria for teaching of all levels of the Usui System of Reiki was accepted...Read More
This criteria does not include the spiritual practice of Reiki or any particular form / branch of Reiki.
National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers
Legally binding codes of conduct have been legislated and enacted in the following States:
New South Wales ( 2008)
South Australia (2013)
Queensland ( 2014)
Other States and Territories will soon follow suit.
Reiki practitioners are classified as being unregistered health care workers.
All ARC practitioners and teachers who are in States and Territories where the codes have not as yet been legislated, are expected to abide by the National codes
Read FAQ's on Codes here
Read Code of Conduct brochure here