Professional Practice - Reiki Treatment Delivery & Practice Administration
Reiki Education Services runs the above course for people who have completed their modality
training in Reiki I and II, and who want to open or work in, a professional practice. The course helps
participants develop professional skills, treatment adaptation skills, and provides resources that
meet the Australian Reiki Connection Inc., the Association of Australian Reiki Professionals’
Professional Practitioner criteria & Australian business requirements.
The course can be undertaken in either a completely online format over several months, or via a
weekend intensive with certain pre-attendance activities completed in advance. The course itself has
pre- and/or co-requisites that relate to practicing professionally (such as First Aid certification).
There is much more to professional practice than simply getting a client up on the treatment table
and getting hands on. The course addresses the gap between Reiki being used for friends and family,
and the requirements in both business and treatment standards for professional practitioners, and
Sue Lake-Harris of Reiki Education Services developed the course which became available in 2010,
and has been updated and reviewed on a regular basis ever since in order to take into account
changes to legislation and practice requirements (such as the introduction of a National Code of
Conduct for Healthcare Workers, and infection control and hygiene measures related to the COVID19
pandemic). Sue has a professional background in course design and delivery, as well as many
years in professional Reiki treatment practice.
ARC members are entitled to a discount off the normal full fee. Pricing is available on enquiry
as different price points apply depending on delivery method/scheduling.
A comprehensive manual (as chapters via the course platform online, or a hard copy at an intensive),
and a Certificate of Professional Practice is issued to those who complete the module successfully.
There are a number of pre- or co-requisites, aside from Reiki I and II...
20 full treatments to various people of at least 50 minutes duration, to be recorded in a log
book and signed off by the recipients as being satisfactory,
If you are already in professional Reiki practice and have been for more than 18 months, 5
testimonials from 5 different clients.
If you are already in professional practice, it is likely the course cost is tax deductible as on-going
training and education.
You must hold a current First Aid Certificate incorporating CPR (or be able to provide proof
that you have booked and paid to complete one within a month of the completion date of
the professional practice course).
By the end of this course, you will have received resources on, and practical experience in, the following:
• How to start your practice, ensuring you comply with legal requirements at state and federal
levels, including relevant Codes of Conduct*, working with children*,
• Pointers on administrative and book-keeping requirements*
• Setting up and furnishing your practice premises
• Taking a thorough case history*
• Maintaining client records and ensuring privacy and confidentiality*
• Obtaining informed consent*
• Communicating with your clients (being compassionate, objective, and realistic without getting
• Treatment hygiene, for yourself and the client*
• Occupational/Workplace health and safety*
• Explaining Reiki and giving a first treatment session*
• Adapting treatment strategies to deal with client needs* (dealing with advanced pregnancy etc)
• Dealing with healing responses/reactions
• Scheduling subsequent sessions
• What to do if asked to liaise with other health professionals
• Post-treatment support - what is appropriate, and how much is too much
• How to deal with difficult clients
• When to refer a client elsewhere
Note: Items marked with an asterisk (*), are legal requirements in Australia.
Methods of training used on this course include small group activities, open forum discussion,
written activities, role play, practice treatment sessions, demonstrations etc. In the online version,
you will provide your practical submissions using written records, video and/or photos, and written
Help is available - you are welcome to contact your facilitator* to obtain assistance via e-mail or
Information: Certificates are provided under the Australian Reiki Connection’s auspices for Members of ARC, and are signed by the President.
Reiki Education Services has a number of trained facilitators who may present weekend intensives.
About the Author Sue Lake Harris - Reiki Education Services
Sue's life experiences and formal qualifications make her a unique, credible , and motivating mentor, author, speaker and educator. Her educational programmes get results – whether online, small group, or one-on-one.
Sue is also a Reiki Practitioner and Teacher for traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki
Note: Sue Lake Harris is a member of the Committee of Management of ARC. There is no affiliation fee or commission of any kind involved between Sue or Reiki Education Services and ARC.