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Reiki Level 1

Course Syllabus

  • Level One Attunements
  • History of Reiki
  • What is Reiki?
  • Hand Positions
  • Self Healing – Healing Others, Working in Groups
  • 7 major Chakras
  • The Reiki Principles
  • Practical Experience
  • 21-day Self Healing Programme

Course Overview

This thorough one-day course will be the perfect grounding for your first attunement to Reiki. 

It is suitable for complete beginners to practice energy work, as well as anyone wishing to re-do their Reiki training. 

You will learn how to treat yourself and heal current and past imbalances. You will be able to give Reiki to others in a non-professional capacity, including pets, plants and places.

Open up to more light in your life. Learn how to use this amazing energy to supercharge your life, turn situations around to serve you better. You will start to feel ‘in the flow’ and make better choices!

If you want to become a practising healer, this is the perfect first step. Includes your take home manual, meditations and certificate. Ongoing practice sessions and support. 

Janie Whittemore is an intuitive complementary therapist of 20 years’ experience. She studied Usui and Shamballa Reiki in London and Thailand, becoming a Reiki Master in 2005.

Assessment Criteria

You will receive your Reiki Level 1 Certificate at the end of the course

Entry Requirements

No Previous Experience Needed

Why Train with Us

Here at the Academy, we are passionate about delivering quality training in Complementary Therapies to ensure each student gains a professional qualification of the highest level. We believe the combination of expertly trained, passionate tutors,  quality assured certification, and our on-going support for students, helps grow our students into highly successful therapists.

What set's us apart from the rest...?

  • Guaranteed small group tuition (max 10 per 1 tutor) for maximum individual support
  • Passionate, experienced tutors committed to the highest standards in the industry
  • Free Thursday evening support - available throughout your training and when you are qualified
  • A fun, friendly environment to study and meet like minded people
  • All our courses are eligible to apply for an NUS Extra card, giving you savings on lots of retailers.
  • We continue to support you as you make your way into the industry as a qualified therapist, with free talks on setting up a business, Facebook groups with job opportunities and continued contact with your Tutor

About Your Tutor(s)

Janie Whittemore

I have had the great pleasure of helping people boost their resilience, reignite their spark and rediscover their happiness for over 20 years. My testimonials from happy clients and Reiki students speak for themselves. 

I have always worked from the heart, being an intuitive therapist with compassion, integrity and many years’ experience.

My training in complementary therapies took place in London and Thailand, beginning in 1996. The Reiki training I have undergone is to master level in two schools of Reiki, Usui and Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Healing.

I have been teaching Reiki since 2005 and have supplemented my knowledge along the way with courses in Health Sciences, psychology, ILM Leadership and coaching.


I've done Reiki level 1 and had Havening with Janie.
The Reiki course was interesting and fun, and Janie is a fantastic teacher. It was a really relaxed learning environment.
Havening was really amazing, and I think everyone should have it as we all have some negative emotions we're holding on to. Life is too short to carry around the baggage you don't need.   

— Claire Sewell- August 2019

I had the most amazing experience on my Reiki course with Janie.
I have taken all Janie taught us into my day to day life. Home and work are feeling so much better. I start my day with reiki self-treatment and continue to use the protection within my work.
Thank you for the experience I shared with you and the rest of the wonderful ladies in the class. I feel very privileged to have been a part of it all. 

Beth Johnstone- Feb 2019

Thank you so much Janie, I thoroughly enjoyed the Reiki 1 course in Cirencester last week. I went to this course not really knowing what to expect, all I knew was that Reiki had been calling me for quite a while and I had ignored the calls! I decided the time had come to stop ignoring the signs and go with the flow........ delighted to say that Janie is a wonderful person and knowledgeable teacher. Janie very quickly put the group at ease and before long we all gelled together and became a lovely group of people all smiling and hanging off every word Janie said! I am really glad that I listened to the call of Reiki and couldn't have wished for a better Teacher or group. Already signed up to level 2 and cannot wait. If this is something you have been putting off then I recommend you just listen to the call and go with it. 

— Siobhan Harkness- Sept 2018

Thank you, Janie, for a wonderful day! I loved it. I suffer from social anxiety and Janie helped me to relax and was very supportive to me the whole day. I couldn’t have wished for a better teacher. She was lovely and very knowledgeable.
The attunement was fantastic! I experienced a number of things during it. One of which was seeing strong colours. It felt wonderful. I was doing some self-healing before, but Reiki has taken the healing energy I receive up a level for sure. I recommend Reiki for helping you to feel calmer and to gain more inner peace within yourself. Being able to heal others is wonderful too. I look forward very much to doing Level 2.    Thank you Janie :) 

—  Jason

Wow. Just WOW. I spent an amazing day with Janie, and all my other Reiki Level 1 students, today and I already feel so transformed and full of such positive energy I didn’t even know I could access. This evening I just feel so strongly that I am doing the right thing on my path and at my time I can’t even explain. HUGE thanks to all involved today and I can’t wait to connect again in a month xxx

— Rachel Fisher - Feb 2017

Amazing teaching from Janie yesterday on the Reiki 1 day! She was so welcoming and approachable (which always helps when you’re trying something new!) and was very honest with discusssions, the Reiki world and her general attitude with the course was very authentic so the days structure flowed very organically.
Thank you for your time and knowledge Janie! 

— Kirsten O'Neill - Feb 2017

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