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Shibumi Reiki Codes of Practice

Shibumi General Codes of Practice

The Shibumi Codes of Practice are in place to provide Shibumi Practitioners (Shibumi RP) and Shibumi Practitioners & Teachers (Shibumi RP&T) with quality standards for their professional Reiki practices. This also benefits the general public and prospective clients/students in educating then with a clear understanding of what it is that a registered Shibumi practitioner provides.

All Shibumi RPs and RP&Ts are required to:
  • Conduct Reiki treatments and courses in accordance with the Shibumi Code of Ethics.
  • Agree to uphold the Vision, Mission and Philosophy of Shibumi.
  • Agree to utilize the Terminology provided by Shibumi.
  • Hold insurance cover for professional negligence and public liability.
  • Never diagnose clients/students nor offer medical or psychological services unless trained and qualified to do so.
  • Refer clients/students to qualified healthcare workers when treatment other than Reiki is required.
  • Ensure that clients/students’ healthcare records are safe and orderly, retaining client/student confidentiality at all times.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Exhibit behavior befitting a professional including managing the business in a fair and honest manner and be attired properly. 
  • Adhere to the Shibumi Complaints Procedure and its outcomes.
  • Display Shibumi certification at place of practice.

Shibumi Reiki Treatment Codes of Practice

All Shibumi RPs and RPTs are required to:
  • Describe what a Reiki treatment is to the client prior to the treatment.
  • Explain to the client that during the Reiki Treatment the body will only take the amount of energy that it requires.
  • Ensure that the client remains fully clothed at all times as the practitioner goes through a set healing process placing hands on, or just off, the body as agreed with the client prior to the Reiki treatment.
  • Ensure that a Reiki treatment is not intrusive and that clients do not have to remove clothing and that no private parts of the body are touched (including breasts and genitals).
  • Have a guardian present when a Reiki treatment is performed on a minor.
  • Not incorporate any other therapy into the Reiki treatment unless contracted to do so.

Shibumi Reiki Courses Codes of Practice

All Shibumi RP&Ts are required to:
  • Teach the three levels of Shoden, Okuden and Shinpiden.
  • Teach the five elements of the system of Reiki – Reiki precepts, Reiki meditations, Reiki hands-on healing, Reiki symbols & mantras, and Reiki attunements/reiju.
  • Teach using the Japanese energetic system.
  • Teach traditional Reiki techniques and practices. 1 Additional techniques may be taught to explain the system of Reiki further in accordance with the Shibumi Codes of Practice. Techniques relating to specific areas of Reiki practice such as Animal Reiki may also be included as long as they are in accordance with the Shibumi Codes of Practice.
  • Teach in-person and include certificates and comprehensive manuals reflecting the content taught.
  • Provide ongoing support for students preferably with regular Reiki practice groups where possible.

Shoden Reiki Level I

Minimum length of Reiki course: The equivalent of 2 full days training
In-person attunements/reiju: 4

Reiki Practices:
  • Kenyoku Ho
  • Joshin Kokyu Ho
  • Seishin Toitsu
  • Japanese energetic system
  • Concept of hara/tanden
  • Hands-on healing for the self
  • Hands-on healing for others (minimum ½ hour treatment performed per person)
  • The Reiki Precepts

Okuden Reiki Level II

Minimum length of course: The equivalent of 1 day plus opportunity for students to develop professional practitioner skills
In-person Reiki attunements/reiju: 3

Reiki Practices:
  • Hatsurei Ho
  • Byosen Reikan Ho
  • Reiji Ho
  • Learn 3 Reiki symbols and mantras 
  • Reiki Symbol and mantra meditations
  • Enkaku Chiryo Ho

Shinpiden Reiki Level III

Minimum length of course: The equivalent of 2 full days plus opportunity for students to develop professional teaching skills
In-person Reiki attunements/reiju: 1+

Reiki Practices:
  • Perform Reiki attunement
  • Perform reiju
  • Learn 1 Reiki symbol and mantra
  • Reiki Symbol and mantra meditation
  • Review Reiki Level I and II practices and concepts
  1. For a list of non-traditional techniques please refer to The Reiki Sourcebook.
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    The refinement of one’s soul
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  • Inspiring Quotes

    • “Something that is always important to remember is; how you approach your meditation determines what you get out of it.”

      Bronwen and Frans Stiene
      The Japanese Art of Reiki

    • “Therefore, it is not on the outside but on the inside that one should be concentrating to delve to unlimited depths.”

      Bronwen and Frans Stiene
      The Japanese Art of Reiki

    • “When earth and heaven energies are balanced in the body a healthy life is attained - through this balance oneness can be experienced.”

      Bronwen and Frans Stiene
      The Japanese Art of Reiki

    • “Words can not explain that which can only be realized through practice.”

      Bronwen and Frans Stiene
      The Japanese Art of Reiki

    • “Reiju is a reminder of one’s unlimited potential and this is why it is often experienced as unique.”

      Bronwen and Frans Stiene
      The Japanese Art of Reiki

    • “These precepts appear to be practical reminders on how to get the most out of life by affirming correct attitudes but their secret is that they can affect humans in other, deeper ways.”

      Kathleen Prasad and Elizabeth Fulton
      Animal Reiki

    • “In Shinto, heaven, earth and humanity are different manifestations of one life energy.”

      Motohisa Yamakage
      The Essence of Shinto - Japan’s Spiritual Heart

    • “We must therefore keep our mind firmly at the center of our body (tanden) that is the center of our true self, to avoid it falling into a state of imbalance.”

      Motohisa Yamakage
      The Essence of Shinto - Japan’s Spiritual Heart

    • “You should neither boast of yourself by talking about your own experience nor discuss whose experience is inferior or superior.”

      Motohisa Yamakage
      The Essence of Shinto - Japan’s Spiritual Heart

    • “In this sense, every manifestation in the cosmos is a manifestation of ’me’. All this should not be understood only at the rational level. It must be experienced intuitively as we access our inner kami.”

      Motohisa Yamakage
      The Essence of Shinto - Japan’s Spiritual Heart

    • “However, it must also be said that in Japan, as in other advanced industrial societies, a climate of spiritual ignorance has arisen. This leads, among other things, to a casual, ‘mix and match’ approach of spiritual practice.”

      Motohisa Yamakage
      The Essence of Shinto - Japan’s Spiritual Heart

    • “So you begin this study by training the ch’i by means of technique. After your beginning studies, you still discipline your ch’i, but move away from technique.”

      William Scott Wilson
      The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts

    • “Thus the person whose art is not yet mature may meet with famous monks of great wisdom, yet he will still not have an awakening.”

      William Scott Wilson
      The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts

    • “Mind and ch’i are fundamentally of one essence. If you were to speak of separating them, they would be like fire and firewood.”

      William Scott Wilson
      The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts

    • “A teacher can only transmit a technique or enlighten you to principle, but receiving the truth of the matter is something within yourself.”

      William Scott Wilson
      The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts

    • “When the mind resides in technique, ch’i is hindered and is not in harmony.”

      William Scott Wilson
      The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts

    • “When there is nothing in your mind, your ch’i is in harmony and tranquil. When your ch’i is in harmony and tranquil, it will be active and flowing, but it has no fixed form; and without using strength, it will be naturally strong.”

      William Scott Wilson
      The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts

    • “The truth is something beyond our ability to describe, beyond our thinking. Truth can also mean ‘the wonderful source’, wonderful beyond description. This is the source of all being.”

      Shunryu Suzuki
      Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness

    • “Each being is itself pure source, and pure source is nothing but each being. They are not two things.”

      Shunryu Suzuki
      Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness

    • “When you practice zazen without seeking for enlightenment or seeking for anything, then there is true enlightenment.”

      Shunryu Suzuki
      Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness

    • “If you take pride in your attainment or become discouraged because of your idealist effort, your practice will confine you by a thick wall.”

      Shunryu Suzuki
      Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

    • “If you continue this simple practice every day, you will obtain some wonderful power. Before you attain it, it is something wonderful, but after you attain it, it is nothing special.”

      Shunryu Suzuki
      Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

    • “Human beings are not special. There are no special things.”

      Genshin Fujinami Ajari

    • “Lead a life in which you think of what you can do for others, not what others can do for you.”

      Mitsunaga Kakudo

    • “Everyday must be seen as practice. Practice is not about maintaining one’s current life-style but about advancing one step at a time.”

      Mitsunaga Kakudo

    • “Practice is not simply the acquisition of knowledge, but turning that knowledge into wisdom through experience.”

      Mitsunaga Kakudo

    • “Even a blade of grass can be your teacher.”

      Sakai Yusai

    • “Only through sincerity, through being open to accepting things as they are in each situation, can one truly live each day as if it was one’s whole life.”

      Sakai Yusai

    • “Traditions that survive and retain their relevance are to be trusted, unlike trendy fads.”

      Hagami Shocho

    • “What is most important is the individual’s spiritual growth, and that the individual realizes for her/himself the path to happiness.”

      Shinjo

    • “Taking what is bad onto oneself and passing on what is good to others, and forgetting oneself and benefiting others - that is the height of compassion.”

      Saicho

    • “‘Three thousand realms in one mind’. This is the idea that the action of one’s mind in a single instant contains ‘three thousand realms’, or the entire universe, and therefore if our mind acts it can affect the entire cosmos.”

      Jiko Kohno

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