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Membership Levels & Criteria

SHIBUMI IS NOT TAKING ANY NEW MEMBERSHIPS AT THE MOMENT

Who should Join Shibumi?

Anyone can become a member of Shibumi as long as the requirements listed below are agreed to and upheld.

You do not need to be a Reiki practitioner to join at the Member level.

There is no requirement of time between levels as Shibumi believes it is not the matter of time which defines whether a member is ready to be registered at a new level but that member’s expertize.

Shibumi attempts to support a high level of Reiki expertize for registered members by providing them with annual requirements. These requirements are revisited annually and if a member cannot comply with them then membership will revert to Member level.

How many levels of Membership are there?

There are three levels of membership within Shibumi.

  1. Member Criteria
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  3. Registered Practitioner (Shibumi RP) Criteria
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  5. Registered Practitioner and Teacher (Shibumi RP&T) Criteria
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  • Everyone who joins Shibumi initially enters at the first level of Member. After joining you can upgrade your membership to RP or RP&T easily by logging in to the Shibumi website.
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  • To become a Shibumi Registered Practitioner (RP) or Registered Practitioner & Teacher (RP&T) certain criteria must be gained or completed before moving into that level.
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  • Renewal of Registered membership is on an annual basis and re-occurs 12 months from time of joining the respective membership level.
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  • Changing your subscription to a new level of membership can occur at any unless your Registered membership has expired.
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  • Your new upgraded subscription will begin from the date that you change it whether your 12 months has expired on your current membership or not.

Below are the three levels of membership and the criteria for each level.

Member Criteria

Everyone is welcome to become a Member of Shibumi as long as the Member agrees to:

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  • Uphold the Vision, Mission and Philosophy of Shibumi.
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  • Pay only once and receive a life time membership fee.   $40 US | $50 AUS | $30 CDN | £20 UK | €20 EURO 1   2

If the Member wishes to upgrade to Registered Practitioner or Registered Practitioner & Teacher, the Member must first review the requirements for that level of membership which can be found on this page and ensure that he/she has and will comply to each of these requirements before paying the required fee. On upgrading from Member level to either RP or RP&T the Member fee already paid is then considered a joining fee. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CONFIRM THAT YOU COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING LISTED CRITERIA.

Registered Practitioner (Shibumi RP) Criteria

Okuden Level II or Shinpiden Level III Reiki practitioners who wish to perform professional treatments as a Shibumi Registered Practitioner will agree to:

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  • Uphold the Vision, Mission and Philosophy of Shibumi.
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  • Uphold the Reiki Treatment Codes of Practice.
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  • Have been taught Level I and II in-person.
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  • Have completed in the past 12 months a minimum of 20 full Reiki treatments - this may include treatments on family as well as animals.
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  • Continue daily self-practice utilizing the four elements of the system of Reiki (precepts, hands-on healing, symbols and mantras, meditations/techniques) and where possible receive attunements/reiju.
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  • Have attended in the past 12 months at least 5 Reiki practice groups.
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  • Continue your professional education with teachings inline with Shibumi’s Vision, Mission and Philosophy.
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  • Hold current insurance cover for professional negligence and public liability. This is different for Australia 3 .
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  • Pay an annual membership fee.   $80 US | $90 AUS | $50 CDN | £45 UK | €45 EURO

Registered Practitioner and Teacher (Shibumi RP&T) Criteria

Shinpiden Level III Reiki practitioners who wish to perform professional Reiki treatments and teach the system of Reiki as a Shibumi Registered Practitioner & Teacher agree to:

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  • Uphold the Vision, Mission and Philosophy of Shibumi.
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  • Uphold the Reiki Treatment Codes of Practice.
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  • Uphold the Reiki Course Codes of Practice.
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  • Have been taught Levels I, II and III in-person.
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  • Have completed in the past 12 months a minimum of 10 full Reiki treatments - this may include treatments on family as well as animals.
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  • Have completed in the past 12 months a minimum of 20 Reiki attunements/reiju for each of the three levels (this may include practice at home and/or not with students).
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  • Have taught in the past 12 months a minimum of 1x Shoden Reiki Level I and 1x Okuden Reiki Level II courses.
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  • Continue daily Reiki self-practice utilizing the four elements of the system of Reiki (precepts, hands-on healing, symbols and mantras, meditations/techniques).
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  • Have attended in the past 12 months at least 5 Reiki practice groups.
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  • Where possible develop a Reiki practice group to support your students.
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  • Continue your professional education with teachings inline with Shibumi’s Vision, Mission and Philosophy.
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  • Hold current insurance cover for professional negligence and public liability. This is different in Australia 4 .
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  • Pay an annual membership fee. $110 US | $120 AUS | $100 CDN | £70 UK | €70 EURO
  1. Pricing for Shibumi has been developed in relation to association costs in the country of origin. Due to the fluctuations in world currencies it has been impossible to ensure that the price for membership relates to that in other countries. The pricing structure is therefore unique to each country.
  2. All payments are made through Paypal which accepts credit cards, e-checks, and payments directly from your bank account.
  3. You will first need to have been accepted as a Registered Practitioner (Shibumi RP) before acquiring insurance. However you will need to show that you are covered by professional indemnity, products liability and general public liability in Australia and will be considered a provisional Shibumi RP until you have listed your insurance details in Your Profile. Shibumi can help provide you with reasonably priced coverage through OAMPS. This is a combined coverage and will cover you for over 200 different modalities.
  4. You will first need to have been accepted as a Registered Practitioner and Teacher (Shibumi RP&T) before acquiring insurance. However you will need to show that you are covered by professional indemnity, products liability and general public liability in Australia and will be considered a provisional Shibumi RP&T until you have listed your insurance details in Your Profile. Shibumi can help provide you with reasonably priced coverage through OAMPS. This is a combined coverage and will cover you for over 200 different modalities.
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