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Body in Balance Training Diploma in Reiki

This is a Professional Practitioner qualification. Once achieved you will be fully insured to practice.

Course Details

  • Courses run on request to suit a student's needs.
  • Courses are held in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.
  • Further support is available following the course via Skype.

Course Description

Reiki is an energy-based medicine technique which draws on concepts of non-material energies such as Chi (vital energy) or Prana (life force).

In contrast to other complementary therapies where the practitioner has a particular professional skill, in Reiki the essence of the healing intervention is in the person of the practitioner who through the Reiki attunement process is able to channel universal healing energy.

This has raised particular concerns in relation to the competence of Reiki practitioners who may claim an expertise on the basis of the attunements alone. While attunement is an adequate qualification for Reiki practice on family & friends, it is now essential for a Reiki professional practitioner to have studied and passed additional assessments in those subjects that are mandatory for other complementary therapies.

The Body in Balance Training Diploma in Reiki ensures that in addition to Reiki attunements, students must pass

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Health and Safety
  • Principles of Professional Practice
  • Business Awareness.

Students are also encouraged to obtain a First Aid Certificate through a specialist provider.

The Reiki Professional Practitioner course at Body in Balance Training both meets and exceeds current Level 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Reiki and the Reiki Core Curriculum (CC). It incorporates classroom-based academic training as well as the specific technical, spiritual or intuitive nature of the therapy.

Course Content – The Usui System

While the Body in Balance Diploma in Reiki offers the additional areas of study necessary for professional practice, Reiki itself is still taught in the traditional way stipulated by the Usui System.

  • Reiki First Degree covers the use of hands to channel the Reiki energy.
  • Reiki Second Degree covers mental and emotional balancing and distant healing practices.
  • Reiki Third Degree (Reiki Master Teacher) enables Reiki practitioners to attune others.


Mariette Lobo has followed a successful career as a complementary therapies lecturer in further education by becoming a private training provider and now runs Body in Balance Training, a centre of excellence for fully insured, professional practitioner courses for complementary therapists.

Course Application & Registration

Please contact me for more information and to discuss your interest in this course.