About teaching Reiki to children

Reiki Kids course Jun 26, 2018

About teaching Reiki to children

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven
-Henry Ward Beecher


I find teaching Reiki to parents and kids being the most rewarding things to do. Taking a Reiki course to use for self-care and to enhance your family’s care can add a greater dimension of happiness and peace to your home.

We are at a time on our planet when it is crucial to support the children and honour their new way of being. Reiki is a perfect way to begin helping our children. It is one of the very beneficial ways that children can be shown how to use their innate abilities as divine co-creators.

Children Want to Learn
The children are telling us it is time to teach them. In their own way they are telling us they would like to be connected to their true spiritual nature in a way that they can easily integrate into every aspect of their lives. Reiki is the perfect vehicle.

Why teaching Reiki to children?

Children love Reiki. It can teach them many qualities such as compassion, patience, kindness, understanding, and unconditional love. It will teach them how to sooth their emotions naturally, relax and realise their personal power. Reiki guides children to their highest potential. Children are less inhibited and more accepting than most adults and they have a natural ability to let go and surrender to Reiki energy. Reiki is a tool they can use at any moment, any time, anywhere for on-the-spot stress release, pain relief and as a quick energy boost. In the process of learning Reiki, they learn about their bodies, their inner spirit, their personal power and their connection to the universal life force, which is universal love. Initiating Reiki to a child is to make him aware of his inner power, and it is a wonderful gift that we offer him for his whole life. He will be happy to receive it, as to share it with his friends, his pet or for a special moment with his parents.

In her book on Essential Reiki, Dianne Stein talks about an ancient time on Earth, during the Lemurian civilization, when all educators were Reiki Masters and children learned Reiki as part of the regular curriculum. We need a world where school children treat each other compassionately and are not afraid to treat each other with love and respect. I like to believe that we are heading back to a time on Earth when healing will be a natural, normal occurrence in the everyday life of a child. Children will able to release traumas and hurts before they build up in the auric field and attract more pain.

The benefits of Reiki for your child:

  • Improves concentration and learning skills
  • Release the tensions
  • Stabilises emotional states (anger, anxiety, sadness, frustration)
  • Moderate hyperactivity
  • Relieves the sores of everyday life
  • Increases the level of confidence
  • Allows children to accept themselves as they are
  • Triggers self-esteem
  • Allows better coping strategies
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Accompanies medical treatments, after a surgical operation

I had a number of requests by Reiki practicing parents to find a class that can teach Reiki to kids in a way that they can understand.

I discovered a program call Reiki Kids, written by Barbara McKell, a practicing Reiki Master of 25 years. “Reiki kids is a program to support our children on their spiritual journey.

As in the adult class the kids will learn some history of Reiki, about their aura or energy field. They will get in touch with subtle energy and learn simple methods for using Reiki. 

Our Reiki kids is designed to be fun and interesting for children who have an awareness of their energetic being. Children have a natural awareness of healing energy and they can often see it. They are very close to the flow of life. It is easy for them to learn Reiki.



Questions for the parents –
Do you practice Reiki? how much do you know about Reiki? For these special students I would ask that a parent/guardian be trained at least in Reiki 1, actively working with it. It is also possible for parents who would be interested in this process to be trained in Reiki level 1. It is important that the approach comes from the child and not from the projection of his parents wish. These children are often familiar with this energy because one or both parents, or someone close to them, already practice this therapy. They decide to do the course to be able to give themselves. It is for the child, essentially a personal step, it is not intended to make him a therapist.

Now I must say, it would be my honour to teach your children Reiki.

I am very happy to speak with any parent prior to this class privately to discuss if their child is ready for Reiki. Not everyone is going to want to do Reiki, this class is for the special child that has shown you as their parent they need something just a bit different than others or maybe even have told you they understand energy.



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