So, you are looking for a Reiki practitioner. You did a search online and you got about a million results. You clicked on a few and you just don’t know…
How do you find a practitioner that is a legit, trustworthy professional? Here are a few things you should know first. Reiki is not regulated by the state. This means a lot of things, but for you it’s important to know that a certificate/certification doesn’t mean much when it comes to validating someone’s practice. Reviews are nice and so are testimonials. A personal recommendation from a friend or colleague is very helpful.
When you find someone that catches your interest, read through their website. See if they’ve collaborated with other practitioners or participated in community shares or events. If you like what you see, contact them. Ask questions, as many as you feel the need to. One of the first questions that you should ask them is: Do you have a daily Reiki self-practice? If they say no, you may want to reconsider working with them. Daily self-practice is the foundation of all Reiki practice. Whether one has been practicing Reiki for 1 week or 20 years, this is very important.
Another way to find a good practitioner is through community events, wellness events and the like. A lot of practitioners volunteer at such events to give back to the community and to gain more experience.
I practice at a monthly Reiki clinic offered at the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan. It’s a great way for people to try Reiki and for the practitioners to serve and be involved in a beautiful community. This clinic is organized by the JCC and Pamela Miles.
I also volunteer at other various events, which give me the opportunity to serve and meet people.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for being here.