My interest in the system of Reiki began in 2004 after the death of my Mother. Reiki helped me to come to terms with my loss by bringing peace and calm into my life. It wasn't a magical cure for bereavement but it did allow me to start my healing process because it made me realise that healing will never come from an outside source, it has to come from within, and with that realisation came the knowledge that we all have an innate ability to heal ourselves if we are willing to allow ourselves the time and self love that we all need to help us to recover and become whole. Since that time I have had the pleasure and privilege to train and work with some amazing teachers and students who have helped expand my mind and open me up to the wonderful opportunities that Reiki offers.
So out of something heart wrenchingly sad, came a new beginning and something enormously positive.
I have studied many types and styles of Reiki and although every experience taught me something new and exciting, I didn't feel quite "complete". This all changed when I met a Reiki Teacher, Joyce, who had studied with Frans Stiene (International House of Reiki) co-author of the "Japanese Art of Reiki" and "The Reiki Sourcebook" and "The Inner Heart of Reiki" It was an awakening, and I later went on to study with Frans, and continue to do so once a year either at workshops or by repeating my Shinpiden training so that I am always up to date with my spiritual practice.
The International House of Reiki teaches the more traditional system of Reiki; Usui Reiki Ryoho. We may call ourselves Reiki Masters, but I am constantly learning and developing my understanding of reiki, so rather than call myself a master, I prefer to call myself a teacher. It's a bit of a cliche but I really do feel that I have "come home". Usui Reiki Ryoho is pure and simple; no frills, no "add-ons" - just the channelling of Spiritual Energy in its simplest and purest form.
I now teach the Usui Reiki Ryoho system to all my new students and offer all my past students the opportunity to update their training if they so wish.
As a Reiki Master/Teacher I take great pleasure in teaching Reiki courses and undertaking attunements to all levels.