Okuden & Equine Reiki: Advanced Techniques - Course Outline

This four day course comprises two courses in one, including Okuden (Reiki Level 2) (Days 1 & 2) and
Equine Reiki: Advanced Techniques (Days 3 & 4)



Okuden & Equine Reiki: Advanced Techniques is the next step for Level 1 Reiki practitioners who want to learn how to work at an advanced level, and for those who are interested in developing a professional Reiki practise, or considering volunteering at Animal Rescue Centres. You will need to have completed Shoden & Equine Reiki: Foundation Training (including post course study) and practised working with the Reiki energy for at least 3 months before enrolling in this course, to allow enough time to practise Reiki and to gain experience as you become accustomed to working with the energy.

Okuden: teaches three symbols and mantras which help to focus the energy and by working with these symbols and mantras, you can increase the flow of Reiki energy through you, allowing for more intense healing of the self and others.

Specific tools are taught in Okuden that will enable you to go on to develop a professional practise if this is your desire. At this level you'll learn how to provide distance healing which will enable you to work with more people, animals and situations than were possible as a Level 1 Reiki practitioner, for instance using distance healing you could offer treatments to several horses at a time or you could treat a horse and his or her owner at the same time. This could be useful for easing pre competition stress, for healing relationships or situations of any kind that could benefit from Reiki. Being able to offer distance healing means you can send healing to people or animals in another room, in another state or even in another country.

Equine Reiki: Advanced Techniques: During this part of the course you'll learn more advanced techniques for healing horses and humans. The ability to offer healing on a deeper level physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally can be achieved at this level. The Level 2 practitioner can utilise distance healing to work with aggressive, wild or fearful animals that can’t be approached. Distance healing is also particularly useful for working with shelter animals or other situations where animals are in cages making hands on treatments difficult. 

Working with your own horse at this level can strengthen and deepen your bond on many levels. Because your horse is so tuned in to your energy and emotions, as you become more relaxed and calmer as a result of working with Reiki you may notice a stronger connection with your horse
developing and a sense of being more in tune with each other.



Course Outline - 4 Day Course


Days 1 & 2  Okuden – Reiki Level 2 

Times: 9am – 4pm each day. Short breaks are provided during the day, as well as a one hour break for lunch.


Prerequisites


Days 1 & 2, Topics covered during the 2 Day Okuden Reiki Course:

  • Hatsurei Ho - a method for generating greater amounts of spiritual energy
  • Byosen Reikan Ho - a method to sense imbalances in the body
  • Reiji Ho - a method of being guided by spirit
  • Developing a professional practise 

During these first two days of the course you will: 

  • Learn and practise 'distance healing'
  • Learn and practise advanced techniques for healing the self and others
  • Receive three, Level 2 Reiki attunements
  • Attain Okuden (Reiki Level 2) Certificate upon successful completion of the course



Days 3 & 4  Equine Reiki: Advanced Techniques

Times: 9am – 4pm each day. Short breaks are provided during the day, as well as a one hour lunch break.


Day 3 & 4, Topics covered during the 2 Day Equine Reiki Course::

  • The importance of building a strong energetic foundation
  • Offering distance healing to horses
  • How the Precepts relate to working with horses
  • How the symbols and mantras relate to working with horses
  • The role of touch and intuition during a treatment
  • Horses as spiritual teachers
  • Reiki in rescue facilities and animal shelters
  • Developing your professional Equine Reiki practise


    During these two days of the course you will:

    • Practise advanced techniques with horses, including distance healing
    • Have an opportunity to work one on one with the horses
    • Attain Equine Reiki: Advanced Techniques certificate upon successful completion of course

    Post Course Study - Professional Practitioner
    Post course study will form part of the course. Following completion of the course, participants wishing to develop a professional practise will return to their area of origin to complete post course study which includes human and equine case studies, an online business module, and required self study. The completion of your case studies is followed by a tutoring session with Julie by telephone to evaluate your progress. This opportunity enables you to ask questions and discuss any obstacles you may be experiencing before you commence professional practise.


    Post course study includes:

    • Online Business Module: This is an online program that covers the basics that you need to set up and start your Equine business, or the requirements you should fulfill if you have already started.
    • Human Case Studies: This involves performing a minimum of six human case studies, each consisting of an initial treatment plus two follow up treatments per person. The case studies are essential practise, designed for you to gain experience and confidence offering Reiki treatments to humans.
    • Equine Case Studies:This involves carrying out a minimum of six equine case studies, each consisting of an initial treatment plus three follow up treatments per horse. The case studies are essential practise, designed for you to gain experience and confidence offering Reiki treatments to horses.
    • Combined Horse & Human Case Studies:This involves carrying out a minimum of six combined horse & human case studies, each consisting of an initial treatment plus two follow up treatments per horse/human unit. The case studies are essential practise, designed for you to gain experience and confidence offering Reiki treatments to horses and their caregivers.
    • Distance Healing Case Studies:This involves carrying out a number of distance healing sessions for equines, and distance healing sessions for humans. The case studies are essential practise, designed for you to gain experience and confidence offering distance healing sessions.
    • Self Study:All students are encouraged to read The Reiki Source Book, by Frans and Bronwen Stiene, and 'Your Reiki Treatment' by Frans and Bronwen Stiene, either prior to commencing the four day course or soon after completion. There is additional reading that covers basic horse anatomy, equine vital signs, basic first aid, digestive system of horses, pain indicators, colic, laminitis etc

    The recommended time-frame for completion of your post course study, including case studies and the online business module, is 9 - 18 months from the time you complete the four day course, however it can be achieved in less time.


    Personal Development (Non - Professional Practitioner)
    Many people enrol in Okuden & Equine Reiki: Advanced Techniques
    for non professional reasons, preferring to learn Reiki for their own personal development and/or to be able to practise self healing, and help their friends, loved ones, horses and pets in a non professional capacity. There is no requirement for you to complete post course study or case studies if this is the case for you, however, it is recommended as you will gain so much more from your four day course.


    Professional Development - continuing your study
    For practitioners who are interested in developing a professional Equine Reiki teaching practise, Shinpiden & Equine Reiki: Teacher Training is the next step. Prior to enrolling in this course you will need to have successfully completed:
    Upcoming Courses for 2018 

    For dates and venues for 2018 Equine Reiki Courses go to the Course Calendar here




       Julie Abrahams is a Member of the Australian Reiki Connection Inc
    and the Association of Australian Reiki Professionals  
    Four Winds Reiki is an Approved Training Provider of International Institute of Complementary Therapists