There are suggested standards for Reiki practice or education but none able to be regulated by law in New Zealand so it is up to the students to identify their own qualified Reiki Teacher
Pamela Miles’ book, REIKI: A Comprehensive Guide (Tarcher/Penguin) explains what to look for.
“It’s really a buyer beware situation" says Miles.
“To Learn Usui Reiki look for a 10-12 hour in-person First Degree group class with a Teacher who practices daily Reiki self-treatment.”
SOME TIPS FOR LOCATING AN EXPERIENCED, PRACTISING USUI REIKI TEACHER
- Competence: Make sure the teacher practices daily hands-on self-treatment and examine her training (it should take years) and lineage.
- Presence: Look for someone who is even-tempered, professional, articulate, and non-judgmental.
- Relationship: Choose a teacher who is reputable and with whom you have a genuine rapport.
- First-Degree: Give yourself the gift of the First Degree only class with four initiations.
- Time: 10-12 hours is appropriate for a group class, preferably given on two or more days.
- Fee: Low fees can indicate lack of experience’
(c)copyright Pamela Miles, Karuna Reiki Teacher