PRACTITIONER SUPPORT NETWORK - previously the Deepening Practice Network
We hope to bring you a programme of workshops organised by our PSN team. These events are facilitated by a whole variety of people, many very experienced in the practise of Reiki, and others who are experts in different fields.
Formerly organised under the name of the Deepening Practice Network, the team responsible became aware over quite a period of time that Reiki people were asking for more experience in community, and for more Reiki in the seminars, and that the programme had also deepened in many aspects. The meaning of the word 'practitioner' had often been misconstrued, many thinking it only referred to those who earned their living doing Reiki, whilst in fact it included all who practised Reiki on themselves, regardless of whether they 'practised' on others. Hence, at their meeting in January, a new name was born!
The impetus for this programme arose from a Public Practice Conference facilitated by Phyllis Furumoto in Bristol in April 2003. It had been evident for some years that there was a need for support amongst Reiki students with considerable experience of practice of Reiki as a 'folk art' (i.e. friends and family) who were moving gradually into practice in the public domain.
A small team worked together since shortly after that Conference to design and initiate a programme that would meet the needs of Association members.
We did not intend to create a formal or certificated training, but we realised that there was a need for a choice of one and two day seminars in different parts of the country, on varying topics relevant to public practice. People may then pick subjects in which they feel they need more confidence or information. Many people at the Conference, for example, wished to discuss practical things such as insurance or room set-up, whilst others were more challenged by therapeutic boundaries or their personal process when giving many Reiki treatments.
Regularly held residential seminars, ‘Deepening your Reiki practice’ are intended to give an overview of the programme, and aim to build confidence, ascertain the needs of students, and reach agreement regarding form of practice. The form of treatment follows the guidelines of the Usui System as defined by the Office of Grandmaster (this being the practice honoured by the Association). This does not reflect on the validity of different schools of Reiki nor on peoples' personal practice. More importantly, perhaps, these residential seminars allow practitioners the support and time to reflect on and to move more deeply into their practice of Reiki.
Facilitators at the Residential Seminars are long-time practitioners who offer their services to the Association as volunteers and who are the current team members for the programme. The one-day seminars are given by people considered experts in their particular field, and receive a moderate financial recompense for their services.
It is hoped that, as the programme develops, it will offer not only an interesting and stimulating incentive for students, but will also provide greater opportunity for involvement in the UK Reiki community.
Regular visitors to this page will also realise that the programme offered by the Practitioner Support Network is, like Reiki itself, always evolving, and the programme is influenced by the thoughtful responses of participants.
We are currently gathering ideas for future events for the programme and welcome your ideas and feedback. Let us know of any topics you would like to see included.
To email PSN: email@example.com