JinKei - Guidance in the unknown

From practitioner to master


A complete Reiki training consists of three modules, these form the path from Reiki practitioner to Reiki Master. We call it the first (Shoden), second (Okuden) and third (Shinpiden) degree. The third degree is equivalent to the Master's degree. These modules are completed according to a fixed time pattern. During each module, several remote initiations are performed by the Reiki Master to the student.

Do I have to obtain the three Reiki degrees?

It is a misunderstanding that after completing the first or second module, you are obliged to follow the other module(s). That is not the case. Reiki comes your way, you grow into it and there are no set rules when it comes to what you need to achieve.

Some will stick to the first degree, while others might wish to continue after the second degree in order to obtain a Master's degree. But the fact is that not everyone wants that. It could also be that you are simply never ready for it. You will discover this for yourself during the training(s).

First degree (Shoden)

To start working as a practitioner, you must follow a training that includes initiations. Without these initiations, you are not ready to practice Reiki. During the first initiations, so when you complete the first degree training, a channel will be opened for you. That is your sixth chakra, which was probably closed at some point in the past and thus has been closed for a long time.

What changes when you complete your first degree?

After opening the sixth chakra, your intuition becomes stronger and communication with your guides is restored. That is a good tool when giving Reiki treatments. The enhanced intuition and perception is not immediately noticeable or recognizable for everyone. But by practicing with the information you receive during the training, you can ensure that you become stronger yourself. You will learn to listen better, to yourself and your guides.

After completing the first degree, the student can call himself a Reiki practitioner and thus not only perform self-treatments, but also treat other people.

Second degree (Okuden)

If you want to open your own Reiki practice, it is advisable to get the second degree before you start this practice. The reason for this is that, after finishing the second degree training, you can also do treatments remotely. And during the second degree training you will learn some additional techniques that can come in handy if you want to treat other people. The treatments will be more in-depth. In addition, you also grow in Reiki yourself with the second initiation.

But it is not mandatory to obtain this second degree.

Third degree Master & Sensei

If you want to teach Reiki to others, you must become a Reiki Master. That is necessary. For this you must also have completed the second degree, because the initiations follow each other. And one cannot exist without the other.

But as mentioned, taking the third degree training, and thus obtaining the Master's degree, is not meant for everyone. It is therefore also possible that you do not continue after the second degree training and that you start giving Reiki treatments. It is also possible that after a few years you suddenly get the feeling that you still want to obtain the Master's degree.

While following the training sessions, it will automatically become clear whether you want to do this and whether you are ready for it. In addition, your Master will also give advice on this.

Changing Reiki Masters

If you have already obtained the first or second degree with another Reiki Master, you can contact us for the next training. Even if you have doubts about the previous initiations you have received, or if you are not satisfied with your current Reiki Master, you are welcome at JinKei.

Did you get an attunement that didn't go well or was the person who did it not an official Reiki Master? Don’t worry, you don't have to start from scratch. You can pick up where you left off at JinKei.

Always ask, before starting your training, if you can see the Reiki Master certificate if you have not seen it or if it is not on the wall of the practice. This way you can be sure that you are dealing with an official Reiki Master.

Official Certificate

All practitioners and Masters trained by JinKei have the necessary abilities to practice Reiki using the traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho method. At the end of the training at JinKei, the Reiki Master will test you to see if you can apply the techniques you have learned in practice as a student.

If you complete the training module to the satisfaction of the Master, you will also receive an official Reiki certificate, which will bear the name and stamp of your Reiki Master.

Do you have questions in between or afterwards?

The Master of JinKei will not only guide you during the training. Precisely after obtaining the certificate, when you really 'get started', most questions will arise. Or you come across situations that you don't know how to handle.

Regular communication between practitioner and his or her Master is central, also to ensure a good way of working. You can therefore always contact JinKei for questions and advice, even after completing the course.

You can read more about the different modules in the training section on our site.