Welcome to the Reiki Council website

The Reiki Council is the lead advisory body for Reiki practitioners in the UK. Through its member associations it represents the views of people giving Reiki to the public across the UK. The Reiki Council is non-profit-making organisation that sets standards and guidelines, provides information and advice. The Reiki Council was formed from the Reiki Regulatory Working Group (RRWG) in July 2008 and re-named itself as the "The Reiki Council".

The Reiki Council aims to offer a platform for all styles of Usui Reiki and its guidelines are non-style-specific.

If you are looking for a practitioner or teacher, we recommend you always look for a member of a reputable organisation and preferably one that is affiliated to the Reiki Council. For Reiki Council member organisations please click here.

The reiki associationThe reiki Connection Complementary Therapists Association (CThA)The Reiki GuildIndependent Professional Therapists International (IPTI)UK Reiki Federation

News and updates from the Reiki World 

Reiki Experiences from the General Public 

'The death of a loved one, and the complex, tangled web of emotions that accompany such an event in one's life, confronted me a couple of years ago for the first time. I was 23 then, and only my grandfather, who I had not known so deeply had passed on ten years prior. This time around, it was a girl aged 21 - she had been someone I had previously dated and, and the very foundation, someone I intended to keep and love in my life in whichever form that may have come. After fighting anaphylactic shock, she disappeared from my life and many others'. Read the full story here.

Guidelines for teaching Reiki to children 

It is good idea to wait until a child is seven before initiating or attuning them to Reiki. It is important that the child is old enough to make a choice for itself. It is better if at least one of the parents already has Reiki, and essential that the parent is present during the children’s class in order to facilitate the process and help teach their children both to self-treat as well as learning the hand positions for treating their siblings, friends or other family members. Read the full article here