About Shaun Mckeown
My Professional Background & Experience:
I have around 20 years professional experience helping people build their health and well-being, primarily in coaching. The last 10 years of which I have been teaching Reiki and working as a Reiki practitioner, in recent years specialising in authentic Japanese Reiki. I have a few thousand professional Reiki treatments under my belt and have an extensive proven track record of results. my overall professional experience helping people is in fields of building health, well-being, fitness, sports performance and healing. Helping people reduce stress, feel calmer, support emotional well-being, healing, improving sleep, achieve goals and personal growth. The focus of my work is quality and results.
I seem to have a gift with Reiki, it was completely natural for me as soon as I started on this path, I just seem to be able to help people on a very deep level with Reiki treatments, especially with emotional healing, I do not know why, it just seems to be this way and teaching Reiki is a natural extension of this gift with my background in coaching and teaching.
With Regards to my Reiki training background I was originally trained to teacher level and taught Usui Reiki (in western teachings). I have since studied to teacher level and taught more modified as well as traditional styles of Reiki from leading authorities on Reiki from the UK, USA, Europe and Japan. I have also trained in Jikiden Reiki (authentic traditional Japanese Usui Reiki) with Tadao Yamaguchi, the president of the Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto, Japan, in which I have been granted the level of Shihan (full teacher) one of about 12 teachers in the UK to currently have been granted permission from the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan, to teach both levels of the Jikiden Reiki training. This is the training you get when you learn Reiki with me.
In addition to Reiki, my professional background has been in the areas of coaching and teaching, with exercise coaching, personal training, holistic lifestyle and nutrition, fitness, performance coaching and sports coaching. I have a BSc.(Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science. I also have experience teaching martial arts, fitness management and as an infantry soldier in the British army, along with being a physical training instructor in the British Army, all in addition to now being an experienced Reiki teacher and practitioner. I find this gives me a very grounded and solid approach to my work helping people.
A bit About Me:
I'm a calm, positive, determined person. I'm very creative, highly organised, with both strong intuitive skills as well as rationale thinking. Performance and personal growth have always been passions of mine, the superficial doesn't interest me at all. Ethics and integrity are also very important to me. My interests, or things I get involved with are things that create a strong positive impact. Making an impact, contribution, social entrepreneurship, clever solutions to societies challenges interests me, along with protecting wildlife and the environment. Children's protection, development and alternative education approaches being another interest topic of mine.
One of my natural gifts is being able to view a challenge in a big picture view, hold it there then break down all the 'moving parts' that can influence the results, I see things other can't see, then in a strategic view prioritise and then apply my second gift of a strong creative problem solving capacity, that I then apply to each part, or challenge. My specific personality profile being only 1-2% of the population with this way of thinking, being one of those strategic creative problem solvers, so can happily flip between concepts and ideas back to the tangible such as the numbers. So my natural place with many things is in the ideas, creating a vision, then bring that to a strategic action plan, whilst problem solving on the fly. An ability that is tailor made for more complex tasks with more than one contributing factor or moving part, such as health, sports performance, or helping a business for example.
I enjoy time with my family and have always been keen on sports performance and fitness. I was a competitive middle distance runner as a kid & teenager, on the track, road and cross country, then moving into martial arts competitions, and gym training, more recently I can be found out on my road bike, in the pursuit of the speed of sound and in denial that I'm not 20 years old anymore.