Jikiden Reiki Courses

Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

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Important Considerations When Looking To Learn Reiki

Learning traditional Japanese Jikiden Reiki can be a very positive and healing experience, indeed it can be life changing. It's easy to learn and once you have taken Reiki training the gift of being able to access and channel this natural healing energy, it will be with you for life. I offer Reiki training courses for those who are looking to learn Reiki and wish to learn authentic Japanese Reiki and wish to ensure what they are taught is accurate. 

The reality exists that there is huge variations in what is taught within Reiki courses, all under the banner of Reiki, Japanese Reiki, or Usui Reiki. Some with greater distances from the original teachings than others.  I teach Jikiden Reiki, which is authentic Japanese Usui Reiki, the way it used to be taught in Japan, with the integrity of the system maintained. Jikiden meaning directly taught, so its Reiki taught the way it was originally taught in 1920's & 1930's Japan without the misunderstandings, omisions, or modifications we see with Reiki today. As an accredited teacher with the Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto, Japan, you have the confidence that what you are being taught is indeed authentic Japanese Reiki. Jikiden Reiki is easy to learn and even easier to use. Jikiden Reiki is a solid natural therapy and path of personal development, with understanding of Japanese culture within the teachings and a practical focus.


“After a long, arduous search for a Reiki tutor, a series of 'synchronicities’ led me to Shaun. I spoke to Shaun who happily supplied lots of useful information, this enabled me to make an informed decision to learn Jikiden Reiki with him. The atmosphere on the course was warm and welcoming and I felt at ease straight away. Shaun is a knowledgeable teacher and is able to simplify the content . Its been amazing."- Paula Grant: Birmingham

Learning Jikiden Reiki:

  • You will be able to access natural Reiki energy for life, whenever you want!
  • You can actively promote your own health, well-being, healing and personal growth.
  • You will have tools to practically support the well-being of your family and friends.
  • You will have a powerful tool to aid life balance in a busy world.
  • You will have techniques to support your own emotional healing and well-being.
  • You can promote your own relaxation, clarity in thought, reduce stress and much more!
  • You can be confident your training is authentic to the origional  Usui Japanese Reiki teachings


"I am an experienced Reiki professional who first learnt Reiki over 15 years ago, and have since taken Reiki training to high levels with various styles of Reiki and teachers. I would highly recommend learning the authentic Japanese Jikiden Reiki with Shaun, even if you have already been trained in modern Reiki. It will enhance your knowledge and understanding of original Usui Reiki. For me it answered many questions about Reiki that had come up with other Reiki courses. Both myself and my clients have noticed differences in my Reiki treatments since taking Jikiden Reiki training.": Julie- Birmingham"

Selecting The Right Reiki Course & Reiki Teacher For You

This is an important topic. The selection of your teacher is an importance choice, one which is not taken lightly in Japanese culture. My advise is first ensure what you would be taught by a teacher is what you are looking for. If authentic Japanese Reiki is what you are looking for, the only safe guard I  would feel comfortable advising is to learn from an accredited Jikiden Reiki teacher. As if the teaching you receive is not what you were looking for you will only end up learning again later down the line. Many who learn Reiki from me have previously taken Reiki training before elsewhere. I would advise that choice as to what Reiki training course you decide to take and which Reiki teacher you decide to learn Reiki from is not a decision to be lead by who is offering Reiki training at the cheapest price. Have a look at the teachers about page on their website, what reviews are there from students? Read some articles they have written, get a feel for their approach. You can always speak to them and see if it feels like a fit for you, ask some questions. Then go with your gut, do not ignore the synchronicity that led you to finding the teachers you have, listen to your intuition and then commit to your training and make it happen.


"I was looking to learn original Japanese Reiki and found it. The Jikiden Reiki course was excellently paced and relaxed. Shaun didn't come across as a pretentious spiritual guru, rather as an intelligent thinking man who impressed me immediately with his straightforward approach. I feel very fortunate to have discovered Jikiden Reiki with Shaun." - Graham: Coventry

About Your Reiki Teacher Shaun Mckeown

I was originally trained to teacher level and taught Usui Reiki (western teachings). I have been a teacher and coach for many years, so teaching Reiki was a natural thing for me to do. Since then I have studied to teacher level and taught more modified as well as traditional styles of Reiki from prominent teachers from the 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. The picture of me receiving my Gokia skroll when I was granted Shihan (full teacher) level in Jikiden Reiki and became a registered branch of Jikiden Reiki here in the UK. 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.

My Jikiden Reiki Lineage is:



Mikao Usui
Chijiro Hayashi
Chiyoko Yamaguchi
Tadao Yamaguchi

Shaun Mckeown

About Jikiden Reiki Courses with Shaun Mckeown

My priority is that you feel confident in your understanding and proficiency in using Reiki, the size of my Reiki classes are kept small to aid learning. There is also ongoing post-course support for all Reiki students who learn with me, with optional monthly Reiki practice events, where I am available for ongoing support, coaching, answering questions. The Jikiden Reiki courses I run are suitable for complete beginners to Reiki as well as those who have received training in Reiki before. Most Jikiden Reiki beginner level courses are a mix of people new to Reiki and those who have had some previous training in Reiki elsewhere. Commonly both Jikiden Reiki training courses are taken together, either as a three day course, or within a few weeks of each other, however the option does exist to take the Shoden and Okuden training separately. My teaching style is supportive, with a focus on the practical application of Reiki. I have also created an exclusive Reiki Students Resources page, full of further information to support students of Reiki who learn Reiki with me. 


"I took Jikiden Reiki Shoden (beginner) and Okuden (deeper level) courses together with Shaun. The courses were amazing, How Shaun teaches is very informative and nothing is rushed, he takes his time to explain everything step by step from beginning to end. Jikiden Reiki is now part of my life, I find it gives me peace and I feel free from anxiety. The classes were small and intimate, the treatments were out of this world, I've never experienced anything like this before, a total life changer!"-Angela Lynch: Birmingham

Accredited Jikiden Reiki  Shoden (Beginner Level) Training Course


During the Jikiden Reiki Shoden (beginner) course (comparable to what is commonly termed level 1 in the west) you receive three traditional Japanese Reiju (process of enabling you to channel Reiki energy) over the duration of the course, directly from your Reiki teacher, which will enable you to access the natural healing energy of Reiki from that point forward, whenever you wish to, for the rest of your life. 

Learning Jikiden Reiki can support you on a path of self healing and personal growth whilst also helping you navigate today's hectic modern lifestyle and achieve greater balance and peace in life. It also has applications to help you relax, de-stress, improve your sleep as well as support your personal growth among other benefits. The Shoden course is conducted over two full days. There are no prerequisites you just need an open mind and a willingness to learn something new. The training you receive is accredited by the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan and the course preserves original Japanese Reiki customs. There is no exam element to the course, just supportive evaluation and coaching throughout each day. In addition to the ability to use Reiki for yourself, you will also be able to use this gift to help family and friends after this course.


What you will learn:

  • The history of Japanese Usui Reiki, its journey from its start to today both in Japan and in the western world
  • Understand how misunderstandings of original Japanese teachings developed in Reiki in the western world
  • Understand key Japanese Reiki concepts
  • Learn about the Usui Reiki Gokai (principles of living to support health, wellbeing and personal growth)
  • Learn depth of understanding in the traditional Reiki Kanji (characters)
  • Receive traditional Japanese Reiju (process to then channel Reiki energy) three times during the course
  • Understand what Reiki is and how it works to support your body's natural healing mechanisms
  • Learn how to treat yourself with Reiki to support your own healing, health and wellbeing
  • Reiki Mawashi: (giving and receiving Reiki- group technique)
  • Applications of Reiki with first aid
  • Koki: (Reiki with Breath)
  • Gyoshi: (Reiki with the eyes)
  • Bushu: (Reiki combined with a rubbing technique)
  • Learn the traditional Japanese Reiki concept of Byosen (understanding how to sense areas of toxicity or tension)
  • Learn the 1st Shirushi (symbol) its background, uses and application to Reiki treatments
  • Practice giving and receiving Reiki
  • Ketsueki kokan ho: Reiki Circulation Technique (a full body technique to assist the body's cleansing processes)
  • Heikin Joka: Understanding of the body's natural balanced cleansing processes
  • Hatsurei Ho: (technique to help develop your sensitivity in your hands to Byosen)
  • Reiki Okuri (group Reiki energy building exercise)
  • You will Receive the official Jikiden Reiki Institute course manual
  • You will receive an English course certificate
  • You will receive a personalised Japanese traditional block print certificate issued from the Jikiden Reiki Institute, Japan


Jikiden Reiki Shoden Level Training Course: £220        

You can secure your place with only a £50 deposit


Accredited Jikiden Reiki Okuden (Deeper Level) Training Course


The Jikiden Reiki Okuden level course(comparable to what is termed level 2 in the west) builds on the teachings of Shoden level, where in addition to receiving two further traditional Japanese Reiju during the course, you will learn more advanced techniques relating to supporting healing and personal growth. The Okuden level course consists of two parts which are delivered over a full day of training. We go deeper into theoretical understanding as well as practical experience of the topics covered. The prerequisites for Jikiden Okuden training is attendance on a Jikiden Reiki Shoden level training course, with an accredited Jikiden Reiki teacher.

Although this second level of training is a requirement for those wishing to perform Reiki treatments on the public, the Okuden level is more about deepening your understanding of Reiki and so is a natural progression from the Shoden training. The additional techniques learnt during the course are just as relevant for self healing as they are for working with others, which widen the applications of Reiki for you, therefore Okuden level training is recommended for all reiki students. Okuden training completes the Jikiden Reiki system in terms of techniques to learn. Higher levels are solely for those wishing to teach Reiki. It is fine to take Okuden Level training immediately following the Shoden course, there is no requirement to wait a period of time, as some of the techniques learned are just as relevent to complete beginners as more experienced students.


What you will learn:

  • Receive traditional Japanese Reiju twice during the course
  • Learn the Japanese Kotodama that relates to the psychological treatment
  • Learn Enkakku Chiryo (distant Reiki treatment) where you will learn how to deliver Reiki remotely
  • Learn the Jumon that relates to Enkakku Chiryo
  • Learn variations and additional applications of Enkakku Chiryo
  • Learn the second Shirushi (symbol) its background and its application within the psychological treatment
  • Psychological treatment: traditional Japanese technique specifically used to target unwanted habits, patterns of thinking, as well as emotional and psychological challenges, with application to a wide range of concerns from; specific fears, anxiety, unwanted habits, to emotional trauma
  • You will receive an English course certificate
  • You will also receive a personalised Japanese traditional block print certificate issued from the Jikiden Reiki Institute, Japan. (note: if you take Shoden and Okuden training in close succession, you will receive one combined Japanese certificate)


Jikiden Reiki Okuden Level Training Course: £250

You can secure your place with only a £50 deposit


Please note that the prerequisite for taking Jikiden Reiki Okuden level training is that you have completed Jikiden Reiki Shoden level training. All UK course fees set by the Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto, Japan. Existing Jikiden Reiki trained students are welcome to repeat their Jikiden Reiki training with me at reduced course fees set by the Jikiden Reiki Institute: Repeating Shoden course £90. Repeating Okuden course £60 (contact me for more details). As has traditionally been the way in Japan, I provide opportunities for ongoing support for all my students of Jikiden Reiki to develop with their Reiki beyond the course itself, with optional monthly Reiki workshops to practice, receive coaching and ask any questions you have. You will also be eligible to attend any Jikiden Reiki event in UK or internationally should you wish to in the future. So a comprehensive support system is there to support you once you have taken your initial training. Those who have attended an accredited Jikiden Reiki Shoden level course already and wish to book on an Okuden level course with me, contact me directly and I will give you booking details directly.


“I learnt Reiki to help me to deal with stress and anxieties. Mainly for my self but after attending the Reiki Jikiden Shoden training I felt that I could try and support my friends and family. Reiki gives me the peace I was always looking for. It helps me to release stress and anxieties.  Shaun is a fantastic teacher. He is very calm and friendly. The training he provided was very informative. He made it very interesting and fun. Being able to practice during the training was very beneficial and helped with my confidence.” : Wioletta- Sutton Coldfield

Reiki Training Course Schedule


September 2018

Jikiden Reiki Shoden Course (Beginner Level)Sat 8th & Sun 9th September(10am-5:30pm) Location: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
Jikiden Reiki  Okuden Course (Deeper Level): Sat 15th September (10am-5:30pm) Location: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham


November 2018

Jikiden Reiki Shoden Course (Beginner Level)Sat 10th & Sun 11th November(10am-5:30pm) Location: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
Jikiden Reiki  Okuden Course (Deeper Level): Sat 15th November (10am-5:30pm) Location: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham


"I was previously trained in Reiki level 1 and 2. I was intrigued to learn Jikiden Reiki, so I trained with Shaun. I found the training offered a much deeper level of understanding of Reiki. I feel both the perception and energy in my hands has increased following Jikiden Reiki training. I have a greater level of understanding of Reiki, gained new techniques, even the traditional japanese certificate is outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend anyone interested in Reiki take Jikiden Reiki training if you have previously learnt Reiki or not.": Steve- Sutton Coldfield

The Next Step:  Helping You to Come to The Best Decision For You

Over the years those who have taken Reiki training courses with me have found it helpful to have a conversation prior to booking on any course. I have also found this to be helpful as to understand what someone is looking for from Reiki training to then be in a position to best advise the best option for them, as there are couple of options available regarding taking Jikiden Reiki training, such as the option to take the Shoden (beginner level) on its own or both Shoden and Okuden levels together. There are situations where one or the other can be the best option for someone, so it can be good to discuss. I can also answer any questions you might have around learning Reiki. Simply fill in the form below and I will get back to you and we can arrange a convenient time to have a conversation.

If however you are already clear what course(s) you wish to book a place on,  and wish to go straight to booking your place on a training course with me, simply complete the form below with the course dates you wish to attend and I will email you the booking instructions.


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