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Authentic Japanese Jikiden Reiki Courses, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands


What You Get Learning Jikiden Reiki With Me

  • 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 help you create a calmer life 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 will learn authentic Japanese Usui Reiki, how it was originally taught from a Japanese perspective.

  • You will have the confidence that all the training you receive is accredited by the Jikiden Reiki Institute, in Japan.

  • You will receive a beautiful course certificate in Japanese writing, in the traditional manner, how it used to be in Japan

  • You will be one of a small percentage of people trained in Reiki who have been taught in the complete Usui Reiki system (nothing left out).

  • You can also be able to meet like minded people who are on a similar Reiki journey and be part of the local events I run for students of Jikiden Reiki.

  • You can be part of the wider national and international Jikiden Reiki community and have access to events in the UK and even Japan, should you wish.

  • You will have the benefit of a Reiki teacher who is one of only around 10 Reiki teachers in the UK to be awarded Shihan (full teacher) by the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan and permitted to deliver these teachings.

  • You will have the benifit of a teacher who is a qualified Reiki teacher in various approaches of Reiki and has taken training with leading Reiki teachers from UK, Europe, USA and Japan (so knows what is being taught out there under the banner of Reiki and understands why misunderstandings have occurred, and what parts are missing in other Reiki training).

  • You will have access to an ongoing support network, locally with myself running monthly Jikiden Reiki events to help you build your confidence and skill, as well as be available to answer any questions you may have after training.

  • You will have the confidence that your Reiki lineage (teachers connection to the founder of Reiki, is both extremely short (only 4 steps from the founder Usui Sensei), but also the connections have not been exposed to modification, or influence from other healing approaches, or western thinking, which is very rare with Reiki training.

“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


Training With Me Tends To Suit Those Who:

  • Want to learn the complete Reiki system as it was originally Taught in Japan before it came to the west

  • Want to ensure that what they are being taught is accurate, authentic and who are looking for quality of training

  • Like the idea of understanding Reiki in its true nature of simplicity and depth, from a Japanese perspective

  • Lean towards the practical side of things, more rational application and everyday uses, more solid understanding, less fluffy, or flowery delivery

  • Are new to Reiki and want a straight forward course that will support them and build their confidence, with an experienced highly qualified teacher.

  • Who have had some Reiki training before (any style and any level) and wish to build on that training, deepen their understanding of Usui Reiki and learn the original methods and approaches to enhance their practice of Reiki.  

"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"


Important Considerations When Looking To Learn Reiki

It is vital that when you are looking for Reiki training courses that you understand that the training you will receive and what you will learn on differing Reiki courses will not be the same. For example what you will learn from an accredited Jikiden Reiki training course, you will not get from any other Reiki training course, so please be aware of this fact when trying to compare different Reiki course providers. Yes you can find all manner of cheaper courses out there advertised as Reiki, but as is very commonly the case, if such cheaper training has some parts of the original Reiki system missing, other parts are misunderstood, and some parts that are nothing to do with Reiki at all, I would question if that equates to value for money at all. 

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. Rather than differing styles, there are the original Usui Reiki teachings, then there are courses at differing distances away from the original Reiki teachings (that's the polite Japanese way of saying it). To the point that there are courses out there using a title of 'Reiki' that bear little resemblance to authentic Japanese Reiki teachings. 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.

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. 

"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- Leicestershire

About Your Reiki Teacher Shaun Mckeown

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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) 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:

(teachers family tree back to the founder of Reiki mikao Usui)



Mikao Usui
Chijiro Hayashi
Chiyoko Yamaguchi
Tadao Yamaguchi

Shaun Mckeown

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"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 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 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.

The opportunity also exists for those who are thinking of doing Reiki professionally after the courses to receive 1-1 mentoring and coaching from me. Specifically for setting up and running a professional Reiki therapy business. You can benefit from a decade or experience in Reiki therapy professional practice and 18 years experience as a sole self employed professional, coach, Reiki therapist & Reiki teacher. (details given at the Okuden training).

"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


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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


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“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

The Next Step:

If you are ready to book your place on the next Jikiden Reiki course(s) you can start the booking process by making your deposit payment below. If you have any questions regarding Jikiden Reiki training, or if you wish to speak to me before booking for advise, for example to determine if taking both Shoden and Okuden levels together or just Shoden would be the best option for you, contact me and I will be happy to help:

07773 140 598

If you prefer to make contact via email you can do so here


Next Scheduled Jikiden Reiki Training Courses

New autumn Reiki Course Schedule for Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and Midlands area coming soon. Get in touch to let me know your interest, or sign up for the newsletter at the base of this page, if you wish to hear about the new course dates


Option 1: Taking Both Levels Together (most common option)

Jikiden Reiki Shoden & Okuden Courses Deposit: £100

Payment and booking terms / Privacy policy
Further instructions regarding completing the booking process will be emailed to you after the deposit payment has been made.

Option 2: Taking Beginner Level Only

Jikiden Reiki Shoden Course Deposit: £50

Payment and booking terms / Privacy policy
Further instructions regarding completing the booking process will be emailed to you after the deposit payment has been made.

If You Can't Make Any of The Dates Above- Contact Me

If you wish to attend accredited Jikiden Reiki Courses with me but are unable to make any of the advertised Jikiden Reiki course dates above, contact me to let me know that you are interested and that you are unable to attend the advertised course dates. I will then work with you to find a way to help you attend training. I will create additional courses as to demand. On some occasions I might be able to conduct a course in the week, or even create a course delivered in the evenings, if you make me aware of your interest, I will do my best to help you.

Would you Like An accredited  Jikiden Reiki Course To Be Held In Your Area?

Would you like to host a Jikiden Reiki Course that I teach? Maybe you have a social group, family, friends, or co-workers that would like to take Jikdien Reiki training, but you all live a bit far away from Sutton Coldfield. A course might be able to be created that comes to you. If this interests you make contact, let me know where you are and what you are interested in and we can see what can be arranged (primary focus being the Midlands area, UK). 

For Those Who Have Already Taken The Jikiden Reiki Shoden Course

Jikiden Reiki Okuden Course Deposit: £50

Payment and booking terms / Privacy policy (attendance of an accredited Jikiden Reiki Shoden Training course required to attend Okuden level course).
Further instructions regarding completing the booking process will be emailed to you after the deposit payment has been made.

(Existing Jikiden Reiki trained students have the ability to repeat the formal Jikiden Reiki training courses at a special reduced ‘repeaters fee’. For any Jikiden trained students who wish to attend any of my courses, get in touch and I can advise you as to availability and course fees directly).


To find out more, call me on: 07773 140 598


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