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

Jikiden Reiki Courses Birmingham
Jikiden Reiki courses, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Next Reiki Training Course Dates:

Jikiden Reiki Training Course: Shoden (Beginner level- part 1)
Sat 12th & Sun 13th October 2019, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham- Booking Now

Jikiden Reiki Training Course: Okuden (deeper level- part 2)
Sun 20th October, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham- Booking Now

Why It makes Sense To Learn Authentic Japanese Jikiden Reiki (Original Japanese Usui Reiki)

  • You will learn Reiki how it was originally taught and practised when it was founded in Japan by Usui Sensei.

  • You will learn the original, authentic, unaltered and complete system of Reiki, free from western influence and misunderstandings. No parts missing and free from added parts that are nothing to do with Reiki, that have found their way into much of the Reiki training we see in the world today.

  • With Jikiden Reiki training you will understand Reiki from its intended Japanese perspective and thinking, so better understand it.

  • Your Jikiden Reiki training will be registered with the Jikiden Reiki institute, Koyoto, Japan. Providing confidence in the quality of your training.

  • You will have the confidence in knowing that quality control is built into your training, as what is taught under the international trademark of ‘Jikiden Reiki’ is controlled from Japan and as teachers we do not deviate from the original teachings. Your course materials and Japanese certificate also centrally ordered from Japan.

  • You have the confidence that your Jikiden Reiki teacher is a highly qualified and experienced Reiki teacher, as to become a Jikiden Reiki full teacher (Shihan) is commonly a 2 year process of training, monitoring and assessments, full teacher levels granted primarily as mine was, by the president of the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan . There are currently around 12 Reiki teachers in the UK granted permission to teach both the Jikiden Reiki levels.

  • Jikiden Reiki is a solid natural therapy and path of personal development, with understanding of Japanese culture within the teachings and a practical focus. A powerful tool to help us in many ways in our lives.

  • Jikiden Reiki is easy to use and is focused on simplicity and depth and does not have the rituals and processes added to Reiki training when it came to the west, therefore it is much easier to learn and practice, as well as to build your confidence with it. As a result I find people actually use it more in their lives. If you would like to understand more about what Jikiden Reiki is, I have written an article on the topic, which you can access here.

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 registered with 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 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 12 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 benefit 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 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.


  • You will have access to an ongoing support network, locally with myself running regular Jikiden Reiki training events to help you build your confidence with Reiki, your practical skill, deepen your understanding of Reiki, as well as be available to answer any questions you may have after the formal training courses themselves (this is only available to those who are Jikiden Reiki trained, as you will not be taught what I teach on other Reiki courses).

  • Should you wish to now or in the future practice Reiki professionally, you will be able to access my 1-1 Reiki Professionals mentoring program should you wish to go into professional Reiki practice yourself (something I only offer to those who take Reiki training with me).

  • I have also created a special Reiki student resources page that is available to those who take Reiki training with me, with useful information and resources to help you with your study of Reiki (this being something that is only available to those who take Reiki training with me).

Jikiden Reiki course certificates


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, so prefer a purity in what they learn.

  • Want to ensure that what they are being taught is accurate, authentic and are looking for quality Reiki training courses.

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

  • Lean towards the practical application side of things, more rational, like a more grounded and solid understanding, a 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.

  • Have had some Reiki training before (any style and any level) and wish to build on that training and deepen their understanding of original Usui Reiki.  

About Your Reiki Teacher Shaun Mckeown

Shaun Reiki master teacher

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 approaches to Reiki, trained by leading teachers from the UK, USA, Europe and Japan. I have also trained in Jikiden Reiki (authentic original Japanese Usui Reiki) with Tadao Yamaguchi, the president of the Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto, Japan.

The pictures to the right and below of me receiving my boxed Gokia skroll when I was granted Shihan (full teacher). This is a long traditional Japanese scroll that we display when we teach Jikiden Reiki courses, like a branch promoting authentic Japanese Reiki. At this time there are about 12 teachers in the UK who have been granted permission from the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan, to teach both the levels of the Jikiden Reiki training. You can find out a bit more about me on my about page here.

My Reiki Lineage (teachers family tree back to the founder of Reiki) is:

International Jikiden Reiki association

Mikao Usui
Chijiro Hayashi
Chiyoko Yamaguchi
Tadao Yamaguchi

Shaun Mckeown

Receiving Jikiden Reiki teacher scroll

Important Considerations When Selecting Reiki Courses & Teachers

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 on a 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 courses out there advertised as Reiki, but as is very commonly the case, parts of the original Reiki system are missing, other parts are misunderstood, and have some parts that are nothing to do with Reiki 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.

Jikiden Reiki in Japanese writting

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, omissions, or modifications we see with Reiki in the west today. As registered 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. So please bear this fact in mind when you are looking for Reiki course providers.

Jikiden Reiki teachers mark

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 and complete. I have written a guide to selecting the right Reiki course and teacher for you. You can read the guide here.

An important observation I have found over the years, that is seen in many other areas of personal healing an development, is that when you are ready, or when you need them, the right teacher (mentor, course or help) will appear. I find this is very true with Reiki. Many people ‘just find’ me, via synchronises, or what I teach keeps ‘popping up’ into there awareness, or they are ‘just drawn’ to me or what I do. This happens in about 60% of those to come to me for help (or that percentage are aware of this). I would encourage you to observe this if it is happening to you and listen. You can then find out more about what I do, then decide if to take action or not.

Jikiden Reiki Shoden (Beginner Level) Training Course Content


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.

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. 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 (I tend to deliver the second course the following weekend) however the option does exist to take the Shoden and Okuden training separately.


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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Jikiden Reiki Okuden (Deeper Level) Training Course Content


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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What Others Have Said About Taking Jikiden Reiki Training With Me

“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

"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: Birmingham

"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

"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

“Shaun is also a very supportive and welcoming teacher of Jikiden Reiki, his courses are empowering both personally and for any professional working in a related field. I would highly recommend Shaun to anyone seeking to improve their health and wellbeing and/or to learn the healing art of traditional Japanese Reiki.”- Sophie: Lichfield

“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: Birmingham

“I also took both the Shoden and Okuden Jikiden Reiki training courses at the same time, taught by Shaun over three days and found them to be extremely informative and enlightening, it gave me a great sense of self belief and the energy generated throughout the days was very powerful. I found Shaun’s explanations of the history and the techniques of Jikiden Reiki easy to understand, his teaching style is very straight forward. I find him to be extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Jikiden Reiki.”- Samantha: Sutton Coldfield

"I feel grateful for finding Jikiden Reiki, as before the training when I was looking for Reiki courses I was not aware of the differences between what is taught in Jikiden Reiki and other Reiki courses out there. I now feel I have the correct foundation of Reiki knowledge and practice to build upon. Shaun came across as very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Learning Jikiden Reiki has been a delightful experience, thank you Shaun."- Liz: Wolverhampton

“I have recently completed Shoden and Okuden training with Shaun. After searching the internet to revisit Usui Reiki from 12 years previous I came across Jikiden Reiki. Everything I read about Jikiden led me to decide that this was the path I wanted to follow. I love the fact that it is the original Reiki that Mikao Usui taught, has no western influence added and the lineage is short. I have had the most wonderful 3 days training with Shaun, I found his passion for Jikiden Reiki infectious. Shaun is extremely knowledgeable and he was able to answer the many questions I asked throughout the course. Because of Shaun’s evident patience and care for each students understanding - I felt able to ask any questions as they arose. He delivered the course in a professional but relaxed way, with a dash of his great sense of humour.”- Michelle: Staffordshire

"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

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Jikiden Reiki Course Schedule, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

October 2019

Jikiden Reiki Training Course: Shoden (Beginner level- part 1)
Sat 12th & Sun 13th October 2019, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham- Booking Now

Jikiden Reiki Training Course: Okuden (deeper level- part 2)
Sun 20th October, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham- Booking Now

November 2019

Jikiden Reiki Training Course: Shoden (Beginner level- part 1)
Sat 9th & Sun 10th November 2019, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham- Booking Now

Jikiden Reiki Training Course: Okuden (deeper level- part 2)
Sun 17th November, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham- Booking Now


Booking Your Place

The Next Step: Make the Deposit Payment Below

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

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


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


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