Reiki Practitioner: How to Choose the Right One
Every Reiki practitioner is different because every person is different. Although all Reiki practitioners have been trained by people who follow the techniques and guidance passed down through a particular lineage, everyone puts their own spin on their practice. It’s only natural.
There are different Reiki lineages and people who practice one of the various types of Reiki may do things differently from someone who practices another type. But as a potential client, you don’t need to worry about what kind of Reiki someone practices. Reiki is Reiki. Your number one concern when it comes to choosing a Reiki practitioner should be the practitioner herself.
If you decide to try a few Reiki practitioners to discover the right fit for you, you may find:
- Reiki practitioners who focus solely on giving the Reiki. They may not be comfortable offering intuitive feedback and guidance for various reasons or may not be highly intuitive yet. This is perfect for a relaxing Reiki session that will continue to work for you after you’ve left the practitioner’s office. It’s often my choice when I see a Reiki practitioner. Just give me the Reiki!
- Reiki practitioners who share the information they pick up through their intuition or hear from their guides. If you’re working on specific challenges and/or goals, this can give you more insight into how you can support yourself going forward. I’ve found that this type of practitioner is ideal when I’m trying to work through something and feeling stuck.
Other Factors When Choosing a Reiki Practitioner
As you interview people or peruse websites, you might want to consider other factors, such as:
- Whether they practice from home or a commercial space. Neither is better; it’s a matter of your preference. If you have a preference, that is.
- How long they’ve been practicing Reiki. Reiki works whether you’ve been practicing for one day or 1,000, but more experienced practitioners may be more confident and have more knowledge about the chakras, etc. to share with you. On the other hand, new practitioners will have more room in their schedules and may have a slightly lower price.
- The personality of the practitioner. If you’re quite shy and quiet, you may want someone with similar traits so you feel comfortable. Alternatively, you might want someone who is socially confident who can lead you through your work together with ease. Again, it’s up to you.
- Where the practitioner is located in your city. As motivated as we sometimes are to take care of ourselves, self-care activities like Reiki sessions are often the first to go when we get busy. Seeing someone near you can help you ensure that you keep going to your sessions, even when you’re busy with life.
In my experience, you don’t need to think too hard about who you should see for Reiki. Our souls are very good at directing us to those who are here to help us. Go with your gut, recognize that that meeting, referral, or stumbled-upon website was a sign, and get started with Reiki!