10 TIPS FOR HOSTING YOUR REIKI SHARES
Everything you need to know about Reiki shares!
I this article I’ll share with you everything you need to know about Reiki shares. And I’ll include 10 tips for hosting your own Reiki shares. The primary purpose of having a Reiki Share is for practitioners to participate in giving and receiving Reiki within an atmosphere of friendship and love.
A Reiki Share consists of many healing hands on one person at a time. One person lays on a table while the participating practitioners gather around that person, laying their hands upon them and channeling a massive flow of Reiki energy into that person.
Group energies are often very strong and can be more penetrating than individual sessions. This type of Reiki treatment is a wonderful and often profound experience. A Reiki share can last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours or could be an all day event. This depends on who is hosting the Reiki Share and how many people are present.
REIKI SHARES AND WHAT THEY OFFER
Attending a Reiki share is an excellent way to practise and there are many other benefits too!
- An opportunity for non-Reiki practitioners to experience Reiki
- Hands-on experience for those wishing to practise more
- Practitioners the chance to refine their own energy
- A relaxed, informal occasion with like-minded people
- Guidance, support & advice for new practitioners or those curious about Reiki
- The means to intensify and improve the flow of your own Reiki energy
- You the chance to meet people from a wide range of backgrounds and caring professions
- Group treatments that are very energetic, as the Reiki comes from multiple people simultaneously
You can not discover new oceans until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
HOLDING YOUR OWN REIKI SHARES
Here are 10 tips for when you decide to hold your own Reiki shares!
CHOOSE A SUITABLE DAY AND TIME
Choose the best day for your Reiki share!
Choose a day and time to host your Reiki Share when people are most likely to be available. The majority of people are available at the weekends and at night. So you may find it’s best to host your Reiki share from say 7pm to 9pm during midweek. Or alternatively, during the day at the weekends.
Reiki shares are usually held once a month. For example, you could hold a Reiki share on the first Saturday of every month. Try to keep this same fay and time so people come to know when your Reiki share is happening.
CLEAR THE SPACE
Perform a smudging ceremony before your Reiki share begins!
Remember to clear and purify your Reiki Share space before everyone arrives. This can involve smoking your space with white sage. Or cleansing your room using the Reiki symbols.
It can also be a good idea to do a short healing session on yourself before everyone arrives. That way you will be relaxed and at peace and stress free.
You should also cleanse the space again at the end of your Reiki share once everyone has left. So your space is cleared of all negative energy.
SET THE SCENE FOR YOUR REIKI SHARE
And create a relaxed, friendly and informal environment!
Setting the appropriate scene for your Reiki shares is important. Because you want you participants to feel welcomed, relaxed and at included in the group. So the mood and atmosphere for your Reiki share is important. Play some relaxing music. Light a few candles or have dim lighting. And create a relaxed atmosphere to work in.
PROVIDE REFRESHMENTS TO YOUR GROUP
There a few reasons why this is a good idea!
By offering refreshments you will help your group members on a few different levels. And it is expected that you should offer simple refreshments during your Reiki share. It’s most common to offer water, tea, herbal tea and coffee for your Reiki group.
To make things easier for you, ask everyone to make themselves at home and help themselves to the refreshments you have already laid out for them. This will save you time and will allow people to bond and connect. So having time for tea and coffee will help to break the ice, it will give people something to do with their hands (which will help them to be less anxious), and it will help people socialize.
HAVE EVERYONE INTRODUCE THEMSELVES
You should always start your Reiki share by doing this!
This is a great way to break the ice and make everyone feel connected. So start your Reiki share by sitting in a group before you start healing. Then introduce yourself, tell everyone what you do in the Reiki share and what they can expect from the event.
Then ask everyone to introduce themselves, one at a time, and to say their name and how they got involved in Reiki. Or what has brought them to your Reiki share. Some people tend to be nervous until they hear other people open up and talk. It reminds everyone that we’re all human.
SPLIT EVERYONE INTO EQUAL GROUPS
You can choose whether or not you want to participate in being healed!
Have enough therapy beds to cater for the group. Then split the group into equal numbers so they all have enough time to heal and be healed. You can either be part of a group, as many teachers do, or you can guide the group and do a little healing on each group.
A group healing should take around 10 to 15 minutes for each person. This allows everyone enough time to receive healing. If the numbers of your Reiki share get high and there’s lots of people, consider getting another therapy bed to keep the group size practical. A group of between 4 to 6 people is ideal.
Leaving 2 hours for your Reiki share will give everyone enough time to experience Reiki in a relaxed way without feeling rushed.
PROMOTE YOUR GROUP
Promote your Reiki share in as many places as possible to find interested participants!
If you want people to turn up for your Reiki share you need to advertise it. You can do this on your website, on your facebook page, or set up a facebook group especially for your Reiki share.
One place you can advertise that is popular for Reiki shares is meetup.com. Many groups and people use this to advertise and meet new people. And you can also get an idea of how many people will be coming. As each person opts-in to say they are planning on coming.
Another place you can advertise Reiki shares is www.eventbrite.co.uk. Advertise everywhere you can to improve the numbers of people who join your group.
OFFER TIPS TO YOUR GROUP
This will benefit you in the long run as well as your group!
If you have the skills and experience, offer some tips for your Reiki share group. This will help to add value to your Reiki share and will encourage people to return as they will feel they are learning something. This will also keep people interested and curious as to what you’re going to share with them next.
People appreciate and respond to value. If your Reiki shares offer value and help people, you will see more and more people return to your sessions on a regular basis.
You can offer the following tips to your Reiki share in my free ebook to help you get started if you like: 21 Tips for Reiki Practitioners eBook
TAKE PAYMENT FOR YOUR REIKI SHARE
An exchange of energy is quite appropriate and expected from participants!
Keep in mind that your Reiki shares are an extension of your business. It is common place to charge a small fee for participants to join your Reiki shares and people will expect this of you.
This fee will cover your time, and the cost of refreshments. It will also ensure that those who attend are serious about practising and are not just making the most of a freebie. So this simple thing will improve the quality of your participants.
Fee’s for Reiki shares tend to be between £5 and £10. In time, and with 15 to 20 regular participants, this is quite a nice little earner for your two hours of monthly work.
CLOSE THE GROUP WHEN FINISHED
Remember to do a closing routine each time before people go home!
At the end of your Reiki shares it’s a good idea to close the session. This can be by offering a guided meditation to everyone while they sit with their eyes closed.
Alternatively, you could do a short distance healing session with everyone in the group. And intend that the groups healing energy be channelled to their loved ones.
You could also all hold hands and perform a short 10 to 15 minute group healing with everyone in the circle. If you would like to see a selection of guided meditations you can join my email list. Or alternatively, you can find a number of meditation tracks on my soundcoud.com account if any of these are useful for you.
WHERE TO FIND REIKI SHARES IN YOUR AREA
There are a few places you can find Reiki shares to attend!
There are many established Reiki Shares where you can go to experience these energies for yourself. This will also give you a chance to experience how Reiki shares are performed by different people. Meetup.com has details of Reiki Shares throughout the UK, for practitioners and non-practitioners, and is a good place to find a Reiki Share near you.
You can also find Reiki shares listed on facebook and there are Facebook group pages that offer shares in many locations. You can also find shares listed in eventbrite.co.uk. Failing that, try typing your area into Google with the words ‘Reiki share’ at the end or start of the sentence.
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