Will I lose control if I am hypnotised and will you make me cluck like a chicken?
This has been a common misconception in the past and the answer to this is a resounding - no! You are always completely aware of your surroundings and in control of what is going on. You will never do anything that is against your will - no clucking chickens!
Does reiki require attunements to be carried out with the student face-to-face?
This is a common misconception which is unfortunately very prevalent within the reiki world but it is one that comes up a lot. Reiki is not limited by distance or time and it stands to reason that if you can send reiki distant healing to anyone, anywhere in the world, you can also perform a distant attunement for anyone, anywhere in the world regardless of distance. As Covid-19 seems to be ongoing, reiki should be one of the modalities that tranfers easily to online learning due to the way it can be received by students.
The intention that the student will be permanently connected to the reiki source is what matters when a reiki teacher does a remote attunement, not the proximity of the location of the teacher to the student. Some reiki teachers and reiki organisations who do not support reiki distant attunements allow themselves to be caught up in dogmatic restrictions which can actually negatively restrict and block reiki from working as effectively as it can. It shows a lack of understanding of the true, inherent nature of reiki which is the fact that it can be sent over any distance to anyone regardless of location via intention.
When the student has been taught properly and has access to all the resources needed to become proficient in reiki and is supported by their teacher when it comes to the practical aspects of working with other people, reiki will be just as beneficial as a home study course as it would be if you were to attend a live class. What matters is the quality of the course content and how much support is available for individual students when it comes to any questions they may have when it comes to practical work they carry out. It would be unwise to just send course materials out to students and tell them to 'get on with it' as it were! That would be highly irresponsible and unfair. Feedback and regular interaction between students and their teacher is something that I ensure is integrated into reiki courses I run online.
Is the initial consultation free?
Yes, there is no charge for an initial consultation and there is absolutely no obligation to book.