Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 am
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 5:30 pm
AddressReiki Training Chicago - 26402 N. Edgemond Lane Barrington, IL 60010 View map
If you’ve completed Reiki 1 Training (at least 21 days prior from a certified instructor), you’re qualified to continue your Reiki education. Through further attunement/initiation and education, the April Reiki 2 Training raises your ability to direct this gentle, yet powerful healing energy. You’ll learn several Usui & Karuna® Reiki symbols to assist hands-on healing as well as several techniques for doing so. The key features to offering Reiki with clients and the general public will be discussed. Limited to 12 students.
Reiki is an energy-balancing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing on all levels (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual). It’s administered by placing the hands on or around another person, animal, plant or oneself. It’s based on the idea that we can easily learn to harness, enhance and direct life force energy (which is always around and flowing through us) for the highest benefit of others and yourself. If your life force energy is low, then you’re more likely to get sick or feel stress. If it’s high, you’re more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki promotes this higher level of life force energy, which greatly improves the chances for healing to occur on any and all levels.
The Reiki that is practiced and taught at Relax4Life is a blending of the following styles; Traditional Usui, Japanese, Tibetan and Karuna®.
The ability to perform Reiki is passed on from teacher to student via a formal initiation and education process. Many people seek Reiki therapy for relaxation and energy balancing. Because of its universal appeal, Reiki is practiced by individuals from all walks of life and religious beliefs. Receiving Reiki therapy is like the relaxed feeling your body gets from a massage or soaking in a warm tub, only that with Reiki you remain fully clothed and the practitioner gently lays their hands on or around various areas of your body to help balance your energy. Whether you want to add Reiki to an existing practice, start a new practice, use it for friends and family or your own emotional, spiritual and physical well being, it is an excellent skill to have. For frequently asked questions, click here.
- Class begins promptly at 9:00a. Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early for check in.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- The center is kept fragrance free to protect the health of all who attend. Click Here if you need more information about our fragrance policy.
- Bring a sack lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Note: Lunch is only 30 minutes; therefore there isn’t enough time to leave the premises.
- Your professional license number (if you’re earning CEUs). You’ll sign in with your name and license number at the end of class and receive your certificate.
Address: 26402 N. Edgemond Lane, Barrington, IL 60010
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- The instructor’s Reiki 2 Practitioner Manual
- The Reiki 2 initiation/attunement
- A certificate of completion as a certified Reiki 2 practitioner
- Register for both Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 together and receive a $75 discount ($225 total). The Reiki 1 class (which precedes this) will be on Saturday, March 7th. If you’d like to register for both, please click here.
Relax4life Center offers their Reiki students:
- Opportunities to practice Reiki outside of class such as Reiki & Energy Share Nights
- Participation in a distance healing circle
- An online practitioner and teacher referral network
- Student teaching opportunities
- Ongoing student support such as an auditing option for those who want to re-take a class to gain further practice and understanding
- Consulting to help individuals start a Reiki practice, teach Reiki and more
- A private instruction option
The following licenses (in alphabetical order) can earn 7 CEUs:
• Athletic Trainers
• Dentists/Dental Hygienists
• Marriage and Family Counselors
• Massage Therapists
• Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators
• Occupational Therapists/OTAs
• Physical Therapists/PTAs
• Respiratory Therapists
• Social Workers
Neal Harris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. He has practiced the art of psychotherapy for over 30 years. He is also the managing director of Relax4Life, a holistic education and services center and has been a workshop leader in the holistic health and self-enrichment fields since 1985.
Neal’s experience stems from training in both the United States and India. in 1986, he was a member of the first bodywork team invited to China to study Tuina, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine and massage. In 1991, he traveled to India to study with the meditation master and sage, H.W L. Poonja (Papaji).
Neal has been teaching Usui Reiki for over 20 years and been providing Reiki therapy for over 30 years. He is also a certified Karuna Reiki instructor and certified Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki instructor. As a certified Quantum-Touch® practitioner for 17 years and instructor for 14 years, he provides both classes and individual Quantum-Touch® sessions.
Neal is the author of the book, Pocket Stress Manager & Labyrinth Guide, as well as the relaxation CD, Exit The Storm. Neal as well as his work at Relax4Life have been featured on national television including WTTW, Fox, NBC, Discovery Channel and more. He has also been featured in several national magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Spa Finder, New Age Magazine, Utne Reader and others.
In 1997, Neal was the originator of the Earth-Wisdom Labyrinth; Illinois’ first permanent outdoor labyrinth located in Elgin. He has been a consultant on, and the creator of other public labyrinths, fabric traveling labyrinths, wood and plastic finger labyrinths (including his patented brain balancing, communication enhancing double finger labyrinth design known as the Intuipath®) and manuals for creating outdoor labyrinths. He leads labyrinth workshops around the country and is both a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and been a Certified Veriditas Facilitator since 1999.
In his private therapy practice, Neal assists those individuals who are experiencing a variety of concerns including life-affirming conditions such as Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease as well as anxiety and more general concerns. To promote healing on many levels, he uses relaxation and meditation training, EFT, Reiki, Quantum-Touch® as well as his own modality “labyrinth counseling” (using the IntuipathÒ design). This work explores integrative medical options, as well as the psychology and spirituality of illness and recovery. Neal also headed up a national research study to determine the behavioral effects of his Intuipath® design on children and adolescents with ADHD.
To read Neal’s article on the 5 Reiki Principles and using them for personal growth, click here.
What Students Say About Reiki 2 Training at Relax4Life:
“Thank you so much for the experience! By far the best CE course I’ve taken. Can’t wait to apply my knowledge!” Michele
“I am very happy with my decision to take my Reiki 2 training with Neal.”
“The Reiki 2 class was overall amazing!!!”
“Fabulous instructor & handouts!”
“Very informative. All questions answered. Very welcoming environment as always. Thank you Neal once again!”
“I felt like I was home with friends. Very comfortable and generous.”
“The experience has been unique and wonderful.”
“Neal is the best. Great class, very social and lots of love, compassion and positivity!”
“I love the energy of this place and how open minded Neal is to everyone’s comments. Thank you!!”
“Loved the class! Thank you! Very excited about this new level of Reiki and very grateful.”
“Instructor is warm, understanding and takes the time to hear what everyone has to say.”
“My connection to this ancient art through master’s Neal, Mary, Grand Masters Usui, Hayashi, Takata is growing. My individual healing journey has been expanded. My journey is just beginning, but I am beyond grateful to receive the teachings and guiding principles to start my journey as a healer with Relax4Life and master Neal.”
“I loved learning new techniques and tools to help heal myself and others. Thank you.”
“I found everything taught very valuable. I think Neal is patient and understands his students are individuals and each learns at a different pace.”
“Excellent teaching style-obviously very experienced! Liked how the style was different from my Reiki 1 teacher. Beautiful setting-very welcoming and comforting. Appreciated being outside for part of it.”
“This class was great. I love how interactive it is as well as how easy Neal makes it to understand what’s being taught. I also really appreciated how well any of my questions I have are always answered.”
“Even tho I had taken Reiki 2 before, I received so much more insight and clarity about my practice. The class felt like a very safe space where all contributions were welcome. Thank you for that.”
“Neal was very thorough-much more than my experience with another teacher for Reiki 1. It was also almost twice as long. I didn’t feel rushed and feel like I learned a lot. Thank you!”
“It was great! Any questions were welcome and all were answered very well!”
“Very thorough. I can’t say thank you enough!”
“I really enjoyed being here again, learning with Neal and the rest of the class. I’m most grateful for this experience. Thank you!”
“Love Neal and his energy-great class!”
“I really liked the Reiki 2 training. Everything was very clear to me. I didn’t feel nervous or “forced” in any way to talk. I could just listen and relax, which is important to me. I liked the vibe, the feel of the room and the people.”
“Hi Neal, Thank you for the Reiki 2 workshop on Saturday. I’m experiencing noticeable changes in energy and clarity. This feels like a missing link for me. The day flew by for me, and I’m hungry to learn more. Thank you again, Neal. I’m grateful to Bob for referring me to you. You’re an inspiring teacher.” Blessings, Marcy
“Thanks again for being an amazing teacher. You have an excellent program and created such a peaceful environment to come to for your Reiki 2 class. You are truly someone special and I am blessed to have been your student :).” Thank you! Meg
“Thank you very much for the class, and the laminate. Class was such an amazing experience, absolutely wonderful!” Maggi Penton
“Well organized and intuitively facilitated. The space created allowed for a good flow of learning.”
“Informative without feeling like a classroom. Safe and helpful.”
“Thanks for a wonderful day yesterday. It was VERY comprehensive, covering a lot of helpful and practical information to take in and process. I enjoyed it very much. Neal, you always make everything so professional and you really give people their full money’s worth. I am so proud to be affiliated with you and to tell people that I did levels 1,2, and 3, all with you.” Sharon Rosman, LCSW
“Great coverage of everything relevant. Truly enjoyed this class and found Neal’s insights meaningful.”
“Reiki 2 Class was wonderful. Everything was very clear and visuals were great.”
“The class was much better than I imagined. Teacher was great and explained everything really well and really wanted to help me. Great experience.”
“I’m enjoying this so much more than the Cranial Sacral levels I did-this just fits me just right. Love it. Thank you.”
“Sincere gratitude to you, Neal! All I can say is this is “life changing” and my present, past and future selves appreciate you. Hope to see you for round #3.”
“It was a wonderful experience. The class was very informative and the instructor truly is a subject matter expert.”
“Great information and technique. Great space and scenery for the classroom.”
“Very thorough, effective, connected and generous. Grateful!”
“Neal is great-allows freedom for questions and is very knowledgeable.”
“The day goes fast. All topics are covered thoroughly and we are given ample time to practice and apply.”
“Informative-all my questions got answered. Thank you!”
“Thanks for a great class. I’m excited to be delving deeper into the study and practice of Reiki.”
“I found that the class/instructor was very informative. I felt comfortable asking questions and sharing information.”