Reiki Level 1 (Usui-Do Shodan)

Usui-Do is the original style of Reiki that is directly from Usui's original students in Japan.
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Usui-Do is the original style of Reiki. When Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki in Japan, first started his 'Method of Personal Perfection' it was focused on developing onself spiritually. His original students called this 'Usui-Do' (way of Usui).


"Wonderful Experience. I have loved this course. Carmen is a wonderful lecturer whose enthusiasm shines through. I have learnt so much & cannot wait to see what happens in my life now I open to the gorgeous energies. Thank you so much Carmen xx" ~ Dayle Hill


Training in Usui-Do, or as otherwise known as Reiki, is a non-religious practice of spiritual and personal development. Usui-Do is the name Mikao Usui's (the Founder) students called this spiritual practice (Way of Usui). When this practice first came to the Western world it travelled to us through Dr. Hayashi's student Hawayo Takata. As Dr. Hayashi was focused mainly on the healing abilities our Western world became more familiar with Reiki as a way of healing others.

The original students of Usui knew this as a method to achieve personal perfection. They focused on reciting the five precepts in meditation daily and practiced the energy exercises.

They received regular Reiju known as "Spiritual Blessings". In our Western version called Reiki we know these as "attunements" which were only given to "attune" a student to the different levels. In Usui-Do Reiju was given regularly to enhance the student's connection to the Universal Energies. Although there were many health benefits of practicing Usui-Do - these were not focused on.

When learning and practicing Reiki it's important to acknowledge its original form. Interesting to note, is that Usui always first focused healing on the head.

It has become well-known that our thoughts create our reality, including our illnesses and dis-ease. Usui was aware of this as he always focused on the head first. When our thoughts are peaceful and joyful our lives improve. This fact is now well known in Positive Psychology. The more positivity (love and joy, etc) we experience in our day-to-day lives the healthier we are including an improved immune system to combat colds and flus, reduced blood pressure, relieve stress and anxiety (and their symptoms), the lessening of headaches and migraines, and so on.

Reiki has now been proven in scientific research as an effective way to help and heal many ailments and diseases. I've included some of the valuable research in this course for your to peruse.

But most importantly, you'll be introduced to the traditional techniques of Usui-Do which are powerful energy exercises to boost the overall flow of Universal Energy throughout your body to increase personal change and improve your life.

This is a very valuable course that you're sure to love. In this course you'll receive:

  • Traditional Techniques & Energy Exercises
  • Five Precepts
  • Informational handouts
  • Reiki Attunement & Reiju MP3 meditation
  • Your personal Reiju experience.

After this course, you'll be fully certified in Reiki to practice Reiki on yourself and others. Although it is encouraged that you first focus on yourself to improve your thoughts, clear your energies, increase the energy flow throughout your body, and heal past and present issues. When you feel you have a more expansive way of living you will naturally give this healing vibe to others.


What are the requirements?

  • Have a basic understanding of, or an interest in, meditation and spiritual practices.
  • A notebook for taking notes on your progress with the energy exercises and the experiences you've had.
  • An interest in seeking ways to improve your life.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know the history of Reiki as passed down to us through Usui's original students (some may still be alive in Japan today).
  • Realise the health benefits of this spiritual practice and how it can improve their own life.
  • Practice the traditional techniques and energy exercises that Usui first taught his students to increase their energy flow.
  • How to perform Reiki healing on self and others using the chakra hand positions.
  • Meditate on your own personal version of the Reiki Five Precepts to gain peace and clarity of mind.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for those new to Reiki or for individuals who want to take their practice to the next level.
  • By learning and understanding this course material, students will also have the opportunity to heal and grow.
  • This course is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their life through a non-religious spiritual practice.
  • This course if the first step for anyone who wants to become a Reiki Master Teacher.

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Section 1: Welcome to Reiki Level 1 (Usui-Do Shoden) and Introducing Your Instructor

Welcome to Reiki Level 1 - Usui Do. In this course we will go through the original style of Reiki which Mikao Usui's students in Japan called Usui-Do. This differs slightly from the Western version of Reiki.

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Section 2: Foundations of Reiki

In this lecture we'll cover the history of Reiki including the Western version and the original version called Usui-Do.


In this lecture we'll go through the foundational practices of Reiki including how to begin, breathing methods, mind focus and so on.


The Reiki Five Spiritual Precepts are an important part of Usui's original method. I invite you to write your own version of the five precepts so that it resonates more fully with your entire being.


It's becoming well-known that your thoughts create your reality. In Usui-Do we focus our thoughts to increase health and well-being.

Power of Gratitude

There are many health benefits of practicing Reiki. In the original form of Reiki called Usui-Do the focus was more on the spiritual practice, but since Reiki travelled to our Western world through a doctor we believed that Reiki is solely for healing the body. However, with regular practice in this method there are many health benefits. Attached is a document with the scientific research on Reiki and how it heals the physical body.


Attuenements in the Western version of Reiki is given to students to initiate them into the different levels of Reiki. In Usui-Do students received a "Spiritual Blessing" regularly they called Reiju.


Getting you ready to receive Reiju. This lecture gives you steps to prepare your personal space and self to receive the spiritual blessing of Reiki.

Section 3: Energy Exercises

This is a sacred bathing technique to clean one's energies or remove stagnant energy and strengthen the energy channels.


This Soul Cleansing Breathing technique to increase your vibrational rate and accelerate spiritual development


Cleansing the Aura includes the above two techniques and is a way to enhance your Reiki channel and help you grow spiritually.

Section 4: Traditional Techniques

This focused healing technique is sometimes called scanning or beaming. It is used to locate imbalances in the body.


Reiju is the technique of positioning your hands using pure intuition, which can be accessed in whatever way is natural to us.


This is a technique to reprogram your subconscious mind.


This technique is used to purify or transform negative energy on objects.


This technique is used for de-poisoning and self-healing.


"Shuchu" means concentrated. This technique is taught as a traditional method of a Group Treatment where a group of practitioners work together to give Reiki.


This technique is a Reiki circle in which Reiki practitioners hold hands in a circle and let the energy flow from one hand to the other, resulting in a strong flow of energy in the circle.

Usui's 5 Original Hand Positions
Section 5: Other Techniques
Self Healing
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This is a sheet that demonstrates the Chakra Hand Positions.

Section 6: Conclusion
Summing it Up & Where to from here
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This is a BONUS technique that will help to release worries and stress.

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Animals love to receive Reiki. Here is a bonus sheet that demonstrates how to give animals Reiki.

1 page

You can give your food Reiki to raise the vibrations before you eat it. Download the sheet to learn how.

BONUS! Moving/Standing Reiki

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Instructor Biography

Carmen Wyld, Personal Development Coach, Author and Teacher

“The thing about Carmen…her energy, just being around her, improves you… the energy makes you feel better and helps you see in perspective."

~ Emanuelle, Entrepreneur, Australia


“Thank you Carmen! Our recent session really helped me get clear on what I'm doing in my business, what to focus on and how to play to my strengths. The clarity I gained from your insights has inspired and energised me. I've accomplished more in the last few days than I have in the past three weeks. Awesome!"

~ B. Conrad Williams, Australia


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“Carmen has been great in helping me after I was diagnosed with cancer. Working with her has helped me increase positive emotions and move forward. I recommend Carmen to anyone who needs support."

~ Carol, Montreal


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What I've Been Up To:


After years of study I completed five University Degrees: Bachelor Degree in Counselling and Psychology and a Masters of Education. I also have Graduate Certificates in Human Resource Management, Childhood and Youth Studies and a Certificate in Business.

Website Builder

I taught myself how to build websites so I could earn some extra money. Now, whenever I need more money to cover expenses or bills I just keep an open mind to accepting money from anyone who wants a website (or any of my other skills & abilities). I'm in the free flow of generating money.

Personal Development Coach and Presenter

With this dynamic knowledge I've coached many people on personal development and positivity in person and on Skype worldwide. I've also had the absolute delight of presenting Positivity and Laughter Yoga sessions for Business Breakfast Meeting, Staff Development and Community Centre Programs. (I also actively use personal development strategies to expand my own life, and love it!)

Teacher at University and Personal Development Workshops

While studying I discovered my passion for teaching and hence dived passionately into a Masters of Education to further my knowledge in this area. I have facilitated classes as a tutor at University and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've also developed and facilitated personal development workshops including: How to Gain Confidence and Get Motivated, Laughter Yoga, Meditation and Usui Reiki.

Published Author

I'm the author of awesome books including: The Ultimate Personal Development Workbook, Get Jiggity with Positivity (for businesses), How to Activate Positivity for Better Living and Healing the Planet from Within. I'm in the process of writing another Personal Development book too. :)

Always Following my Passion

This year I decided to further expand my view of the world and got rid of 90% of my possessions and have travelled North to learn culture with the Indigenous Australians and natural living. I love following my passion because it adds this extra ZING to my days!


To activate positivity daily because I know how good it feels.

To provide knowledge of personal development and positivity to others so they have the opportunity to improve their life.

To build bridges between communities.

To increase love and joy in my life with every breath.

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