I have been working with Reiki since 1995. I first came across Reiki in New Zealand, whilst working there with profoundly deaf children. As an Audiological Scientist, with a strong NHS/Educational background, I was initially sceptical, but it was soon obvious to me that Reiki worked. Since my teens I had taken anti-inflammatories and painkillers, for a condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis. In New Zealand I found I could drop the drugs and use Reiki instead. Reiki transformed my life.

I took my First and Second Degree Reiki with Martin Cockitt, and went on to study with him for my Masters Degree (1999) in both New Zealand and the UK. I served on the Council of The Reiki Association from 2002 – 2004, and currently write for the Reiki Magazine ‘Touch’. The Reiki Association has enabled me to meet many of the world’s most senior Reiki Masters, including several who were initiated by Hawayo Takata, the woman who first brought Reiki to the West. In 2004 I embarked on Advanced Training with Wanja Twan, for confirmation and clarification of my lineage. Wanja has been teaching Reiki since 1978, so the opportunity to study with her has been an enriching experience. I work within the Usui Shiki Ryoho system of Reiki. When I teach, I draw on the wisdom and experience of the Masters who taught me.

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