Member of Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto
Amanda teaches and treats people using Jikiden Reiki, the simple roots of Japanese Reiki. After searching for a Reiki teacher for some time, she couldn't find the right teacher for her and began to wonder whether they were even out there. A year later, she was teaching English in Kyoto, Japan when a colleague introduced her to Chiyoko Yamaguchi and she knew her search had come to an end. Chiyoko Yamaguchi learned Reiki with Chujiro Hayashi, one of the original 20 teachers of Usui's Reiki. She taught Reiki just as she and her family had learned it in the 1930s. Amanda learned how to help people recover from injuries and illness using this simple yet powerful healing method for 4 years in Japan before leaving to teach and treat people across the world.
In 1997, after two years working in mental health I decided to follow a holistic approach to health and wellness. I found the origins of Reiki quite by chance in 2002 while I was living in Japan and was astounded at the effectiveness of this simple, grounded method of Reiki, free from Western influence. I studied Jikiden Reiki for almost 4 years in Kyoto, Japan and since then have been travelling the world teaching people what I learned and giving Jikiden Reiki Treatments. In 2009 I graduated from the University of Santa Monica in USA with a Masters in Spiritual Psychology and in 2012 also became a Heart Circle Facilitator. I use Jikiden Reiki on a daily basis for myself and my family as well as working with clients and am truly grateful to have found this simple, powerful and effective approach to health and wellness. I’m delighted to be joining the team of holistic practitioners at the Concorde House Clinic in Canterbury and look forward to meeting and working with the people of Canterbury
Amanda is currently finishing two books:
Jikiden Reiki - Amanda discusses her experiences meeting and learning Jikiden Reiki with Chiyoko Yamaguchi, a student of one of the original teachers of Reiki in Japan
88 Temples with Amachan - A book about her 1,200km solo pilgrimage around 88 temples on the island of Shikoku, Japan