Learn Reiki Drum Healing and Journeying Technique

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Learn Reiki Drum Healing and Journeying Technique

Practitioners Involved: Catherine Birkinhead

Venues Used: The Birch Room

Date / Time: Sundays 10th and 17th February 2013

Price: £250 (£120 deposit required)

Over two days in February you can Learn Reiki Drum Healing and Journeying Technique with the Reiki Drum Master Practitioner Course. This course is suitabe for Reiki Two Practitioners and above.

Cathy will be leading this course and can be contacted reikiinthechilterns@gmail.com via this link. Visit this site www.reikiinthechilterns.co.uk for information on booking and payment. Both days start at 9.30am and finish at 5.30pm.

Would you like to expand your Reiki experience and add a new therapy to your repertoire? Learn beautiful techniques for deep healing and become a Reiki Drum practitioner on this intensive two-day course. Drumming for healing and meditation is an ancient practice. In tribal cultures the power of sound over the body and spirit is well known, and now in the western world there is research supporting this - making this ancient wisdom more palatable to modern minds. Research shows that brain activity is affected by drumming, and there are studies showing how the sounds of a drum can help with illness and emotional trauma. Group drumming has been linked with improving the immune system, helping Alzheimer's patients, building self esteem, and supporting recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. These studies are hinting at what has been known by shamanic practitioners over the ages, and shamans today still know as they practice what is often known as medicine drumming.Reiki Drum practitioners use the drum to introduce Reiki into the client's body, shifting blockages and rebalancing the energy field. The bringing together of these two systems means that the energy of the drum becomes gentle, protective and works for the highest good of the client just as in a normal Reiki treatment.


The Reiki Drum Technique is the fusion of Reiki and shamanic medicine drumming. Popular in the United States, (where it was formed by Michael Arthur Baird of the Infinite Light Healing Studies Centre, and is known as Reiki Drumming TM) it is still very new to the UK. The technique is broken down into three main types of session: the basic Reiki Drum healing, where the drum is used intuitively over the client’s body to deliver a deep healing treatment, followed by a hands-on Reiki session to fully integrate the work and ground the client; the mental/emotional reprogramming technique, where the intuitive drum treatment is combined with the use of powerful positive affirmations to support growth; and the Reiki Drum journey technique, where the practitioner uses the drum to take the client into a deep meditative state to receive insight, spiritual guidance and healing. This is more than a professional development course. Much of the practical work is rooted in shamanic practices, and on this course you will experience several journeys and work on your own self healing. Many students find that they release blockages over the course of the weekend, and find it a profound experience of personal, spiritual development and deep healing.


Course Highlights:

  • Suitable for Reiki 2 practitioners and above
  • Unique course
  • Experienced and knowledgeable trainer
  • Each student will receive their own high-quality drum

Course Schedule: Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Preparation of self and creating sacred space
  • Honouring the seven sacred directions meditation ceremony
  • Origins of Reiki DrummingTM
  • Differences between shamanic drumming and the Reiki Drum Technique
  • Scientific research in support of drumming for healing
  • Drum selection ceremony
  • Reiki Drum attunement
  • Journey – finding your voice
  • Group drumming session – celebrating finding our voices
  • Developing intuition and working with symbols
  • Journey – meet the healing spirit of the drum
  • Ethics, and what it is to be a healer
  • Reiki Drum healing technique
  • Practical drum healing sessions

Day Two:

  • Preparation of self and creation of sacred space
  • Honoring the seven sacred directions meditation ceremony
  • Journey – meet your power animal
  • The power of the mind – the importance of positive thinking
  • Mental / emotional reprogramming technique
  • Practical reprogramming sessions
  • Reiki Drum journey technique
  • Reiki Drum journey timeline
  • Practical journey sessions
  • Group drumming exercise
  • Certificate ceremony

Course requirenments:

You will need to be at Reiki 2 level or above since we will be working with the Reiki symbols. No previous drumming or musical experience is required. The course will qualify you to work professionally as a Reiki Drum practitioner.


Course materials:

The course is accompanied by a course manual/workbook and your very own drum.

The Certificate:

All courses are accompanied by an attractive certificate provided by Catherine Birkinhead.

Ongoing support, advice & development:

Once you've been on your Reiki Drum Technique course your teacher Catherine will be on hand to deal with any questions or queries that you might have. A Reiki Drum Master Teacher training course is available in this technique.