Practicing remote Reiki sessions with your classmates is a wonderful experience, for both the giver and the receiver!
Suggestions for your practice sessions:
Set up a time when both people will have uninterrupted, quiet time to themselves. The person giving the Reiki (the giver), should send a reminder for the session.
For the “receiver”...
Make sure you are comfortable, preferably lying down or seated comfortably.
It’s a good idea to take a few minutes before the call starts to settle in, and do a little relaxing, deep breathing. Call yourself home.
You might set an intention at the beginning of the session with the Reiki “giver”, or email/text beforehand. Remember energy is intention. And, once you set it in motion…shifts begin!
During the session, simply receive. Notice all the subtle feelings and thoughts you experience. Avoid trying to guess what the giver is doing, or where their hands might be placed. Just enjoy! Provide feedback during and after the session.
For the “giver”...
Make yourself comfortable, and prepare a “stand in", or surrogate; this might be a stuffed animal, or a simple drawing of a human body form. (You might also choose to hold the energy of the receiver in between your hands, and give Reiki to the entire body.)
Follow the guidelines in your manual; work intuitively, or use standard positions. Regardless of the technique you choose, employ all of the steps for a regular session - from intake to closing and debriefing.
Remind the receiver to remove any large jewelry, and to be prepared with blankets and pillows, for comfort.
Have a piece of paper and pen nearby for note-taking.
Remember to check in, just as you would in-person.
Release any thoughts about the process. ("Is this really working?”) Just be Reiki.
Don’t worry if the person cannot feel exactly where you are placing your hands. I find that there is often an overall feeling, and receiving Reiki moves energy throughout your body.
Sessions might be anywhere from 15 - 60 minutes. Just make it happen! And, don't hesitate to contact other classmates to practice even more!
Part of the fun is reconnecting with your classmate, and talking about what each of you has experienced; be sure to allow time to chat.
Remember to use the symbols and new techniques learned in class, if you feel guided. Follow your inner guidance. Most importantly, relax, and have fun!