About Helen Newell: W. Midlands Reiki Training Courses
Hello, my name is Helen Newell and I’m a Reiki Evolution Master Teacher running Reiki training courses for people in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. I live in Coventry with my partner and daughter. Some of my teaching takes place in my therapy rooms and some from home. Both are close to the A45 which links directly to the M6, M42 and M45 and to the A46 which links directly to the M40. They are also both within walking distance of Coventry rail station and also on a direct bus route from the station.
My Reiki Training Courses
I have completed all of my training with Reiki Evolution and began teaching Reiki classes in 2010. I am an experienced teacher and my students tell me that I am welcoming, warm, supportive and easy to talk to. I care about creating a friendly atmosphere in which everyone feels at ease and nobody is ‘put on the spot’. Within the structure of the course we will take as much time as necessary to make sure that you feel happy with the practical application of whatever we happen to be working on. I keep the group size to only 4 students, which means that the courses can be tailored towards individual needs and that everyone has the opportunity to ask questions and to get to know one another. As well as Reiki, I also teach mindfulness meditation, both through small group courses and one to one sessions. Since learning reiki mindfulness has become an important part of my life and an important part of my teaching.
How I discovered Reiki
Like many people I was drawn to Reiki after a period of illness. In 1995 I had extensive spinal surgery which left me with limited mobility. At the same time I experienced recurrent chest infections and asthma attacks which led to a declining spiral of general health and increasing use of medication. I had no experience of complementary medicine, Reiki, or anything else for that matter. I just knew that there had to be something better out there that would help me.
In an attempt to find a more holistic and more gentle way to heal my body I turned initially to homeopathy, which helped enormously. This, however, was only the first step in a long journey towards finding a different way of living my life, healing my body and nurturing my soul. When I first completed my Reiki courses I did so to enable me to treat myself and to relieve my back pain. I have now regained full mobility and am pain free. However, Reiki brought other benefits too. I soon discovered that through Reiki I was developing my self in ways I had never imagined. When people think of Reiki, they often don’t realise that it was originally intended as a path of self development which included daily practice of mindfulness and following the Reiki precepts or principles. The peace, calm, serenity and happiness I found through Reiki inspired me to practice and study mindfulness and meditation as well as Reiki and I am now able to open the door to these gifts for other people. In 2005 I gave up my academic career and began to work has a complementary health therapist. Now I have a practice where I regularly give Reiki treatments, but teaching Reiki is something that is really special to me.
Reiki seems to mould itself to the requirements of each individual and the benefits of doing a Reiki course are therefore endless. For many people it marks the beginning of a life-long journey of self-discovery. For those who spend their lives helping others, be they therapists or carers, Reiki gives tremendous support, as well as giving them something additional to help others. Reiki can also enhance your intuition and your creativity.
The effects of Reiki on me have been amazing. I am much more calm and centred. I see the world in a completely different way and I after many changes in career direction I finally feel as though I’m on the right path.
Is Reiki For You?
You are the only person who can answer that question! Reiki is life changing and life affirming. Do you want to bring more meaning into your life? Do you want to feel more calm, more confident, more relaxed about life? Would you like to feel in touch with the flow of life? Do you want to help yourself, your family and your friends? Do you want to sleep well? Are you ready for a transformation? Then Reiki is for you.
Reiki Evolution Courses
I love teaching in general, but I love teaching Reiki in particular. I enjoy meeting people from all sorts of backgrounds, some of whom have worked with energy before and some of whom are experiencing this type of adventure for the very first time. You can learn at your own speed, by listening to the CDs as well as reading the materials in advance of the course. The balance of home study and training days allows you to learn at your own pace and in your own way. I encourage all students to come along with any questions they might have. The training days are informal and conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The Centre where I run my training has parking close by, a disabled ramp access and a disabled toilet.
If you have had a chance to browse the Reiki Evolution web site you will see that one of the distinctive things about these Reiki training courses is that they are based upon the original Japanese system of Reiki, rather than a more ‘westernised’ system. The original Japanese system is so simple and beautiful, and it works. Although I am interested in a whole range of other healing therapies, including homeopathy and flower essences, you will not find any of them in my Reiki courses, they are Reiki pure and simple.
One of the best things about learning with Reiki Evolution is the wonderful course materials, in particular, the CDs. Listening to the guided meditations and energy exercises provides a really easy way for everyone to get started with Reiki and they are so good I’m still using them years later! The course manuals are comprehensive and really interesting, with clear examples. Having considerable experience of preparing and using teaching materials (I worked as a lecturer for more than 10 years) I can testify to how good they are. In addition, on-going support is always available through me as your teacher, through Taggart and through the Reiki Evolution Internet Discussion Group.
I hope to start regular Reiki shares soon for all those who practice Reiki, wherever they have trained.
With warm wishes and Reiki blessings,