W. Midlands Reiki Testimonials: Helen Newell
At Reiki Evolution we routinely ask our students to let us have their feedback about the training and support that they receive. We have set ourselves high standards and want to make sure that our students are happy with their training, and soliciting feedback is a good way of making sure that we are on track.
Below you can read testimonials from people who have attended Helen Newell’s Reiki Evolution West Midlands Reiki training courses in Coventry, Warwickshire.
“Just an e mail to thank you and Helen Newell for my course and coursework material. The study pack is easy to use and understand, I thoroughly enjoyed my course Reiki 1 with Helen and my fellow students on Friday September 16th, and I have just booked Reiki 2 with Helen in November.
I will and have recommended you to my friends and family. My Reiki journey has just begun and I can’t wait to recieve more knowledge and guidence for the next stage of my development, via the study pack and Helen’s valuable guidance.”
Sonia Berridge, West Midlands, September 2011
”What did I think of the course content? The course content was very comprehensive without dwelling on a lot of unnecessary detail. Receiving the course materials a few weeks beforehand obviously helped a great deal in this as we could get down to the “nitty gritty” more or less straight away. Everything that needed to be covered on the day was covered and all questions were answered without problem. The course format was very good and each part flowed easily into the next and was in an easy to follow and sensible order. By that I mean each step followed naturally and logically on from the previous one and there were no sudden confusing jumps as if trying to rush through or remember bits left out.
Did the course meet my expectations? Yes it did. From the atmosphere to the content to the experiences enjoyed, it was everything I’d hoped for and more.
What did I think of the course materials (manual and CDs)? The course materials are very comprehensive and provided me with most of the information I needed. The CDs are very good, well produced, clear and clean. Again they do the job nicely.
What are my comments about the live training, my teacher, or the home study approach? I thoroughly enjoyed the live training. The venue was very good and the location was just about ideal with very little external distractions. Helen Newell is an excellent teacher and is naturally warm and friendly, which obviously helps. She maintained “discipline!” throughout despite our efforts to digress! I’m certainly looking forward to my Reiki 2 with her. I think the mix between home study and live training works very well and would recommend all to go that route rather than just home study alone. Having completed several home study courses without live interaction, I would say it would be difficult with this course to get the full benefit without at least a couple of hours live training.
All in all my Reiki 1 course was very enjoyable and, as already mentioned, I’m looking forward to Reiki 2 and beyond.”
Jeremy Sadler, Warwickshire, October 2011
”I thought the course content was very comprehensive and not over facing for complete beginners, but covered all the relevant points to make you feel that you were really getting to know what Reiki is all about and that you could benefit from it straight away. The course was everything I’d hoped for and so much more.
I really like the way the CD backs up the manual and how each topic is introduced in bite sized portions. It doesn’t overwhelm a beginner, but it left me looking forward to going on to the next part.
My teacher “Helen Newell” was very welcoming and made us feel at ease straight away. I found the whole day such a wonderful experience and I am really looking forward to doing the next stage (Reiki 2) with Helen sometime later this year. As there was just myself and my friend, Julie, on the course, Helen seemed to adapt the course to meet our needs and answered any queries we had very clearly.
For myself, I can’t think of any way the course could be improved and that goes for the course manual and CD’s as well. I am just so happy that I found Reiki Evolution, by just browsing the internet, as it really has made a difference to my life already and I’ve only just begun. Thank you for everything.”
Elaine Flaherty, France, March 2012
”Some feedback on the Reiki course I have just completed. What can I say, it was brilliant! The venue was calm and relaxing with Helen there to greet you with a warm, inviting smile, a cup of tea and biscuits. I instantly felt comfortable in such a lovely and relaxing environment.
The course was all that I hoped it would be, having had a good insight from the course manual which was very concise but also a lovely easy read. The CDs are a great idea, using different learning media to aid different learning styles. I listened to the CDs in the car on the way to work and back each day.
Looking forward to going back for more for Reiki II. “
Annie Brining, Warwickshire, June 2012
”I very much enjoyed the Reiki 1st Degree course I have recently undertaken. I thought the course material was clear and easy to follow, quite a lot of pre course reading so I was glad I had a few weeks to cover this. The suggestion to listen to sections of the CD then read the material worked very well for me.
I particularly liked the “at a glance” treatment guide which I found was a quick way to locating the appropriate hand positions.
I was really pleased I had chosen the live training option as teacher Helen had a very relaxed approach, very clear instructions, and she ensured we all understood each stage before moving on. Thanks a lot Helen.”
Jan Greener, West Midlands, July 2012
”Again, I thoroughly enjoyed the Reiki course which I did with Helen Newell in Coventry on July 13th. The course content matched the manual and certainly lived up to my expectations. Unlike Reiki 1, when there were only 2 of us, there were 4 of us and I found this better, with input from 2 “new” people and different experiences of treating each other. Helen always answered our questions and dealt with any problems we had in a very quiet, efficient way and I found her advice for my own personal difficulties, very sound.
I was very happy to be able to take part in Helen’s first Reiki share the following Tuesday after the course and I hope that some of her other Reiki shares will coincide with one of my trips back to England. In the meantime, I have a few friends over here who enjoy the Reiki treatments and Julie and I practice on each other whenever we can. Of course, we still have the excellent manuals and CD’s to refer to whenever we want.
Thank you for an excellent couple of courses and Julie & I are seriously considering booking up for the Northern Gathering in York next June, so may see you there.”
Elaine Flaherty, France, July 2012
“I found the first degree course a very unassuming yet powerful and intimate experience. I was sceptical about the empowerments at first. But they do work! I found myself looking forward to the next empowerment! It does work, and I found myself allowing myself to be more sensitive to this subtle energy.
I found the course material very comprehensive. I was impressed with the instruction CD, there was enough clear information, but not overload. I liked how the instruction CD removed the pressure to perform from the student, replacing it with the power of letting go and just being.
My teacher was welcoming, and explained the agenda for the day. She put me at ease and set the mood for relaxation and meditation. I was working alongside one other student, it may have been a different dynamic if there had been two more of us. It still worked though. Can’t think of any way to improve the course, it was down to me to listen and read the course material. It was down to me to be open to experience. It was down to me to challenge my ego and let go!
You said that what you put into Reiki is what you get out, and I found this to be true. I am on my own spiritual journey, and this course allowed me to put my learning into practice. I will be attending the second degree course, probably in the New Year. Many thanks Taggart, Reiki will make a positive difference in my life!”
Pete Grantham, Warwickshire, October 2012
“The day reignited my passion for Reiki. For me the highlight of the day was working with intuition, it was an amazing feeling to experience my hands moving intuitively!
The symbol meditations and empowerments were a powerful experience also.
It was very encouraging for me to have time with my Reiki Master Helen Newell. I had plenty of time to ask questions and share experiences. I have found that I can feel a little isolated in my love of Reiki, so it was encouraging speaking again with Helen.
I found the course manual together with the cd offered me the correct amount of information that I could handle around my other commitments. I work night a 12 hr day and night shift pattern, so I can feel a little ragged around the edges at times! As with the first degree course, I found second degree uncluttered, unassuming, non dogmatic, yet very powerful.
For me, having read a range of spiritual writings, i have found that Reiki brings my theoretical understanding into a physical reality.
I experience the energy, so it is real for me, I can feel it!
The second degree training and practice seems to have enhanced my practice, the energy flows more strongly now with the use of symbols as a trigger, and also by working intuitively. Again the training has encouraged me to disempower my ego, get out of the way and let the energy flow cleanly!
I found the course manual useful in reading others experiences of distant healing. I have found a simple uncluttered manner in which i send distant healing . I like how the manual encourages the use of imaginative ways to channel Reiki which are direct and simple. The word ‘intent’ comes up again and again, which I feel serves to further unclutter or simplify working with Reiki.
Many thanks again Taggart to you and your team , I believe you have provided the tools which will enable me and I am sure many others, to live a life of physical and spiritual balance, which can only enhance well-being.”
Pete Grantham, Warwickshire, May 2013
“I recently received my empowerment from Helen Newell. I enjoyed the day and it was good to meet others in the same position as me. I had found the manual and CD’s very informative and practised every day. I am looking forward to building on my treatments with renewed vigour and hope that my efforts will have good effect.
I thought the manual was very comprehensive and the teacher cleared up a few points about which I was unsure. Looking forward to the time when I feel ready to do the Second Degree!”
Diane Norbury, West Midlands, August 2013
“I thought the teaching materials you sent though were very thorough and that Helen was an excellent teacher. She kept things simple and straightforward and I was very surprised that with her help I was actually able to feel the flow of energy.”
Stella Welton, Leicestershire, February 2014
“I really enjoyed the course and thought the content was perfect. Having initially met Helen Newell when I attended her meditation course, I knew she would be great and she was.
The course met my expectations, surpassed them even. Having read the pre-course book, it still amazed me how quickly we felt the energy. The course materials are very good. I like the way you write with confidence about the originality of Reiki and explain your reasons why (Mrs Takata etc.) Just makes so much sense.
Helen Newell is an amazing soul. So calm, good with people and whilst letting people have their say, stays on track effortlessly. It was a really good course, excellent I’d say.”
Pitt Burk, West Midlands, February 2014
“The course material and content with the book and CD were excellent and very informative , presented in a very understandable format.
The course with Helen was very professional yet approachable , the time went so quickly but Helen was very happy to take questions and was always reassuring .
I felt the combination of the material in advance and the life course as a format worked exceedingly well and left me feeling I had gained a real understanding and connection.”
Mark Midgea-Faulknall, Leicestershire, April 2014
“Here is my feedback for the Reiki First Degree I was lucky enough to attend on 23rd January 2016 with Helen Newell:
Excellent course content! Thorough, informative and practical.
Thank you so much!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Level 1 course with Helen Newell. Receiving the manual and cds ahead of time was an excellent way to prepare and make the most of the day.
I found the manual well presented and systematic so easy to follow and absorb. Helen was lovely and the day went well and I felt I had learnt a huge amount in such a short space of time. I am pleased that I chose this course as it appears to follow the “essence” of Usui’s original intention rather than the modified Western approach and I feel confidant with what I have learnt so far and appreciate the ongoing support from both yourself and the Reiki Evolution community. I will look forward to continuing with the practice and weekly empowerments with a view to studying Level 2 and working professionally.
I have just joined the online group and will look forward to participating. ”
Liz Paolone, Warwickshire, June 2016