Aberdeen Reiki Testimonials: Karen Rome

reiki training course aberdeen scotlandAt Reiki Evolution we routinely ask our students to let us have their feedback about the Reiki training and support that they receive. We have set ourselves high standards and want to make sure that our students are happy with their Reiki courses, and soliciting feedback is a good way of making sure that we are on track.

Below you can read Reiki testimonials from people who have attended Karen Rome’s Reiki Evolution training courses in Aberdeen, Scotland.


“Hi Karen , my experiences have been with doing Reiki 1 is a greater understanding of our spirituality. You explained things in a very easy way that I constantly want more Reiki input all the time. I love the way that you are so good at keeping in touch after our attunement and are always there to answer our questions or problems. I feel more in tune and understand myself better than I ever have and I am not so quick to judge others. Reiki love is a wonderful thing – Thank you Karen for being there!”

Wendy, Kemnay, Scotland

“I thoroughly enjoyed doing my Reiki 1 with Karen. The personal attention on the day made it really special, and she continues to be totally thoughtful and supportive in my Reiki journey.”

Ruth, Aberdeen, Scotland

“Very thorough Reiki teaching, knows her stuff, makes sure students do too and cares about the people she works with.”

Amanda, Aberdeen, Scotland

“Having had the opportunity to experience doing my Reiki has been a spiritual awakening, enlightening my journey each day. An unconditional gift of pure love.”

Denise, Aberdeen, Scotland

“I have done both my Reiki part 1 and 2 with Karen and thoroughly enjoyed both courses. A most uplifting experience. I hope to do my next stage in the not too distant future.”

Lindsey, Banchory, Scotland

“A uniquely life changing experience! Thank you !”

Dana, Aberdeen, Scotland

“Dear Karen, just a quick word to record my appreciation of the magical experience of the Reiki Master’s workshop.”

Derek, Inverurie, Scotland

“The Master’s Attunement was so special. I could sense what was happening as you were attuning Derek. The colours in my mind’s eye kept changing. Wow. What a sense of belonging & ‘coming home’. I will never forget this.”

Jenny, Inverurie, Scotland

“Very professional. Karen is an excellent therapist and Reiki teacher. My karuna training was thorough.”

Maggie, Aberdeen, Scotland

“Karen is a wonderful lady who made me feel at ease throughout the course.The setting was relaxing and I really enjoyed Karen’s down to earth and informative teaching style. She gave examples of using Reiki in everyday life and this facilitated further discussion with other students about how we could use Reiki personally.

I certainly felt that everyone enjoyed themselves. Karen’s personal touch was certainly evident that day and still is as she keeps in regular contact with her students and I look forward to joining her course again in April.”

Karla Langdon, Aberdeen, February 2014

“I have thoroughly enjoyed both of the courses that i have completed with yourselves. The small class sizes were more beneficial as Karen was able to impart more information and was able to provide a broader knowledge base session.

Karen is very knowledgeable and she made the sessions motivating, relaxing and a positive experience overall. Karen was able to project a positive attitude that was able to instantly put us all at ease.

The written course material was very informative and I especially like the audio cd material which worked well for me. The cds were very useful in explaining the practical aspects of the course and enhancing the writing material.

Looking forward to completing the equine Reiki as soon as possible and going on to partake in the masters course later on this year. May I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for all of your assistance to date and for in the future as I progress through the learning experience.”

 Elizabeth Sullivan, Perth & Kinross, January 2015

“Firstly, I would like to say how I very much enjoyed the Reiki 1 training day! The course content was as I expected. An interesting and informative day. The course met my expectations and was all that I hoped it would be. The course materials were excellent. I particularly liked having both the CD and manual.

The live training day was most informative and enjoyable. Karen was very approachable and I felt instantly at ease in her company. She was very knowledgeable and worked with all the students present in a calm and supportive manner. Karen was in touch before the training day and has been in contact since. I appreciate that the support does not end after the training day but continues if required!

I honestly cannot think of any way in which my experience of Reiki 1 could have been improved!”

Debbie Davidson, Aberdeenshire, June 2016

“The course was great: really good, simple and informative.

Did the course meet your expectations? I did not really have any expectations, I am completely new to reiki. It was for the first  time I was able to relax and meditate. I tried in the past and was never able to do it before.

What did you think of the course materials (manual and CDs)? Absolutely great. I was surprised how easy the book was to read and the CD. Everything is simple and straight to the point.

What are your comments about the live training, and your teacher? Live training was good. Karen is excellent and makes everything at ease.”

Olga Gardner, Aberdeenshire, October 2016

What did you think of the course content? “Content was really good, a lot to cover and interesting to learn more about Reiki during the course.
Did the course meet your expectations? Yes and more
What did you think of the course materials (manual and CDs)? I really liked that we had the manuals and CDs to practise ahead of the live training.
What are your comments about the live training, and your teacher?  I liked the one day course, Karen Summers is very experienced and the day was very enjoyable.  It’s also nice to practise on people who have the same interests.
 How do you think the course could be improved?  There is still a lot to cover in the live day, but, I think having the material to refer back to is really beneficial.”

Kelly Signorini, Aberdeenshire, December 2016

“The course was a very good experiance.

Course materials: the book and the CDs are perfect. I got an good idea and knowledge about Reiki. So we had time to practice on the course itself. And I read that it is not necessary to do some notes at the course itself. And thats perfect as well. It was new for me and I think we had really time to practice and not to spend much time for the theory. When I’m really interessted on Reike and spend much time with them, the theory will get more important and I will spend time with that.
The CDs are very good to use them at home regulary, special after the course. Thank you.
So, the course met my expectations!
We were 6 students, which was a good size (partner exercices, speek about individual experiances). The size of the room was good and for 6 people it worked. Karen Summers was lovely and I got a very good impression about her knowledge, experiance, character and personality. She is lovely! It was important for her, that her students feel well in the Centre. I am looking forward to make more experiance with Reiki, Karen and the centre.”
Simone Baumgarthuber, Aberdeen, February 2017
“I found the course content really interesting.  I was not aware of any of the history surrounding reiki so found this particularly interesting.
It was also interesting to learn that it has been taught in many different ways over time.
I have to admit that the course exceeded my expectations.  While I had been for Reiki treatments many years ago, I was not convinced that they had provided much benefit other than to make me relax.  As such I was not sure if I would feel anything when I attended but I am delighted to report this is not the case.
The materials are fantastic, the manual is clear and easy to read.  The CD helps to reinforce what you have read in a more relaxed way.  I find the combined reading and audio beneficial as I spend a lot of time at work reading and therefore my mind can wander after a long day but the audio brings you back into focus.
The meditation CDs have proved invaluable to keep me focused on my meditations, they are calming and centre my thoughts which often drift off in different directions but I have noticed that after a week of daily meditation this is happening less frequently.
I cannot praise Karen enough, she is a lovely person who delivered the course in a way that made everyone feel welcome and relaxed.  I am so looking forward to continuing my Reiki journey.”
Michelle Brady, Aberdeenshire, February 2017

What did you think of the course content? I felt the content of the course was just right.  Luckily (and selfishly) for me, there was only one other student on the course, so we had lots of time for questions as we went along.  We covered many things and had plenty of time for energy work, empowerments and treatments too.

Did the course meet your expectations?  Yes, it was exactly as I thought it would be.  I knew I would feel comfortable with Karen as the teacher as a friend had received a treatment from Karen several years ago, and I in fact had booked reflexology with her, but couldn’t attend as I went into labour that morning!  She was open, encouraging, passionate about the subject and engaging.

What did you think of the course materials (manual and CDs)?  These were great and it was particularly useful having them before the practical session.  I’ve listened to the CDs over and over again, so when it came to the class I felt right at home.  The manual is great, easy to read, not an effort in any way.

What are your comments about the live training, and your teacher?  I found the method of getting the materials first and then meeting the teacher particularly beneficial.
I have enjoyed the course so much that I am definitely going to book onto the Reiki 2 course.  I love Karen and spending time in her company and can’t wait for her to teach me even more.”

Angela Walker, Aberdeen, April 2017
“I completed my reiki Level One with Karen Summers and thoroughly enjoyed it. The training manual and cds were so practical and accessible. Really helped me to understand what was happening. The atmosphere on the day was amazing and I saw an aura for the first time ever! Karen is incredibly kind and very intuitive lady. Felt as if I had known her a much longer time. Looking forward to reiki shares and meeting more people from the community. I can already feel the benefits.”
Sarah Mouat, Aberdeenshire, April 2017

“I really enjoyed the course, many thanks. I hope to continue on to do the next level. The course content I found to be very thorough & very easy to follow, easily explaining all you need to know without complicating things for a novice, the book and cd’s were faultless, and they compliment each other well.

I particularly find the cd content easier to follow for the daily self treatment & Hatsurei Ho, as since I’ve not yet mastered the sequences by memory yet listening to the cd means I can fully concentrate on each, rather than having to halt, put on my glasses, read, then continue… which breaks my concentration.

The course did meet my expectations, both the home study aspect & the class based learning, I enjoyed learning at my own pace before the class based teaching, I found it an ideal way to learn. Karen was absolutely fantastic, I love her! She is so knowledgeable, friendly & puts you totally at ease, I could not have hoped for a better teacher. I can think of nothing that could improve either the course materials or the class based learning experience.”

Jacqueline Stuart, Aberdeenshire, September 2017

“I attended the course with no expectations, having experienced Reiki as a client I knew it had a powerful affect but was unsure if I would have the same impact in my healing as a more advanced practitioner. I was delighted to learn channeling methods and better still the ability to channel different energies through me into my clients aura field.

I felt the training through theory at home prior to the course and practical aspects on the day met the objectives well, to actually experience and reflect on the giving and receiving of Reiki energies as well as receiving attunements made for a very powerful learning experience.

I liked the manuals content it explained the theoretical aspects well… I really enjoyed the course and wish to keep up my Reiki practice as I find it really beneficial in my job as a health visitor.”

Emma McMillan, Aberdeenshire, September 2017

“Course Content :

You kindly emailed me the Reiki Evolution ‘Conversion’ material for Reiki I and II and this was invaluable to get a feel for where Reiki Evolution is coming from.  In fact one of my friends had recently completed Reiki I and II with Reiki Evolution so I was fortunate to get a bit of a ‘heads up’ from her also. What she told me sparked my interest.

I found the new information on the origins of Reiki, the Kotodama and Reiju Empowerments was fascinating and refreshing.  It was exciting picking up this new knowledge and I was convinced early on that this would only enhance what I already knew about Reiki. 

The manuals for each Reiki degree hold a wealth of information and I liked that former students shared their experiences e.g. of sensing the energies of earth and heavenly ki.  It was reassuring to read that each individual has their own experience and this can be varied and very different for each person.

The manuals are very professionally put together.  I liked the aids to learning e.g. the visual  summaries for process of attunements and empowerments,  mind maps and cartoon strips.  The Audio and DVDs  are also excellent and provide varied mediums to keep the student engaged. If I have one constructive bit of criticism it would be that there is a lot of written material and therefore there is some repetition.  For completeness/comparison,  I would have liked to  have seen the ‘mystical story’ of Mikao Usui going to Mount Kurama and the ensuing ‘miracles’ recounted in the manuals.   

The course did indeed meet my expectations and I would certainly recommend it to anyone (and have).  However, I do believe as you correctly say in your manuals, you get out of it what you put into it.  It’s important that students take time to read, meditate, learn and above all enjoy.  It did take me more than 20 hours though!

Live Training

I thoroughly enjoyed the live training with Karen Summers in Aberdeen on the weekend of 4/5 November 2017.  Karen is a warm, friendly and welcoming Reiki Master.  She immediately set myself and the other student at ease.  She is a very knowledgeable and experienced therapist and shared her journey with Reiki with us. We covered the revision of what we had studied and I personally loved experiencing the Kotodama chanting led by Karen.  That was an eye opener and it was great to do a practical Reiki session using the Kotodama.

Coming from the Western style of Reiki I was used to the attunements, and I initially still felt drawn to them.  From reading the manual and watching the DVD I thought that the empowerments did not seem to have too much to them.  How wrong I was!  I was totally blown away after experiencing the 3 Reiju empowerments from Karen at Master level on the live course weekend.  I found them very powerful and although we were also attuned to master level later on the 2nd day it was the experience of the Master empowerments that resonated deeply with me.”

Charmaine Wilson, Aberdeenshire, November 2017

“The course content was varied and interesting.  It exceeded my expectations as I was amazed at how much I learned.  The course manual was detailed but easy to understand and the information which came with it pointed me towards the crucial parts.  The CD was a great tool for me as I am new to meditation and I will carry on using both to further my understanding.
The live training was both exciting and relaxed. It was amazing learning the power of Reiki. The teacher’s ( Karen ) style of delivery ensured that we were relaxed enough to assimilate the information and this relieved any anxiety I had about trying the treatments.  I feel able to keep in touch with the teacher and Reiki Evolution if I have any questions about Reiki. I wish I had done this years ago!”

Patricia Harvey, Aberdeenshire, November 2017

“I really enjoyed the reiki 2 course last week. It was well structured and included a lot of practice that supplemented the workbook . The theory was helpful and built on our existing knowledge. Karen was a super facilitator. I found the workbook and audio CD very helpful.”

Sally Lawton, Aberdeenshire, March 2018

“I enjoyed the course very much – I was really apprehensive to start with as I had no idea what to expect – the course content was very good – covered all and more that was in the book.

It more than met my expectations – very impressed.

The course material and CD’s are very informative – and always on hand to refer to.

The live training was great – with Karen my teacher answering all the questions I threw at her – much more enjoyable and understanding attending live training than working from the book – it gave me confidence in my beliefs & myself which I solely lack.  I am intending taking the 2nd course in time.”

Pamela Franklin, Aberdeenshire, September 2018

“The First Degree course yesterday with Karen in Aberdeen was a truly wonderful experience. I awoke this morning feeling refreshed and emotionally calm in a way that I cannot ever recollect being.

In only one day the realisation of Reiki has had a profoundly beneficial effect upon me, therefore I have determined to proceed to the Second Degree course and have this morning booked online for August 17th in Aberdeen.

During the day I described Reiki  as The Gift That Just Keeps On Giving. I shall forever know this to be true!

Thank you both so very much for lighting my way forward.”

James Bolland, Aberdeenshire, June 2019

“I attended reiki 1 live training on 5th Oct in Aberdeen with Karen Rome. Karen is very talented as a teacher and explained and demonstrated everything in a very easy to understand way.

The pre-course materials were very detailed but easy to understand.

I feel that this course has motivated and empowered me to do reiki 2 and eventually my mastership. I have no negative comments about this training, only praise.”

Derek Scorgie, Aberdeenshire, October 2019

“I really enjoyed my reiki 2 course with Karen Rome in Aberdeen. It never ceases to amaze me as to how energy is moved around. This course has really opened my eyes to the power of intention and directing energy.

I really look forward to putting all this into practice on a professional basis. I totally recommend the reiki evolution method of teaching, especially Karen who is very patient and explains things in a very simple and easy to understand style.”

Derek Scorgie, Aberdeenshire, January 2020

“I really enjoyed the course last weekend with Karen, it was good to have a diversion from all the troubles over the last while, all necessary precautions were in place regards Covid so the environment felt safe and we felt protected whilst carrying out practical work, absolutely no concerns/worries.
Regarding the Master/teacher course, there was a good balance between theory and practical work , Karen also spoke about some of her own work and experiences which ,I felt were an added bonus to the content, (examples of sessions I could relate too especially in regard to the work I presently do.)
There was a very good mix of course materials which I found very helpful, the manual , the cds and dvd were all followed through and used at different times during study. All used along with the teaching brought everything together for me.
My husband acted as a model so I feel I was rather spoiled in regards to getting 1:1 tuition regards practice . For me the live course was definitely the best choice, I feel I learned more in regards to having a greater understanding of all the theory and the practise sessions were of particular benefit especially in regards to gaining confidence in using all the techniques.
Karen as always was a fabulous teacher, sharing lots of knowledge, making you feel at ease during practice and giving lots of pointers in regards to setting up . A very worthwhile and enjoyable course. Many Thanks.”

Liz Sullivan, Perthshire & Kinross, August 2020

“I would be delighted to give feedback on the Masters Course I’ve just finished with Karen Rome in Aberdeen. Challenging times due to the various ever changing COVID restrictions meant our June course was postponed more than once!

We eventually agreed we would undertake the ” practical ” parts by Zoom , we had hoped to be able to get together, but used the months waiting to thoroughly read and digest the very detailed and easily understood manual.

I especially enjoyed the options of listening to downloads and of a DVD clearing showing step by step the empowerment and Attunement process. Despite WiFi challenges due to wild Scottish weather, and us all learning a new way of interacting I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, very tiring and full on, but now we are done I look forward to reading the manual again and practicing at my leisure the various attunements, kotodama and empowerments.

I have been practising reiki for many years now and have learnt so much more this weekend yet again, always room for more knowledge and reiki evolution is the place to learn with kind, caring people who know their stuff! Thank you so much. ”

Rose Galbraith, Aberdeenshire, November 2020

What did you think of the course content?
I thought the course content was very comprehensive. I felt that I knew quite a lot about reiki having done levels 1 & 2, but there was so much more to learn. The content was well presented in the manual and easy to understand. I really enjoyed Taggart’s delivery of the audio materials as I find his voice soothing to listen to. 
Did the course meet your expectations?
The course exceeded my expectations. The balance of study materials and practical work was just right and by the finish I felt much more confident in my practice. I think it was Taggart that said ‘You can’t be a master of anything on a two day course.’ I feel like I am now beginning a new part of my reiki journey.  
What are your comments about the live training, and your teacher, or the home study approach?
The live training was excellent! The time flew past as Karen lead us through each part.  It was really exciting to merge the work we had done alone prior to the course with the practical work. I felt like the live training completed the course, but still inspired me to want to learn more. 
 Karen was thorough and patient, allowing us to explore the techniques and the energies. The live training sealed my knowledge and made me more confident. It was interesting to see that others had different reactions to the energy. 
A thoroughly enjoyable experience and I know that Reiki will always be part of my life. 
Thank you Karen and Taggart.”
Patricia Harvey, Aberdeenshire, December 2020