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Everything you need to know about Reiki Shares

You may have heard of a “Reiki Share” or “Reiki Circle” or even “Reiki exchange circles” and thought to yourself, “hmmm, what exactly is a Reiki share, how can I find one and/or what are the benefits?” If that’s the case, then you are at the right place! Today, you will learn all about these magical events.

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I’m so glad you asked ! The format of a Reiki share can vary depending on the group, but there are some common elements that tend to be to be present from group to group:

  1. A Reiki share will usually begin with an opening circle, where participants introduce themselves and set intentions for the session. This may include a brief meditation or prayer to help create a calm and centered atmosphere for the highest and greatest good of those involved.
  2. After the opening circle, there may be a group Reiki session, where the group can take turns focussing on one receiver at a time while the rest of the group sends Reiki to the receiver. This is such a powerful experience, as the energy of the group can amplify the healing effects and power of the Reiki.
  3. Following the group session, there may be time for individual Reiki treatments. Participants can pair up and take turns giving and receiving treatments, with each session typically lasting around 10-15 minutes.
  4. Throughout the share, participants may also have opportunities to share their experiences and insights with one another, ask questions, and receive feedback on their techniques. This can be a valuable opportunity to deepen one’s understanding of Reiki and learn from other practitioners whether you are new to Reiki or have been practicing for a long time. It is also a great way to receive validation from peers when it comes to tuning in to your intuition.
  5. At the end of the share, there is typically a closing circle, where participants come together to reflect on the experience and share any final thoughts or insights. This can be a time for gratitude, connection, and setting intentions for the future.

In summary, if you decide to join a Reiki share, you can expect to experience a supportive, nurturing atmosphere where you can give and receive Reiki, connect with other practitioners, and deepen your understanding of this powerful healing modality. Whether you are new to Reiki or an experienced practitioner, a Reiki share can be an enriching and illuminating experience that helps to foster personal growth and community.

In my experience of attending and hosting Reiki circles, one of the main benefits of participating in a Reiki share is the sense of community that I have received. Reiki practitioners can sometimes feel isolated in their practice, especially if they are the only Reiki practitioner in their entourage. A Reiki share provides an opportunity to connect with other practitioners, share experiences, and learn from one another. This sense of community can be particularly beneficial for new practitioners, who may feel unsure or self-conscious about their abilities.

Another benefit of these magical gatherings offers the opportunity for practitioners to enhance their skills. Practitioners can practice different techniques, receive feedback, and learn new approaches to Reiki. This can be especially helpful for practitioners who are looking to deepen their practice or incorporate Reiki into their professional work.

Finally, Reiki shares provide a space for practitioners to receive healing themselves. Practitioners can offer and receive Reiki treatments in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. This can be particularly beneficial for practitioners who may struggle with self-care or need support in their own healing journey.

With the growing number of spiritual events popping up these days, it’s important to know how to spot a well-organized Reiki share as it can make all the difference in creating a safe, supportive space for practitioners to gather and share their skills. I’ve narrowed down some signs to help you choose the Reiki share that best suits your needs!

Some signs of a well-organized Reiki share include: clear communication of the schedule and expectations for the circle, a comfortable and welcoming space, and a facilitator who is knowledgeable and able to guide the group through the experience. The facilitator should be able to create a sense of safety and trust within the group, and ensure that all practitioners feel comfortable sharing and receiving Reiki.

Additionally, a well-organized Reiki share should provide ample time for each practitioner to give and receive Reiki, and allow for feedback and discussion among the group. Overall, a credible Reiki share is one that prioritizes the needs of the practitioners and creates a supportive, inclusive environment for all who attend.

Now that you know what to look for in a Reiki circle and what benefits you might receive, the next step is finding a Reiki share near you.

Here are a few tips on how to find a Reiki share near you:

  1. Ask your Reiki teacher or practitioner: If you have received Reiki treatments or taken a Reiki class, ask your teacher or practitioner if they know of any Reiki shares in your area. They may be able to connect you with local groups or events.
  2. Check social media: Many Reiki shares and events are promoted through social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Meetup. Search for keywords like “Reiki share” or “Reiki exchange, or even spiritual events in your area and see what comes up. You can also join Reiki groups or pages to stay up-to-date on local events.
  3. Check our events section (or if you’re organizing one, add your event there!): It’s our aim to really be your #1 local resource for all things Reiki and posting Reiki shares is part of our mission.
  4. Search online directories: There are a number of online directories that list Reiki practitioners and events, such as The Reiki Directory and These directories allow you to search by location and find Reiki shares or practitioners in your area.
  5. Check with local holistic health centers or spiritual communities: Many holistic health centers and spiritual communities offer Reiki shares or events as part of their programming. Check with centers or communities in your area to see if they have any upcoming Reiki events or know of any local Reiki shares.

If you’ve made it this far, you might be wondering who can attend a Reiki share. Reiki shares are typically open to anyone who has received at least a Reiki Level 1 certification. This means that if you have taken a Reiki class and received a Reiki attunement, you are likely eligible to attend a Reiki share. There are even some Reiki shares that allow people who have not received a Reiki attunement, providing them the opportunity to receive Reiki from the group and practice tuning in to their intuition and healing abilities. Those without the Reiki attunements are typically asked to provide a higher donation to ensure an equal energetic exchange amongst the group.

On the other hand, some Reiki shares may have additional requirements or guidelines, such as requiring attendees to bring their own table or asking for a donation. It’s always a good idea to check with the organizer or host of the Reiki share to see if there are any specific requirements or guidelines to follow.

As amazing and powerful as Reiki shares can be, keep in mind that attending a Reiki share is not a substitute for receiving a full Reiki treatment from a professional practitioner. If you are seeking a specific healing session, it’s best to book a one-on-one session with a Reiki practitioner.

Alison Papazois Reiki Master

About the Author, Alison

As a mental health professional with a background in crisis intervention and suicidal risk prevention, and a Reiki Master, I am passionate about the intersection of mental health and energy healing. With my ongoing studies in Naturotherapy and experience in hosting spiritual events in the community such as full moon rituals, I am dedicated to promoting holistic healing practices and empowering others to take charge of their health and well-being. Through my work, I aim to help others tap into their innate healing abilities and achieve greater physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. With my experience in mental health and my growing expertise in natural therapies, I am committed to supporting individuals on their spiritual and healing journey.