Therapy Training


Currently we offer Reiki level 1 (Beginners) and level 2 (Practitioner) and summer 2018 specific animal Reiki training courses will be introduced. However we require you to have trained in human Reiki before attending the animal Reiki courses.

Canine massage - treatments are  now available from Friends Of Baxter with workshops to follow.
Canine Bowen therapy - treatments  are now available from Friends Of Baxter for dogs and also their owners.
Animal communications - some communications may already take place within animal Reiki sessions, however Friends Of Baxter soon intends to introduce dedicated animal Communication sessions 


If you are interested in any of these and would like to be notified when they are available please send an email with relevant details to or Alternatively complete the box on the Contact page


This is the basic entry level for learning the technique of Reiki. Whether you wish to work with people or animals you need to learn to offer Reiki to people first.

The 2 day course will consist of you receiving attunements, as well as learning theory and putting your learning into practice. After this course you will be able to give Reiki to yourself and on an unpaid basis to friends and family. You will then be asked to complete a number of case studies if you wish to progress to level II (practitioner level).


Our weekends are an opportunity to meet like-minded people, have fun and learn a technique that is yours for life but you are not left on your own after the training, Sue and Kath will be your mentors for life or for as long as you desire their help.

Cost £150 for two days 9.30am – 4.30pm

Next dates

Weekend course: November 9th and 10th, January 4th and 5th

Weekday course: February 11th and 12th 
Evening training: can be arranged to meet demand  

Additional courses to follow and can be additionally organised on mutually agreeable dates, providing a minimum of 3 delegates

See student feedback below

This course is run by Sue Malcolm 


This takes your reiki to a higher level, again through a mix of attunements, theoretical learning and practical sessions. Your Reiki will strengthen and you will be taught additional skills and techniques that benefit your work with people and enable you work more effectively with animals too. If you wish to work with animals on a professional paid basis we strongly advise that you take further training and become a recognised animal Reiki practitioner afterwards.


As for level 1 you will be asked to complete the required case studies and hours of practice following your level 2 training in order to gain adequate experience before offering your services as a reiki practitioner to paying customers. We will also discuss practical aspects such as professional indemnity insurance, membership of a professional reiki organisation also ways to gain experience and raise awareness of your Reiki service. 

In between level 1 and 2, and ongoing afterwards, you are welcome to come to Sue's regular reiki shares where you can meet and chat to other people The Reiki Experience has trained, learn and practice new skills, share experiences and enjoy relaxing and fun evenings. The courses do provide a lot of learning but we aim for them above all to be enjoyable and rewarding for everyone.... and Sue is there for you afterwards should you need any support or guidance. 


Cost £175 for two days 9.30am – 4.30pm
Next dates

Weekend course: November 23rd & 24th
Weekday and evening training: can be arranged to meet demand  

Additional courses to follow and can be additionally organised on mutually agreeable dates, providing a minimum of 3 delegates
Please enquire for details 

See student feedback below

This course is run by Sue Malcolm 


If you are interested in taking an animal Reiki course we plan to run them in association with Friends Of Baxter and if you wish to register your interest we will advise as soon as they are up and running. See for more information about this organisation and its plans to care for animals through its holistic animal hospital, pet therapy centre and rescue venture.

As a Reiki practitioner you will understand and be confident offering effective Reiki Treatments. If you wish to work professionally with animals though, it is important to understand animals (body language, behaviour, handling and ideally basic anatomy & physiology).


As well as being confident with general Reiki techniques additional tools are specifically helpful when working with animals in a Reiki session, for example with behavioural issues. You will be reminded of the veterinary legal requirements and good practice for working with animals too.


This training will provide theory and practical learning to be followed again by dedicated practice and further case studies before you will be awarded with Animal Reiki Practitioner status.

It may be possible for this training to be conducted at a venue near you if suitable facilities are available for the theoretical learning and animals are available for the practical sessions. 

Next dates : 

Level 1  - Training is underway for our volunteers. Dates to follow

Level 2  - Dates to follow

To  simply find out more or to book a place on the next course email


"It couldn't have better met my needs - enjoyable, relaxing, educational and inspiring - perfect! 10/10" Wendy

"Amazing, Fab, very enjoyable, relaxing, easy to understand. Loved it!" Joanne

"Wonderful. I learnt so much in a lovely atmosphere. Sue is an excellent teacher and we all had time to practice the theory in a calm, unhurried way"

"A friend's Reiki Teacher recommended Sue to me and the Level 1 training was enlightening"  Julie


"I learned about the course from a friend. It was a wonderful experience, very interesting and eye opening ...magical!"  Claire

"Great experience, educational, enlightening, very enjoyable and highly recommended" David

"Wonderful journey learning about Reiki in a  structured and supportive way - 10/10" Natalie


"My experience has been very spiritually uplifting. My anxiety was high before i came and it has all gone away. I have thoroughly enjoyed it" Julie 


" 10/10 Fantastic course that exceeded my expectations, thank you." Paula

"Welcoming, very informative and professional. I would recommend this course" Sam

"Inspirational course, eye-opening, supported, informative and very loving. Highly recommended" Dave

"Enlightening and Interesting. I can't think of anything that could have made the course better. 10/10"  Hazel

"I just wanted to say thank you so much Kath and Sue for an amazing Reiki filled weekend. I loved every single second and am excited for new beginnings. You both made me feel very welcome and the course was well thought out. I feel like I’ve been on a spiritual retreat! 
I already have friends and family requests for Reiki treatments to help me practice. I would like to continue to Master level and learn animal Reiki too – but one step at a time. 
Thank you again and see you both soon at your Reiki shares. 
Love & Light and Namaste"  Anita xxx

"Excellent experience. Feeling calm, very positive and open to whatever comes next. Thank you both very much"

"I really enjoyed it (Level 2 Practitioner training). Really nice energy and I loved how Sue shared her experiences - a very open and inclusive atmosphere :-)" Stef

“I had wanted to learn Reiki for a while. Last year I had a frozen shoulder and could not lift my arm more than 5 inches. I could barely move my head.  It was very painful. I went to a Healing Centre where several healers kindly treated me once a week for several months. Among them was a volunteer Reiki practitioner. It was wonderful to be given such loving care, help and healing, especially when I couldn’t get help anywhere else. The Reiki made a big difference to me on many levels; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. It inspired me to learn how to do it myself, so that I could help other people and animals. I sought out a Reiki Master and attended Sue’s Level One Course which I really enjoyed. Since then I have been giving myself a daily treatment and have also started giving a few treatments to people and animals. Reiki is helping me to overcome various problems I have had all my life and the feedback I have had from the friends I've given reiki to and the animals’ owners has been really positive.  Their health has improved and the Reiki seems to have relieved their pain.  I am so impressed with what Reiki has achieved.  It has changed my life.”   Sally

"Sue came to one of our nights at the Women's Institute to give a talk about Reiki and all the benefits involved with Reiki. I was really interested in finding out more, so I booked myself onto one of Sue's Reiki Courses.  

I now feel absolutely happy with life, I found the whole experience enlightening. My attitude towards life's hurdles has changed for the better. I feel more relaxed, and at peace but most of all I feel as though I have an inner calmness and respect for others. I really appreciate being alive and being able to share myself with others who may be in need of some kindness and love".  Jane

"Thoroughly enjoyed the experience learning and training with Sue, meeting some lovely people and having a wonderful experience". Vicky

"Amazing, very clear, easy to follow relaxed environment." Melissa

"Really informative, relaxing and soothing. Fabulous teaching method. :)" Tracey

"Every part of the course was brilliant. Such an amazing experience." Anne


The Reiki Experience  

For enquiries or to book an appointment email:   or call 07737 396 948
Based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire