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Colleen is a Senior Licensed Reiki Master teacher with the ICRT. She is a mentor teacher for new students entering the ICRT teacher training program.
In 1988 the Center for Spiritual Development was founded as a non-profit organization. Its purpose was to provide spiritual development classes and sessions that included the use of Reiki therapy, past life regression therapy, guided meditation and neurolinguistic programming. In 1989, Reiki training was added to the curriculum and in 1991 our name was changed to The Center for Reiki Training, as Reiki became our only focus.
In 1997, we added International to our name because of the classes being taught in foreign countries and because of the number of students who were traveling to the US to take classes from us.
The Reiki training offered by the ICRT has evolved over the years to include a number of methods. The style we teach is a combination of the Usui/Hayashi method as taught by Mrs. Takata combined with a style based on Tibetan shamanism called Raku Kai. In 1998, after reviewing the research done in Japan, we added the Japanese Reiki techniques to our training.
There have been other additions that were developed by the ICRT including Aura Clearing, the Healing Attunement, Beaming, and the Karuna system of Reiki. Scanning was developed independently by the ICRT in 1993, which closely parallels Byosen scanning; the technique developed and used by Dr. Usui, but which was not known in the US until 1997.
In 1990 the Teacher Certification program was started and in 1997 we changed the name to the Licensed Teacher Program. A newsletter was started in 1989 that developed into a full size magazine in 2002. Our website was started in 1995 and the free online newsletter began in 2001.
While we practice our own style of Reiki, we acknowledge the value offered by other schools and lineages. We encourage students to research the Reiki training available to them and use their intuitive guidance in deciding whom to take classes from. We encourage all Reiki people to work together in harmony to heal themselves, their families, friends and clients and with love, send Reiki to bring peace to all people on earth.