If you’re planning to teach a Reiki class, it can be helpful to have materials that your students can use to study from. You can buy or download Reiki teaching materials from sources such as the International Center for Reiki Training, or you can create your own Reiki course materials.
While there is no one solution that is right for everybody, there are some reasons why you might want to create your own teaching materials.
For one thing, creating your own teaching materials will help you to develop your own unique style as a Reiki teacher. Your unique and personal style is one of the things that will separate you from other holistic practitioners. Your personal style is also what is going to attract the students you are meant to have. By adding more of your spin to the Reiki classes that you teach, you will be allowing your unique and personal style to shine through.
Creating your own materials also will allow you to stretch yourself as a healer. You’ll begin to think about how you can best empower your students to learn the material that can improve their lives for the better. As you teach your classes and see how your students interact with the information, you will likely see ways that you can improve your course materials for the better.
Another reason why you may want to create your own Reiki teaching materials is because you can repurpose your materials to create other courses, workshops and even webinars. One of the greatest gifts that you have as an entrepreneur is your creativity. When you create something, you have a gem that can be sold over and over again. You might even create Reiki course materials and sell them to other Reiki teachers.
One area that healers should pay more attention to is product development. When your core business model is providing a service, you expend a lot of energy with clients. By having a product that you can sell, you give yourself a chance to rest. You can make money even when you are not physically expending energy.
If you are unsure what to include in your Reiki teaching materials, you can always look to other courses and manuals for inspiration.
That’s not to say that you should plagiarize someone. If you’re going to use the exact materials of another person, simply credit that other person. However, you may look at the materials of others and recognize how you can improve them. That could be the starting point for your own Reiki course materials.