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8 Saughtonhall Drive,
Edinburgh EH12 5SQ
Just off Corstorphine Road
at Western Corner, 3 miles due West from
Frequent buses. 5 minutes
from Haymarket train station. Free parking.
"Best course I
have ever done ... almost 3 years ago now and I'm
still enjoying helping people and
appreciated your effective combination of Reiki
and counselling. Since my course of Reiki
treatments with you a couple of months ago I've
noticed huge improvements in how I feel. You've
helped me achieve an inner stillness and balance
that none of the previous therapists I've seen
were able to do. I attribute this not only to your
excellent healing skills, but also to your
sensitivity, compassion and ability to truly
understand your clients' needs."
Catie Hory, Dunfermline
"I can't tell you how helpful
today's session has been. I have been carrying
this burden for such a long time without feeling
able to tell anybody, but you lifted it off me so
easily, and I feel free now and full of hope for
the future. Having the session with you has
cleared out/released a lot of negative thoughts I
have been holding on to for a long time, I feel
much calmer now and more positive. Thank you for
everything, Heather. You are so wise and I'm
really grateful to have found you."
Anna Donalda, Perth
""Wow, today's Reiki
session was the best yet, so full of light and
lovely colours! I feel even better than last
time, which was the most relaxed and spiritual
I've ever felt - deep peace and as if I was
floating, yet my body felt leaden. I feel as if
I'm glowing and I can breathe deeply again."
Pauline Gibb, Edinburgh
Reiki client testimonials
Reiki - a magical experience for
mind, body and spirit.
Come and be amazed at what it can do for you!
Treatments in Edinburgh. Also
Hypnotherapy and IEMT.
Covid health precautions are
still in place in the consultation room to
keep everybody safe. A condition of
your appointment is to let me know that
morning if you are not feeling well, have a
cough, a temperature, have lost your sense
of taste and/or smell, or have been in
contact with anyone who is suspected of
being infected with COVID-19. In any
of those instances we can simply reschedule
- far better to be safe than sorry,
particularly as some of the clients I am
working with have health conditions that
make them vulnerable. As an added
precaution I also ask clients not to come
and see me if they, or someone they live
with, have been abroad anywhere in the
Reiki: 1 hour of pure Reiki, sitting or
lying down, hands on or hands off.
'Plus': 75 minutes. A
powerful combination of Reiki with counselling or
coaching to help with stress or other issues. Can
include relaxation, stress management, self-healing
and breathing techniques to use at home that really
make a difference. Audio recordings are provided
75 minutes. I also offer IEMT (integral eye
movement therapy), a highly effective process for
changing unhelpful emotions, beliefs and stuck
states very quickly and with permanent results. I
have consistently found that IEMT has created rapid
change in clients where no other approach they have
tried in the past has worked.
75 minutes. Reiki and hypnotherapy
work really well together. The ultimate
healing experience. Really
effective! Depending on the issue you
would like to address, hypnotherapy can either be
done first, sitting up, followed by Reiki, or it can
be done during the Reiki treatment itself, lying
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1 hour sessions.
Sometimes Reiki is not the most effective
approach for a particular issue. You might
decide to choose sessions without Reiki if you
are looking for help in resolving trauma, a
phobia, fear, grief, guilt, shame, or anger
issues that keep throwing you off balance; or
if you feel stuck and do not understand why;
or if you have a persistent personal behaviour
or attitude challenge that is holding you back
in some way and you suspect that it stems from
something in your past. Patterns of belief and
behaviour are laid down in our early childhood
(generally under the age of 10, when children
are very susceptible) that can affect us for
the rest of our lives if not addressed. A
traumatic experience is not always recognised
as such at the time but can have a lasting
effect all the same. IEMT is particularly
useful in resolving challenges of this kind
... usually very quickly, often in just one or
Reiki Courses in Edinburgh
Learn Reiki for health, happiness and
vitality. Find out how to take control of your life
de-stress, eliminate negative thoughts, stop
unwanted habits, improve your relationships, help
others ... and much, more more!
I teach Reiki in small groups
throughout the year. Reiki Level I, II and III
courses are all taught over a full weekend to give
you plenty of time for learning, practice,
discussion and sharing.
The Reiki courses are all run in a
comfortable, welcoming and attractive environment
and the atmosphere is very relaxed, giving you a
friendly experience of learning Reiki.
I am also happy to teach Reiki on a
private one-to-one basis.
I am often asked what the difference
is between a 1-day or a 2-day course for each level,
and why I do not teach Reiki Levels 1 & 2
together in one weekend. A 2-day course gives
you a much richer understanding of energy and how it
works, helpful knowledge about the mind/body
connection, and a deeper insight not only into
yourself but also into other people and situations
in your life.
Many students experience significant
'aha' moments as we reflect together on life and its
challenges and on how using energy allows us to
respond more effectively and feel more in
control. This understanding is often truly
life transforming, and will give you real confidence
in applying what you have learned to create the life
What you learn at Level 1 needs to be
practised and integrated into your life in order for
you to get the most of out of Level 2, which takes
you much deeper into the subject. This is why
I have never taught the two levels together.
Combining the two simply does not do Reiki justice,
in my view. Understanding is everything!
There is so much more to Reiki than many people
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Where am I based?
Reiki courses and Reiki treatments
take place at my private premises in Murrayfield,
West Edinburgh, five minutes by car or bus from
Haymarket Station and ten minutes from the M8, M9,
M90 and the Edinburgh city bypass. There is free
on-street parking, and an excellent bus service with
bus stops a couple of minutes' walk away.
Reiki courses can be run elsewhere in Scotland on
For more information about Reiki in
Edinburgh, please call me on 0131 476 2585 or email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information can be found on my contact page - if
booking, please note my 24 hour cancellation policy.
Heather Porteous BA HGDip PMABCH MCAhyp
I have been practising and teaching
Reiki in Edinburgh for almost 25 years and have a
well established private practice, working from
home. Before that I worked in business and in
personal development and effectiveness training.
I also hold qualifications in stress
& trauma resolution, advanced hypnotherapy &
hypno-healing, life coaching, Human Givens
counselling & psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom
Technique (EFT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
and Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT). For this
reason I offer not only Reiki treatments but also
Reiki combined with counselling, hypnotherapy and/or
IEMT, a combination which I have found works
particularly effectively for many people.
I teach Reiki courses in Edinburgh at
all levels: Reiki 1, Reiki 2, Reiki Master
Practitioner and Reiki Master Teacher and over the
years almost a 1,000 people have attended my
Many people also come to me for Reiki
treatments and Reiki workshops from areas outside
Edinburgh - from all over Scotland, England and as
far afield as France, Germany and Spain.
From my own life and from other
client's experiences, I know that difficulties can
in fact be blessings in disguise even though they
certainly don't feel like it at the time. When the
body/mind shouts out its stress and dis-ease loudly
enough, we are finally forced to stop and listen to
it. I have lost count of the number of clients who,
when they begin to feel better, say that what they
have learnt through it all has made a really
positive difference to their lives and outlook. It
can be life transforming.
Reiki was originally developed in
Japan a hundred years ago as a method for health,
happiness and peace of mind. Reiki is a highly
effective energy treatment for relaxation, calming
the nervous system and boosting the immune system.
Reiki has many therapeutic benefits at all levels -
physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - and
inspires wisdom, insight and understanding that can
literally transform your outlook and your life.
You need to experience the loving,
soothing and supportive energy of Reiki therapy to
really understand its effects. Over time it can make
a real difference to how you feel in all areas of
your life. It does not merely deal with symptoms but
may also address the root mental, physical and
emotional causes of ill health or dis-ease at a
Many people report that over time
Reiki brings them relief from anxiety and stress,
emotional and physical pain, injury, illness, trauma
and personal concerns. The results can sometimes be
dramatic as the relaxing support of Reiki can boost
the auto-immune system and stimulate the body's own
natural healing process. As the body becomes
stronger and more in balance, it is then better able
to restore itself.
Reiki gently and effectively
complements all types of medical treatment and does
not compromise prescribed medication.
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"Thank you for
a fantastic Reiki I workshop. The small group size
and the atmosphere you created felt safe,
respectful and nurturing and it was a good place
to learn, share and reflect. It was also
good fun! You teach Reiki really well and by
the end of the weekend I was confident that I
understood what energy healing is all about and
how to continue practising it effectively on my
own at home."
Christele Geuffroy, Edinburgh
"I did my Reiki I training
with Heather in Feb '12 and have just done Reiki
II with her (Nov '12), and I would thoroughly
recommend studying Reiki with her. She radiates
everything that Reiki teaches and inspires you to
implement the Reiki principles into your own life.
If you want to learn Reiki and feel truly
supported during the course and afterwards, then
Heather is who you are looking for. I have also
had some amazing feedback from people I have given
Reiki to, even though I feel I am still taking my
first steps along my Reiki path, which is so
Jennie Walker, Pitlochry
"The Reiki I
weekend was really enjoyable and I have learned so
much from it. Thank you for everything. I
especially enjoyed hearing your personal
experiences and understanding of Reiki and working
with energy. Sharing such a wealth of experience
with us helped put things into context for me and
made it real."
Alison Rowe, Edinburgh