UK Healthcare Council Now Accepts Reiki
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council have finally announced the CNHC register will be opening to UK Reiki practitioners.As of Monday 14th May 2012, UK Reiki practitioners will be allowed to join the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). This change has come after much debate, over the validity of the healing therapy.
The information was shared by the CNHC, via email this week, to Reiki practitioners interested in joining the organisation. The CNHC endorsement clearly indicates the regard and growing popularity for Reiki therapy.
There is no obligation for any UK Reiki practitioner to register with the CNHC, although the affiliation to the CNHC offers a support network, to maintain and improve industry standards. It also acts in the public interest, to enable accountability of the complementary therapists on the register.
The CNHC, previously funded by the UK Government, still receives non financial backing by the Department of Health, who recommend the use of CNHC registered therapists when selecting a complementary health practitioner. However, the CNHC has stipulated that Reiki practitioners must be pre-vetted by the Federation of Holistic Therapists, or Reiki professional association, in order to join the voluntary regulator.
As this information is not currently live on the CNHC website, UK Reiki practitioners are invited to join via the following routes:
Route 1 - If you are a current member of one of the organisations listed below then please apply through them directly. You will need to complete a ‘Request to Register form’ and then return the completed form to them (not CNHC) so they can verify your application: The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), The Reiki Connection, The UK Reiki Federation or TheReiki Guild
Route 2 - If you are not a member of any of the organisations listed above you can apply directly through The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) as a non-member. You will need to complete a ‘Request to Register form for non members’ which can be downloaded here and then return the completed form to them (not CNHC) so they can verify your application.
The CNHC state administration fees will be charged by the FHT, where evidence of the qualifications meets the entry requirements. Further charges may apply if post-qualification experience and development is necessary, to verify the Reiki qualification.