Michael Kaufmann is a Master & Teacher of Reiki Healing, a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Time Line TherapyTM and an Ericksonian hypnotherapist. He has many years of professional experience as a Reiki practitioner, life coach and therapist.
Over the years, Michael has become renowned for his expertise and enthusiasm as a trainer in the field of healing and human development having trained hundreds of healing practitioners in the U.K. and abroad.
From 2005 until 2009, Michael was a director of the Wren Clinic, a respected centre for natural health and counselling in the City of London.
He is a a UK Reiki Federation Master Teacher Member, a member of the Association for NLP (ANLP UK) and registered with the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council).
Michael is one of the few Reiki teachers in the UK to offer an accredited course enabling students to become a registered Reiki practitioner with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) and to work or volunteer within the NHS.
His book “Understanding Reiki” was published in 2004. → CLICK HERE for a FREE eBook DOWNLOAD.
Michael has been initiated and trained in both Western and Japanese Reiki lineages. His Reiki courses reflect the latest research and developments in the field of Reiki healing. Frank Arjava Petter, Tadao Yamaguchi and Stephanie Rink have been the most influential amongst Michael’s Reiki teachers.
Michael’s Western Reiki Lineage
Mikao Usui > Chujiro Hayashi > Hawayo Takata > Phyllis Lei Furumoto > Carrell Ann Farmer > Leah Smith > William Lee Rand > Elizabeth Gilberg > William S. Tupkal > Lynne Blanchard > Lindy Barron > Jollean Matsen > Stephanie Rink > Michael Kaufmann
Michael’s Japanese Reiki Lineage
Mikao Usui > Chujiro Hayashi > Chiyoko Yamaguchi > Tadao Yamaguchi > Michael Kaufmann
Other direct influences:
Michael received initiation into Kriya Yoga from Paramahamsa Prajnananada in 2002.
Since 2003, he has been a student of the Clairvision School of Meditation and Inner Alchemy founded by Samual Sagan.
He attended teachings given by Sogyal Rinpoche on the subject of Dzogchen.
His instructors in the fields of NLP, Hypnotherapy and Time Line Therapy include Tad James, John Overdurf, Julie Silverthorn, Robert Dilts and Sid Jacobson, to name a few. He attended events led by Richard Bandler, the co-founder of NLP.
He was a member of the College of Psychic Studies in Kensington for several years, attending many workshops and events there.
Michael studied Fine Arts at the School of Art Basel, Switzerland. His tutors included the artists Ueli Michel and Werner von Mutzenbecher and the philosopher Hans Saner.
For three years, Michael worked as a nursing assistant in a hospital and nursing home. This had a strong influence on his view of conventional Western medicine.
Music! Since the age of 12, Michael has been playing drums and percussion. All life is rhythmic and aligned to cosmic rhythms (day & night, the seasons, the planets and the stars). At its core, the body is sound, i.e. a field of vibration and resonance. There is an aspect of healing that has to do with deep listening to the rhythms of the body, rhythms that run deeper than the breath and the beating heart. The practice of Reiki opens up your ability to “listen” to these rhythms with your hands and your whole energy body.