About the Japanese Reiki Clinic
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José Neves

Jikiden Reiki Shihan

Jikiden Reiki Shihan Horizontal setting.

The honor of receiving the Gokai-no-cho scroll in Hayashi Chujiro Sensei's handwriting from the hands of Yamaguchi Tadao Sensei the moment I became Jikiden Reiki Shihan .

[8/3/2018, London]

The Origin of the Japanese Reiki Clinic

My name is José Neves !

Complementary and Integrated therapist, specializing in Reiki.

I work full time as a Jikiden Reiki Teacher and Therapist in my practice in Parque das Nações in Lisbon .

I spent a large part of my life trying to find answers, explanations, theories about human existence and nature. Psychology, in the foreground, offered me some answers. Psychoanalysis complemented and deepened these responses in an extraordinary way, giving them a stronger color and greater clarity. Relational Psychoanalysis, today, walks on brilliant boundaries of intuition. The lack of some theories led me to discover Reiki energy and spirituality. After contacting some religions, I realized that their essence, what people talk about, when we listen to them with attentive ears, is exactly the same: love, peace, kindness, path to enlightenment, healing for the soul, etc.

I ended up finding, in Lisbon, Western Style Reiki. A therapeutic style that quickly became just a form of therapeutic technique by "laying on of hands". No symbols, no theatrical procedures and theoretical and technical inconsistencies. I learned that Life transcends all prayers.

Jikiden Reiki - "Directly Taught Reiki" - found me through a psychotherapist colleague whose mother was Jikiden Reiki Shoden [Level 1]. She informed me that a conference was going to happen in a few days, a few meters from my office in Lisbon. Surprisingly, or not, the Universe presented me with Tadao Yamaguchi Sensei. I remember feeling a huge sense of “destiny.” And I remember that, while listening to Sensei, I thought that in that Human Being who spoke of another Reiki , Reiki that had never left Japan and that had been preserved in its essence and methods. There was humility, coherence and knowledge. Shortly afterwards I was receiving Shoden and Okuden in Portugal (2016) and, just a year later (2017 ), receiving from the hands of Tadao Yamaguchi Sensei, the certification of Shihan-kaku (Assistant Professor), and finally, another year later (2018), Certification as Jikiden Reiki Shihan (Teacher) with the honor of learning directly from Tadao Yamaguchi Sensei with essential support and translations by Rika Tanaka Dai-Shihan .

This is how this Japanese Reiki Clinic was born.

During a Renshu-kai (Practice Meeting) with Yamaguchi Tadao Sensei ,

Yamaguchi Yohei, Ruth Hinks, and other Jikiden friends.

[08/06/2017, London]

My Training and Certification in Reiki

My Reiki Teacher is Tadao Yamaguchi Sensei , the President of the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan. Tadao Sensei has accumulated experience with Reiki for over 55 years. His whole life was lived with Reiki, having grown up and learned directly from his mother, Chiyoko Yamaguchi Sensei. Chiyoko Sensei, was a student of Hayashi Sensei and had the honor of learning directly from him and becoming Shihan , Certified Teacher, with Hayashi Sensei. Chujiro Hayashi Sensei was the most prominent and successful student of Mikao Usui Sensei, having received from him the honorable permission to open his own Reiki Training Institute.

I was also fortunate that fate introduced me to Rika Tanaka Dai Shihan , a position of honor as a Jikiden Reiki Teacher. I am grateful to you daily for your availability, sympathy and wisdom in clarifying my doubts and the doubts and questions of Practitioners that I am pleased to guide.

I am a full time Holistic Therapist, specializing in Reiki.

My practice consists of integrating the fields of knowledge of Mental Health, specifically Relational Psychoanalysis, Quantum, Energetic and Spiritual Healing.

My experience is in the therapeutic practice with Jikiden Reiki and in the Training of Reiki Practitioners and Therapists.

Receiving the Jikiden Reiki Shihan-kaku Certificate from Yamaguchi Tadao Sensei

[08/01/2017, London]

My Clinical Experience with Reiki

My work integrates worlds, not so far away, the Physical, the Psychological and the Energetic, with many examples of cases of therapeutic success.


I have experience in monitoring and treating serious diseases such as cancer, severe allergic, autoimmune and inflammatory processes.

So I use Reiki in my professional life and also in my personal life.

I also use Reiki with the afflictions and pains of my friends and family.

My clinical practice is available at my office in Lisbon, at Parque das Nações, at the integrated health and wellness establishment Mundo Interno .