My name is Jan Griffin and I am a mum and a Nanna.
In the early 90s I had learned about Reiki and decided to take this further to enable me to look after myself with the Level 1 self-healing practices.
I had mainly worked within the NHS and Social Services within Wirral UK, where my role saw me motivating and encouraging people to look after themselves both physically and emotionally both in inpatient and community settings within the mental health and Day services.
During challenges with my own health and not wanting to solely rely upon the mainstream medication route to self-care, I was introduced to the many other holistic therapies on offer that would complement my recovery. I learned ways of managing myself that empowered me to be more resilient. I found out at this time that my parents were very involved in the Healing Arts, by attending local groups to support people especially in Liverpool. My father now shared with me many books, crystals and other items he had collected over the years and passionately encouraged my plans.
Reiki came back into my life in early 2003 and I made the decision to learn more about this wonderfully gentle practice. I retook Level 1 (Shoden) and progressed to Level 2 (Okuden), attending regular Reiki Shares which formed the foundation of my practice. Although I didn’t do Level 3 until many years later, and I firmly believed that I wanted to develop my Reiki skills.
Following redundancy in 2014, I took the opportunity to retrain in the many other therapies that supported my own health and wellbeing and in particular Reiki; continuing my training to Master/Teacher Level.
Reiki is still the mainstay of my life and is very much a way of life and in order to broaden my knowledge, I have explored many other styles of Reiki to continue my journey.
I named my business “Creating Balance”, as I firmly believe that Reiki helps to create a state of relaxation and balance within our lives and bodies that enables us to access our bodies natural healing processes that maintain our wellbeing.
I am passionate about my role and ensuring the Reiki training I offer can be accessed by all those who would benefit by offering both access to an online learning platform, and in-person attunements opportunities.
I have been verified by the Reiki Council and registered with the CNHC – Complementary and Natural Health Care Council and am happy to be able to share my skills and ideas through facilitating Reiki Shares and to offer ongoing support to anyone who has been attuned to Reiki by me.
I consider my Reiki training to be friendly and informal and have been told by past students that they loved their training as it felt more like having a cuppa and a conversation about Reiki!
My training and qualifications
Gaia School of Natural Health
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1, Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology: Centralia Reflexology Mastership (incorporating Agored Cymru units at Level 5).
2. Level 3 QCF Diploma in Aromatherapy
The Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy is a regulated qualification, developed in association with Skills for Health. The qualification focuses on a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge of aromatherapy and the wider complementary therapies industry to support learners in preparing for work as complementary therapists.
ABC Level 3 QCF Diploma in Aromatherapy
Indian Head Massage
Professional Organisations – If you are wary about visiting a complementary therapist, I recommend choosing one that belongs to a professional body.
What is a professional body?
There are various professional bodies (also known as member organisations) in existence that have taken on the role of self-regulation within the complementary and alternative therapy industry. While therapists are under no legal obligation to join a professional body, membership does mean they have met certain requirements set by their professional body and must abide by a code of ethics and complaints procedure.
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is one of the leading professional associations for therapists in the UK. With thousands of members offering a broad range of specialism – from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic beauty treatments – the CNHC is the association of choice for professional therapists.
CNHC – Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
The Accredited Registers quality mark gives extra peace of mind for anyone looking for a complementary healthcare therapist, letting them know that anyone who holds the mark is committed to high standards.
AoR – Association of Reflexologists
The Association of Reflexologists is the foremost inspirational and independent Professional Reflexology Association in the UK since 1984, providing benefits, advice and guidance to reflexologists and working with other external bodies and advisory groups to promote the highest standards in the profession. The Association of Reflexologists is not for profit and is the only UK reflexology membership organisation that are members of both RiEN , and the Reflexology Forum and also the CNHC and has representation at the Parliamentary Group for Integrated and Complementary Healthcare (PGICH).
The Reiki Council
The Reiki Council is the lead advisory body for Reiki practitioners in the UK. Through its member associations it represents the views of people giving Reiki to the public across the UK. The Reiki Council is non-profit-making organisation that sets standards and guidelines, provides information and advice. The Reiki Council was formed from the Reiki Regulatory Working Group (RRWG) in July 2008 and re-named itself as the “The Reiki Council”.
The Reiki Council aims to offer a platform for all styles of Usui Reiki and its guidelines are non-style-specific.
If you are looking for a practitioner or teacher, we recommend you always look for a member of a reputable organisation and preferably one that is affiliated to the Reiki Council. For Reiki Council member organisations visit the Reiki Council website
Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations
“serving the crystal healing community since 1988”
I trained and am registered with Hope College of Crystal Healing and ACHO who maintain a Practitioner Register of qualified crystal healers. Listed Practitioners must have completed either an accredited ACHO Foundation course, an ACHO Certificate course, or a full ACHO Diploma course.