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Reiki First Degree

The Reiki live course was absolutely wonderful, and Reiki has now become an integral part of my life. Zoe delivered the course really well and gave time to each of us to discuss and contribute towards the lesson. The Reiki healing session in the afternoon felt almost outer worldly; the energy was very much alive and almost tangible to me at times. The day was set at a good pace, and the information was relevant for the first level.

I attended the session having no previous knowledge or study as it was a birthday gift, but I feel that this has worked well for me as the study now has context with it and so has become very easily part of me and my daily life.

I am looking forward to further study too. It was a lovely shared experience and I felt best delivered with at least 3-4 people in a session (as on the day).

Janine, West Mersea Essex, August 2019

Reiki First Degree

I found the course really great, from the home study material to the live training. I found it so interesting and informative and Zoe was brilliant on the day. She made it easy and fun, at the same time being serious about the training. I have learnt so much from this course and am looking forward to doing Reiki 2 so I can become a Reiki Practitioner and help other people with all I have and will learn.

Lesley, Clacton on sea Essex, June 2019

Reiki Second Degree

Had THE best day last Saturday completing my second degree Reiki with Zoe, Silver Spiral Holistic Health in Messing, Essex. I got so much from the course and learning more and more from Zoe about Reiki and how to practice it. I was lucky enough also to complete this with Liz, a lady I finished my first course with back in October last year so the vibe was extra special. With the peaceful village and church setting, the reiki energy was certainly flowing and we left the days training reiki drunk!

Kate, Buckhurst Hill Essex, May 2019

Reiki Master/Teacher

I have completed Shinpiden Reiki Master Teacher course with Zoe. My journey was made easy because the course work arrived wall in advance of the set study days.

It is imperative that one studies and works through all the tools that are supplied in advance. This was essential for me. Zoe was professional, friendly. Was available to give advise and pass on knowledge when needed one felt no pressure on the study days. It also helps that Zoe is available to answer questions and queries relating to training before and after course. Would recommend Silver Spiral Holistic Health for Reiki training. Thank you Zoe

Marie, Great Totham Essex, March 2019

Reiki First Degree

The pre course reading was excellent and gave me a very good understanding of reiki before attending the live course. On the day of the live course the content was easy to follow and Zoe put us at ease with any questions that we had and she was very helpful and professional in every way. 


The venue was very comfortable and clean and on arrival Zoe made us feel very welcome. We had refreshments and introductions and throughout the day we were provided with nibbles and drinks which was a nice touch.


Zoe was very pleasant and easy to understand and the empowerments were amazing, I felt so relaxed and calm. Being able to practice on each other and feel the results is a great way to begin reiki and with only four people on the course it was very personal.


Since the course I have been practising Hatsurei, self healing and distant healing with amazing results which I couldn't feel before the course. I would definitely recommend this course and cannot wait for stage 2.

Melanie, Braintree Essex, January 2019

Reiki First Degree

I thought the course content was clear and naturally flowed, with time for questions and general discussion. I had no expectations as such, apart from ending the day with a working base knowledge; on this basis, the course more than met my expectations, with grateful thanks to a very good teacher.

I am not somebody who learns by reading; however, I did find the manual interesting and clear, and the audio downloads are good. I learn by doing; therefore I got an enormous amount out of the live training, including feedback from my Reiki partner.  The venue was nice, with the room being just the right size and décor, which added to the calm of the day.  I was amazed by the refreshments provided by the teacher; above and beyond. I cannot think of anything that might have improved the course; it was great. The teacher was open and welcoming, and was willing to discuss any questions raised, at any time.  Whilst the course initially appears long, the time did not drag at any point; in fact, I was really not aware of time at all, which was lovely.  I got a lot out of the day, not just the training, and from the reactions of the other participants I am not alone in this view. I would definitely recommend this course to others.

Edith, Colchester Essex, January 2019

Reiki Master/Teacher

Extremely thorough course and lots of support and information given. I like the home study - then being able to focus on practical on the set practical  days. The manuals are very comprehensive and the various learning materials for different styles of learning is brilliant. I like the depth of knowledge of both attunements and empowerments and am happy with follow up and aftercare given to students. My teacher Zoe is brilliant and made me feel comfortable - I'm so blessed to have come across the masters course with reiki evolution/silver spiral holistic health

Vicki, Stowmarket Suffolk, December 2018

Reiki First Degree

I attended Zoe's course for reiki 1 where she made me feel welcome. I was Zoe's first blind student but you would think she has worked with lots of visually impaired people as I felt included and after a couple of moments she had put me at ease. I will be attending Zoe's reiki level 2 even though I will travel over 260 miles to attend. The course material was very easy to follow and the meditation tracks are also very easy to listen to. Zoe was very inviting and shared her knowledge in a professional but informal manner. I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking to gain a reiki certificate.  Thanks again Zoe.

Karen, Colchester Essex, June 2018

Reiki First Degree

The course material and CDs were very good quality and provided me with plenty of information before the course. Zoe is a fantastic reiki master, who provided lots more information an hands on experience. The Tibetan singing bowl and reiki drum were a lovely part of the day too. By the end of the day, I felt completely energised and connected to reiki. I felt that the day ran perfectly and am now looking forward to reiki second degree.

Paula, Witham Essex, April 2018

Reiki First Degree

What a fantastic day! I thoroughly enjoyed the live training day of reiki from the minute i walked in and met Zoe. I didn’t  really know what to expect but Zoe’s lovely warm welcome made me relax instantly. The day went by so quickly but we learnt such a lot, i came away from the day feeling confident with the information we had learnt and couldn’t wait to start my Reiki journey. The manual and CD’s arrived soon after my booking of the the course, the manual was very interesting and very informative, the CD’s were also great with the first one going over the manual and the second 4 meditation tracks which i am still using. After the course which was a Saturday, i have been practising the Hatsurei every day and on the Monday tuned in to Taggart for extra empowerment, i was surprised how powerful that was! I really confirmed to me the strength of reiki. I don't think there was anything on the course that could be improved on.

June, Colchester Essex, April 2018

Reiki First Degree

have been doing well with my Reiki journey I try to set aside 20 mins each day and dip into my manual as often as I can, I have continued to practice self and distance healing but as yet I am not seeing any lights or hearing bells/whistles, I hope that comes to me one day. Monday’s empowerment with Taggart is good for me as I add it on after my daily practice however, when I had the live experience with you lovely Zoe that was a completely different experience, I’m still not sure what happened that day a lifetime of tears came flooding out, following that I felt tired and strangely peaceful. 

I have been telling my friends and family about my journey and especially how amazing you and the whole day was, in my opinion nothing needs changing it was a very enlightening interesting and beautiful day and I am very much looking forward to my Reiki 2 training as I continue my journey.  Thank you

Veronica, Maldon Essex, December 2017

Reiki Second Degree

I recently completed Level 2 Reiki with Zoe and was once again blown away by the experience. Zoe has such an amazing, calm energy and explains everything so thoroughly while also allowing her students to simply go at their own pace and embrace the experience as the very personal and unique one it is.

The energy of being in such a supportive group with other students and the opportunity to share insights and experiences was really wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed becoming immersed in learning the Okuden level and applying the symbols to elevate my own understanding, experience and practice.

Nothing is ever too much trouble for Zoe and no question ever too basic so I always felt confident to ask anything and to accept that whatever I was experiencing was right for me. Add to this Zoe's lovely energy and her provision not only of the best biscuits but also home made quiche for everyone was truly above and beyond!

I really can't recommend Zoe and her courses enough and I feel truly honoured to have been a part of this training and now a part of the Reiki community through her.

Beccy,  Harwich Essex, September 2017

Reiki First Degree

The course content was full of interesting and insightful information about the history, up to now on Reiki. Held in a comfortable relaxing room , explained beautifully by Zoe . The course has opened up a new way of being. I feel  much more confident and eager to practice Reiki. The manual and CDs work so well together, excellent to use and follow. Zoe is a wonderful teacher, very welcoming , lovely warm smile and very experienced. Refreshments suited all , hot drinks , water , fruit and delicious goodies. The Venue was peaceful and  a comfortable relaxing atmosphere. I would and will highly recommend this course.  

Rowan,  Colchester Essex, June 2017

 Reiki First Degree

I knew very little about Reiki and had this urge to find out more that’s when I came across Reiki Evolution. Your articles interested me greatly and I felt that being trained by a Reiki Evolution teacher would be best because of the genuine nature of the history. 
The home course material books , cds and literature were received and read with much excitement. Personally took me sometime to digest the material as Reiki was so very new to me. After reading the books then listening to the cds it all came together. This gave me a greater understanding of Reiki and more confidence every time I read and listened to the cds. 
I could feel myself relaxing and being more aware in mind and body looking at my surrounding with more care.
Meeting Zoe my Reiki teacher I instantly felt relaxed and could put a face to this mysterious journey I was on. Zoe has a wonderful personally, lovely warm smile and explained through out the days training with great deliverance. Zoe has loads of passion and knowledge to share. All the home course work all seemed to come together even more that day. A definite must to read and listen to the cds first at home running up to the training day. The practical part of the course has given me hands on experience of Reiki , this was after the morning of empowerments from Zoe which made me feel all tucked up in energy. We have distant healing in our group and the energy that was felt oh good us all was amazing.
A truly wonderful day. 
We were given the homework for 21 days to do Hatsu Rei Ho. On Mondays to be able to receive empowerments from Taggart. Also a Reiki share is coming up in July which I am going on. I want to go and share my energy on people, animals and everything! I am hoping to take the second Reiki course in September. All very exciting and I would recommend Reiki Evolution. I can’t think of a way that the course can be improved.
Zoe supplied a generous array of refreshments and the Messing village hall where the day course was held is delightful.

Jill, Braintree Essex, May 2017

Reiki Second Degree

The course was great , excellent content and having the manual and cd's prior really helped , the venue was a modern village hall with very good facilities , I felt very at ease with Zoe and enjoyed our tea and cakes, I'm so glad I choose Zoe to further my reiki journey, thank you Zoe, I would highly recommend Zoe Smith.

Nicki, Tiptree Essex, February 2017

Reiki First Degree

"The content of the course was very informative and there was a lot of material available.  Having the manual and the CDs was a good combination and really beneficial, as each individual has a different way of learning, so everything was covered with the two separate methods. The course exceeded my expectations, mainly because I didn't know what to expect! It was an amazing day which I will never forget!

The material provided for study was very well presented, professional and informative.  Both the manual and the CDs are great for dipping into, if you want to refresh your memory. The manual provides a handy visual aid, for hand positioning, for example, whilst I find the CD helpful for meditation, as my mind is prone to wandering!

The venue was very nice, in a quiet village, clean and with great facilities.  There was a good selection of refreshments lots of lovely teas and even some chocolate, which was a nice surprise.  Zoe really made the day a wonderful experience, she's a brilliant teacher, very warm and open.  And she has so much knowledge.  The course was a very uplifting experience.  I had resigned myself to thinking I would never feel or see anything when practising Reiki but during and after the reiju empowerments I saw amazing colours and felt heat and vibrations.  It was awesome, so blissful.  I didn't want the day to end!   I would definitely recommend this course, without hesitation.

Jacquline, Colchester Essex, January 2017

Reiki First Degree

The teachings of Mr Mikao Usui are amazing, and Zoe you have given us the empowerment for which we can't thank you enough. The course content was perfect as it covered everything we needed. In those 8 hours we learned such a lot, and we did such a lot. It surpasses all my expectations. I look forward to Reiki 2. The manual was very informative, and I was very pleased to see all the effort that has been put into the manual and the CDs and the instructions. Everything was very professional. Everything was explained clearly and all answers provided. We were extremely spoiled with all sorts of first class quality refreshments. The essential oil and the right choice of music made this with all the rest a perfect and memorable day. A truly inspirational day, felt incredibly relaxed and learnt so much from Zoe.

Liliane, Colchester Essex, January 2017

Reiki Second Degree

The live training was brilliant. It was a wonderful relaxed environment and yet so  productive. We covered everything in detail and it reaffirmed all that i had studied before the course but with greater expansion and being able to ask questions and discuss with my teacher.  Zoe is a truly inspirational teacher as she is very natural, honest, engaging and very clear in her presentation of information. You feel that she is on your reiki journey with you and she is very open to her students input on the day . This makes for wonderful energy in the teaching environment , gives students confidence to work with the energies and to  give  honest feedback  to their peers about  what they are experiencing . We felt that  that we  were in a nurturing environment which means that it brings out the best in everyone and allows the energy to flow!  Quite simply.... it couldn't have been better. 

Ruth, Colchester Essex, November 2016

Reiki Master/Teacher

“On completing The Reiki Evolution Shinpiden {Master/teacher} I must say I can not praise it enough, from the core course work material supplied, {which in itself is a revelation to an open minded student} to yourself (Taggart / Reiki Evolution) and Zoe guided me through the process with support and light humour, which on reflection made the process very enjoyable. I cannot find any fault or would not change anything.”

Colin, Tollesbury Essex, October 2016

Reiki Second Degree

I thought the course was really good and completed at a steady pace, I prefer to learn hands on and on the day a lot of my queries were automatically answered - A really nice, warm, friendly atmosphere and the course was brilliant and you were so kind to us all and certainly made me feel very relaxed, thank you. A truly inspirational day, felt incredibly relaxed and learnt so much from Zoe, I would recommend this course to others and have already told several people about my day.

Sheila, Stowmarket Suffolk, April 2016

Reiki Second Degree

I loved the simplicity of the content. As someone who uses Reiki simply and intuitively this is what drew me to the Reiki Evolution course for doing my 2nd Degree. I was a bit disillusioned after Reiki, 1 which I did with someone else – and even though I had enjoyed it and I knew very little about Reiki at that stage, my intuition told me that it had been flowered up somewhat, and that Reiki was purer and simpler than what I had been told.

So imagine my joy when I signed up for a Reiki Evolution course and I received the course manual in the post. Wonderful. The course manual and the course content was presented in an easy to understand format, and the meditations and exercises (at home and on the live day) were a joy to complete. It was not ritualistic or ostentatious, it was Reiki in its purest and most natural form, which is what I new existed and what I have waited for all these years. The course exceeded my expectation - after doing Reiki 1 (and moving several times) I waited nearly 7 years to find the ‘right’ course and the ‘right’ teacher to do Reiki 2. I’m glad I listened to my instincts and waited for all that time rather than rushing into booking the 2nd Degree.

The day of the course was fantastic and the whole thing was very well organised – from booking, to receiving the manual in the post, to the day of the live course. The teacher (Zoe Smith) was happy, friendly and knowledgeable, she was a complete blessing and I’m so glad that I managed to get a space on her course, which I travelled a little distance to be on.

The course materials  are a fantastic source of information and I have been dipping in and out of them ever since I received them. They are written simply and contain all you would need to know. They are uplifting and positive and contain a lot of practical information for becoming a Practitioner and therefore moving forwards with your Reiki journey after 2nd Degree. I like the fact that everything is covered in the manual so that you can enjoy the day of the live course with no need to make notes. Perfect.

Having completed the 1st Degree it was good to get the course material and be able to start working with the energies of the symbols. This was good for me as I was so eager and excited (read impatient!) to do the course. This meant that we had a good knowledge on the day of what we would be covering, and it also provided an opportunity to brush up a little if need be, or just provide confidence for the live course.

The live training was wonderful, the empowerments were beautiful, and the other students were also really lovely. The teacher (Zoe Smith) was friendly and open and led us through a truly remarkable day, most definitely the star of the show.

I’m not sure how the course could be improved, for me it was pretty much perfect, but I will say that only having four students on the course was a great idea. When I completed Reiki 1 there was about 12 people (!) and that was far too many! Only having four students meant we got to know each other really well, which meant for shy people (like myself) it meant having the confidence to ask questions, and it meant there was time for us all to ask questions if need be, and give feedback on our exercises and meditations, further enriching our experience of the day. If there had been more of us there simply would not have been time to explore all the things we did. That really enhanced the experience for me, and if I had to compare between Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 in terms of course set-up only having four students was the deal-breaker for me.

I’m so glad I chose Reiki Evolution with Silver Spiral Zoe Smith. I am so excited to be taking the next step on my Reiki journey and hopefully doing the Master/Teacher level at a later date in the future with Zoe.

Lauren, Ipswich Suffolk, November 2015

Reiki Second Degree

“I found the course content really beneficial. We had a lot of practical sessions which was really helpful to me as due to having so much going on in my personal life lately that I have not given enough time to Reiki, it acted as a refresher and I quickly remembered what we needed to do.

The course exceeded my expectations, as I am always apprehensive before anything like that and I found all participants on the course to be lovely and that really helped with the way the course flowed.

The manual is easy to read and is interesting and I still have to finish it, also the CD I found very relaxing. The venue was easy to find and the teacher Zoe is very knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions that the students had.

I don’t think that the course can be improved in anyway. I would definitely recommend the course to others, I think it will help others to stay grounded, help them to mediate and give them some me time.”

Debbie, Ashford Kent, November 2015

Reiki Second Degree

The course content was good as this followed on nicely from the first degree. It felt like it developed the skills learned on the first part to a further level by adding further skills. Nice explanations and interesting experiences of others. I prefer to carry out live training as this suits my style of learning. The venue and refreshments are all good.

Thank you Zoe – you are a good teacher.

Sandy, Essex, November 2015

Reiki First Degree

Not really knowing what to expect having never encountered Reiki before I think there was plenty to take in.  Having read the manual, and listened to the CD’s before hand helped greatly when it came to the practical.  I believe all was covered on the day and I intend to re-read and re-listen to try and absorb it all..  I was utterly surprised by the varied feelings and sensations I had throughout the day and honestly did not expect to experience so much.  I was utterly drained at the end of the day and by 9pm I could not keep my eyes open and went to bed.  I thought the manual was very comprehensive and the audio CD compliments it very well.  It is very useful to have the meditations on CD also to help in getting into the habit and learning the sequences.

The training was comprehensive.  As I say above I did not expect to experience as much as I did on the day.  The venue was a little cold (Tiptree Community Centre) but Zoe applied blankets so we soon warmed up and it was nice that it was in a small intimate room as there were only two of us on the course with our teacher.  Refreshments were unexpected and the chocolate cake was a lovely end to the day (not sure my hips would agree!), so apart from my sandwich my drink and apple came home with me again.  Zoe is a very good teacher and has a way with words to explain things so that you understand.  She also gave you the opportunity to explore and try things out for yourself with no pressure and it all seemed very natural.

Reiki is now with me for life :) Would I recommend this course to others? 100% yes!

Christine, Tiptree Essex, October 2015

Reiki Second Degree

“The course was excellent.  It far exceeded my expectations.  The course manuals are so informative and great to have as back up after the course.

Zoe is an excellent teacher.  She made us feel at ease immediately.  The day went so quickly (unfortunately!). I just didn’t want it to end.

Thank you so much for sharing the Reiki experience.”

Anne, Kelvedon Essex, June 2015

Reiki First Degree

The live training was excellent.  Zoe ensured that we understood each stage of the course.  We had some group discussions which helped to understand Reiki.  The venue was really nice. (Tiptree Community Centre) There was a childrens’ party going on whilst we were there but that didn’t distract us at all, in fact it helped to realise how in tune we were getting with the course.  There were plenty of refreshments provided.  Zoe was an excellent teacher (and host!).  I definitely will be booking my second degree Reiki course with her.

Anne, Kelvedon Essex, December 2014

Reiki Second Degree

I have to say that I am really pleased that I chose to train with reiki evolution. I like the way things are explained both from yourself & Zoe. I get a very calm feeling & don’t feel silly for asking questions! I am quite excited to be holding a stall at a local fayre next weekend where I will be offering reiki taster treatments. I am hoping this will give me a bit more self confidence and potential clients for the future. I will be sure to recommend reiki evolution to anyone who us interested in learning reiki!

Paula, Ashford Kent, November 2014

Reiki First Degree

The course content was well planned and well guided and met my expectations. I used the CD before the course and we looked at the manual together which helped to focus on the most important things. Everything was superb!

Irena, Bocking End Essex, October 2014

Reiki First Degree

The course materials are very good the course was brilliant! Zoe put on a very enjoyable day, I don't think the course could be improved and I would absolutely, definitely recommend this course to others interested in Reiki! 

Claire, Coggeshall Essex, August 2014

Reiki First Degree

I really underestimated how much I would enjoy my day with Zoe. I have learnt so much and it really has had a very positive influence on my life. So much so that after the course I was away for a week at work on a photo shoot and I spent just as much time doing Reiki on my co workers as doing my own job! The whole approach to this particular course is one I think really works. It was not clinical or too esoteric. My dog is also benefiting on a regular basis! 

Robyn, Tollesbury Essex, August 2014

Reiki First Degree

Everything was well prepared, despite having to change room at the last minute you made me feel very welcome & relaxed. It was especially nice that we were able to make time to get to know each other a bit during the day. By lunchtime it felt like we had all been friends for ages. 

Paula, Ashford Kent, October 2014

Reiki First Degree

Thank you very much for our training we really enjoyed it. The treatments on each other we're seriously intense and very emotional. I can't explain it or even understand it but it really blew us away.

Steve & Debbie, Ashford Kent, October 2012


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