Testimonials from Reiki Students

Many thanks to the students who graciously took the time to endorse the value of participating in my Reiki training programs. 

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Reiki Students




"One can always count on Deborah Jane Wells to be extraordinarily well prepared for any workshop she teaches. I wondered how she would juggle filling two whole days with both practical and spiritual insights and keep it all interesting at the same time. I was pleased to be so engaged during the entire 20+ hours of training. I came to the Reiki training knowing little about Reiki except that it involved energy healing. While I believe that we are energetic beings and have the capacity within each of us to promote health and healing, previous training I’d had in this area had seemed overly complex and cumbersome leaving me both disappointed and frustrated. Deborah’s Reiki teaching does not disappoint. She worked diligently to bring all of her knowledge and learning to bear. I could see Reiki working in the context of the workshop. I’m looking forward to learning how this gift will further unfold in my life." Rev. Nicki Royall Peet, Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki Practitioner, Author of The Shaman's Daughter, Life Coach, Marriage Counselor and Celebrations Ordained Minister from Williamsburg, VA


You can use Reiki every day


"In all she does, Deborah Jane Wells is competent, caring and professional. Her depth and breadth of knowledge, commitment to excellence, creative flair and dedication to her students are astounding. Her Socratic teaching skills are made manifest in asking probing questions that lead her students to learn through self exploration and self discovery rather than rote memorization of others' experiences and opinions. Her encouragement anchors you in the sure knowledge that, wherever you are on your Reiki and life journey is right where you're meant to be. I am honored to call Deborah my Reiki Master Teacher and look forward to deepening our relationship." Kathy Eckhardt, Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki Practitioner from Williamsburg, VA



"I have been so blessed from rejuvenating my Reiki gift by repeating Reiki Practitioner training with Deborah many years after I was originally trained by other Master Teachers. She carefully guided me through the process to Reiki renewal and joyful camaraderie through sangha. I admire her knowledge as well as her joyful energy and dedication. Such fun! At the end of my Reiki renewal weekend, I visited my son who has had several strokes over the past two months. We had the most coherent conversation since his strokes began. I gleefully giggled at the impact the huge ball of Reiki I sent to him that afternoon had on his wellbeing. His nurse joyfully told me that he was able to swallow his pills for the first time without having to grind them up first." Charlotte M Lorentson, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Master Teacher from Williamsburg, VA


The Reiki client does the healing


"Before the Reiki Practioner training with Deborah, I was totally unfamiliar with the universal wisdom and life energy conveyed by this ancient technique. I appreciate Deborah introducing me to this awesome tool to help me apply the healing touch of Reiki energy for the benefit of myself and others. I gained so much throughout the wonderful power-packed two-day introductory course. I was especially thankful that even though I started out clueless, at no time did I feel confused or lost during the workshop. The material was really well thought out and easy to follow. Deborah’s teaching and guidance made the learning and attunement process flow naturally. I look forward to continuing to grow and refine my skills in using this new found energy. Through ongoing participation in Deborah’s local Reiki cohort gatherings and classes, I will be able to continue increasing the strength of the energy, developing more mental clarity and expanding my level of consciousness, allowing Reiki to become a bigger part of my everyday life. So grateful for being introduced to this life changer at the perfect time." Linda Guntharp, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Practitioner from Williamsburg, VA


Your body has an innate ability to heal itself


"I found Deborah online and was very excited to begin to learn more about Reiki. We met in person beforehand which I loved because we were both able to determine if we wanted to work together. My first Reiki attunement was going to be an intimate time in my life where I was awakened to part of my purpose. I needed to be sure that Deborah would be the right fit for me. She was. I enjoyed learning in a small group and I enjoyed getting to know the other participants. The class was very inspirational—not just the Reiki itself but for my life overall. I am happy with my attunements and the experiences I had during and since the class. Thank you Deborah for your time, patience and love for us all." Rebecca Young, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Practitioner from Williamsburg, VA


 Bring light unto yourself. Buddha


"I just completed Deborah Jane Wells' Reiki Practitioner training program. The class was very informative and equipped me with the necessary skills to begin to practice Reiki immediately. My intended focus is treating friends, family and myself. The detailed, in-depth handouts provided will serve as an excellent 'ready reference.' Deborah is a highly competent, powerful Reiki Master Teacher. I feel honored to have been able to study with her." Pam Leinenbach, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Practitioner from Williamsburg, VA



"Practitioner training with Deborah Jane Wells was incredible. All handouts, manuals and reading materials were up to date, easy to read and allowed for structured learning. In this class I felt safe and comfortable speaking my mind and practicing this amazing new technique for healing. I recommend Deborah as a great instructor for anyone interested in learning and practicing Reiki. I look forward to where my training will take me and who I will help heal." Amber Nichole Atkinson, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Practitioner from New Kent, VA 



"Deborah Jane Wells' Reiki Practitioner training program was powerful! Deborah had a phenomenal way of paying a great deal of respect to the Reiki history and traditions while keeping the class fun and exciting. Being new to Reiki, I felt a bit intimidated by all of the new information I thought I would need to grasp in a short two-day workshop. But Deborah helped it flow very naturally, encouraging us to be patient with ourselves. By the end of the course, my world was different. Thank you, Deborah, for being such a powerful part of my story." Courtney C Buzzell, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Practitioner Hampton Roads, VA



"I highly recommend Deborah Jane Wells' Reiki Practitioner Training Program which I completed with her in June 2016. I have studied energy work for several years and when I learned that Deborah was teaching entry level Reiki I knew that I wanted to learn about Reiki from her. I was not disappointed! She has an amazing depth and breadth of knowledge and was incredibly well-prepared to teach the course. She went out of her way to provide us with well-organized material that would serve as a reference later on. And she was rigorous in making sure we became prepared to practice Reiki." Vicki Lou Dungan, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Practitioner from Washington, DC


Feel empowered with Reiki


"I thoroughly enjoyed Deborah Jane Wells' Reiki Practitioner training program. Because studying Reiki was so different from anything I'd ever done, I was somewhat apprehensive about taking the class. Deborah quickly and expertly put me at ease. I am so glad I participated in the program—it was an amazing and moving experience." Ellen L Painter, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Practitioner from McGaheysville, VA



"I just completed Reiki Practitioner training with Deborah Jane Wells. She is a very competent and well-informed instructor. I highly recommend her for Reiki training. Thanks, Deborah, for a job well done!" JoAnna Mathews-Kocur, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Practitioner from Williamsburg, VA



"I appreciated the opportunity to study Reiki with Deborah Jane Wells. Her program was very enlightening and enjoyable. Her receptivity and support helped me meet my goal of having a deeper understanding of Reiki. I left with a great sense of satisfaction—feeling confident moving forward with the tools and coaching she provided. Thank you, Deborah, for your excellent tutelage and for making this program an extremely knowledgeable and fulfilling experience." Nancy E. Phaneuf, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Practitioner from Toano, VA



"Deborah Jane Wells is an amazing and gentle teacher. She creates a safe place and clearly explains the possibilities of what may take place during the time spent with her. She is very welcoming and open—she has become the Reiki energy itself. What initially seemed like a lot of information to retain I soon discovered to be a small seed waiting to be activated within. Deborah supported us on this journey with meditation, coaching, visual aid and daily practice, each day. Her approach provided an enriching experience that faciliated understanding, absorbing, retaining and making room for more. This was one of the most amazing experiences I have had with hands on learning. Deborah is a ray sunshine and has the ability to enlighten any area that needs to be brightened. Thank you, Deborah. You have become an monument of change for me." Malaika Burton, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Practitioner from Newport News, VA





"The Master Teacher Reiki training I took with Deborah was priceless! I learned many tools to both advance my skills and heighten my own experiences when working with Reiki energy. The loving environment ensured a quick bond between the teacher and students, enhancing the entire experience and securing what I believe will be lifelong friendships. Deborah is incredibly organized, and I was thrilled with the 'crib sheet' handouts given to us. Being able to reference those sheets quickly, rather than having to thumb through the manual, as I review, practice, and/or teach will be a big help. In addition to the handouts given in class, Deborah gave us access to a ton of great information by registering us for her website. I will absolutely return to Deborah for my next level of training and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to take a Reiki class!" Ginny Keast, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Master Teacher from Salem, VA


Reiki anyone?


"Deborah provided an amazing three-day program to guide me to practice as a Reiki Master Teacher. I so appreciate her organization and hard work, fine tuning the schedule and handouts. Her creativity and extensive knowledge and experience with Reiki were obvious. Thank you, Deborah, for creating a wonderful learning situation!" Charlotte M Lorentson, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Master Teacher from Williamsburg, VA


Restore balance with Reiki


"I LOVE DEBORAH! This is the second multi-day Reiki program I've taken from with her. After completing her Reiki Practitioner Program, I knew I wanted to continue my training by completing her Master Teacher Reiki Program. It is great to work with someone whose materials and instruction are so thorough. I appreciate learning in an environment where we can have open and deep discussions. It provides an educational and enlightening environment for growth. Most delightful of all, our lessons were filled with joy and laughter." Rebecca Young, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Master Teacher from Williamsburg, VA


I set my intention


"In December 2016 I completed Deborah Jane Wells' Master Teacher Reiki Training Program and want to reiterate that I highly recommend her as a Reiki teacher. She is conscientious about making sure the material is the most current and up to date; she is well-versed and well-trained in the material; and she made sure we understood what we would need to know to teach the material to our own students. It was a lot of material to cover in 3 days, but she was able to structure the course so we got the most out of that time. And she again provided valuable material we can use in our own study and in our own teaching as well. Very well prepared and thought-through. Thank you again, Deborah." Vicki L Dungan, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Master Teacher from Washington, DC


 Everyone can connect with their own healing energy


"I took Reiki Practitioner training from Deborah two years ago and chose to continue under her tutelage for Master training. Deborah is an inspriing, interesting, compassionate and extremely organized teacher. She guides her students through the material expertly and thoroughly, while encouraging the students to bond, interact and practice with each other. I highly recommend Deborah as a Reiki teacher." Ellen L Painter, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Master Teacher from McGaheysville, VA




"If you are seeking insight into yourself and your life direction, I highly recommend taking Deborah's Reiki training programs. Show up fully open and prepared to learn: her programs provide a plethora of information. Deborah is an amazing teacher who keeps everything well organized and orderly, supporting and assisting her students every step of the way. The classroom environment is open and provides students a strong sense of belonging. I cannot wait to move on to the next levels and continue learning more from my teacher. With Love and Light." Jason Swoyer, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Master Teacher from Newport News, VA




"I was fortunate to complete my Reiki Master Certification with Deborah Jane Wells. It was an amazing experience. I had wanted to do this for over 15 years and it was worth the wait to find the right teacher. Her level of detail is amazing. There was time and space to absorb the information and learn it properly. I am so grateful to Deborah for this experience and I look forward to continuing to learn from her. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn Reiki at any level.A McLaughlin, Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Master Teacher from Williamsburg, VA






August 6, 2019 Update from Deborah

After 44 years of providing individual and organizational empowerment coaching- and consulting-related services, I have retired from professional practice. While, upon request and subject to availability, I still conduct “tune-up” coaching sessions with former individual clients, I no longer accept new individual or organizational clients. Nor do I offer Reiki or EFT/tapping training or treatment sessions.

Here are my recommendations for identifying other qualified providers through the esteemed professional associations of which I remain a member:

  • To identify credentialed professional coaches, CLICK HERE to browse the online directory hosted by the International Coach Federation.
  • To find EFT/tapping practitioners, CLICK HERE to browse the directory hosted by The Tapping Solution.
  • For Reiki training and treatment, CLICK HERE to browse the directory hosted by the Reiki Membership Association of the International Center for Reiki Training.

I keep my website active to continue offering tons of timeless tools and resources to help individuals and teams build lives and organizations they love.



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“I gained so much from Deborah’s power-packed Reiki course. The materials were well thought out and easy to follow. Deborah’s approach made the learning, attunement and practice flow naturally.”

When you fall in love with yourself,
everything else finally falls into place,
with beauty, power, and grace.
When you release the illusion of fear
and embrace the truth of love,
you will know in each moment
who you are and Whose you are.
That, my dear friends,
is more than enough.
It is everything.
―Deborah Jane Wells


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