William McGookin

Reiki Master

Reiki Master

Billy leads and supports the retreats and carries out Reiki & Holistic treatments in Sardinia, Italy


Billy decided to retrain after 45 years of civil service, and now has more than 20 years experience and qualifications in many types of holistic therapies, including aromatherapy, Indian head massage, thermal auricular treatment and he is also a Reiki Master.

He has been practicing Reiki at various levels for more than 15 years and became a Reiki Master in 2008. He is also a founding member of Yoga in Sardinia, a non-profit Cultural Association, based in Sardinia, aimed at promoting the benefits of Yoga, Meditation and Holistic health.

Billy explains,

“I came to Reiki after discovering my son had been diagnosed with a rare bone disease and my step daughter was diagnosed with Lupus. I wanted to help them and was drawn to Reiki and, after reading a bit about it, I went to experience it first hand with a treatment. After my first experience I was floating, I had a wonderful feeling of peace within me and I wanted to be able to share this feeling with my son and step daughter.

I started taking lessons and became attuned first to Reiki I and then level II. After a number of years practicing Reiki on myself and others I took the step forward and studied to become a Reiki Master. Now I want to share what I have learned with others.

Unfortunately we lost my step daughter to the disease, but I continue to send distant healing to my son on a regular basis. I now treat others when they request it, and have started teaching Reiki to others in order to share my love of this practice. Reiki has many uses and applications in life, it was primarily taught as a method of self-development and healing, but it can be used for the greater good and healing of others and on plants and animals too. It is also a wonderful way to feel better, more peaceful and relaxed, but you will discover all this on the retreat. I also use Reiki in everyday life, using it to help me find parking spaces and lost keys!”

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