"Creating a healing space for the animal spirit"
What is Reiki?
What does an Animal Reiki session look like?
A Reiki session with animals is a little different than working with people in that the concept of energy is the same, but the approach is not. Animals are incredibly sensitive to energy and seem to know what Reiki is all about. I am always amazed by their open hearts & peace they exude. My own animals have healed my heart, my attitude and my faith in mother earth!
In a session with an animal I sit or stand and I create a healing space by using meditative techniques. I invite the animal in to the healing space and let them know they are in charge of their own healing, and that they can take as much healing as they need or none at all. An animal may curl up and go into a Reiki nap. If an animal does not accept that is ok too. I would just stop the session. Working with animals is a beautiful thing and I always get so much more them than I ever imagined!
How can animals benefit from Reiki?
Reiki means "spiritual energy" :
The system of Reiki was created in Japan by a man named Mikao Usui. It is a practice using meditative techniques.
"He created elements of Reiki to help the practitioner to deepen their connection of energetic wisdom that we are all connected"-Kathleen Prasad, Animal Reiki Source.
Reiki is safe, gentle, yet powerful. With my own daily Reiki practice with my animals, layers and layers of myself have peeled away and opened my heart to reveal compassion & love so deep that I have never felt before.
Reiki offers natural healing for animals with many issues they may face or to maintain overall good health & well being.
Reiki is beneficial to animals in rescue situations because it can help the animal release underlying issues they may be facing such as behavior problems and/or abuse or neglect and this can increase there chances for adoption into a loving home they deserve. For an animal, being in a shelter is a stressful situation and Reiki helps put the animal back in balance and find that space of peace that has been disrupted.
Reikicares-Energy Healing for Animals
Animal Reiki Practitioner
Member of SARA, shelter animal reiki association