Animals are our greatest teachers, very intuitive and at one with energy. Animals can bring great joy into our lives and can teach us many things as they teach us to listen, observe, live in the moment, forgive and to be joyful. To many they are confidants and bring great comfort as animals love unconditionally. Animals have extraordinary gifts and can be of great service to humans in particular roles as working animals. For instance; therapy horses, guide dogs, dogs in hospitals, hospices, search and rescue, military dogs and many other services that animals provide for human well-being.
Unfortunately, in today's world with so many demands on families, animals often don't have all their emotional needs met. You may ask, how can Reiki help my pet?
Reiki induces deep relaxation and helps with stress reduction. . Reiki energy provides a safe and stress free environment for your pet and the energy is never forced. There are many benefits and below is a list of the benefits of Reiki with animals:
Alleviating anxiety, stress, nervousness and producing a state of calm
Increasing energy levels and overall well-being
Supplementing medical treatments
Helping to heal after surgery, injury or trauma
Relieving aches, pains, strains and allergies
Addressing issues with the coat, skin or feathers
Getting pets through depression or bereavement
Owners benefit from knowing they are passing along loving kindness and healing, all of which strengthens the bond between you and your pet.
I follow the philosophy that animals always lead and they do let the practitioner know when they have had enough. Reiki is not a quick technique nor is it training, it is working with the emotional and energy needs of the animal. Every animal is an individual and will react accordingly to their personality, individual history and emotional needs. See link below for the code of ethics: Animal Practitioner's Code of Ethics *Disclaimer - Reiki is not a substitute for Veterinarian care.