Reiki for the Human Animal

Reiki for the Human Animal


I have used Reiki to help reduce stress, to manage pain, to help restore the balance necessary for the body to fight disease, to increase energy, and to assist in the healing of wounds (both physical and emotional.) Reiki can be used for acute conditions (burns, sprains, headache, the nausea that accompanies chemotherapy, and so on) as well as for more chronic conditions (insomnia, digestive disturbance, depression, and so on). Most everyone experiences Reiki as relaxing, soothing, and calming. Most often, clients report an increased sense of well-being after receiving Reiki.

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What to Expect in a Hands-on Healing Session

It is most useful to come to a Reiki healing session with something specific to work on: a physical ailment (even if it is a general ailment, such as lack of energy), or a mental or emotional issue that you want to work through (for example, lack of focus, anxiety, sadness; or for help with a life transition). You will be asked to remove your shoes and jewelry, and will lie on your back on a comfortable, padded table. The session lasts about an hour.

I will begin at your head and will move down your body, healing over the seven main chakras (crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, spleen, root), as well as your arms and legs and any other area in need of healing (neck, shoulders, and so on). I will work both on your body and in your energy field, balancing your chakras. Usually, feelings (both physical and emotional) and images come to the surface in Reiki healing. If you choose, we can discuss these feelings. If, for example, you experience a blockage in one of your chakras, we can work together to release it with the use of imagery. It is important to remember that you must take responsibility for your own healing. I am a facilitator and guide in the process.

Reiki heals on all levels. You can participate in a session for many reasons, from relieving stress to changing the direction and focus of your life. I am honored to assist you in this process.

What to Expect in a Distant Healing Session

In a distant healing session, it is not necessary for me to actually place my hands on you. You can remain in your home, and I can work from my Reiki healing room. That this is possible is difficult for some people to accept initially. But you will feel the Reiki working, and so will know that distant healing is, indeed, possible.

The advantage to distant healing (aside from the fact that you don’t have to leave your home) is that the Reiki energy envelopes and penetrates the whole aura at once. This type of healing can be extremely powerful. The disadvantage, if it is one, is that I cannot speak with the client during the session, which lasts from 20 minutes to a half an hour. I do speak with the client after the session is complete, however.

As with a hands-on healing session, it is most useful to come to a distant healing session with something specific to work on.

Interspecies Healing

In addition to being a Reiki practitioner, I am also an animal communicator. When I facilitate a Reiki healing session with an animal, I receive messages from the animal, either through words, impressions, images, or sensations in my hands.

In my conversations with animals, they often tell me not only of their own condition, but of the physical, emotional, and spiritual condition of their human partners. Often, the condition of the two mirror each other, as in the case of a woman and her dog who both suffered from breathing problems. At other times, the companion animal indicates his or her purpose for being with the human and sometimes even offers suggestions to help the human move through a difficult life transition.

I use the term interspecies healing to refer to Reiki healing that draws on information from and addresses the needs of both the human and the companion animal, with the two beings acting as partners in the process. Through this work, I have come to know that our animal companions are spiritual beings who come to us for a reason, sometimes to help us heal, sometimes to be healed, to both learn from us and to teach us.