For animals, however, I have learnt, and continue to be taught, that it is so much less about my physical hands and very much more about the mental stillness and peace that we share together. Animals are such sensitive beings that we are very often not even touching, yet they benefit as if we were.
As a level 3 teacher and practitioner, I am delighted to teach Reiki for self practice and for those who may wish to practice professionally. I have chosen to teach using the the Let Animals Lead® method as developed by Kathleen Prasad, levels 1, 2 and 3. The method encompasses beautiful techniques of traditional Japanese ritualised practice for anyone interested in Reiki, and of course the class includes sharing what we learn with our animal family and friends. Reiki can be learnt without the animal content… but as it was a deep souled dog who brought reiki into my life, I feel this is my way.
I am a member and supporter of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) a non profit organisation whose goal is to help create a calm, healing environment within shelters and other animal care settings all over the world. Members of SARA work very closely with staff and volunteers of shelters/rescues, veterinarians, and service organisations to help create a positive healing space for all.
I practice and teach in West London and Mid Sussex, usually with the assistance of boxer dogs, Chili and Ludo, the resident ‘reiki masters’ who inspire me to continue my learning and experiences.