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Here at Animal Reiki Source, you’ve come to the world’s leading resource of all things Animal Reiki!

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Kathleen Prasad
is the world’s Animal Reiki pioneer and creator of the Let Animals Lead® method. This groundbreaking approach to energy healing empowers animals by honoring their agency, wisdom and independence by giving them a choice of how (and if) they want to participate in an energy healing Animal Reiki session.

Animal Reiki Source is about giving animals the choice to step into a healing space by using meditation, not hands.

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The Let Animals Lead® method (developed by Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source) is not just a unique, animal-guided approach to Reiki for animals, it’s also a gentle path to help humans and animals live together with more balance, peace and happiness. And it’s entirely based on meditating with animals and allowing them to choose when, how, and if they want to participate.

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a dog licks a lady's face and she smiles
a woman sits meditating with hands in gassho silhouetted by stars and galaxies while practicing animal reiki meditations

Want to get certified as a Let Animals Lead® Practitioner?
Level 1 Online Certification Let Animals Lead® Morning Session (Next session starts July 10, 2023)
Level 1 Online Certification Let Animals Lead® Evening Session (Next session starts July 10, 2023)
On-demand course study in meditating with animals.

Already a Reiki Practitioner and just want to learn the most effective and ethical way to share Reiki with animals? Try this:
Animal Reiki Core Curriculum Certification Course (formerly the Online Animal Reiki Workshop: Core Curriculum). A course that will teach you how to give animals choice and agency in their own healing.
On-demand course study in the foundational teachings of Let Animals Lead® Method.

By learning this proprietary method of energy healing, you’ll be able to help animals by transforming their stress and discomfort into peace and well-being. Meditating with animals (and giving them the choice to participate in that healing offering) opens the door to the vast healing power of our mindful, compassionate presence.

Kathleen’s books The Let Animals Lead® Method of Animal Reiki Meditation JournalThe Let Animals Lead® 21-Day Meditation Challenge, Healing Virtues, Reiki for Dogs and Heart to Heart with Horses are empowering, innovative and deeply-healing guides to creating soul-aligning relationships with animals. Here are all Kathleen’s books about Animal Reiki and her Let Animals Lead® Method.

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Create Peaceful, Healing Energy for Animals Now

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Kathleen Prasad cuddling with a cat
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Why We Should Let Go of Our Need to Touch animals

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World Animal Reiki Day: The inspiration and meaning behind WARD

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