General Animal Reiki Articles

This page is the place for you to read about all things animal Reiki! You’ll find articles about Reiki’s healing benefits for shelter animals, how Reiki can help heal compassion fatigue in animal caregivers, and even how chocolate can teach us about animal Reiki! There are also several articles about what exactly animal Reiki “is,” including one written especially for vet techs. It’s not always easy to explain animal Reiki to others, but hopefully these articles will shed some clarity on animal Reiki’s meaning and help you in your next Reiki conversation. A common theme throughout many of these articles is the fact that Reiki starts with you, and radiates a beautiful peaceful and compassionate space that helps others to heal as well! CLICK HERE for a supportive audio course, “Heal Yourself, Heal Your Animals,” that will share important tips and powerful techniques for interspecies connection and healing.

a dog jumping across a cliff from 2020 to 2021

Happy New Year 2021!

This week begins a new year, with many new possibilities! Reflecting on 2020, I am so grateful for all my students and our Let Animals Lead® community for holding the light through these challenging times!
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vincent the dog curled up sleeping

It Was a Christmas Like No Other

I love this photo of Vincent all curled up for a long Winter’s nap. I think it’s a great metaphor for how many of us feel about the long-lasting effects of the pandemic: maybe we can just go to sleep and wake up when it’s over?? 🙂 Last week was the Winter Solstice, the shortest … It Was a Christmas Like No Other Read More »
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a little girl meditating with baby ducklings

6 Types of Meditation that Animal Reiki Teaches

“Meditation is thus a form of centering, which involves our disengagement from the machine of our mind and our resting in the heart.” — Georg Feuerstein The benefits of meditation on our health and wellness are many! Science shows that meditation can help us increase our self-awareness and decrease stress. Meditation can also people manage … 6 Types of Meditation that Animal Reiki Teaches Read More »
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a dog patiently resting his paw on a window sill

The Power of Patience to Heal

I hope you all had a safe and simple Thanksgiving celebration last week. We had a wonderful, small vegan feast and visited on Zoom with extended family. It was great to see everyone, and I definitely chose to focus on the many things in my life I am grateful for. However, to be honest, now … The Power of Patience to Heal Read More »
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a woman sitting with a cat in front of a pink and orange sunset

Reflecting on Debating from a Reiki Perspective

Thanks to everyone who emailed me with their thoughts and opinions on last week’s Reiki debate, “Can you learn Reiki remotely?” I learned so much from each of your comments, especially the idea that not being able to learn Reiki remotely would prevent people with chronic illness or special needs from learning Reiki at all. … Reflecting on Debating from a Reiki Perspective Read More »
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a dog cat and rabbit inside a heart made with two hands together

Reiki Debate Part 2: Can You Learn Reiki Remotely?

Thanks to everyone who emailed me your thoughts and opinions about last week’s debate topic (see Reiki Debate Part 1, HERE). I received some amazing and insightful messages from people such as: “It is hard for me to believe that a specific hand position is a prerequisite, but rather a specific ‘soul position.’ “ “Yes, … Reiki Debate Part 2: Can You Learn Reiki Remotely? Read More »
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Animal Reiki Professional Development Programs for 2021

Announcing Animal Reiki Professional Development Programs for 2021

Hello friends,I’m super excited to announce my professional development program for 2021! This year’s program is new and improved, with each group meeting monthly instead of quarterly. Both Practitioner and Teacher Excellence programs include Let Animals Lead® teachings on important Animal Reiki topics, time for Q and A and many other member benefits. Membership closes … Announcing Animal Reiki Professional Development Programs for 2021 Read More »
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Reiki Debate: Is Animal Reiki a Thing?

In the spirit of the season of debate, I’ve been thinking about some of the more heated Reiki discussions I’ve been a part of over the years. Over this week and next, I’ll discuss a couple of contentious topics in the Reiki community. Debate and discussion can actually be a good thing, because it gets … Reiki Debate: Is Animal Reiki a Thing? Read More »
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