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.

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Which Approach Will You Use For Animal Reiki?

Today, I want to share an answer I posted on a FB group for Animal Reiki. The question was:Is Animal Reiki a specific line of Reiki or is it just any Reiki used for animals? Here is my answer, and please feel free to share: Thank you for asking this question, because it is perhaps the most important one we would ever ask. There are two approaches used in Reiki practice today, and each regards method, not essence. As far as the “essence” of doing Reiki for animals, all Reiki and Animal Reiki …
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Helping Senior Animals Plus the Dakota Scholarship

I just create a very special June Animal Reiki Talk! Please CLICK HERE to listen to the recording – this month’s topic: Helping Senior Animals with Animal Reiki Using the 6 Pillars of the Let Animals Lead® method as a guide, I share what animals have shown me about the best ways Animal Reiki can create a supportive, stable, safe spiritual space for our fur kids in their golden years 🙂 In the spirit of June’s Animal Reiki Talk topic, I’m also super excited to announce a very special offering I’ve created in …
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Meet My Teachers

Since I was a little girl, I always had a joy for teaching. I guess my first memorable teaching experience was helping my sister Charlotte tie her shoe. She was about 4 and I was about 8. And that was quite a challenge since I am left-handed and she is right-handed! We did it though (and I guess that was the start of never walking away from an educational challenge 🙂 ) Although I was a bit of a nerd in high school (LOL) I always managed to make friends with …
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What You’ll Learn in Levels 1, 2 and 3 Animal Reiki Training

Hi All, I’m so grateful to be fully vaccinated and feel hope for things in the US beginning to open up more and more with each passing week! I may do some in person courses locally this summer, but I haven’t set any dates yet (I’m slowly emerging from my cave, LOL). Right now I’m still teaching all my courses online. By the way, I’ve just released my next online certification courses: Level 1 morning and afternoon sessions, and Level 2, morning and afternoon sessions, starting in July! If you’re thinking of …
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It’s a Super Charmed Life

I’m so excited to share with you my latest interview with The Super Charmed Life blog! Charmaine, writer and editor at The Super Charmed Life, was interested in my work with SARA, Animal Reiki, and wanted to know how the pandemic has affected things for us. Here is a short excerpt from the in-depth article she wrote: “Probably the biggest difference during the pandemic for our SARA members is that many of us weren’t able to volunteer or get out into the community as we usually do,” Kathleen laments. “Thankfully, things are starting …
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How to Begin and Refine Your Let Animals Lead® Method Practice

In the Let Animals Lead® Method of Animal Reiki, there are 3 levels of training and practice: Level 1, Shoden or Beginner TeachingsLevel 2, Okuden or Hidden/Inner Teachings (and the foundation of a professional practice)And Level 3, Shinpiden or Mystery Teachings (and the Teacher Training course). Hopefully I’ll be teaching all of these levels again in person by the end of this year, but in the meantime, I am teaching them all online. My next level 1 course starts in May, but is sold out! Did you know that if my Level 1 Online …
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Getting in the Swing with Spring with 3 New Offerings

It seems like there are more poppies right now in California than I ever remember in April! I’m so grateful for such a beautiful backdrop on my nature strolls and walking meditations with Vincent. To get in swing with Spring, I’ve created 3 exciting new opportunities for you to deepen your bond with animals: 1) Don’t miss this month’s FREE monthly Animal Reiki Talk: Expanding Our Animal Reiki Compassion FootprintCLICK HERE to join online or listen to the recording afterwards 2) Hope to see you later this month for an all new Zoom class: The …
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3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Animal Reiki Practice

It’s Spring and the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer! As the trees and flowers come to life, they remind us that new beginnings and fresh possibilities are ahead of us. This month’s Animal Reiki Talk will be next Tuesday (delayed 1 week due to Spring break this week) and our topic will be: April Animal Reiki Talk Topic: Expanding Our Animal Reiki Compassion FootprintDate: April 13, 2021Time: 6PM Pacific timeCLICK HERE to join online or listen in to the recording afterwards or join via phone: Dial: +1 605-562-0444Show …
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Why 6 Pillars of Practice?

Did you get a chance to watch my podcast last week with Nathalie Jaspar of Dive into Reiki? This week I want to share a snippet from it with you: a discussion of the 6 pillars of the Let Animals Lead® method: Nathalie: You actually created the Let Animals Lead® method, which has six pillars. Can you explain what they comprise?Kathleen: The Let Animals Lead® method is something that represents the evolution of my own journey. The little lessons that animals have taught me along the way. The first pillar of this practice …
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