Alison is a Reiki Master Practitioner, equine and animal Reiki Practitioner. Please call us for a confidential conversation about your animal’s needs. We’ll be delighted to connect and listen to you.
What is Reiki
Usui Reiki natural healing therapy: Reiki is the Japanese word for Universal Life Force. This ‘chi’ energy is drawn down through the practitioner’s hands.
Reiki induces a state of relaxation and stress reduction, enabling the animal to experience a safe, balancing and reassuring experience of peace and tranquillity.
In the words of Alison’s Reiki Master Teacher for animal and equine Reiki, Sarah Berrisford, in her book The Complete Guide to Animal Reiki:
“Reiki is simple, natural and intuitive, bringing the body into a harmonious state, so that our energy is balanced. Balancing the body’s energy means that instead of just treating the symptoms, we aim to treat the body as a whole; spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Animals live energy. This is a simple statement which means more than one could probably explain, it is something one must feel.
All animals work with energy constantly; they have us ‘summed up’ in the moment we meet. We need no formal introduction. For animals it is an energy interaction. Animals live in the now, they are not thinking about what happened a few years ago, or even yesterday. Although animals are in the present, only concerned with what is happening in the moment, they do learn from their past, for example, if a horse has had a bad experience and been beaten with a whip, this will create a trigger response. The trigger may be the whip, the person, or the energy of the person. When confronted with one of these again, the horse’s trigger response is activated and he either goes into fight or flight mode.”
Some animals prefer to receive Reiki without physical contact. Alison will assess the animal’s preferences and treat accordingly, respecting the animal’s unique needs to feel safe and secure whilst experiencing the treatment.
Alison would encourage clients to first seek veterinary approval for their animal(s) to receive Reiki if they have pre-existing medical and/or emotional conditions. Alison is qualified and insured to treat equines and animals in a professional therapeutic animal-practitioner relationship.