Energy Healing - How does it work?
Animals love Reiki and respond well to treatment. This type of energy healing creates balance: emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. It accelerates the healing process, and shortens the time it takes to heal. Energy goes to where it is most needed and is not guided by the person, but by the animal. It triggers the parasympathetic nervous system which is the body’s rest and repair mechanism. Often we may have triggered or turned on the sympathetic system which is the adrenal glands – so, if an animal is continually scared or intimidated by other animals, a pet is coming into a new home– it’s fight or flight response can be turned on, which wears down the immune system and can cause illness. Reiki helps to calm the systems down so the body can begin to heal itself. Like humans, animals can get sick from emotional issues and experiences that have not beenresolved.
It is meant to be a compliment to veterinary care not an alternative. It is also wonderful to add in other modalities like acupuncture, massage etc.
Why do animals get sick?
Animals can get sick from anything that weakens their life force and energy field. Genetics can play a role in illness, as can emotional stress or the stress from too many toxins. Environmental toxins can be in the air, food, and water, chemicals on lawns, vaccines and medications. These are all foreign to the metabolism of the body and are difficult for the body to eliminate completely. Trauma to any part of the body, especially the head – throws off the normal flow of life force energy.
They can get sick if:
- they have not had the opportunity to clear the energies they may have taken on
- if they are not taking part in their instinctive activities
- if they are not walked regularly
- not socialized
- kept inside without fresh air
- allowed freedom to run and play
- if they are caged-fed food that is over-processed and of poor quality
- if they are abused or yelled at
- have too many rules
- not given love
How long does it take, or how many sessions?
One or two sessions may be all that is needed.
Like humans, acute conditions need attention as soon as possible. If treatment is received rightaway, the healing time is greatly reduced. Examples: surgery, cuts, bites, injuries.
Chronic conditions may need several sessions with continued sessions at regular intervals. Examples: joint pain, chronic pain, arthritis, life-threatening illness.
Distant healing is a wonderful way to keep up the sessions needed for additional healing.
Session cost: this depends on location and circumstances, please call or email
Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) for Dogs, Cats and Horses
Animals have similar emotions to humans and can store them in cellular memory areas of the body. This therapy helps to clear these energy blockages from each different area. It helps to release the “issues from the tissues.” Many animals have not only been misunderstood, but grossly mistreated throughhuman ignorance and greed. Abuse, chronic distress, being punished, being trapped or cornered,and being placed in a state of fear are just a few of the reasons that animals can develop illness or behavioural issues.
Pets release energy blockages easily and quickly with this therapy. The sessions can be done on site or as a distant healing session. The frequency and amount of session will depend on what the specific situation is and for how long it has been in occurrence.
Session cost: please call or email as it depends on location
Animal Communication – animals can have emotional, behavioural and health issues. We want to improve their overall well-being and help them to release their issues so they can reach their full potential and enjoy a better quality of life. The communication between me and your animal companion will help to improve the understanding between you and your animal’s companion and help you to reconnect, transform and deepen this beautiful relationship. Because they cannot tell us how they feel and what might be wrong, the information I receive may tell us where they hurt, their likes and dislikes, and why they do the things they do.
Session cost: this depends on the circumstances, please call or email
Pet Loss and Bereavement Counseling
Cheryl has completed training and is certified through the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB) in May 2010.
The loss of an animal companion is a devastating occurrence in our lives. Our best friend who gave usunconditional love and acceptance is gone. Your heart and your home feel empty and sad. I can help youunderstand the stages of grief and provide you with some helpful techniques for coping. Perhaps there also needs to be the acknowledgment that the people in our lives do not realize the profound nature of your loss. I am here to help you move through the pain with gentle counsel and an understanding heart. I too have experienced the loss of several of my best friends and know the depth of this pain.
Anticipatory bereavement is also something that we experience due to the shorter lives of our animal companions. Illness, advanced age and impending loss are all examples. Coping strategies arediscussed and explored during a session.
In my grief process I found few resources that I felt could help me. It moved me to begin writing a book onthe very subject of pet loss. The book which is still underway is called: Losing Willow: Grieving the Loss of an Animal Companion.
Session: please call or email for more details
This is a sacred service to honour the relationship you had with your beloved animal companion. The service includes traditions, celebrations, and rituals important to you and can be tailored to a specific location as required. The service can help to bring you much comfort and enable you to say goodbye in a respectable manner.
It is just as important to have this type of service for our animal companion as we would with a human who has died. They have been our best friends, our tireless companions and biggest fans – our very best friends.
Let me know how I can help guide you, support you and provide you with a loving and compassionate farewell.
Reiki & Natural Healing for Pets Workshop
Have you ever wondered how you can give back to the amazing beings in your life? These beings may be your animal companion, the deer you encounter on a morning walk, or the birds singing in your backyard. They make us smile, gasp in awe, teach us beautiful lessons about life and bring us incredible joy.
Reiki is the key to giving back, and best of all, it is a tool that is simple to learn and use in your everyday life. It greatly accelerates the healing process and provides loving comfort. In this one-day workshop you will learn natural healing methods and be given tools you can use to help reduce veterinary costs and build a stronger bond with your animal companions.
Topics to be covered:
- Reiki – what is it, how does it work?
- Reiki for your animal companions – theory and practical application
- Why do animals get sick?
- Animal Communication The Chakras / Healing with Crystals
- Energy Medicine Techniques To Create Balance
- Bach Flower Remedies / Food / Herbs / Supplements / Homeopathy
Certification in First Degree Reiki is recommended to attend this workshop, but not necessary.
Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) for Animals Workshop
Like other IET classes, the IET for Pets class can only be taught by a certified IET Master-Instructor and can be taken by any student who has completed the IET Basic Level Training. The class is a 1-day, 8-hour class. The guide included in the course is a 38 page fully illustrated guide demonstrating the application of IET techniques to cats, dogs, and horses. You will receive a copy of this training guide, and a certificate upon completion of the class.
Class time: 9:30-5:30
Other resources for you:
Articles on coping, good links including counselling, andbereavement products.
The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has anextensive list of relevant books
Through the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement, professionally trained volunteers host chat rooms under the direction of a psychologist.
A safe, monitored message board and chat room available throughout the week, but most active during Monday evening candle ceremony (10 PM EST)