Lessons From Reiki with Pets Using Reiki with Pets is a deceptively simple way to: * Reduce Pain * Enhance Healing * Manage Stress Stroking a pet is a healing exchange that comes naturally, expressing caring for and offering comfort. Touch is the most basic connection between two living beings. Without it, mammals could not survive. Touch keeps us alive, helping each of us to become fully functioning. What Reiki Master Susan Mack has learned from thousands of sessions with the highest authorities on the subject - the cats and dogs with whom she works. Without the use of speech they show her what helps or hinders their well-being. The stories of several pets describe the ways Reiki is a spiritual practice, offering lessons on such topics as the importance of attention, the virtue of perseverance, and the ego crushing blows of limitation. Include Reiki for your pets, both as a form of health care and spiritual connection. Understand the significance of what we tend to take for granted - the power of a simple practice, carried out with commitment and love. The amazing Power of Touch.
Susan Mack trained as a professional chef, and owned and operated Wine and Roses, a restaurant in Edmonton, Canada. Following a serious illness, she tried Reiki and became so impressed with its ability to heal that she became a Reiki student (Usui Shiki Ryoho). Immediately, the cats and dogs of family and friends started putting themselves under her hands to receive the healing energy. So at their recommendation, she started Reiki for PetsTM, an outcall practice exclusively serving pets and their people since 1994. Susan has written a column on pets for the Reiki Practitioners Association Newsletter since that column s inception in 1995 until 2006. Her work has been featured on local and national television, radio, newspapers and magazines. For example, she made the front-page feature of the Living Section of the Edmonton Journal (1997). She was the first pet-oriented practitioner to be the subject of a detailed interview in Reiki Magazine International (1999). After receiving her doctorate from The City University of New York (environmental psychology, 1978), Natalia Krawetz worked with the private and public sectors on projects related to the social aspects of environmental issues. In 1990 she became owned by a cat who challenged Natalia by contracting unusual maladies that required alternative therapies and behavioral intervention. In response, Natalia enhanced her educational qualifications with a variety of certificates in complementary and alternative modalities: Reiki, Therapeutic Touch and Flower Essence Therapy, as well as in feline behavior. On the advice of her cat, Natalia changed careers in the mid- 90s, establishing a wellness support service for people and cats. She taught in the Holistic Health Practitioner Program at MacEwan College, and offered cat courses for the public at Metro College, and for veterinarians and animal health technologists at The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Fairview College.