Part One would constitute a basic education in Reiki for people with no prior knowledge or experience of it, and parts two and three would provide training in working with animals for people of all levels of experience. The book also includes a series of pictures showing the full range of hand positions for animals including dogs, cats, horses and small pets like guinea pigs.
Kathleen Prasad has been an educator since 1993, a Reiki practitioner since 1998 and a Reiki Master since 2001. Initially learning Reiki as a tool for self-healing, Kathleen rapidly discovered that animals of all species were drawn to the healing power of Reiki energy. Elizabeth Fulton is a Reiki Master and animal communicator who has had a deep connection to animals all her life.
ForewordPrefaceA Visit from a StagWhy We Focus on AnimalsHow Reiki Can Help AnimalsWhy Reiki is Ideal for Healing AnimalsCreating a Powerful Healing PartnershipWho Can Benfit from Learning Reiki with AnimalsBasic Reiki Can Be Learned Easily and QuicklyOur Goal in Writing This BookPart One: A Basic Understanding of ReikiChapter 1: An Introduction of ReikiWhat is Reiki and What Does It Do? The History of Reiki and Its Spread to the WestThe Five Principles of ReikiMany Schools of ReikiCreative Uses for Reiki in Daily LifeStoriesChapter 2: Learning ReikiHow to Use This BookThe Reiki AttunementsLearning a New "Language of Energy"Three Levels of Reiki PracticeScope of PracticeFinding A Reiki TeacherChapter 3: An Overview of the Reiki TreatmentHuman TreatmentAdapting Treatments for Working with AnimalsWhat Happens During a Reiki TreatmentResults of a TreatmentHealing ReactionsThe Healing TimelineHealing May Not Mean CureReiki and Personal Growth StoriesChapter 4: Self-Treatment and the Treatment of HumansPart Two: General Guidelines for the Treatment of AnimalsChapter 5: Getting Ready for the TreatmentPreparing OneselfCommunicating with the Animal's Human CompanionCommunicating with the AnimalMeeting the Animal for the First TimeLength of the TreatmentThe Practitioner's ComfortThe Treatment SpaceChapter 6: Starting the TreatmentAnne Teaches Us to Treat Animals with ReikiCreating a Healing Partnership: Our Goal in Treating Animals with ReikiRespecting BoundariesStarting the TreatmentThe Power of ChoiceFreedom of MovementHow to Tell if an Animal Does Not Want a TreatmentTrusting Reiki's Innate WisdomSigns of Acceptance A Word about Small AnimalsWorking with Aggressive AnimalsStoriesChapter 7: Hands-on TreatmentHow to Know Whether a Hands-on Treatment is AppropriateIndicators of Animal's Preference Advantages of Hands-on TreatmentsSuggestions about Hand Positions for a Hands-on TreatmentIndicators that Reiki from a Short Distance is NeededA Reminder about Small AnimalsStoriesChapter 8: Insights During the TreatmentThe Meaning of Physical SensationsEmotional InformationEnhancing Intuition and the Ability to Communicate with AnimalsCommunicating Insights to an Animal's Human CompanionStoriesChapter 9: Ending the TreatmentHow to Tell When a Treatment is Coming to an EndIndicators that an Animal is Ready to End the TreatmentExample of an End to a Typical TreatmentGiving ThanksAfter the TreatmentFrequency and Duration of Subsequent TreatmentsAccepting the Results of a TreatmentStoriesPart Three: Advanced ReikiChapter 10: Level 2 ReikiThe Power SymbolThe Mental Healing SymbolThe Distant SymbolBenefits to AnimalsDeepening Your Bond with Your AnimalStoriesChapter 11: General Guidelines for Using Level 2 Reiki with AnimalsGetting ReadyStarting the TreatmentReiki's Innate WisdomSigns of AcceptanceHand PositionsEnding the TreatmentStoriesChapter 12: Personal Healing and TransformationThe Practitioner's Own TreatmentsSpiritual Aspects of ReikiPersonal ChallengesStoriesPart Four: Additional Ways to Help Animals with ReikiChapter 13: Reiki in Shelters, Sanctuaries, and Rescue OrganizationsBroadening Your ExperienceFinding the Right Place to VolunteerFitting into the Organization's EnvironmentGetting StartedStoriesChapter 14: Reiki with Wild CreaturesStoriesChapter 15: Reiki with Dying AnimalsStoriesConclusion: Healing the Human/Animal Bond"The Word is Out!" Our Vision: Healing the Human/Animal Bond