Foreword Preface A Visit from a Stag Why We Focus on Animals How Reiki Can Help Animals Why Reiki is Ideal for Healing Animals Creating a Powerful Healing Partnership Who Can Benfit from Learning Reiki with Animals Basic Reiki Can Be Learned Easily and Quickly Our Goal in Writing This Book Part One: A Basic Understanding of Reiki Chapter 1: An Introduction of Reiki What is Reiki and What Does It Do? The History of Reiki and Its Spread to the West The Five Principles of Reiki Many Schools of Reiki Creative Uses for Reiki in Daily Life Stories Chapter 2: Learning Reiki How to Use This Book The Reiki Attunements Learning a New "Language of Energy" Three Levels of Reiki Practice Scope of Practice Finding A Reiki Teacher Chapter 3: An Overview of the Reiki Treatment Human Treatment Adapting Treatments for Working with Animals What Happens During a Reiki Treatment Results of a Treatment Healing Reactions The Healing Timeline Healing May Not Mean Cure Reiki and Personal Growth Stories Chapter 4: Self-Treatment and the Treatment of Humans Part Two: General Guidelines for the Treatment of Animals Chapter 5: Getting Ready for the Treatment Preparing Oneself Communicating with the Animal's Human Companion Communicating with the Animal Meeting the Animal for the First Time Length of the Treatment The Practitioner's Comfort The Treatment Space Chapter 6: Starting the Treatment Anne Teaches Us to Treat Animals with Reiki Creating a Healing Partnership: Our Goal in Treating Animals with Reiki Respecting Boundaries Starting the Treatment The Power of Choice Freedom of Movement How to Tell if an Animal Does Not Want a Treatment Trusting Reiki's Innate Wisdom Signs of Acceptance A Word about Small Animals Working with Aggressive Animals Stories Chapter 7: Hands-on Treatment How to Know Whether a Hands-on Treatment is Appropriate Indicators of Animal's Preference Advantages of Hands-on Treatments Suggestions about Hand Positions for a Hands-on Treatment Indicators that Reiki from a Short Distance is Needed A Reminder about Small Animals Stories Chapter 8: Insights During the Treatment The Meaning of Physical Sensations Emotional Information Enhancing Intuition and the Ability to Communicate with Animals Communicating Insights to an Animal's Human Companion Stories Chapter 9: Ending the Treatment How to Tell When a Treatment is Coming to an End Indicators that an Animal is Ready to End the Treatment Example of an End to a Typical Treatment Giving Thanks After the Treatment Frequency and Duration of Subsequent Treatments Accepting the Results of a Treatment Stories Part Three: Advanced Reiki Chapter 10: Level 2 Reiki The Power Symbol The Mental Healing Symbol The Distant Symbol Benefits to Animals Deepening Your Bond with Your Animal Stories Chapter 11: General Guidelines for Using Level 2 Reiki with Animals Getting Ready Starting the Treatment Reiki's Innate Wisdom Signs of Acceptance Hand Positions Ending the Treatment Stories Chapter 12: Personal Healing and Transformation The Practitioner's Own Treatments Spiritual Aspects of Reiki Personal Challenges Stories Part Four: Additional Ways to Help Animals with Reiki Chapter 13: Reiki in Shelters, Sanctuaries, and Rescue Organizations Broadening Your Experience Finding the Right Place to Volunteer Fitting into the Organization's Environment Getting Started Stories Chapter 14: Reiki with Wild Creatures Stories Chapter 15: Reiki with Dying Animals Stories Conclusion: Healing the Human/Animal Bond "The Word is Out!" Our Vision: Healing the Human/Animal Bond
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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.