Let’s start at the beginning …
I stumbled across Reiki (a form of energy healing) in 2005 and found the whole subject fascinating, as it can be used effectively with both animals and people. I immediately took the first step and became attuned to the first level (Reiki has four levels in all) and became a Master/Teacher a couple of years later.
Reiki led me to a personal development course, which helped me to open up emotionally and this in turn pointed me in the direction of animal communication and animal healing. I didn’t expect for one minute there’d be a workshop on the subject let alone attainable qualifications. But lo and behold there was and since it fits in so well with treating animals and their owners with Reiki, it felt like the natural progression of my passion to help people and animals get the best out of their lives and am constantly adding to the complementary therapies I offer.
In order for me to be qualified as an animal communicator, it was necessary for me to pass assessments with an animal trainer, a veterinary surgeon, an animal behaviourist and the chairman of an animal welfare organisation with a pass mark of over 90% thus proving I was fully focussed on the animal rather than my own emotions. I successfully completed passed all four of my assessments in February 2009.
I have progressed further by taking part in workshop called the Trust Technique, I learnt how to gain the trust of animals, helping them to release past traumas on a greater level whilst supporting them fully.
Reiki (Usui System of Reiki)
I took the levels as follows:
- Level 1 March 2005
- Level 2 September 2005
- Equine Reiki February 2007
- Master / Advanced October 2007
- Teacher November 2007
I successfully completed my year long training and required case studies in November 2011.
Indian Head Massage
I completed my training in November 2012.
Acupressure Seated Massage
I completed my training in January 2013.