Reiki to the Rescue
The Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) is a non-profit organization that teaches and promotes
the Let Animals Lead™ method which uses meditation practices as the foundation it's practice.
Our goal is to create a peaceful, healing environment within shelters and other animal care settings. We work closely with staff and volunteers of shelter/rescues, veterinarians, and service organizations.
Alison takes the SARA programme to shelters in the UK and abroad, she has extensive experience of offering Reiki to animals in rescue shelters and mentoring staff to continue to offer Reiki effectively with the available resources of the individual organisation .
If you represent an animal rescue or welfare organisation and would like further information on how to introduce Reiki to your centre or find out about the benefits for your volunteers and staff, please contact Alison to discuss the options available.
FOR THE ANIMALS
Reiki can offer peace and wellbeing to animals under the immense stress of being in rescue, often traumatised, having suffered injury or abuse or grieving for lost family. Reiki can help to rehabilitate, support behavioural issues and allow animals to show their true self to potential adopters. Our methods do not require physical contact and are effective from outside kennels/enclosure.
It is a well known fact that those in the front line of animal welfare can suffer from stress and prone to compassion fatigue - a very real result of seeing traumatised animals on a regular basis and the result of human abuse. The work is also physically exhausting and just gathering the strength to carry on can be daunting. Reiki will give you the techniques it gives to combat and restore and protect your energy is an invaluable tool.
Ever wished that you could just tell them you are trying to help ? Reiki gives you a new way of communicating with the most traumatised or sick, a means of connecting and speaking their language when often you have tried every other way of getting through to them - Reiki offers animals a new experience of human contact.
If your organisation becomes a SARA Member shelter, training is provided free of charge to staff.
An added benefit of introducing a SARA programme to your shelter is that you can choose to host Animal Reiki classes and workshops at your shelter. This could be a fundraising event/class or while your staff are being trained, invite volunteers and members of the public to generate funds. Volunteers receive a reduced fee and public would pay full price. A percentage of the fees are donated directly to your shelter.
Courses are fully insured, attendees receive a certificate and detailed manuals.
JOIN A NETWORK OF PASSIONATE HEALERS AND RESCUERS
As a SARA member shelter you will be added to our network of people dedicated to offering Reiki to animals and their carers in need. In our network you will find people from all walks of life and involved with animals in many ways : healers, vets, nurses, behaviourists, rescuers all ready to offer help, healing and support to your organisation.