Personal Energy Therapy for Pets
Updated: Jul 24
I started doing energy therapy for pets and animals before I knew about Healing Touch for people. It began when my mom and her wife found themselves falling into the role of Crazy Cat Ladies. A series of homeless kittens and cat families made their way into my mom’s life until my mom and her wife found themselves sharing their home with seven cats and feeding a menagerie of outdoor cats as well. These outside feral cats have been willing to forgive being spayed/neutered because they enjoy the easy food and peaceful surroundings my mom and her wife provide. And these feral cats were among my first energy therapy clients. Working with them has taught me a lot about energy healing and has had a significant impact on the way I approach energy therapy for animals.
Sessions are distance sessions. My mom’s feral cats aren't relaxed or at-ease in the company of strange humans, so a hands-on energy session would have been uncomfortable, if not impossible. However, the cats typically showed tremendous benefit from distance sessions. Because distance sessions are effective and comfortable for the animal, their human and me, I now do distance healing on all animals, even the friendliest, most people-loving pets.
I use a combination of energy therapy techniques. I first learned about energy therapy by studying Reiki and Spring Forest Qigong. Since then I’ve become certified as a Healing Touch Practitioner, studied Healing Touch for Animals and learned shamanic journeying. I use a combination of all of these techniques when working with animals.
Sessions are 30-40 minutes. Animals seem to be pretty energetically open, so sessions typically don’t take as long as they do with people. The session can be set for a time when the animal’s person is nearby to watch their pet’s reaction and hold space for healing. But I have also done sessions during the workday when the pet is home alone.
Energy therapy is not a replacement for veterinary care. I have no veterinary training, so I cannot diagnose an animal’s condition. With energy therapy, I clear and balance the energy field in order to reduce stress and anxiety, modify behavior, support the animal through illness, injury or in overcoming trauma/abuse and to ease the end-of-life transition.
Animals don’t fear death the way many humans do. One of my mom’s feral cats taught me this lesson. She was an old mother cat, known as Outside Mama, who had enjoyed the sanctuary of my mom’s backyard for many years. Gradually she became less active and eventually she stopped eating and spent most of her time curled up among the azaleas. My mom worked tirelessly to entice her to eat and even brought her onto the screened porch where she would be safe. I did several energy healing sessions with her, and her spirits always seemed high but her physical condition did not improve. Finally, I got the message that she was deeply grateful for the care and safety my mom provided - she felt like a queen in her cozy spot on the porch - but she was ready to go. It was a profound teaching and we were all grateful to her for the lesson in fearlessness and acceptance.
Energy therapy can be helpful for all kinds of animals. I've worked primarily with cats and dogs, but horses, birds, reptiles, fish, wild animals and exotic zoo animals can also benefit from energy therapy.
If you are interested in setting up an energy therapy session for your pet, or if you just have questions about how it works, please use the contact form at the bottom of the home page to reach out to me.
Below is a testimonial from cat lover D. Stokes in Houston, Texas:
"The distance sessions Lelia has done on my cats (both indoor pets and outside ferals) have been extremely helpful. Over the last several years, she has done distance sessions on a number of our feral cats, cats that could not easily be taken to a vet, would be traumatized once there, and would not be easily treated with medication if the vet were to diagnose a condition that could be treated.
On two different occasions, two different feral cats that we feed regularly stopped eating, stopped even coming for food. Each was trying to stay apart from other cats, just very sick. It likely could have been an abscess or some kind of poisoning. Days (like 4 days) went by with no improvement.
Lelia did sessions on each of these cats at the time of their respective illnesses. Within hours, each cat was again eating and drinking. Not well, but much better. By the next day, each cat was mingling with the others and eating better. By the second day, it was hard to realize either cat had been so sick.
More recently another feral who is getting old (14?) had become very listless. He had congestion in his nose, so I thought perhaps he had some kind of respiratory illness. I asked Lelia if she could do a session. After the first session for this cat we call Grey Daddy, he was only slightly better and it didn't last. So I asked Lelia to do another session about 3 weeks later.
During this session, Lelia felt a problem in his hip area. She worked on that area and, sure enough, next time I saw Grey Daddy that day, he got up from his resting spot and came to see me and get some petting, something he hadn't been doing for a number of weeks, even months. That was four days ago and he is still behaving this way, as he used to before his hips became compromised. He still has congestion in his nose, but I'm hoping with the help he has gotten from the sessions, he will slowly improve in that area too. We shall see.
I cannot recommend this approach strongly enough. There is no down side to it. If I didn't have SO many cats, I would probably have Lelia do a session on each cat regularly!