Help SARA Spread The Word About Animal Reiki

Posted by: John Sawyer

As many of you know, I am a member of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA). The mission of the SARA is to improve the lives of animals living in shelters, to increase adoption of those animals and to bring relief to shelter staff who are suffering from burnout and compassion fatigue. Our goal is to boost adoption rates in shelters nationwide by reducing stress and supporting healing in shelter animals and their caretakers. Reiki, a Japanese meditative healing modality, is successfully used in hospitals, cancer centers, hospice programs and AIDS clinics worldwide and it is now used to bring healing to animals.

SARA has taken on the daunting task of bringing Reiki to shelters and setting up shelter Reiki programs in order to not only bring Reiki to the animals but also teach Reiki to the volunteers and staff of these animal organizations. SARA currently has 22 participating shelters across the United States and in England who are dedicated to spreading the word of the success of Reiki with animals.

The president and co-founder of SARA, Kathleen Prasad, will be an official speaker at this year’s American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) conference in October. Kathleen will be presenting three 1-hour educational lectures about the benefits of Reiki for animals.

We believe partnering with the veterinary community will play a key role in SARA’s success. As part of the conference agenda, the conference has an exhibit hall just outside the lecture classrooms, and between lectures, participant vets and vet techs will be walking through and learning more about the variety of holistic therapies and products represented. We intend to have a booth in the exhibit hall representing SARA. Volunteers manning the booth will offer sample Reiki treatments as well as educational information to help build a bridge of understanding between Reiki and the holistic veterinary community.

Needless to say, this is a tremendous opportunity to get SARA’s message out. Of course, such an effort will require a substantial financial commitment. To that end, SARA is appealing to its friends, members and supporters to help raise the necessary funds.

Here are some of the many ways you can help:

  • make a tax-deductible donation through our website homepage:
  • make a tax-deductible donation by check, payable to:

    369B Third St., #156
    San Rafael, CA 94901
  • donate miles for flight or hotel
  • buy our Animal Reiki Handbook
  • pass this message along to friends you think would be interested in our cause
  • tweet this post!

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