Friends Of Baxter


Understanding Animals for Reiki Practitioners and students


Our Understanding Animals workshops (on zoom) launched April 2021 and following high levels of interest and wonderful feedback, they are offered most months. 

For details, and to book, see our Therapy Training page.

Free Distant Reiki for Animals in Rescue Centres


We have provided thousands of Reiki sessions to animals who are suffering emotionally, mentally and/or physically with delightful results. It is incredibly rewarding to know that the simple act of offering a compassionate therapy can make such a difference – whether the Reiki is offered in person or sent distantly as part of our zoom group or in your your time. .  

Our online zoom distant healing group sessions take place  weekly in February and August each year and any animals can be nominated, with their carer’s permission.

We provide a regular Reiki service to benefit distressed and suffering animals in rescue centres and sanctuaries at no cost to the centres. Our work has seen us benefit cats, dogs, birds, horses, goats, donkeys and even hedgehogs. We happily help any animal type.
The results have been delightfully rewarding for all and we look forward to expanding this service to help more animal centres.

Our training courses, workshops and other activities help to fund our voluntary free therapy service for rescue animals, as do contributions from the services and products we offer via our website and at various events.
The funds we raise also go towards our planned rehoming activities and the creation of a rescue, rehabilitation  and holistic therapy training centre. 

We offer a small but growing range of natural and holistic complementary therapies for any animals within travelling distance of our Practitioners, additionally distant Reiki can be offered to animals anywhere. Therapies include: Animal Reiki, Canine Massage, Canine Bowen and Equine Muscle Release Therapy. Animal Communication is available to help animals in rescue centres and TTouch will be available soon.  

Understanding Animals: A working Guide for Reiki Practitioners

‘Understanding Animals’ is a vital part of any animal therapy work. Always keen to improve knowledge for high standards of training and therapy practice, our founder, Sue, as part of a national project has co-authored a 44 -page publication Understanding Animals: A working guide for Reiki Practitioners. This publication supports our informative, educational and interesting ‘Understanding Animals for Reiki Practitioners  and Students’ 1 day  workshop (on zoom). 

Although developed for Reiki Practitioners and Reiki/ Animal Reiki students, it provides useful knowledge for anyone who works with or wishes to better understand their, and/or other people’s, animals. 

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Animal Reiki training is now available

We have now introduced Animal Reiki training 
 For options and dates see our Therapy Training page.
NB: You need to have learned Reiki first and for the fastest progress to becoming an Animal Reiki Practitioner, you will already be a Reiki (level II) Practitioner 

Animal Rehoming

Our plans to introduce phase 2 of our work, rehabilitating and rehoming animals, is temporarily on hold but when it is progressed we will welcome loving and caring forever homes. It is likely that foster carers will enable us to help more animals too, so please let us know if you may be interested in becoming a foster carer.

Therapy Sessions Given To Rescue Animals