COVID-19 and our work
Due to COVID-19, Friends Of Baxter Animal Care is currently unable to offer any in-person animal therapy training/workshops or in-person treatments.
Distant Reiki treatments are available as usual.
Live interactive online Reiki training is also running regularly too, with great feedback. For professionally recognised certificates to be issued however, the training must be completed with a short in-person session.
Free Distant Reiki for Animals in Rescue Centres
JOIN OUR DISTANT HEALING TEAM OR NOMINATE ANIMALS IN NEED OF EXTRA SUPPORT IN RESCUE CENTRES AND SANCTUARIES
Each Thursday we send voluntary distant healing from 8pm to 8.30pm to animals in rescue centres, sanctuaries and similar care centres. A group of our volunteers send Reiki to a variety of nominated animals on a weekly basis to benefit them mentally, emotionally and physically whilst we can’t go out to visit them in lockdown.
If you wish to nominate animals in such centres (approval from centre manager required) or to join in our distant healing sessions please get in touch. Reiki can be sent from wherever you are in your own way or you can meet us online and join our zoom group sessions.
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.
Although developed for Reiki Practitioners, it provides useful knowledge for anyone who works with or wishes to better understand their, or other people’s, animals.
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Currently events are restricted due to COVID -19, but our online Reiki is proving popular
Learn the basics of giving Reiki to family and friends in a weekend – it is highly likely that if your animals are interested they will zone in and take Reiki from you too. Pre-booking is essential.
Our Animal Reiki training and workshops are on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, however Reiki training is currently being run regularly in live interactive online classes with practical sessions to follow as soon as is viable. For the next training dates see our Therapy Training page.
We plan to re-introduce other training workshops when possible.
Our plans to introduce phase 2 of our work, rehoming animals, is temporarily on hold but when it is progressed we will need new 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.
Once established, we intend to take in a range of animals.