What is Reiki?
Reiki is a non-invasive, complementary and integrative healing practice that promotes overall health and well-being. Reiki works with the animal to facilitate his/her healing response. It is gentle, non-invasive, painless and stress-free. It does no harm. It is not a substitute for veterinary care, but can assist in that care.
What It May Do
- Maintain health and well-being on the physical, mental and emotional levels
- Induce deep relaxation and stress-relief
- Accelerate healing in sick or injured animals, or animals recovering from surgery
- Help reduce pain and inflammation
- Help reduce behavior problems and aggression
- Help reduce the effects of fear and fearful events, such as thunder or a trip to the vet
- Help abused animals heal from past mental/physical trauma
- Complement conventional and alternative therapies
- Lessen the side-effects of other medical treatments
- Support the dying process
Sherry is now offering Animal Reiki to the clientele of FloridaWild Integrative Veterinary Center & Urgent Care. Reiki has been used with humans since the 1800’s, and is offered in many hospitals, medical practices, hospice programs, cancer centers and clinics around the world, including the US. Reiki is lesser known as a holistic system for animals, but as knowledge of human Reiki successes and benefits spreads, more and more human companions are seeking out Reiki as a healing support for their beloved animals. In recent years, Animal Reiki has moved into the veterinary world, now including FloridaWild Integrative Veterinary Center & Urgent Care.
Sherry Lorenz Zwick is a native Floridian living on 2 acres in Deland with her husband and six cats. She was born into a family with a cat and dog already and has had animals in her life ever since. After a career as a Psychotherapist, college professor and educator, Sherry found her passion and calling working with animals, especially rescues, as an Animal Reiki Practitioner and Teacher and Animal Communicator.
Sherry is a Reiki Master Teacher and Animal Reiki (Master) Practitioner and Teacher. She specializes in Animal Communication and Animal Reiki and uses and teaches the Let Animals Lead™ Reiki Methods pioneered and taught by Sherry’s teacher, Kathleen Prasad. Along with her team of volunteers, she is also developing an Animal GALs™ (guardian ad litem) program for successful adoptions and placements of animals in search of a forever home. In addition, Sherry is a Certified Reiki teacher and member of SARA – Shelter Animal Reiki Association, and a member or Animal Reiki Alliance.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the FloridaWild Integrative Veterinary Center & Urgent Care team and animals. I have been a FloridaWild Integrative Veterinary Center & Urgent Care client for over 10 years. I love offering Reiki for all the animals here who want it, watching them accept it and then the healing that takes place. I experience animals as sentient beings and am personally touched, moved and inspired when I am fortunate enough to talk with them or offer Reiki.”
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