Jean Nesta-Berry is not only a mom to three goldens, a multi-return GBR adopter, and long time supporter of GBR, she is also an Animal Reiki Practitioner/Teacher and works with all animals, whether domestic or wild. She is a member/teacher of Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA), whose mission is to bring the healing benefits of Reiki meditation to rescued animals and their caregivers worldwide. Prior to practicing Animal Reiki, Jean was a social worker for many years, working mostly in the medical field. She lives in Cottage Grove, OR with her husband, three golden retrievers (one of them is a GBR dog), and three cats.
What Is Animal Reiki?
It is the practice of promoting healing through Reiki meditation for animals and their caregivers. Animal Reiki practitioners work to create a healing space of balance, peace and relaxation and will often see animals respond to this by becoming calmer and more peaceful. As a result, Animal Reiki supports healing: physically, emotionally, and mentally. Practicing Reiki with our animals can help people strengthen the special and powerful bond we often have with them.
We are so fortunate to have Jean coming to our Annual Meeting to teach a 1 ½ hr class about Self-Care for Animal Caregivers. Our role as an animal caregiver may be as a pet parent, a veterinarian, or an employee or volunteer with animal rescue. Those involved more directly with animals who have experienced trauma can become overwhelmed by this and may struggle with compassion fatigue. Regardless of who we are or what we do, our inner state does affect the animals around us. In this class, people will learn a variety of different techniques based in the Japanese system of Reiki, to relax, renew and rebalance their spirit. When we take care of ourselves, it will not only help us, but the animals around us.
To learn more about Jean and Animal Reiki, click here…
And, If this isn’t enticement enough, WE’LL HAVE CAKE!