Monday, September 21, 2009

SARA at TREES orientation, Sept 26, 2009

Passing this along from our good friend, Janet Dobbs:

I am happy to announce the 2nd orientation class for the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) program to be held at Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary (TREES) in Spotsylvania, VA on Saturday, Sept. 26th from 9am-11am.

The orientation will be from 9am-10am. You must attend this orientation before participating in the SARA program.

From 10am-11am we will meet the residents of TREES and be joined by other SARA/TREES practitioners as we offer healing sessions to the TREES residents. I hope that you will be able to join us.

The only requirement to become a TREES/SARA volunteer is you must be at least a Reiki level one practitioner and love animals. :-)

Traveller's Rest is a founding SARA shelter/rescue. Over the summer we have had a small group of SARA/TREES volunteers working with many of the animals offering Reiki both in-person and distant sessions. We would love for you to join the group. The more Animal Reiki volunteers we have the more successful the program will be and the animals will thrive. We already have lots of wonderful stories to share with you.

To participate in the program you will need to attend a TREES/SARA orientation. Then you will be able to volunteer at Traveller's Rest by offering Reiki sessions to the horses. Most of the residents of TREES have been participating in the Reiki level one and two courses for over one year and just love Reiki.

SARA is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose purpose is to support:
==the growing number of Reiki practitioners who wish to establish programs in their local shelters, sanctuaries and rescues.
==the animals and staff of those organizations.
==the people and animals of the community at large.

SARA's goals are to:
==create a harmonic energetic space within the shelter environment.
==promote stress relief and relaxation for the animals, as well as human caretakers.
==support healing possibilities on all levels (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) as well as higher adoption rates.
==teach an ethical approach when working with Reiki and animals.
==document the effects of Reiki on individual animals as well as shelters as a whole.
==serve as a world-wide information and referral resource for Reiki practitioners, shelters, sanctuaries as well as other facilities that assist animals in need that wish to incorporate an Animal Reiki program.
==educate the public, shelters, sanctuaries and other animal facilities on the benefits that Reiki can provide for both animals in need and the humans that care for them.

To me, one of the most important ideals of SARA is we teach people how to work with Reiki and animals in an ethical way and promote the highest standard of professional Shelter Reiki programs around the world.

Please let me know if you will be attending so I can send you directions and further details. If you know of someone that might be interested in this program or interested in offering Reiki to the residents at TREES please forward this email to them. I hope to see you soon.

All my best - Janet
SARA founding member
Animal Paradise - Communication & Healing, LLC

1 comment:

Janet said...

We have a great group. Please join us. We have the best time.