UK Reiki Federation driving Animal Reiki developments
The UK Reiki Federation is at the forefront of developments in Animal Reiki in the UK. Our aim is to drive a move towards consistent high training standards for Animal Reiki practitioners and to provide clear advice to those who wish to teach, learn and practice Animal Reiki on a professional (paid) basis as well as to animal owners who are looking for a natural complementary therapy to help their animal(s).
For this reason, we have a dedicated Animal Reiki Coordinator and we are working with all of the other UK Professional Reiki organisations that make up the Reiki Council to produce National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Animal Reiki training. We will then have a common basis for professionally recognising Animal Reiki Practitioners.
The current position
The process of creating approved and published National Occupational Standards, supported by approved Core Curriculum (outlining essential training requirements) and Teacher Guidelines (to help Animal Reiki teachers develop high quality training courses) is underway.
Once complete we will then have documents that will form a baseline for advice, evaluation and the procedure of identifying Animal Reiki training courses and Animal Reiki Practitioners that can be professionally recognised and supported.
Veterinary Profession and Holistic Therapies
Reiki is a service that is not offered by most veterinary practices, but we anticipate its growth here in the UK following a notable US trend towards the increased use of holistic therapies. In New York alone at least seventeen holistic veterinary practices already exist, with a number offering Reiki. Reiki may be considered where acupuncture was twenty years ago and acupuncture is now commonly offered in a considerable number of veterinary practices.
A small but growing number of UK vets, veterinary nurses and veterinary care assistants are showing interest in the potential benefits of Reiki for their animal clients.
Anyone who offers Reiki to their own animals, or others professionally, will know that most animals seem to love it too!
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To read more about Animal Reiki see our Reiki For Animals section.
We will keep our members updated through our Resonance magazine and other communication means.