Brenna Reiki Master

Holistic healing of the physical, mental and emotional



Case Study: Winter the cat and Naya the dog – Entry 4

It’s been a long time since I’ve given you an update on these critters!  Let me tell you why.  First the owners and I did some traveling!  Winter was taken care of by the neighbours while her owners were on vacation.  They were shocked at her new sweet disposition.  They asked if “she was on kitty Prozac?”.  They were able to pet and brush her with no problems!  There’s no doubt Winter’s attitude and level of happiness has improved.  Unfortunately we’ve had some setbacks in the plan to let Winter have run of the house.  The owners will not risk her peeing anywhere in the house and can’t participate in the homework of extending Winter’s territory.

I don’t consider this case study to be a success because it could not be executed properly.  I’m very happy Winter’s mood and quality of life has improved.  Teaching her “non cat people” how to play with her and praise her will be valuable to her health.

I’ve only seen Naya the dog once since my last entry.  We had another relaxing Reiki session with belly rubs.  Her future living situation is unclear, and I think this adds to her anxiety.

I still check in with both critters long distance and send them loving energy.

What have I learned from this?

Just as Dr Usui discovered years ago when he first began to give Reiki, there must be an energy exchange.  In this day and age, the exchange is usually money for services.  Because this was not present, a lack of commitment and responsibility resulted on both ends.  The owner is an integral part of their animal’s healing.  They did not ask me to heal their pets.  I volunteered!  Unfortunately, that’s precisely why I couldn’t achieve what I wanted for the pets.

This was a great way to get experience animal communicating, making healing plans for pets and performing animal Reiki.  I now understand the importance of an energy exchange in healing.

I’m super excited to announce I’ll soon be officially offering Animal Reiki!  Stay tuned for rates and services.

Love and gratitude,

Brenna Reiki Master

Case Study: Winter the cat and Naya the dog – Entry 3

According to her owners, Winter the cat has become more loving lately.  She has been spotted in the upstairs hallway and computer room asking for cuddles from her dad.  She loves her dad soooo much and I realize he’s going to be a big factor in her recovery.  Next I’d like him to spend some time in his room cuddling with her.  The more positive experiences she has in each room the better.  We must replace all the old negative memories of the other cat.  I’m sure a room that smells like dad will relax her completely.

I played outside with Naya the dog on this visit!  I grew up with cats and have been excited about bonding with dogs.  I can officially say I love this dog!  She’s the easiest animal to communicate with that I’ve come across so far.  She was very confident outside and can run like crazy!  I got a good workout and got to observe her in a different and more natural environment.  At one point she was trotting off into the bushes and looked back at me to ask if it was ok.  I said “I trust you”.  I had almost instant regret as she then sprinted off into the woods.  She didn’t go out of my sight though and I appreciated it, later though, I did lose her.  I knew what direction she had gone, but couldn’t see or hear her.  I was preparing myself for a conversation with my neighbours… “Sorry I lost your dog!”  After a few minutes, I concentrated fully on telepathically calling her, telling her I was worried.  Seconds later I heard her collar jingle, getting closer and closer.  I was quite relieved when she appeared.  She gave me this look like “You said you trusted me.”

There was a point during our play on the driveway when she stopped and seemed anxious suddenly.  I think the environment must have triggered it.  We paused and I put my hand on her heart and started the flow of Reiki.  She then turned around and gave me her bum.  I giggled and worked on her root chakra instead.  She started doing her anxious rocking movement on her back feet.  As soon as I felt an energetic release she let go a huge sigh and became still.  We then ran around like crazy again.  I want to get her on a leash and walking the roads soon as that’s where her aggression comes out.

This will be my last visit with them for a while as the owners are doing some unexpected traveling.  I miss them already!

Love and gratitude,

Brenna Reiki Master


Case Study: Winter the cat and Naya the dog – Entry 2

I have had 3 visits with Winter. She’s officially scratched her scratcher in the hallway upstairs and claimed that space! My plan is to slowly spread her territory throughout the house. We’re starting with the upstairs as her home is currently the master bedroom/bath. Another break through was when I patiently lured her into the upstairs office. After I communicated to her “This is your space” she began to purr and mark everything she could find. I’ve never seen her so happy or her confidence so great. I’ve got high hopes for Winter! If her humans stick to their homework she’ll claim the whole upstairs soon.

The second half of my 3rd visit was with Naya the dog. She’s known to be aggressive towards other dogs and people while on walks. She is much better with touch than Winter, so instead of energy beaming, I was able to do a hands on Reiki session on the couch. Fear was her main negative energy. Love and protection were her main positive energies. This can make for an over protective dog. She’s a rescue and is wary of men so the owners suspect abuse in her past. Naya and I connected very well and after some long eye contact I realized this creature was too wise for her own good! I’m very excited to see her again and will split my time between both creatures with each future visit.

By the way, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been when I’m working with animals! … If you or someone you know needs any kind of help with their animal’s health or behavior please keep me in mind! With a bit more time and experience I would love to start aiding animals (and humans!) with Reiki and animal communication.


Love and gratitude,

Brenna Reiki Master

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