Reiki for Dogs: Using Spiritual Energy to Heal and Vitalize Man’s Best Friend By Kathleen Prasad – An Invitation to Buddy Read


If you have read Animal Reiki by Elizabeth Fulton and Kathleen Prasad then you may already be a fan of how in-depth the experiences they shared are. I kept both ladies on my author list because they helped me take my animal Reiki practice to new levels. I have confidently taught students to give Reiki to a variety of animals, and I have taught animals to give Reiki to people, and even to other animals. What a sight that is! So touching!

ART III (ART) Manual

There’s a section in my upcoming release, The Reiki Cafe Reiki III (ART) Manual, offering techniques I’ve expanded into over my years as a Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner.

I love to read one non-fiction book at a time, and I love to choose the book intuitively. That is how I chose Reiki For Dogs, which I will be starting in a few days. Would you like…

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January Class Schedule!


The Reiki Cafe logo

I’ll have more to share about The Reiki Cafe name only croppedonce I’ve finished filing the permits, but I can already tell you that it is going to be awesome!

I hope you like the logo!

Now, on to the schedule.  Remember, if you would like to host a workshop or class in your home, ask me about it.

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Joshua Tree, CA,
Instructor: Gina Briganti, Reiki Master Teacher, Holistic Health Consultant

January Class Schedule

Guided Meditation: January 2nd from 10:00-11:30. Register by December 26th. Meditations are one hour long, with thirty minutes of discussion following the meditation. The fee for each meditation class is $20.

Nutrition Workshop: January 3rd from 10:00-2:00. Register by December 27th. Ask your basic nutrition questions and complete a mini analysis to learn more about what your body needs. The workshop fee is $60.

Guided Meditation: January 10th from 10:00-11:30. Register by January 3rd. Meditations are one hour long, with thirty minutes of discussion following the meditation. The fee for each meditation class is $20.

Teaching Reiki Workshop: January 10th from 12:30-4:30. Register by January 3rd.. If you’ve completed your Reiki levels, and would like more instruction on how to structure your Reiki classes, this workshop is for you. I will include information for teaching all four levels. The workshop fee is $60.

Guided Meditation: January 16th from 10:00-11:30. Register by January 9th. Meditations are one hour long, with thirty minutes of discussion following the meditation. The fee for each meditation class is $20.

Reiki II Class: January 17th from 10:00 – 3:00. Register by January 10th. Class includes level II attunement, certification, practitioner practice, symbol practice, symbol meditation, and distant healing instruction. The fee for the class is $200.

Infusing Reiki Into Your Life: January 23rd from 10:00-2:00. Register by January 16th. Learn how to cleanse and energize your home, workspace, career, relationships, and more in this workshop. The workshop fee is $60.

Guided Meditation: January 24th from 10:00-11:30. Register by January 17th. Meditations are one hour long, with thirty minutes of discussion following the meditation. The fee for each meditation class is $20.

Guided Meditation: January 30th from 10:00-11:30. Register by January 23rd. Meditations are one hour long, with thirty minutes of discussion following the meditation. The fee for each meditation class is $20.

As always, thank you for everything!


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Reiki Technique – Bracelet Meditation

Some of you are familiar with this technique if you’ve trained with me past level I, or if I performed the technique on you in a session.  I hope you enjoy this technique as much as I have.  We have found it to be very powerful.  Please let me know if you have questions.

Reiki Technique:  Bracelet Meditation

I received this technique from my guides years ago, and I’ve used it successfully many times since it was shown to me.  The value of this Reiki technique is that it goes all the way back to the beginning of this life, from conception, to the age you are now.

Begin by drawing your symbols.  If you are level I, the technique will work without the symbols.

Place your hands on your head, and begin to give yourself a Reiki treatment.  If you are performing the technique on a client, begin at the crown chakra.  When you/they are relaxed, create a bracelet in your mind’s eye.  It can be any color you like, any shape you like, and any texture you like.  The first bracelet is for conception in this life.  Send Reiki to this bracelet until it disappears from your mind’s eye view, or until it in some way feels complete to you.

If the conception stage went quickly, and you would like to continue, go on to the next stage: birth.  If you do not have more time, or you would like to take a break, take the time to journal about what you experienced when you sent dedicated Reiki to the conception stage of this life, or encourage your client to journal about it.

Repeat this process for each stage, using these bracelets:


1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

7 months

8 months

9 months

10 months

11 months

1 year old

2 years old

3 years old, etc., until you reach the age you are now.

In my experience, it is possible to pass through a few ages in one session.  I have not seen anyone continue with this technique past the age of late 20’s through early 30’s, so if that is your experience also, you can see that it has happened before and you do not need to be concerned that you have done something wrong.

End the session as you normally would.

Thank you for learning more Reiki with me.  If you’re ready for a class, let me know and we’ll start planning.

Peace and Reiki,


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What is a Reiki “Facial”?

The Reiki Facial* is a Reiki technique that I developed with my guides, well, guidance.  I noticed that a few hours into a Reiki class, my students started looking remarkably younger.  We’ve all heard that stress ages us, and this result was the illustration of that.

The Reiki Facial* is intended to focus on the physical appearance of the face, but because it is Reiki, we know that more than that is happening.  Bonus, right?!

I taught the technique in a few classes, starting with level II students.  Then I tried experimenting with it by itself and photographing the results before and after the sessions.

Cyhndi's Reiki FaceliftMy model, Cyhndi, is my Reiki Master Teacher.  She bravely went first.  She loved the results of the technique and the fact that they lasted a long time for her.  People asked her what she was doing differently to look so good.

We were thrilled!

Then is was my turn to be the model, and Cyhndi’s turn to give me the sessions.

Gina4wkfinal CollageYou can see from my progression that I had more color in my face as the sessions continued.  By the end of the treatments, my daughter told me that I looked like her sister!

The best part is that we did all of this through Google Hangouts.  Of course, it can be done in person.  That’s still an option.

Now Cyhndi and I are both able to teach Reiki practitioners how to perform the technique, and we are available to do Reiki Facials* on you!  Distance is not an obstacle.  If you’d like a Reiki Facial session, you can book one with either one of us.

Plus, we’re teaching the technique via Google Hangout.  Make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter so you can register for the next class.

Questions?  Ask away!

As always, thank you for being a part of my experience!


*Reiki Facial is a Reiki technique.  You do not need to be an aesthetician to use the technique.  It contains Reiki only.  No product is used at any time during the session.  In fact, the skin is never touched.

“Archetypal Chakras: Meditations and Exercises for Opening Your Chakras” by Arnold Bittlinger Group Read Invitation

As always, I hope my post finds you well.

I started reading “Archetypal Chakras: Meditations and Exercises for Opening Your Chakras” by Arnold Bittlinger on the 11th of this month, and I’ve been so impressed by what I’m reading that I wanted to extend an invitation to anyone who is interested to join me in reading the book and practicing the exercises. I read a few pages each day, so don’t worry about not being able to catch up with me. 😀

We can discuss the book here in the comments.

As always, thank you for reading,



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Will You Post a Review of My Reiki and Nutrition Work on

Hello! I hope this day finds you well. It is gorgeous here in Joshua Tree.

I have signed up with a new website for my Reiki and nutrition services. If you have experienced either, or both, and would like to leave a review for others to reference, I would appreciate it. This is the link: to my review page.

If you have a site where you would benefit from a review of your services, please let me know. I am happy to reciprocate.

As always, thank you for reading.


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To My Students: What Are You Doing With Your Reiki?

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Okay, I’ll go first.  What I’m doing with my Reiki lately is putting it in my food, lots of distant sends, and self Reiki to my crown chakra in the morning before I start the day.  I am in awe of what simple moments of applying Reiki can do.


Your turn.


As always, thank you for reading.





Welcome, Book Marketing Challenge Blog Hoppers!

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I’m Gina Briganti.  Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today.

If you’re like me, you can hardly believe that the challenge is ending.  I’ve been privileged to get to know some of you through the challenge, and I look forward to connecting with more of you as a result of this blog hop.  This has been an exciting 30 days!  I’ve learned incredible amounts of information.  Information I was able to put to use right away and see results from.

I offer my gratitude to all the presenters.  You are all amazing!  I have registered with many of you to continue learning from you, and purchased some of your products.

When D’Vorah Lansky asked us to choose one favorite book marketing strategy, I viewed it as a great thought exercise.  I have many pages of valuable notes I’ve collected throughout the challenge.  One does stand out for me, and that is collaboration.  I’m excited about sharing virtual book tour dates, writing Kindle book series, and guest posts; all because they’re amazing ways to get together and amplify our individual skills and reach.

Signing up for my newsletter is the entryway into working together.  Each month I’ll share which opportunities I’m offering, and looking for, on my editorial calendar.  My newsletter is the only place this calendar, and these offers, will appear.  I’ve made it easy for you to join me with this helpful link.

Reciprocation is a key word.  I always want to create in a way that benefits all of us.  Are you curious about what my topics are?  I hope so!

You see in my banner that I am a Reiki Master Teacher, Author, and Holistic Health Consultant, which is a good introduction into a few of the topics I write and read about.  I’m interested in collaborations involving:



Developing intuition

Deepening intuition

Living intuitively


Power animal guidance







Romance of nearly any genre

Paranormal Romance – I have a paranormal romance series with 17 releases planned.  My newest release is

Non-fiction self-help – This is my workbook.  I post exercises for this workbook here on my blog.

Lifestyle coaching


Holistic health

Positive mental attitudes

Emotional balance


Who knows where we’ll go with all the fabulous opportunities we have in front of us?  We have everything we need to entertain, inspire, and inform our target audience of women and men looking for ways to live a happy life, whether that’s through books, direct coaching, or team support.  This is what we do, because it’s what we love to do.  Our audience will appreciate us because they know the value of our expertise and commitment.

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.  I truly appreciate you.  I’ll be seeing you on your blog soon!

Boomer Goes to the Vet: The How to Version for Reiki Practitioners



It’s 8:18 in the morning, and I’m supposed to help Boomer relax during his veterinary appointment at 8:30. 486 miles away. Will I make it in time? You bet! Using a blend of distance Reiki and animal communication, I’ll be able to help him through some of the most anxious moments of his life.

How to: Distance Reiki is a level II technique. If you took Reiki level II with me, you probably practiced it during the class with a photograph of a person who knew it was coming so that you could compare notes of what you experienced, and what they experienced. If you need a refresher, you can find the distance symbol in your notes or in The Reiki Sourcebook by Bronwen and Frans Stiene.

How I prepared to connect with Boomer is that I quieted everything within me. Mind, body, and spirit were still. Once I felt connected to Boomer, I visualized that we were together. In my mind’s eye, I spoke to Boomer, calming him. I pet him, the same way I would if we were together in the same room. The energetic version of Boomer was terrified to be on the way to the veterinarian’s office, but the connection I made with him during his first session calmed him. My intention was to place my hands over his crown chakra, the way I would if I was with him, but he was too upset for that. Boomer responded to feeling the Reiki come through my hands as I pet him.

You will read below about how I learned to communicate with animals. I have worked with some of my students to help them develop their ability in their own ways. I’d love to help you with it.

Please understand that intuition, and animal communication, work in different ways for different people. If you are clairaudient, you may be able to hear them the way that I do. If you are clairvoyant, you may be able to see mental images that they are showing you. If you are empathic, you may be able to sense what they are saying, and translate that sense into words for them. I think that empathic knowledge is the most common way that intuition presents itself.

I think the most basic action you can take to deepen your communication with animals is to spend time in meditation. In addition to meditation, you can add an affirmation. I suggest the one I used. I was being literal, but, well, that’s how things happen sometimes. “Help me to see what I cannot see. Help me to hear what I cannot hear.” I will also gladly build an energy bridge between you and an animal that you wish to communicate with to help deepen the process for you both.

Questions? Please ask.

Back to the original story:

You see, Boomer is a sensitive dog who senses things that have gone on in that veterinary office. When his people asked me to help them figure out why he is so incredibly afraid of his annual appointment, I had no idea that his anxiety was so palpable. Boomer informed me that he has really good reasons for not wanting to go there. Animals have died there and he knows it without a doubt. Animals are hurt there. In pain there. Did I know that they cut animals with knives there? Boomer asked this question of me in a panicked voice during a complete anxiety attack that he experienced just from talking about going to the vet for his shots.

During my first talk with him about his upcoming appointment, I spent time helping him to release that anxiety. He loved it. He responded to it. It made a difference. When it was time for the actual visit weeks later, I could help him repeat his mantra – “They’re not trying to hurt me. They’re not trying to hurt me.” We repeated it together while I added in soothing Reiki. In addition to my efforts, I recommended Bach Pet Rescue Remedy, a flavorless liquid homeopathic preparation that you drop into your pet’s water.

For the first time in his life, Boomer was able to go to the vet without a total melt down. He allowed the technicians to do everything they needed to do without trying to escape or making much noise at all. He does still need to work on letting the technicians take him out of his people’s sight. He’s no dummy. Those back rooms are where all the bad things happen.

If you’ve never met an animal communicator before, allow me to introduce myself. You may recognize me from other jaunts around Tipsy Lit. I don’t consider myself so much a communicator, as I do a translator. Animals don’t speak a different language than we do, it’s just that a lot of people can’t hear them. All communication is energy.

My Reiki master training led me to accidentally tap in to this ability when I was practicing a master technique and my lovely miniature pinscher, Baby Doll, laid her head on my knee. Soon after, the simple things we say about our animals, such as “He wants water,” or “She doesn’t like onions,” became extremely accurate between Baby Doll and I. For example, Baby Doll would go to the door and stand there expectantly. I asked her, from my mind to hers, why she was there. She would answer the same way, letting me know that there was someone coming up the walk. It took them at least 10 minutes to get to the door. She must have tapped into their intent and shared it with me.

My understanding of how animals communicate grew to the point where I can help animals with all sorts of things, like barking and digging. Those are very common behaviors that I’m asked to address. It’s also very helpful to owners to know what an animal is experiencing during big moves or changes.

Can I express with words how satisfying it is to be able to help an animal share what’s behind their behaviors? Or what names they use for their people? And the expressions on their faces when I start talking to an animal that hasn’t been “spoken” to before…priceless. The ears go sideways. The body, still. Their eyes are intent on mine. Can you imagine how funny it was when my daughter’s cat stared at someone else, didn’t get a response, and turned to me to ask if that person “speaks cat.”

When our dog Lucy realized that I could speak to her and that no one else in the house could, she started treating me as her translator. Someone would ask her a question, then she would turn to me and stare at me until I tuned in to her answer. Then she looks at the asker when I’m telling them what her response is, and then turns back to me when they ask for her response.
Life with animals takes on a whole new dimension. For me, for them, and for their owners.

Spotlight: Distance Reiki

Reiki practitioners generally believe that all things are made of a form of energy. If that energy isn’t balanced, the person, animal, plant, or what have you, doesn’t feel right. That’s when a Reiki practitioner could be called on to help out with getting the energy back into balance. I am also fond of calling it a relaxation therapy. A session can take place in person, over the phone, or even on the other side of the Earth with no physical contact between the sender and the receiver; which brings me to the subject of this post.

How well does distance Reiki really work? If you call me for help with something that is bothering you, whether the bother is a physical, mental, or emotional one, is there something I can actually do that will make a difference for you?

I have asked two of my clients to share their experiences with distance Reiki.  This is what they had to say:


What do you experience during a distance Reiki session?
Client 1 answered: “Even when taking a distance Reiki session I can feel the energy surround me. It’s a wonderful relieving feeling to know that distant Reiki can really work.”
Client 2 answered: “Release of illness, burdens, fears, hate, anger, and many other unwanted feelings.”


How do you feel after a distance Reiki session?
Client 1 answered: “I feel very sleepy for about two hours then I start to clean my home and everything else I can. I also feel re-energized.”
Client 2 answered: “Light spirit, love, joy, peace, and a feeling of well being.”



Do you feel that distance Reiki “does” anything?
Client 1 answered: “Absolutely. It makes my world an even easier place to live in. I really can build up the stress level in my life.”
Client 2 answered: “Absolutely.”


Do you recommend distance Reiki to others?
Client 1 answered: “I have, yes. I usually tell people about it because of the way it makes me feel about myself.”
Client 2 answered: “Positively.”


How many distance Reiki sessions have you experienced?
Client 1 answered: “Wow! I’m really not sure, but I think I have received at least twelve.”
Client 2 answered: “Approximately 20.”


Will you use distance Reiki in the future?
Client 1 answered: “Only if I need it. I do a lot of meditating on my own time, plus yoga classes.”
Client 2 answered: “Without a doubt.”


Now for some background. Client 1 grew up in an extremely abusive home and experienced more physical, mental, and emotional abuse than I would have believed possible. Client 1 has, with the aid of Reiki and other practices, gone on to live what most people would consider a normal life.

Client 2 has experienced devastating losses including all siblings, three children, both parents, and a spouse of more than forty years. Client 2  lives what most people would consider to be a normal life. They would never guess at the levels of loss that came before they met.

Distance Reiki is one of the most miraculous experiences I’ve ever had. If you have the opportunity to receive it, I strongly encourage you to try it.  The technique is taught during level II training.

Please feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments below.