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dear ones!

Animal Reiki Source

Welcome to 

Home of the Let Animals Lead® Method of Animal Reiki

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Where we teach you a mindful way to help animals.

Animal Reiki Source is about using meditative techniques to make the world a better place for you and your animals. We teach you to create an inviting, calm space for animals that is ideal for their healing.

I'm going to teach you how to build trust with animals by unveiling the secrets of non-verbal communication and connection.

What sets the Let Animals Lead® Method apart from other Animal Reiki methods?



What is 
Animal Reiki?

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Why is OUR Animal Reiki
SO different from others?

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What exactly IS healing anyway?

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What sets us apart from
other Animal Reiki methods?


Our Code of Ethics!


We promote animal agency!


We offer Continuing Education Credits


Our worldwide online community!


We're energy-based and hands off!

Ready to learn how to use the Let Animals Lead® Method and build energetic trust bonds with animals? 



Take our easy & fun 3-Day 
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Get Certified in the Let Animals Lead® Method!
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Join our worldwide LAL®
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Our method of Animal Reiki and how it helps animals heal

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hello dear ones, i'm kathleen

The Pioneer of Animal Reiki and the creator of the Let Animals Lead® Method

25 years ago, I began practicing Reiki with animals and, back then, NOBODY was doing it yet and Reiki was still very human-centric.

I started out using self-healing Reiki sessions to calm my anxiety and realized quickly that my dog, Dakota, seemed to want to join my healing space. 

Fast forward 25 years.


Through many thousands of Animal Reiki sessions and A LOT of humbling mistakes made while working with animals, I now know the "secret ingredient" for building trust with animals that helps them slip into a healing energy state. 


And I've used this knowledge and experience to create a revolutionary Animal Reiki method (called the Let Animals Lead® Method) that—unlike Human Reiki lineages—doesn't require using our hands or sending energy or beaming energy at animals. My LAL® method is a groundbreaking approach to energy healing that empowers animals and honors their agency, wisdom, and independence.

And the results have proven to be nothing short of miraculous!

Brown Lemur

I really enjoyed Kathleen’s Level 1 Reiki class and learning this meditation based Reiki . The workbook, structure of the class and the way Kathleen taught it made for a wonderful experience where I felt immersed in Reiki the whole time and left with the knowledge and motivation to keep up the practice. It has definitely affected me in all aspects of my life and most importantly how it helps me to help animals. Kathleen is an inspiration!

— Monica, Level 1 Student September 20, 2023


This course changed everything for me. Prior to the class, I thought I was connected and open, but this class is the next level! So much pause for reflection, so much deep soul searching, and I notice such a difference in myself, my movement in the world, how my dogs react in my presence, even the wildlife is reacting differently to me! Such a deep learning of calm, beautiful connection, in ways that I didn’t know even existed. Such a beautiful, life-changing experience.

—Corine Graham, Level 1 Student August 31, 2023

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We can’t do it without you!

“There is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we are brave enough to be it.” ~Amanda Gorman


I want to thank my Animal Reiki community for all that you do to help and support animals and bring more compassion to our world!

How does Animal Reiki Source give back?


We donate 25% of our certification classes to our favorite charities, places such as:

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

The Medicine Horse Project

The CARE Foundation

Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary

Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary

Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Charlie's Acres Farm Sanctuary

Elephant Aid International

Square Peg Foundation and more!


We are SO grateful to all of our Animal Reiki Source students for making this possible!

We also offer free distant healing as a service through our FB group, Animal Reiki Source Healing Circle  and through our Let Animals Lead® Distant Healing Requests Group in our LAL® Online Community (made up of our worldwide Let Animals Lead® Practitioners & Teachers).


We invite you to join us on our Facebook group as a volunteer Animal Reiki practitioner, or as an animal lover wanting support for your animals.


And if you're trained in at least Level 1 of the Let Animals Lead® Method of Animal Reiki, you're welcome to join us, for free, in our Let Animals Lead® Online Community

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