Energy healing for pets is a common practice in foreign countries and I decided to do something on my own.
Rather than calling herself a Reiki healer, Sanjuktha loves to be addressed as an energy healer for animals. A PhD holder in Molecular Biology, she took up Reiki because of her love for animals and is now practising ‘distant healing’ on pets.
“After my studies, I heard about Reiki and found it interesting. I read about it and mastered the skill. Energy healing would be the apt description. Energy healing for pets is a common practice in foreign countries and I decided to do something on my own. That’s how it started,” she says.
So, how exactly does energy healing for pets work? “I don’t need to be in the same room with the animal. In fact, the pet can be anywhere in the world while I do it. I just need a photograph of the companion and a little background about the pet to do energy healing. The session can happen over the phone or Skype,” she replies. Sanjuktha, who is offering life guidance through oracle and angel card readings, has also started animal communication.
“This helps people understand their animal companions better by communicating with them. This also helps to deepen the bond with their companion. It changes your perspective and how the companion animal sees the world and sees you,” she explains.
Though Sanjuktha is getting a lot of queries on how to master the skill, she is not yet prepared to teach it professionally. “I get a lot of requests to teach energy healing and animal communication. But personally, I don’t think I am there yet. To be a teacher, you need to have a wider range of experience and have to be aware of a lot more things. Being a teacher is a mantle and a huge responsibility.”
She stresses that healing is not a substitute for veterinary care. “Many misunderstand thinking this is a substitute for treatment — but it is not. One has to consider it as a holistic approach. If the pet is undergoing some treatment, energy healing will boost the effectiveness of the treatment and also alleviate pain and give comfort to the pet,” she clarifies. People can get in touch with her through her Facebook page ‘Gaia Mitra’.