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About Mona

Mona J. Shaw, CMRM, CH, CNHP

Mona Shaw, Owner, Animal Reiki Alliance, is an Animal Reiki Practitioner and Teacher, Certified Medical Reiki Master, Usui Practitioner and Teacher, Certified Hypnotist and Animal Communicator. She became  a Certified Naturopathic Practitioner in 2020. Mona lives on a farm in South Central Pennsylvania and uses her reiki daily on both farm animals and wildlife. She has witnessed first hand how Reiki can help an aging and ill dog, reduce animal aggression and stress, and assist other animals (and their humans) in crossing the rainbow bridge. 

Mona’s belief in naturopathic practices began when she worked with a physician in 2003, curing herself of Fibromyalgia with the use of supplements, massage and reiki. She then began her Reiki journey in 2004 when she received her Reiki I and II certificates under Sensei Rev. Rebecca Nagy. She continued that journey in 2019 earning her master and teacher certifications with Teri Martell and her Certified Medical Reiki Master (CMRM) certificate in 2020 with Raven Keys, Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International. 

She believes that you find exactly what you are meant to find with Reiki and in 2019, she discovered Kathleen Lester and the Animal Reiki Alliance. Mona resonated with the Usui Reiki Ryoho teachings from Kathleen Lester and incorporates them into all of her trainings. 

Mona practices Reiki and Animal Communication full-time, whether in her office, via distance sessions, or on her farm.  Her distance practice is said to be “strong enough to heal a home.” 

She made a life long study of naturopathic modalities and decided to put those studies to use by attending school and earning her Certified Natural Health Professional designation. She believes everyone can heal their Mind, Body, Mental and Spiritual systems given the proper tools and support through their journey. 

About Kathleen

Kathleen Lester, MS, CMRM, Founder, Animal Reiki Alliance and Board Member At Large, Medical Reiki Works. Kathleen is an Animal Reiki Practitioner & Teacher, Certified Medical Reiki Master, a certified animal massage therapist, an animal communicator, and medical intuitive. Kathleen founded the Animal Reiki Alliance in 2010 to bring together Reiki practitioners and other complementary healing practitioners in an effort to develop professionalism and standards to our work with animals and human companions.

Kathleen's vision is that Reiki and other complementary healing modalities will become a standard part of everyone's, human and animal, healing team. For now her primary focus is with animals and building integrity among these healing practices and bridging the gap with veterinary care.

Training & Certifications

Kathleen received her Shinpiden Master Teacher training from Frans Stiene, International House of Reiki & Kathleen Prasad, Animal Reiki Sources and her Medical Reiki Master Certification from Raven Keyes, Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International. Additionally, Kathleen studied Animal Communication with Terri Diener, Pet Speak and has her Veterinary Aromatic Medicine Certification from Dr. Melissa Shelton, DVM. Kathleen is also a Mesa Carrier in the Andean Shamanic Tradition, studying with Land Spirits and Jose Luis Herrara.

Published Works

Kathleen is the author of Animal Reiki Research: Implications for Practice, as well as numerous published articles.

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