About Amber  

I always had a love for animals, the metaphysical field, energy work, nature, and crafting. My awareness increased when I had my first Reiki treatment. It made such an impact on my life, that I wanted to make a difference, and my calling to work with animals grew stronger. As my journey continued to unfold, I took formal classes to deepen my understanding of Reiki and its connection to the animal world. Today, my mission and passion is to share Reiki with your animal companions to promote a loving balance of well-being! 
Coco was our 30 year old Cockatiel 'son' loved to keep us on our toes.  He was adopted when I was in grade school.  I learned everything about compassion, laughter, and love from Coco. Some may think that birds don't have personalities,  and I'm here to tell you Coco had quite a personality. He even had a sense of humor! If he thought something was funny, he'd make a clicking, laughing noise and smile! He made sure Valentine was well taken care of by dropping some of his treats down to her below. It was quite a sight to see how those two worked together. Adopting Coco at a young age has taught me dedication, responsibility, and pure friendship. He was with me through everything and one of my first pet companions.  I will forever love him to pieces. 
Valentine:  our 'daughter' loves her snuggle time. She came into our life when we least expected it. While volunteering at a local animal shelter, she was so small, yet her eyes spoke to me behind the cold bars. It was a snowy February day and her first in the shelter. No sooner than I opened the door and sit down to greet her, she jumped in my lap and has been there ever since. While my husband was uncertain about our new family member at first, she melts his heart and mine each day with her sweet & spicy attitude and zest for life. Now a senior beauty, Valentine teaches us how to make positive vision and hearing accommodations that are just right for her. We love our Valentine to pieces. 
Juniper:  our 'baby boy' who jumped into our lives when we least expected it. He came at a time when our hearts were broken, trying to heal from Coco. Juniper was rescued outdoors by a loving family a few towns over. He was referred to me because of my love and care of birds, especially cockatiels. Hesitant to bring a new soul into our home such a short time after our Coco passed, I'm so glad we opened our door and hearts to Juniper. He has been a constant joy. He's gentle-natured, snuggly, full of surprises, and loves to sing and chew! Though we don't know his past, we do know that he's here to stay and we love him so much! 
Education

Amber has a passion for lifelong learning and sharing with others. She's an active art teacher and reiki teacher. Her Animal Reiki teachers include Kathleen Prasad and Leah D'Ambrosio from Animal Reiki Source and Shelter Animal Reiki Association. Amber has taken all levels of Reiki for humans and animals.

Volunteer Work

  • Midwest Rescue of IL 
  • Tiny Hooves Rescue, WI
  • Creates handmade greeting cards, snuffle mats, and blankets to support Rescues.
  • Contact Amber to sell one-of-a-kind cards at your animal friendly location.

Associations 

Proud member of Shelter Animal Reiki Association 

Amber's Publications
  • Eating With Reiki. Shelter Animal Reiki Association. 2017.
  • 5 Tips for a Successful Reiki Session. 2017.
  • Top 5 Things You Should Know About Animal Reiki. West Suburban Dog Magazine, 2016.
  • Reiki With Dogs. ISIC. May 2015. 
  • Animal Reiki: A Holistic Approach. West Suburban Dog Magazine, 2014.