Brighton reiki teacher relaxes reptiles

Sonia Page relaxes her pet snake

Sonia Page relaxes her pet snake

First published in News The Argus: Photograph of the Author by

If you’re worried your pet snake is sad, your lizard’s a bit low or your gecko’s on edge, a Brighton hands-on healer could have the solution.

Sonia Page launched her first Reptile Reiki sessions in Lewes this weekend where she practised the spiritual technique on reptiles to help them relax.

She said: “It’s a very calming experience for them. Animals are very back-to-basic instinctive creatures and letting positive energy flow through them lets them get back to basics.”

Sonia, who used to work with adults with learning disabilities, has now qualified as a reiki teacher and uses Steven Farmer’s Power Animal Oracle cards to engage with creatures’ spiritual natures.

Reiki practitioners believe they can transfer energy for self-healing and a state of equilibrium, and Sonia even practised reiki on her own pet tarantula while she was training.

Sonia, who owns two snakes and a gecko, said: “I’ve always had an interest in things of a spiritual nature and my love of animals led me to a teacher who introduced me to animal communication and healing.

“I’ve never looked back. I have shared reiki with both people and animals, including dogs, cats and horses.”

She is currently treating a dog with behavioural issues by distance reiki. She explained that the Staffie, a rescue dog, lives in a house with five other dogs and finds it hard to relax because of all the barking.

“The dog lives in South London and I live in Brighton so I transfer energy to him by distance,” said Sonia. “First, I ground myself, then I have a picture of him in front of me and use reiki messages to send energy to him. His owner says she can see him relax as it’s happening.”

She added: “Sharing reiki gives me a great deal of pleasure, bringing peace, calm and positivity to both my client and myself.”

Elsewhere in Sussex, pet owners can also find flower therapies for animals in Worthing and colour therapy healing for pets in Felpham Reptile Reiki by Sonia Page takes place every Sunday from 10am-2pm at Equilibrium Complementary Health Centre at 16 Station Street, Lewes. For details, call 01273 470955.

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12:02pm Tue 15 Oct 13

JerryOnly says...

"now qualified as a reiki teacher"
- Thank goodness she's qualified. Industry's positively rife with swindlers and fraudsters!

"She is currently treating a dog with behavioural issues by distance reiki. "
- Any chance you could smack Jason Kitkat by distance reiki while you're at it?
"now qualified as a reiki teacher" - Thank goodness she's qualified. Industry's positively rife with swindlers and fraudsters! "She is currently treating a dog with behavioural issues by distance reiki. " - Any chance you could smack Jason Kitkat by distance reiki while you're at it? JerryOnly
  • Score: 9

12:51pm Tue 15 Oct 13

FC says...

That's it. I'm quitting my job and doing this for a living. Better pay and apparently any moron/deluded person can do it!
That's it. I'm quitting my job and doing this for a living. Better pay and apparently any moron/deluded person can do it! FC
  • Score: 6

12:51pm Tue 15 Oct 13

logicelf says...

'Shameless Brighton Rag Happily Promotes Opportunistic Quackery'.
'Shameless Brighton Rag Happily Promotes Opportunistic Quackery'. logicelf
  • Score: 11

1:22pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Ashles says...

“The dog lives in South London and I live in Brighton so I transfer energy to him by distance,” said Sonia. “First, I ground myself, then I have a picture of him in front of me and use reiki messages to send energy to him. His owner says she can see him relax as it’s happening.”

Wow. Way to get paid by sitting at home and doing nothing whatsoever.

"Sonia, who owns two snakes and a gecko, said: “I’ve always had an interest in things of a spiritual nature and my love of animals led me to a teacher who introduced me to animal communication and healing. "

It's a shame the teacher didn't introduce her to 'science' - then she might have been able to actually genuinely help animals, rather than taking money from gullible owners for doing nothing.

But then scientific qualifications are a little bit harder to get than reiki ones. They onvolve actually learning real things.
(Like the definition of the word 'energy' for a start...)
“The dog lives in South London and I live in Brighton so I transfer energy to him by distance,” said Sonia. “First, I ground myself, then I have a picture of him in front of me and use reiki messages to send energy to him. His owner says she can see him relax as it’s happening.” Wow. Way to get paid by sitting at home and doing nothing whatsoever. "Sonia, who owns two snakes and a gecko, said: “I’ve always had an interest in things of a spiritual nature and my love of animals led me to a teacher who introduced me to animal communication and healing. " It's a shame the teacher didn't introduce her to 'science' - then she might have been able to actually genuinely help animals, rather than taking money from gullible owners for doing nothing. But then scientific qualifications are a little bit harder to get than reiki ones. They onvolve actually learning real things. (Like the definition of the word 'energy' for a start...) Ashles
  • Score: 11

1:24pm Tue 15 Oct 13

logicelf says...

^This.
^This. logicelf
  • Score: 2

1:27pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Roundbill says...

Okay, I'll be the first to say it. Why is the Argus running a free advert for this woman's fraudulent business? Is the paper getting a kick-back?
Okay, I'll be the first to say it. Why is the Argus running a free advert for this woman's fraudulent business? Is the paper getting a kick-back? Roundbill
  • Score: 10

1:35pm Tue 15 Oct 13

FC says...

So Katy Rice gets kickbacks from fraudsters.
Tim Ridgeway gets kickbacks from B&H Buses......
So Katy Rice gets kickbacks from fraudsters. Tim Ridgeway gets kickbacks from B&H Buses...... FC
  • Score: 1

1:35pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Ashles says...

Just for reference:

"There are three levels of basic training in Usui Reiki. You only need be certified in the first level of training to set up shop as a professional Reiki practitioner offering Reiki treatments to clients."

http://healing.about
.com/od/business/a/r
eikibusines.htm

So how does one gain certification in the first level of Reiki training? A three year degree? Perhaps an intensive 6 month course?

"First Degree Class
...
Class Ends - At the end of the day you are Reiki Level 1."

http://healing.about
.com/od/reiki/a/reik
i_one.htm

That's right. "At the end of the day..."

You can become 'qualified' to charge people and 'treat them' with reiki in about the same time it takes to watch the first 2 Lord of the Rings films.
Just for reference: "There are three levels of basic training in Usui Reiki. You only need be certified in the first level of training to set up shop as a professional Reiki practitioner offering Reiki treatments to clients." http://healing.about .com/od/business/a/r eikibusines.htm So how does one gain certification in the first level of Reiki training? A three year degree? Perhaps an intensive 6 month course? "First Degree Class ... Class Ends - At the end of the day you are Reiki Level 1." http://healing.about .com/od/reiki/a/reik i_one.htm That's right. "At the end of the day..." You can become 'qualified' to charge people and 'treat them' with reiki in about the same time it takes to watch the first 2 Lord of the Rings films. Ashles
  • Score: 3

2:02pm Tue 15 Oct 13

sussexram40 says...

What a load of rubbish. Some people will people anything.
Reiki for snakes. You'd think it was April 1st.
If a snake is down then feed it a mouse.
What a load of rubbish. Some people will people anything. Reiki for snakes. You'd think it was April 1st. If a snake is down then feed it a mouse. sussexram40
  • Score: 2

2:28pm Tue 15 Oct 13

JerryOnly says...

DoomClown we need you in here...
DoomClown we need you in here... JerryOnly
  • Score: -1

2:44pm Tue 15 Oct 13

From beer to uncertainty says...

How much will it cost for someone to stroke my snake?
How much will it cost for someone to stroke my snake? From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 3

3:04pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Ashles says...

From beer to uncertainty wrote:
How much will it cost for someone to stroke my snake?
Is it sad? Or is it finding it hard to relax?
[quote][p][bold]From beer to uncertainty[/bold] wrote: How much will it cost for someone to stroke my snake?[/p][/quote]Is it sad? Or is it finding it hard to relax? Ashles
  • Score: 1

3:06pm Tue 15 Oct 13

logicelf says...

Ashles wrote:
From beer to uncertainty wrote:
How much will it cost for someone to stroke my snake?
Is it sad? Or is it finding it hard to relax?
Mine tends to perk right up if someone strokes it. Don't get him too riled up, though, or he'll spit at you.
[quote][p][bold]Ashles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From beer to uncertainty[/bold] wrote: How much will it cost for someone to stroke my snake?[/p][/quote]Is it sad? Or is it finding it hard to relax?[/p][/quote]Mine tends to perk right up if someone strokes it. Don't get him too riled up, though, or he'll spit at you. logicelf
  • Score: 0

4:31pm Tue 15 Oct 13

John Steed says...

for once I'm stumped for words, I thought I had heard it then along comes a proper fruitbat
for once I'm stumped for words, I thought I had heard it then along comes a proper fruitbat John Steed
  • Score: 0

4:37pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Therapist says...

My missus does it.

I just smile, nod and make mmhmm sounds
My missus does it. I just smile, nod and make mmhmm sounds Therapist
  • Score: 3

4:49pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Jeraboam says...

"She is currently treating a dog with behavioural issues by distance reiki. "

I hope she is either a vet, or is sane enough to realise she isn't doing any such thing (which rather makes a sham of this whole advert).

If neither of these things is true, she is breaking the law.

In the UK it is illegal for anyone not a vet to undertake and act of "veterinary surgery", which is defined in the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 as:

a. the diagnosis of diseases in, and injuries to, animals including tests performed on animals for diagnostic purposes;
b. the giving of advice based upon such diagnosis;
c. the medical or surgical treatment of animals; and
d. the performance of surgical operations on animals.’
"She is currently treating a dog with behavioural issues by distance reiki. " I hope she is either a vet, or is sane enough to realise she isn't doing any such thing (which rather makes a sham of this whole advert). If neither of these things is true, she is breaking the law. In the UK it is illegal for anyone not a vet to undertake and act of "veterinary surgery", which is defined in the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 as: a. the diagnosis of diseases in, and injuries to, animals including tests performed on animals for diagnostic purposes; b. the giving of advice based upon such diagnosis; c. the medical or surgical treatment of animals; and d. the performance of surgical operations on animals.’ Jeraboam
  • Score: 2

5:57pm Tue 15 Oct 13

I_amatotalwrongun says...

and there was me thinking that reptiles were fairly 'back to basics' anyway......
and there was me thinking that reptiles were fairly 'back to basics' anyway...... I_amatotalwrongun
  • Score: 0

5:58pm Tue 15 Oct 13

I_amatotalwrongun says...

I find it more disturbing however, that the Shmargus sent a reporter to interview this freak, and then it got published.
I find it more disturbing however, that the Shmargus sent a reporter to interview this freak, and then it got published. I_amatotalwrongun
  • Score: 3

10:18am Wed 16 Oct 13

JerryOnly says...

Jeraboam wrote:
"She is currently treating a dog with behavioural issues by distance reiki. "

I hope she is either a vet, or is sane enough to realise she isn't doing any such thing (which rather makes a sham of this whole advert).

If neither of these things is true, she is breaking the law.

In the UK it is illegal for anyone not a vet to undertake and act of "veterinary surgery", which is defined in the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 as:

a. the diagnosis of diseases in, and injuries to, animals including tests performed on animals for diagnostic purposes;
b. the giving of advice based upon such diagnosis;
c. the medical or surgical treatment of animals; and
d. the performance of surgical operations on animals.’
Well, just playing the pedant card here, STRICTLY according to the act she's doing nothing wrong IF the initial diagnosis was made by a qualified vet, as her 'treatment' doesn't constitute surgery.

See? It might not be cobblers after all.*

* It is.
[quote][p][bold]Jeraboam[/bold] wrote: "She is currently treating a dog with behavioural issues by distance reiki. " I hope she is either a vet, or is sane enough to realise she isn't doing any such thing (which rather makes a sham of this whole advert). If neither of these things is true, she is breaking the law. In the UK it is illegal for anyone not a vet to undertake and act of "veterinary surgery", which is defined in the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 as: a. the diagnosis of diseases in, and injuries to, animals including tests performed on animals for diagnostic purposes; b. the giving of advice based upon such diagnosis; c. the medical or surgical treatment of animals; and d. the performance of surgical operations on animals.’[/p][/quote]Well, just playing the pedant card here, STRICTLY according to the act she's doing nothing wrong IF the initial diagnosis was made by a qualified vet, as her 'treatment' doesn't constitute surgery. See? It might not be cobblers after all.* * It is. JerryOnly
  • Score: 2

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