Welcome to Hearts and Paws Healing and dog walking services
I'm Jane, a certified Reiki master and animal energy healer based in Ivybridge, Devon.
I have always held an interest in natural health and wellbeing, and this is a passion that continues to grow. Working with energy and Reiki allows me to see and treat and hold space for the whole person and not just a set of symptoms.
My awareness of the importance of a holistic approach began not only through my experiences as a nurse for over 20 years, but also those gained as a mother. When my youngest child was 12 years old we received a late diagnosis of Autism. Overwhelmed by a society, education and environment not able to meet her needs, my daughter shut down completely. My life path changed overnight, and I spent the next five years caring and advocating for her needs within the wider systems of society.
Witnessing my child go through this trauma, coupled with my own personal experiences have really highlighted the power of 'holding space' and meeting clients exactly where they are at, with no expectation, pressure or judgement. Prior to taking my passion for natural healing full time, I spent several years working with the elderly, including those suffering with Alzheimers. When I started using energy healing with my elderly clients, the results just astounded me. To see someone come back to themselves from a place of total anxiety and overwhelm, to the energy of peace and calm so gently and naturally; after just a 15 minute session was just beautiful, and from then on I was totally hooked by this gentle but powerful therapy that can be used with the youngest and eldest of society, and the tiniest of animals with the results only ever being for the highest good.
I am passionate about raising awareness of this powerfully effective natural therapy for both animals and their people. Reiki can be used on its own or as a complementary therapy to help manage pain, stress, anxiety and/or chronic illness. It is also a wonderfully relaxing restorative treatment to improve well being and quality of life
Energy therapy is wonderful for highly sensitive people and empaths who naturally take on and absorb the energies of others and whose energy systems quickly become overwhelmed. Many such clients can also have acquired the labels of Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing disorder, gender dysphoria, borderline personality and similar. I offer support with managing and protecting the energy field as a shield from sensory overwhelm.
I work with clients of all ages from my home from home therapy room in Ivybridge, Devon. My two rescue dogs will be sure to give you a very warm welcome. I also offer a mobile service to make treatments more accessible where requested.
I individually tailor sessions to work with the needs of my individual clients, and combine crystal therapy where appropriate.