Healing Touch for Animals
Healing Touch for Animals Therapist Carol Komitor
It is believed that blocked energy, or even holes in the aura are solely responsible for the entire spectrum of physical and psychological illness and suffering. To some this may seem far-fetched, but it has basis that is not only well documented, but also the cornerstone of many religions. Buddhists, Hindus and yogis all refer to these powerful universal energy systems, which must be kept open and in balance for optimal health and, in turn, for spiritual enlightenment.
When a horse’s energy system is off balance, the energy that usually flows through and around his body becomes congested. Any type of stress, whether physical or mental causes this congestion. When his energy becomes depleted due to illness or injury, his immune system will have difficulty functioning properly.
Healing Touch for Animals (HTA) is an energy field therapy that helps to balance the energy system and promote healing by helping to stimulate the correct physiological response. By stabilizing the energy system, regulation of the immune system happens naturally and assists the body to heal itself in mind, body, emotions and spirit.
HOW IT BEGAN
Healing Touch for Animals was created by Carol Komitor of Colorado in the mid-1990s and is based on Healing Touch – a touch and energy healing technique for humans. Healing Touch for both humans and animals helps to balance and regulate the body by working on the energy systems of the recipient’s body — both “external” (aura/energy field) and “internal” (Hara Line, chakras/energy centers).
Komitor drew on her knowledge from years as a veterinary assistant. She created more than two dozen new techniques that are safe for all species, and allow for the difference between the animals biofield energy and those of humans.
HEALING THE ENERGY FIELDS
An animal’s or human’s energy field is the bio magnetic field that surround and support their body’s function. This biofield collects and stores everything we experience both going from and coming toward us.
HTA techniques can address injuries, pain, disease prevention, emotional or physical trauma, behavior, performance, and enhance your relationship with your horse and other animals. The positive effects include better response to the medications, supplements, and treatments from veterinarians and other professionals.
Depending on the technique, the practitioner’s hands work slightly above or rest lightly on the body in order to clear blockages and balance and energize the body, thus supporting it to heal itself. As an “active” energy modality, energy is directed toward part of the animal with intention, hand movement, essential oils or tuning forks to help clear, balance and stabilize the energy system. Whereas modalities like Reiki and Integrated Energy Technique are “passive” because they allow the recipient’s biofield to determine where the energy will flow.
By releasing endorphins to establish a deeper relaxation and state of being, the body is allowed to function at a greater level. By allowing muscles to relax, circulation is increased, sending more oxygen, nutrients, and hormones into the body. This helps to release toxins from the body, allows healthy cells to regenerate and supports healing.
A HEALING SESSION
HTA techniques assist with relieving pain, reducing stress, healing injuries and trauma, modifying behavior, receptivity to training, improving immune system function, and easing dying and euthanasia.
An appointment begins with information about the animal, its history, owner, location, veterinarian, personality, job, the intention of the treatment, and previous conditions. The practitioner selects which techniques to use, and in which order. HTA includes protocols for performance, colic, torsion, birthing, lactation, laminitis/founder, seizures, adoption, and euthanasia.
Before and after the treatment, the practitioner uses a pendulum to assess the animal’s energy system. How the pendulum moves indicates which parts of the energy system are open and functioning, and which are not.
HTA practitioners employ various hand positions and motions after developing an energy presence through centering and setting intention of the highest healing good. Sound and vibrational therapy may be used during a healing session through the use of tuning forks and essential oils. These techniques help create a flow of energy from the practitioner to the animal undergoing treatment.
In addition, HTA techniques can be performed at a distance, which is ideal for working on animals that do not allow human contact, or even long distance where the practitioner and the animal receiving the session are not in the same area.
#1 – Late one night I responded to a friend’s Facebook plea for help for her old horse. I used distant healing to repair his Hara Line. This brings in all the energy needed by his body to create the highest potential for healing. The next day she shipped him to her veterinarian’s clinic. He had a life-threatening infected tendon and bone, from his hoof to his hock. A properly functioning Hara Line enhanced his ability to respond to the veterinarian’s integrative medicine, which included intravenous ozone and antibiotics, acupuncture, chiropractic and homeopathy. A while later, I gave him another HTA treatment when I stopped by the clinic to visit him. Now the 20-year old gelding is back home safe and sound. His veterinarians call him the “miracle horse”.
#2 - Based on his lameness and diagnostic ultrasound, the prognosis for the old hunter was that he would be euthanized due to his bowed tendon. He was still lame while standing in his stall, despite weeks of stall rest and limited turnout. I did one HTA session to repair and balance his Hara Line, release emotional trauma, and focus energy on his injury. I supported the trauma release with bay leaf essential oil for bravery. During his session his eye softened and he lowered his head. These are signs of the relaxation that is a key element in the physiological responses to HTA. The next day he was more comfortable. A few weeks later his two veterinarians were astounded to see that his new ultrasound showed the hole in his tendon was totally healed. His new career is trail riding.
#3 – His veterinarian said that the gelding’s choke was the most severe blockage she ever saw. Because her treatment failed to resolve it, she was driving back to the barn to euthanize him. Two HTA practitioners, who were at the barn to see their own horses, offered to treat him. A third practitioner, in another state, used distant healing to help them. When the veterinarian arrived, she was astounded and confirmed the obstruction was gone.
#4 – The weanling’s breeder was at her wit’s end. Despite daily handling and training the filly was wild, skittish, unfocused, and could not be approached in the field. She was going to become a big powerful horse. People desired her bloodlines and stunning conformation. But the breeder would sell her only if she was safe to handle. I used techniques to enhance her heart energy, and help her to become grounded and focused. Then used an essential oil for peace and calming to support her relationship with people. During her only HTA treatment she grew quieter and easier to handle. Her eyes got softer. The next day they could catch her in the field. Her new owner sent emails describing how much they loved her friendly personality and rock steady behavior.
HTA is taught in USA, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands. Since 1996 it has trained 5,000 people to assist any species with their physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being.
You can easily learn HTA, without any prior skills, abilities, training or experience. All you need to have is a love of animals and a sincere interest in learning.
Classes are offered at levels one through four, and advanced proficiency. The course manuals are outstanding and include more than 100 pages of very clear illustrations and descriptions for each technique’s purpose, use, intention and procedure.
The HTA website describes the requirements for certification and HTA offers webinars for the candidates. This is a collection of safe, effective and powerful techniques that are available to you through contacting a practitioner, or becoming one yourself. For more information and a list of practitioners visit www.healingtouchforanimals.com.