Our Featured Business today is Kelly Catalano's Pet Grief Relief. We're very excited to share her interview, and hope you discover some ideas to help you heal and recover from the loss of a beloved pet.
What is Pet Grief Relief?
Pet Grief Relief is a custom designed energy release program that helps pet owners find relief, heal, and recover from the emotional turmoil, chaos, and devastation surrounding the death of their pet.
Why do you think the loss of a pet can be such a traumatic experience?
Most pet owners have expressed there just wasn't any real way to prepare for the death of their pet. Even if they knew their pet was transitioning or they were making the decision to euthanize their pet, they couldn't really process what was happening. Especially if the pet died traumatically due to an illness, medical emergency or injury. Often time's the pet owner was unable to get closure on their end, not being there for their pet in their moment of need or in their dying moment. The unknown and the guilt weighs heavy on their hearts and minds creating much emotional turmoil and chaos. Pet owners also express how their hearts are broken and the void left by their pet dying is something they can't seem to move past.
Can you describe what EFT Tapping is?
EFT is Emotional Freedom Technique. EFT is an energy clearing balancing method designed by psychologists to treat PTSD, phobias, and emotional trauma by tapping on certain meridian points on the body. Tapping is very fast, effective and works to clear recent and old traumatic emotional memories.
You also specialize in energy healing through Reiki; what does that entail?
Reiki is a Japanese healing techniqe which activates the natural healing processes of the client's body (animal or human) to restore energetic balance, reduce stress, anxiety, and promote overall well-being. Reiki healing is done over distance by connecting energetically to the client usually for 30-60 minutes.
Does Reiki work for humans as well?
Yes, Reiki energy is always working for the highest good of the recipient and will work to infuse energy into a room, situation, people, animals, plants, can be used to protect your car while in traffic along with being sent into the past to heal past trauma as well as into the future for an upcoming event or issue.
Can you share a favorite or special story of letting go of grief?
My favorite story of letting go of grief happened when a client's dog passed away rather suddenly during the night. The pet owner woke up to find her therapy dog had passed on and she felt really sad and guilty about not being there in her pet's time of need and to say goodbye.
Her heart was broken and she kept reliving in her mind the trauma of finding her dog and becoming aware it had transitioned. She could not quit crying and the thoughts and memories were really consuming her day.
After one round of tapping through the each of the Pet Grief Relief tapping script's (grief, guilt, recovery), she felt much calmer, more relaxed, and focused. When the client went on to connect with her pet on the spiritual plane through the bonus guided meditation, she was able to talk to her sweet dog and find the closure she so desperately needed.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give someone experiencing the loss of a pet?
The right amount of time to mourn the loss of a pet is however much time it takes. Don't suffer in silence, and don't let it consume you. There are many support systems in place to help pet owners through pet transition and celebrating their pet's life.
Do you have any pets yourself?
I have a Chihuahua named Chewbacca.