PO Box 4353, Durango, CO 81302
Mon - Fri 10 - 6
I believe animals are sentient beings, and I have had a strong, loving connection to animals of all kinds for as long as I can remember.
Animals are great teachers and healers. They help us to live joyfully in the present moment, to forgive, to recognize our own issues, to be committed, and to unconditionally love and accept others. They work tirelessly in many capacities on our behalf.
I have noticed over the years that the best way we can help our pets is by taking care of ourselves in healthy ways and providing a calm and loving environment for them to thrive in. In my holistic practice, my mission is to improve the health and vitality of pets and their people through the use of safe and gentle energy therapies that facilitate the body’s innate ability to heal.
Beth is an Usui Holy Fire III Reiki Master, Animal Reiki Master, Advanced Proficiency Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner, and Pet First-Aid and CPR Instructor. Her exploration into energy medicine began in Ohio in 1997 with Reiki, and in 1999, she became a Reiki Master. This kind of therapy was first utilized by Beth to help her family and friends; her Reiki practice, Holistic Essentials, was inaugurated in 2003.
When one of Beth’s dogs, Cheyenne, developed skin issues, she looked for holistic options to help her heal and found Dr. Pamela Fisher at Holistic Vet Practice in Ohio. When Cheyenne’s health and vitality were restored, Beth’s new passion blossomed. She was fortunate to work with Dr. Fisher for several years as a veterinary assistant and Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner, where she continued her training with coursework in Healing Touch for Animals (HTA), Healing Touch, Color Therapy, Aromatherapy, and Craniosacral Therapy for Animals.
For over ten years, Beth has enjoyed offering healing energy to all species of animals, both domestic and those she encounters in the wild. She moved to Florissant, Colorado in 2013 to pursue her dream of living in the Rocky Mountains; just a year later, she started her practice, Spirit Wolf Energetics LLC.
Beth’s passion for wolves led her to become a volunteer/staff member at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (CWWC) for several years. She has enjoyed providing complimentary healing sessions for the amazing animals at CWWC and at Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS), both located in Divide, for several years. She is now living in beautiful Durango, CO and is looking forward to volunteering her time with local animal rescue groups. Beth is a member of the Reiki Healing Association and the International Association of Reiki Professionals.
“It is an honor and a blessing to assist people and animals on their healing journey and to help them pursue holistic pathways to wellness. This work is a fabulous complement to traditional medical and veterinary care.” Beth Elsfelder
Energy sessions are done in the comfort of the animal’s home, and typically consist of a consultation with the owner/guardian, energy assessment, treatment, re-assessment, and suggestions for continued care. They typically last about an hour, but can vary based on your purpose for the session, the environment, and your animal’s response.
Based on your animal’s needs, I may be guided during the session to integrate the use of:
These are all complementary therapies that work beautifully together to bring deep relaxation and stress relief, and to support the body’s innate healing abilities.
I am happy to assist your animal with the following:
All animals are welcome, including companion animals, working animals, and wild animals. I am available by appointment for both in-person treatment sessions and distance healing sessions, and would be honored to work with you to assist your animal friend in achieving and maintaining optimal wellness.
“Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is natural. They show us what's missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are, and to the purpose of why we're here." ― Trisha McCagh
“Jax absolutely loves her and she was able to help with his regurgitating issues. After one Healing Touch for Animals/Reiki session his regurgitating stopped. I’m so grateful she’s part of Jax s family.”Kristel P
“Masha is a big, energetic Lab with loads of enthusiasm for life, but she has some fear issues that cripple her in certain environments. She quickly calms down when Beth starts her therapy session of Healing Touch and Reiki, and the changes in her are immediately apparent. Masha’s fear lessens after her therapy, which allows her to more comfortably navigate the places that cause her stress and fear. Thank you, Beth, for loving animals, especially mine! You absolutely make a difference.”Katie and Don G.
"Beth has worked with two of my dogs. One was declining from cancer, and the other was suffering from a traumatic fall. During their treatment sessions, she helped them feel safe and comfortable, and both responded immediately to Healing Touch and Craniosacral therapies, and the healing stayed with them”Aimee and John D.
"Koln has become very attached to my husband and no longer fears him. Beth continues to work on Koln as well as our other former laboratory research beagle, Boomer, and both have progressed immensely under Beth’s care. She keeps both of our boys balanced and grounded, and her work is amazing. I trust her with our two precious fur kids, and am so grateful for the help she has given them"Diane and Bruce V
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