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Jen Halpern, Jen's Universe

Jen's Story

About 15 years ago, Jen embarked on a journey to explore energy healing as an alternative to Western medicine. At that point, she was seeking different answers. A friend introduced her to the healing practice of Reiki. After a few sessions, she was amazed at how much better she felt. As her treatments continued, Jen started to peel back the layers of her own personal wounds, witnessing the healing of deep-rooted emotional issues, headaches, and severe back pain, which she thought would never end. Jen became inspired by the relief she felt from this different yet completely effective technique. That was when she knew she wanted to bring the support of Reiki healing to both people and animals. Jen now loves that she can help all beings, great and small, along their journey!


Reiki opened up a whole new road for her to follow. She went on to become an Intuitive Consultant, Spiritual Medium, Animal Communicator, Channel Writing Teacher, and Meditation Guide. Jen holds Reiki Certificates from Reiki Essence Healing with Jean Bromage for its Reiki Master 200-hour certificate program; Wainwright House with Eileen Savage for Reiki 1 & 2; Two Bear Healing Arts with Susan Squittieri for Animal Reiki 1 & 2 at the Open Center; and Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki created by Kathleen Prasad.


She is certified by the accredited Holistic Studies Institute in NYC as an Intuitive Consultant and Psychic Medium. Additionally, she trained as a Spiritual Medium with James Van Praagh and his School of Mystical Arts. She also has a Meditation Practitioner/Teacher Certification from Instructor Graham Nicholls and an Angelic Healing Practitioner Certificate from the Academy of Ancient Magik with Teacher Tania Magdalene. Other studies include Animal Communication with Amelia Kinkade and Tellington Touch Healing for Animals.


Jen is also an avid Channel Writer and connects to the messages from Spirit through the written word. She teaches channel writing workshops to students and clients, which is a great and empowering tool to help people understand their own spiritual path.

With her great love for animals, Jen founded a 501(c)3 non-profit called Pillows for Paws. The charity's mission is to provide beds, toys, and treats on a monthly basis to homeless cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs living in the city shelters. She remains the active President & CEO of the organization. Jen volunteers her time to bring Reiki healing to shelter and foster animals whenever she can.

This segment was created by 60 Second Docs and then shared on George Takei's Facebook Page which has resulted in

2.3 million views!  

I was so happy to be given the opportunity to make this video and focus on two very important missions in my life:  

1) To raise awareness about the millions of shelter animals out there that need loving homes and are waiting to be adopted. 

2) To share the beautiful healing energy of Reiki!

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