Testimonials & Stories

Testimonials & Stories

Reiki & Animal Communication

I was originally referred to Pam Sourelis by a dear friend who successfully used Pam’s animal communication skills to solve a behavioral problem she was having with her dog. At the time my beloved 12 year-old Border Collie, Codi, had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer, so I was very interested in learning the dog’s perspective on what was occurring to her. I promptly contacted Pam to set up a session.

To say that I was amazed by the results would be a tremendous understatement. The information she shared with me was incredibly interesting and insightful as well. Moreover, it was very specific; to the point where it was patently obvious the information had to have come directly from Codi. The session helped me to better understand how to best take care of my dog going forward and also gave me comfort during a very challenging time. I was so pleased with the results that I contracted Pam’s services for two other sessions over the next 9 months; both of them were equally as valuable as the first. I cannot begin to communicate to you how beneficial Pam’s services were to both my wife and me, and for that reason I highly recommend her as an animal communicator.

Jeff, Glenn Ellyn, IL


I contacted Pam on the recommendation of a friend who was helped immediately with her cats’ behavior problems.  This friend told me some of what to expect, but I somehow failed to understand that Pam works through distance and was shocked at first to find out, and a bit skeptical. Desperate though, I tried it.We adopted our beautiful Esmerelda from a shelter about 2 months ago.  She is 2 years old and we weren’t given much history on her, except that she was bullied by another cat in her last adoption.  Esmerelda was exceptionally freaked out and spent the first few weeks hiding under the farthest furniture corners.  She recoiled from even the most gentle human advances, her body stiff and tense.  Little by little we have been wearing her down with love and patience.  She has made slow, weekly progress in acclimating to the environment and to us.  The problem was the litter box.  She would pee in it but poop on the floor near it.  We tried everything: switching litters, having 2 boxes, moving the location of the box(es), and various combinations.  Every change made the situation worse and it spiraled out of control so that she was now peeing on the wood floors and pooping any old place.  We were afraid to step anywhere, and afraid to leave the apartment. What Pam discovered, among other things, was that Esmerelda didn’t like the box or the litter.  She wanted to “go outside” and Pam saw an image of her digging, something she NEVER did – never covered up her stuff as cats do.  As she is a city cat, going outside is impossible so Pam asked her to try to use the litter box.  I was so relieved to know the problem was just the litter box and not other issues.  I also had wondered if she needed another cat in the house and Pam said no, not at this time.  I discussed with Pam what kind of box and litter to try.  As soon as the new box was installed, Esmy ran over, inspected it and began digging in it!  She has used the new litter box consistently ever since and the problem is absolutely solved.  I feel such a tremendous weight lifted off me, and Esmerelda definitely does too – she is literally leaping around the apartment now.  And she doesn’t do the freaked out dance she used to after peeing each time.  Everyone to whom I have told this story has asked if Pam works with people too!

Michelle, Brooklyn, NY


A year ago [at the time this was written], my old gelding, Buddy, was apparently bitten by the very toxic Brown Recluse Spider. After eight months of every allopathic treatment my vet could think of, he gave up. Poor old Buddy sank into deep depression. I began trying alternative therapies, including homeopathy.

When Pam first offered to send Buddy Reiki, I thought, “Sure, why not?” I thought it was sweet of her to try to help, but Buddy had received Reiki before and was seemingly unhelped by it. This time was different! Each time Pam sends Buddy Reiki, he is visibly more relaxed and at peace. The effects last for days. I’m sure that without her treatments, Buddy would have willed himself to pass on; he was in such depths of despair over his health. The spider bite is in the last stages of healing now, but I hope Pam will be sending Reiki to Buddy for many more years!

Kate, Lexington, KY


Our dog Franny, who is a young, mixed breed female, came from a rescue situation and has always been a little shy and insecure. We are expecting a baby and have been worried that she would once again feel displaced. Pam talked to her, and helped her understand her role in the family and what her ‘job’ would be when the baby came. This conversation completely changed her demeanor—she is a confident, hard-working, respectful member of our family, and we have every reason to expect her to take the new addition in stride. She has also developed one of the best senses of humor we know: Instead of trying to figure out if playtime is fun or a dominance game, she spends her energies joking around and teasing us right back!

Mia, Minneapolis, MN


I want to publicly thank Pam Sourelis for her wonderfully supportive work with my two horses, who where humanely euthanized yesterday. She is a wonderful animal communicator who I have used for my other pets and also one horse that went down too. The 30 year old was fine and understood when she explained to them what would happen the next day, so that they would understand what was happening to them out of the blue; the other, with the huge tumor, did not understand and was frightened. But when the time came, he was calm and accepting. That meant the world to me. I was the biggest emotional wreck, and she helped me too.

So when the time comes for you and yours, I strongly recommend you seek Pam’s help with that….and there is a time for all….unfortunately.

Linsey, Rapid City, SD


Pam’s work was an eye-opening and life-changing experience for me, for which I will always be grateful. Pam’s work led to nothing short of a miracle. I met Pam when my kitty, Cassandra, was diagnosed with a rare condition and wasn’t eating properly. The vet found no reason why she shouldn’t be eating due to her condition, and the condition is extremely rare, with no known cause. My cat was young and healthy otherwise. As soon as Pam communicated with Cassandra, everything started to get better.

Pam told me Cassandra’s energy was excellent, and that helped calm me down, an important positive step. In the proof category for the miracle element, my kitty’s voice had changed drastically due to a throat condition and there was no prognosis according to conventional wisdom for recovery; however, her voice is completely restored and she is back to her high soprano self. Many mysteries remain, in my life, in Cassandra’s life, in the world, but Pam helped bring me and my beloved animal to a better place.

Cassandra fully recovered, despite the fact that there is no known evidence that you can recover from what she was diagnosed with. She is a completely healthy, happy, fun-loving, gorgeous kitty. I know happy endings don’t always occur the way we want but this one did in huge, real-life color, thanks significantly to Pam Sourelis and her work and insight.

Katie, New York City


At 9AM, Quinn began a low, soft “woof” that continued the first few minutes, when I believe, you were contacting him—several times I noticed he “stretched out” his little body as if he were receiving a massage along with a “message” and definitely he was relaxed. At the very time of 9:30AM—I noticed—very definitely, Quinn seemed to smile at me and wag his tail profoundly while not getting all excited and out of control. He seemed to be smiling at me and saying, “It’s over Mom” and I liked it and I know better now! This was amazing for me to experience. Our big question—do you work w/people!!!

The first Sunday of every month, we have guests in our home—male and female. Quinn has always been fine with the females; however, he has always been aggressing with the males who visit. This Sunday, last night, was exceptionally different and our guests commented on Quinn’s improved behavior. We shared your work and your comments with them. I definitely noticed Quinn liked my sharing your comments, as it was done with the pure intention to help other “critters” if they need help—he just got very, very loving when I brought out the printed e-mail! As if he felt my doubt (about Quinn’s privacy) and actually encouraged me to share his new found behaviors and comfort which he had received from your work!

We truly have had success and are so grateful for Quinn’s improved experiences w/us. He is definitely more relaxed and even seems happier.

Marilyn, Madison, WI


I had Pam share Reiki and communicate to my dog dying from cancer this past Spring. I had never experienced anything like that ever. In my case, my boy was not ready to go and had a message he wanted to convey to me. When the time was right, we were both at peace with it. She was with him and I until the end and I will forever be grateful for that.

So 5 months later…thank you again Pam. You are a gem of all gems.

I highly recommend Pam to anyone going through this.

Jody, Michigan


Thank you so very much! I’m excited!! I was hoping he was pleased with his life. I could NOT believe it this morning!!! I looked out early and PJ was running, kicking and playing around like I had never seen him do in 3 yrs!! I’ve rehabbed his hooves as it took quite a long time. His hooves have been beautiful now for several months. But, I believe your Reiki did something great for him—cuz he was acting like he felt like a new horse!! He does have a relatively large dry lot and 24/7 shelter access. I know he likes to trail ride. It doesn’t surprise me about the long ride thing, as he does very well on those and seems to really like them. I think competitive trail riding would be down his alley—and some simple, fun trail riding. Thanks a lot Pam for your assistance…..I think you did help him significantly! (smiles to ya!)

Ann, NE


My Welsh pony, Noble, was not only fearful of men and refused to be handled by them, he was also difficult to load into a trailer. To make matters worse, we were continually getting kicked out of boarding barns because he would break through the fences in the middle of the night and be running willy-nilly in the road with his herd buddies. I wanted him to understand that we would run out of places for him to stay if he kept getting kicked out. I was also worried that he would not load onto the trailer because this had always been difficult, and this time, it was going to be a man who was trailering him. A couple days after Pam spoke with Noble, it was time to trailer him. He not only allowed this man to handle him, but he also jumped into the trailer with no hesitation. It has been over 2 years since that date, and Noble hasn’t broken down one fence.

On another occasion, I asked Pam to speak with my dog, Sammy, when I was about to take a 10-day vacation. Sammy had always had separation anxiety and I was never able to take a long vacation. At 10 years old, he had never been away from me for more than 2-3 days, and even during that short time I would leave him with my Uncle, who he was familiar with. Even so, he would refuse to eat his food, would frantically pace around the house looking for me, and would lose control of his bowels while I was gone. I was really concerned about the amount of time I was going to be away from him this time, and my Uncle was unavailable to dog-sit during my vacation, so I would have to use a dog sitter that he didn’t know. When Pam spoke with Sam, she explained to him how many days I’d be gone, where he was going, etc. When I took Sammy to the dog sitter, he acted as though he had been there many times before. He laid on the floor and relaxed. When I left, he didn’t get excited, he just watched me drive away from the window. The dog sitter reported that as soon as I was gone, he immediately went back to laying down. I called the dog sitter several times while I was on vacation and she reassured me that he was doing just fine, and eating his food too! When I got home and went to pick Sammy up, he was laying on the porch of the dog sitter’s house. Ordinarily, he would jump up and clobber me, but this time he just wagged his tail and remained calm. He acted as though HE was on vacation! I was amazed at the drastic change in his behavior and the lasting effect of Pam’s work. Sammy hasn’t had separation anxiety ever since Pam talked with him.

Cheryl, Kirkland, IL


When my 18 year-old-cat, Bundy, began suffering from problems of pain and aging, I asked Pam to help her through Reiki. The healing process began with the first session. Pam has conducted several sessions with Bundy and has noticeably improved her quality of life, both physically and emotionally.

Bundy loves her sessions. As soon as one is over, she comes to find me to tell me all about it.

Shy and sweet-tempered, Bundy has become much more content; so when she started caterwauling at night for no apparent reason, I asked Pam if she would discover the cause. In their next session, Pam learned that Bundy became lonesome for our company in the middle of the night. She just wanted attention and a warm lap. Pam told Bundy that we needed our rest and that she should be still. After that session, the cat stopped yowling, and my husband I began sleeping through the night.

Pam’s skill as a Reiki practitioner and animal communicator is helping all of us.

Joyce, Lake Forest, IL


I have known Pam for over two years. During this time, Pam has worked with our Boston Terrier as a communicator and she has also provided invaluable support and helped myself, my mother, and my sister as a Reiki healer. I came to know Pam and her animal communication and Reiki work through the recommendation of several professionals in the local community who are involved in wellness work.

We adopted a little Boston Terrier, named Georgia Annabella, in July 2004. She had been used for breeding and when she started having false pregnancies she was given up for adoption through the Wisconsin Boston Terrier Rescue. About six months after Georgia came to live with us, it was apparent that she would require surgery on her two back knees. We consulted Pam prior to Georgia’s surgery to help prepare Georgia for yet another life challenge and to also work with her post-operatively. We were so pleased with the work that Pam did in helping Georgia in preparation for her for surgery and through her entire recuperation period. Pam was able to provide us with insights into Georgia’s past experiences and how these affected her life with us. We are grateful for Pam’s help in assisting us to work with Georgia in facing and overcoming both her emotional and physical problems.

Merida, Woodstock, IL


it was a number of years ago that i first asked pamela sourelis for help with my dog, stosh. he and i had moved a number of times in a single year, and stosh was finding the adjustment to new living spaces difficult. i noticed he was depressed and not acting his usual self. he just didn’t seem to be able to settle into our new apartment and was hiding under the bed for hours every day. pam did a remote session with him one evening, and our life together as pet and owner completely changed.

she told me what and how he was feeling about our moving around, and as i spoke to her on the phone [after the session] he sat next to me on the couch watching me intently. pam suggested that i give him some rescue remedy in his water dish, and take some as well. (my little guy stosh is one of the most picky eaters you’ll ever meet.) i took a couple drops of remedy, and then walked to his water dish. i said, “you told pam you’d take some of this as well. here it is.” as soon as i put some drops in his water, he walked right over and drank. i almost fell over on the spot! from that time on, stosh and i have lived together more as inter-species roommates than as “owned” and “owner.” i believed my dog was special from the beginning, it was pam who has helped me see the truth of that in ways i never expected.

in the ensuing years, pam has helped us shift some potentially negative behavioral patterns as well as avert health problems with her energy healing. before any big change in stosh’s life, i contact pam and have her fill him in on the details. we’ve moved across the country by car, twice, and he has acted as co-pilot during the moves with no fear or resistance to new experiences or hotel rooms. for a small dog (under 12 pounds) his confidence and friendliness is amazing to most people.

i’ve freely recommended her to a number of my friends with pets and the help she’s given them has met with equally positive results. both stosh and i are very thankful to have her as part of our lives!

Lisa, Aurora, IL


Thank you for all your work with Lulu. It helped her (and us) tremendously. Lulu passed this morning with both of us holding her. She must have felt the love that surrounded her, as we felt hers. She will be missed! Thank you for everything.

Patrick & Lisa, New York City


Ten years ago my beloved lab/Doberman mix, Diva, was suffering from hip dysplasia.  Diva was 15 years old, and I knew she wasn’t going to live forever.  But I wanted her as comfortable as possible in her last year.  I had spoken with Pam about Diva and how I believed she was in pain.  Pam treated Diva with distance Reiki and with in-person healing [Reiki and Neuromuscular Retraining].  Every time Diva had a healing from Pam, she felt better and it showed in her walk and demeanor.  When Diva’s time came, Pam helped both me and Diva to make that life cycle transition.

I would also add that a few years later, I went through a very difficult divorce.  During the very first weeks, I was in a lot of physical pain from the emotional struggle.  Pam did distance Reiki on me and it helped tremendously.  Pam is a true healer of all creatures.

Rachel, Chicago, IL