Leslie Cirinesi is never at a loss for words when it comes to animals.
Cirinesi, a Clarkston resident, will appear the Addison Township Public Library on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. to share her insights on being an animal communicator.
This is a people-only event, so please no animals.
Cirinesi first learned she had the gift as a child when she realized she could understand her family’s basset hound, Sam.
It wasn’t until around 40 years later, in 2012, when she was visiting a bear sanctuary called the Montana Grizzly Encounter, that Cirinesi decided to embrace her unique ability after she was able to communicate with three bears.
“The bears’ owner was validating everything as I was communicating with them,” Cirinesi recalled. “I came home all freaked out… I started practicing and I was able to bring it back and (reopen) that connection . . . Once I did that, I realized I could really help people and help animals, especially because I can feel if they have pain or if they’re not feeling well.”
According to Cirinesi, she has worked with a wide variety of animals, including cats, dogs, camels, wolves, cheetahs, tigers and lions.
Cirinesi helps animals express their feelings and heal. She helps animals improve their mental and physical conditions through communication and energy work.
The owner of Advanced Energy Therapy in Clarkston, Cirinesi has combined training as a Reiki master and intuitive skills to help people and their animals better understand each other and deepen their connection.
The most important aspect of her job, according to Cirinesi, lies in her ability to help owners identify their animals’ sources of pain and help people understand when their pet is ready to “cross over.” But clients don’t have to bring Fido with them for Cirnesi to help them connect with their pet.
Those interested in learning about their pets can email photos of them to her to facilitate communication.
She does not predict the future, she clarified. Instead, she said she senses energy fields and can convey feelings, from both the living and dead.
Although Cirinesi said many people don’t understand what animal communicators do, she’s hoping to help unshroud the mystery that surrounds her abilities during her upcoming presentation at the Addison library.
“People always either think I’m completely insane or they think it’s fascinating,” Cirinesi said with a laugh. “But anyone who loves pets or has ever wondered what their pet is thinking would enjoy this. . . You can kind of think of me as a foreign language translator.”
To learn more about Advanced Energy Therapy, visit advancedenergytherapy.com.