Jen's Universe

WELCOME! A healing space for all.

Jen's story

Jen Halpern is a native New Yorker who has worked in film and television as a Line Producer, Production Manager, and Commercial Casting Director.  She has the deepest gratitude for all her experiences in the entertainment industry and for the wonderful people she has met along the way.  

However, she has always been intrigued by the road less traveled. This led her on the path to learn about Reiki healing and connecting with Spirit.  Jen now loves that she can help and support all creatures, great and small, along their journey!

In 2014, 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 and rabbits living in the city shelters. She is still the active President & CEO of the group.


Jen holds certificates from: Holistic Studies Institute as an Intuitive Consultant and Psychic Medium; Reiki Essence Healing with Jean Bromage for Reiki Master 200-hour certificate program; Wainwright House with Eileen Savage for Reiki 1 & 2; Two Bear Healing Arts with Susan Squittieri at the Open Center for Animal Reiki 1 & 2; and Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki created by Kathleen Prasad. 

She has also studied: Animal Communication with Amelia Kinkade; Mediumship with James Van Praagh; Tellington Touch; and Angelic Healing with Tania Magdalene.

Reiki & Rescue Animals

Jen volunteers her time with shelter animals when she can. If there is a rescue or foster who needs help, please contact her.

My Reiki for Shelter Animals Video...that went viral!

This video was created by 60 Second Docs and then shared by 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!