Just after I had experienced NLP and Hypnosis for the first time I also experience my first conscious animal communication moments. I didn't set out to 'communicate' with an animal, it just happened spontaneously with some horses whilst I was participating in another workshop about Equine Facilitated Learning,
After this first experience (which you can read more about here) I started to learn more about how it was happening. Starting to see the similarities between animal communication and telepathy, learning more about energy and intention, hearts electromagnetic fields and lots of other things. I also found that sometimes whilst working with a hypnotherapy client I would just 'know' things about the person, or find myself adding something into the trance session and afterwards they would say, how did you know about that?! And mostly I didn't even realise what I had done, I was just following the flow and energy.
I came to realise that I had essentially 'plugged in' to universal life force energy, consciousness, the ether, what ever name you like to give to that 'energy force'. The place where if we choose to access, there is information about everything available to us.
At this moment I came up with the name 'Amazing Mind' as I was beginning to imagine the consciousness/field/energy as this amazing never ending 'mind'. Not in the sense of what we might think of as our own mind in our brain, but a Mind that is like a web of all things and all matter and anti matter. A Mind that was everything and nothing and everywhere and no where. As I got a deeper understanding of it all it really did feel more and more amazing, and hence 'Amazing Mind' became what I called my business as I felt this is what I am tapping into as I go about my various types work.
If you are interested to learn more about this there are a couple of great websites with loads of information and scientific papers of experiments and research that has been done-
The McTimoney-Corley method of chiropractic treatment was developed by a man called Hugh Corley, who was a pupil of John McTimoney the founder of the McTimoney chiropractic technique.
Hugh founded the Whitney School of Chiropractic in the 1980's which trained people in human chiropractic. This method was then later refined by Shelagh James-Hudson further, specifically for animals.
By the time I trained in this method of animal physical therapy 2011 the method was being taught by Nicky Hudson at The Oxford College of Equine Physical Therapy in the form of a Diploma in Mc-Timoney-Corley Animal Manipulation - Dip MCAM (OCEPT).
The McTimoney-Corley method is known for being extremely gentle, effective method of re balancing skeletal and other related problems, along with having significant and long lasting benefits. It takes into account the whole body and as such any treatment session involves a full body assessment before the treatment session commences.
Using short thrust adjustment techniques and stretches the aim of a McTimoney- Corley treatment session is to restore balance and symmetry to the animals musculoskeletal system. This relieves muscle spasms and restores joints to their optimal range of motion, resulting in the animals body whole body coming into a state of harmony and re-alignment.
Some of the signs that your horse could benefit from a treatment session include:
-Changes in behaviour whilst being ridden such as bucking, rearing, resistance to going forwards, disuniting in canter
-Biting or tail swishing whilst being groomed
-Uneven wear on the hoof or shoes
-Slipping going downhill, occasional tripping
-If they have experienced being cast or had a fall
The benefits of a treatment can include improved general wellbeing, increased relaxation, improved flexibilty, suppleness and ease of movement through out the body.
The McTimoney-Corley method is a suitable treatment for all types of horses including competition horses, hacking horses, working horses, therapy horses, broodmares, companions and retired horses. If you have any questions about what a session might involve, or if it would be right for your horse please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07830070680 and I'd be more than happy to speak with you.
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I thought I would write this blog to help you all have an insight into understanding how to get the most out of an animal communication experience, and how my work has evolved over the last few years.
Many years ago when I first started doing animal communications I would specifically say to people - 'don't tell me anything'. This was my way of reassuring myself that I hadn't made it all up. Throughout this period of my learning I was amazed at what information I could get. I remember sitting and endlessly worrying before pressing send on a communication email back to an animals person. Wondering what the response might be, would it be useful, was it relevant etc, etc.
Through this process and way of working I learnt so much, and most importantly I learnt to trust the information I was receiving as more often than not it was validated and verified by the animals people. Often quite unique scenarios or health problems would be confirmed afterwards, which had I of know about I probably would have thought I made it up based on the information I had been given.
Fast forward a few years, and I began to trust myself in the process of the communications and realised that if I had more information available in the first place, the communication could go to a deeper place and generally could be much more specific within just one communication rather than needing several sessions.
I realised it's a bit like turning up to a meeting with someone and saying 'Hi, I'd like to talk, how about you?' and having no framework or subject to work through. You might have an interesting conversation, but not necessarily about anything specific until you stumble upon some interesting topics after talking for a while.
As my work has been evolving, so have the communications. I have started to ask for more background information and specific questions and messages from the animals people for me to communicate to their animals. This has opened up the communications into something even more meaningful and with more depth and information coming through. It has meant that I can get straight to the point with the animals fairly quickly.
Most recently, during the communications I have started asking the animals- 'do you have any messages for humans?' Some do and some don't. The ones that do seem to have quite wonderful life lessons and messages to share with us that come as anything from a few sentences up to a paragraph or so. Sometimes like a poem, sometimes words about something that resonates with their person and sometimes words that are relevant to and resonate with all of life and humanity.
So I really hope this blog has helped give you an insight into how to make the most of your animals communication. If there are specific things you would like to know about then it helps if you let me know before hand. When you send over the photo email to book in, include an outline of the situation or scenario, along with a list of questions and messages you would like me to include in the communication. I then start with this information to 'set the scene and intention' of the communication, and will add in any relevant questions and messages as I go along and let the process unfold in that way.
I always find it fascinating that 'types' of communications seem to come through in batches. Last year I had several communications with horses that were possibly going to be moving yards or homes. It was so interesting to be able to ask them ahead of time which yard situations they might prefer, what their preferences were, and understand what they did and didn't like about different situations. I could then help their owners understand what might be the preferences for their horse, and also help the horses understand up coming changes to their lives. Along with working out what might be first choice for the horses, it also meant there was a chance explain and communicate any compromises that might have to be made on their 'ideal situation' so that at the end of the day the choices made could work for both the horses person and the horses too. Literally never stop learning when doing this work :0)
A few handy tips for when I come to see you and your horse for the first time-
Make sure you have your vets permission for me to carry out the treatment. Just a quick phone call to let them know is all that is needed.
It is best to allow at least an hour for the first session.
Ideally have your horse clean and dry in a stable.
Try to schedule the visit outside of yard feeding times.
Don't feed your horse hard feed for at least an hour before the session.
If possible arrange it so that your horse can have turn out in a field after the treatment.
Let them relax after, if possible don't ride them that day and then schedule an easy day of stretching and/or turn out the next day.
I will ask some questions about your horses background and discuss any specific problems you may be having.
Then carry out a static observation of your horse, followed by a walk and trot up to see how they are moving. Sometimes it might be necessary to also see them on the lunge or ridden.
After this I start palpating, assessing and then treating your horse with a variety of body work techniques that are appropriate to them.
I will explain to you as we go along what I am finding and feeling, and then at the end we can discuss an individual plan for you and your horse going forward.
When I first see your horse it may be beneficial to have a follow up session within a short time frame depending on how the horses body has responded and the work load they are in. After we have worked through any tensions and resolved problems the sessions can be spread out.
Horses always benefit from a treatment, but if everything else such as shoeing, saddle fit and training methods are all working in harmony they should only need a check over and treatment roughly every 6 months.
We can discuss what would work best for you and your horse after the first consultation.
A a few weeks ago I had a request from someone to see if I could help their dog with an unavoidable up coming flight. Previously their dog had experienced a lot of anxiety whilst flying and they were hopeful that animal communication maybe able to help this time around. They explained that their dog usually travelled in a pet bag in the hold with them and that they really didn't like going into the pet bag.
After making and initial connection I started by asking the dog some questions about how she feels when she goes in the pet bag and what could make it better for her. I also explained to her what was happening and why she had to go travelling in the first place. With this dog, once she understood that this experience (that she really really didn't enjoy) was associated with being able to see her person again, she felt much happier about it! Following guidance from the dog I was able to give her person some pointers and practical things for the people flying with the dog to do, to make the experience less over whelming for the dog. I also sent energy healing before and during the flight time.
The following day I was delighted to receive and email saying that the dog had had the best flight they have ever known, and that even before the travelling commenced she was much less worried about going in the pet bag.
I thought I'd pop this on the blog as it is a lovely example of how animal communication can be used in practical situations to help an animal understand what is happening to them, and help it be a more peaceful and relaxed experience.
Rosa has been with her new people Sally and Lee for about 8 months after they took her in from a rescue that she had been handed to by her hunter in Spain. They are keen to help Rosa overcome her anxiety and help her build her confidence. She is such a loving dog, but was finding things like making eye contact really difficult, and loud noises to be a trigger of her worries. One of her ways of coping is to withdraw, so making the initial connection with Rosa was really interesting.
The first time I connected with Rosa, she felt panicked and her response was 'I can't, I can't'. Straight away I realised part of her wanted to connect, but she was worried. I let her be and explained that was enough, she had done brilliantly and that we would connect again sometime if she was happy about it. Even though I had a huge list of questions for Rosa I got the sense it was really important that there was no pressure, or I would loose her trust before we'd even begun.
I connected with her again on another day, and explained I was there to help her and listen if she wanted, and that Sally and Lee are wanting to help her. This time she felt more relaxed, and I just sat there, in a connection with her without asking anything. Just being together.
Then one afternoon, I connected with Rosa and felt she was trusting me and ready to start communicating a bit more. She started off by showing me images of herself licking a tin of fish, and that she was enjoying it a lot! This time I was able to start asking her some questions about her past and she showed me images of various places and continued answering questions that helped piece together what had happened with her and what might help her. This felt really exciting, like the door had opened and I'd been welcomed in.
The next stage was to go and meet Rosa in person, and during this session I asked if she would like to go to 'Friday Club' which is the doggie day care that her friend Finn goes to. She so clearly almost shouted out 'Yes!' which was great as Sally and Lee had wanted to start taking her, but weren't sure if she was ready for it or not. Rosa had a wonderful time on her first day. After this communication session she is making eye contact more confidently and the positive interactions with all the other dogs is helping build her confidence too. She is starting to come out of her shell and play and be happy, which is wonderful to hear!
As Rosa's journey continues I'll update the blog so you can follow along.