Please welcome Jeddah who joined our family on 31 July 2019. The only time of my life I didn’t share my home with dogs was while I was flatting, a quick count around those few years and that’s about 45 years of doggybliss in my life!
I graduated as a BodyTalk Practitioner in August of 2015 (from the International BodyTalk Association, Florida, USA) to enable me to assist people and their animals, and was awarded the Certificate in Raw Dog Food Nutrition in January 2018 (Dogs Naturally, Canada).
As a perennial student I am always improving on my knowledge base and adding new tools to my ‘kit’ which I hope may be of benefit to yourself or your animal friend/s one day! My qualifications, work experience and various studies can be found on both links provided below.
Certified BodyTalk Practitioner
Certificate in Raw Dog Food Nutrition
My story: Louie and Minke – who gave me my sense of purpose
Two much-loved family members who are no longer with us, struggled and suffered with their health for far too long. This was before I became a BodyTalk Practitioner for people and animals, and graduated with a certificate in raw feeding for dogs.
Louie, German Shepherd, had incessant scratching, skin problems, inflammation and later, lumps …
His little mate (in size only!) Minke, Jack Russell, who passed away before him also had skin problems.
Long story short, they received as much natural health care and raw diet as I could give them including enlisting our local holistic vet but for whatever reason, their issues weren’t resolving easily. I’m now learning as much as I can about holistic and natural solutions, including nutrition.
In my humble opinion, drugs and surgery do have their place for some acute or serious conditions, although my first choice even then is most always the preventative, non-chemical, non- surgical route as best as I can provide. Chronic, long term health conditions are better treated at the level of origin, not necessarily quick, but a longer term better investment not only in money but in time and quality of life.
I felt stressed, frustrated and in tears a lot of the time, seeing them so unwell … I also felt very powerless.
I have no doubt that other areas in my life (where I felt stress) negatively impacted on them both. Plus I now know their raw diet could have been better balanced nutritionally.
Toward the end of Louie’s life when I was starting to learn BodyTalk, and bringing in extra help by ‘throwing’ whatever I could at him so to speak, his health started to improve and his coat looked great, but by then it wasn’t going to save his life.
One of my most deeply treasured experiences …
…was at home 11.55pm Saturday night 15 June 2013, lying with Louie at his most sacred time, when he let go his last breath. I swear I felt the breezes of angels wings (I don’t normally talk like that!) I actually looked around to see if any doors were open (and there wasn’t)!
I feel very drawn to supporting others at this very tender time to provide relief and comfort. Also in the weeks and months prior to, for pain relief and peace. Please ask me (and you may like to refer to my testimonials).
Maybe it’s not hard to understand that I am particularly passionate about helping dogs. They are the most loyal and loving friend you could ask for.