I adore my calling as an animal healer and animal communicator here in the UK, and this week was no exception.
On Wednesday I travelled around seven miles to treat two dogs along with their human, Julie. I wasn’t booked to give animal healing, animal Reiki nor crystal therapy, I was asked if I’d treat the three souls with a sound therapy session, so off I went. I took three of my crystal singing bowls and four metal singing bowls of varying pitch and size.
My client Julie is a yoga teacher and had taken on two dogs in September after they were found abandoned in the car park of a city supermarket. Having two small children she was rightfully concerned at bringing two dogs with unknown personalities in to her home. Canine stress and anxiety isn’t great for dog or owner. Julie needn’t have worried because each dog were accepting of the children and followed them around the garden wanting to join in their games.
One of the dogs, a female named Tot, was quite highly strung. Julie had installed a camera whilst she was at work so she could note the dogs’ behavioural patterns and see how they were coping when left. It became apparent that Tot was suffering from canine separation anxiety. Like myself, Julie implements holistic methods of treating her family, and her dogs were no exception. One day Julie decided to try a relaxation music CD for the dogs. She placed it on repeat whilst she went out to work. When Julie watched the camera footage, she could see that Tot had become a lot less stressed and her pacing, less frantic.
Over the period of a few weeks, Julie tried several relaxing CD’s, but noticed their was one sound that both dogs responded particularly well too, in fact both dogs were out for the count and slept most of the time she was out! The music on this particular CD featured a variety of singing bowls.
When we initially spoke on the phone, Julie told me she wanted to deepen her connection to the two dogs as they brought so much light in to her life following two recent family bereavements. However, she was unsure if she wanted to try animal Reiki, healing, or animal communication to help with this connection. It was then that I suggested maybe she’d like to try a sound therapy session for herself and the dogs.
I qualified as a sound therapist around three years ago and although I offer sound therapy to humans and at the relaxation classes I teach, rarely had I used sound therapy for dogs, except of course with my own canine companion who adores singing bowls, ting sha, mantras and chanting.
The sound therapy animal healing session took an hour and fifteen minutes and each of us were totally blown away at the connective energy in the room. Julie lay on the floor and one of her dogs lay with his head resting on her shoulder and the other lay with her head over the opposite ankle in a most unique alignment. We had two stress free and relaxed dogs.
The vibrations were not only powerful throughout the session – (which was performed in candlelight), but when I switched on the main light switch afterwards, the bulb blew. Julie then switched on a side lamp so we’d at least have some light and this blew too!
Did someone mention vibration?
Here’s me at home before the session ‘warming up’ with a test bowl.