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Arena, Abscesses & Limp

Those of you who have been following my journey with the two horses who are abandoned at our place may remember that they are not at all happy to be touched. This, of course, poses major challenges and has been a source of concern. From time to time, Arena, the mare, has been limping but, [...]

By |2022-09-07T08:58:05+02:00September 7th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Arena, Abscesses & Limp

What makes it all worthwhile

At the end of a one day workshop, particularly one on a topic such as reactivity which evokes so many emotions, it is a gift to hear a participant say that she is leaving with hope because she saw improvements in her dog throughout the day, and she could see that he was much calmer [...]

By |2022-03-30T16:31:18+02:00March 30th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on What makes it all worthwhile

Myotherapy

Last Saturday Salma had a myotherapy treatment with Leticia Sánchez del Moral. Salma loved it. She really did lean into the work, allowing skin rolling and the treatment of various parts of the body. Leticia confirmed what I had already noticed with TTouch observation. There were a couple of hot spots in the cervical area [...]

By |2022-03-15T16:47:32+01:00March 15th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Myotherapy

TTouch Workshop Day 2

Yesterday we had the second day of the first in-person TTouch workshop in two years. The first pleasant thing was to see that when Balú arrived his tail was not tucked between his legs but out and wagging, albeit a little rapidly and slightly tense. The point is that the difference from last week was [...]

By |2022-02-13T12:07:56+01:00February 13th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on TTouch Workshop Day 2

At last! In-person workshops once again!

February 5th. was a red letter day! We had the first in-person Tellington TTouch workshop in over two years. Day two will be on February 12th. It is always heartwarming to see how committed some people are to impriving the life experiences of their pets. It was also great to see the changes, great and [...]

By |2022-02-09T16:11:01+01:00February 9th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on At last! In-person workshops once again!

Listening to the whispers … and then acting on what they tell us!

  In TTouch classes we place great emphasis on Edie Jane Eaton's  concept of listening to the whispers so that our animals do not have to shout to be heard. Some time ago now with my last beardie, Sasha, I had the chance to see how important it is to pay attention to these small [...]

By |2021-07-17T18:52:27+02:00July 17th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Listening to the whispers … and then acting on what they tell us!

Oxytocin, TTouch, Zoopharmacognosy and Separation Anxiety

Oxytocin is a hormone which acts mainly as a neuromodulator* in the brain.  It evokes feelings of wellbeing, reduces anxiety and promotes tranquillity and a sense of security. This is the reason why oxytocin is believed to play an important role in the inhibition of areas of the brain associated with controlling behaviour e.g. fear [...]

By |2021-07-12T11:56:05+02:00July 12th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Oxytocin, TTouch, Zoopharmacognosy and Separation Anxiety

Working with Hypersensitivity

Mimi is a 10 year old mini pinscher who came to us with her mother 5 years ago. Unfortunately her mother is no longer with us. Her mother, Ophie, was a stalwart and fearless little dog  but her daughter is quite the opposite, fearful and hypersensitive and this has increased since losing her mother who [...]

By |2021-07-11T14:04:56+02:00July 11th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Working with Hypersensitivity

TTouch Tail Pulls

TTouch tail pulls are another excellent way of helping animals release tension in the spine because the stretch and slow release allow the vertebrae to relax and realign. The technique is very simple. Taking the tail in one hand and placing the other on the animal's body to help stabilise, we lean backwards and thus [...]

By |2021-07-10T11:50:53+02:00July 10th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on TTouch Tail Pulls

TTouch Tail Circles

As we know, the tail is an extension of the spinal column and as such is part of the nervous system. Many animals, humans included, tend to accumulate tension in the shoulders and lumbar area so working with the tail can help to release this tension. Tail circles are very simple to do. Taking the [...]

By |2021-07-09T14:34:35+02:00July 9th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on TTouch Tail Circles

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