What is Anubis Therapy?
Anubis Therapy presents a different way of viewing the dogs in our lives.
I developed my therapy based on my own needs as a dog owner. I was not happy with my relationship with my dogs. Dog trainers would say “It’s never about the dog.” Books told me that the problems with dog ownership were all about the owner. But I didn't know what to do about it. It seemed you either had a way with dogs, or you didn't.
After my Diploma in bio-energy therapy I became more aware of how our thoughts, feelings and intentions affected others around us, including our animals. I started to pay more attention to what was going on between my own dogs and myself. Working with my dogs and my personal development I started to get more insights. The development of Anubis Therapy has been a result of that work.
Benefits from our dogs
There have been lots of studies showing how a dog can be good for our health. It can be by simply keeping us company or helping us exercise more. For example, just stroking a dog has been shown to lower our heart rate.
The achievements of expertly trained service dogs, working for organisations such as the military or the police, are awesome. How personal service dogs help individuals manage their day-to-day lives, is also incredible.
Even our family pets, the ones that aren't trained to a rigorous standard, can help us in more ways than you might imagine. They can help us get a better understanding of ourselves, teaching us to live in a more balanced and harmonious way.
When we have a difficulty with our dog, we have a number of options. We may seek help from a dog trainer or a behaviourist expert. We may consult a health specialist, like a vet or one of a number of other, complimentary, therapists. We might ask for help from an animal communicator.
Anubis Therapy offers another option, separate or complimentary to those mentioned above. In Anubis Therapy the focus is on you and what your relationship with your dog means to you.
Anubis Therapy focuses on the emotional relationship that you have with your dog. I describe it as 'counselling for dog owners'.
Taking time to reflect on the feelings and emotions that come up for you about your dog allows you to look closer at yourself, something which people rarely get time to do. This can lead you to have a greater self-awareness of yourself. A greater self-awareness can help enormously with your relationship with your dog, but also with others in your life, and more importantly with yourself. It is that which I believe our dogs are here to teach us.
You don't need to be experiencing problems with your dog to benefit from Anubis Therapy.
Anubis Therapy involves one-to-one hour sessions, where you, the client, are able to talk about your relationship with your dog, in a confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment. Sessions are by appointment and can be carried out over the telephone, over Skype, or in person at our venue in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
If you are interested but not sure and would like to hear more, give me a call or drop me an email and I can answer any questions. If its something that sparks your curiosity and you want to give it a go, give me a call to arrange an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you 🙂