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Resentment
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Resentment

Hiding resentment I have been struggling with too many balls in the air lately, which leads me to procrastinate. I spend time worrying about how much I have to do rather than doing anything about it. One of the things I had been worrying about is my time with the dogs. They need to be…

What’s at the root of your overwhelm?
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What’s at the root of your overwhelm?

Overwhelm – how it can creep up on us Reading the latest Psychologies Magazine (December 2018), I was drawn to the self-analysis quiz – ‘What’s the Root Cause of your Overwhelm?’  Answering the multiple choice questions I found I scored highest on ‘Perfectionism’. Reading through the other 3 categories I could just have easily identified…

Dogs and human emotions in therapy sessions
My dog as my therapist

Dogs and human emotions in therapy sessions

IntroductionThis is a short description of some of the work I have been doing with my own dogs, studying dogs and human emotions.  The work has involved fellow therapists studying the relationship between our emotions and the dogs’ behaviour. BackgroundI had started to notice that my hounds were sensitive to my emotions. This first came to my attention when…

Understanding Feelings
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Understanding Feelings

 I’ve been trying to write more about my therapeutic principles and I am finding it challenging.  Which is good, but because that makes me WORK .  I have been trying to explain to people in conversation, and in my writing, how we store up feelings in our body, how it is  stuck energy, and our dogs…

Is Your Dog the Key to Your Unconscious?
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Is Your Dog the Key to Your Unconscious?

Is your dog the key to your unconscious?  Does how your dog behaves tell you things about yourself ?  Is your dog tuned into feelings that you are trying to tune out of? Are you at the end of your tether with your dog?  How does your dog make you feel? The work I am…

Trust Your Dog
My dog as my therapist

Trust Your Dog

Trust your dog. In response to my last couple of posts, ‘why does a dog retrieve what it retrieves?’ and  ‘your emotions your dog’ some people have commented on my openness in discussing my personal situations and associated feelings . These comments got me wondering. Why was I sharing these stories, to anyone that cared to…

Your emotions your dog
My dog as my therapist

Your emotions your dog

  Your emotions your dog Your emotions, your dog – what do I mean? The work I am doing with my dogs is all about observing their behaviour and tuning into my feelings and emotions at the time.  From that I try to understand how the two things might be connected.  This helps me build…

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