dogs and human emotions

Hounds Connect the Dots
mental health | Published Articles

Hounds Connect the Dots

This article was first published in the 2020 Spring/Summer edition of ‘Counselling for Scotland’, the COSCA (counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) journal. It is reproduced here with the kind permission of COSCA, slightly editted to suit internet publication. A full copy of the journal, including the original article, can be obtained from COSCA Self-Mastery “Mastering…

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…

Feature article about Anubis Therapy in Psychologies Magazine
My dog as my therapist

Feature article about Anubis Therapy in Psychologies Magazine

  in a previous blog post I wrote about the difficulty of being a pioneer.   I mentioned a feature article coming up in Psychologies Magazine.   I had been invited to give Suzy Walker, editor-in-chief of  the magazine, an Anubis session with her canine companion Oscar.  The resulting article has just been published this month.  The…

If only he could talk….Feature article from Psychologies Magazine
My dog as my therapist | Published Articles

If only he could talk….Feature article from Psychologies Magazine

A new theory suggests that a dog’s behaviour reflects its owner’s emotional state.  Editor-in-Chief Suzy Walker tries to decode pet Oscar’s conduct to learn more about herself. Oscar, my cute cocker spaniel is barking and scratching to be let into my boss’ office, where I’m having a meeting. I am very lucky that the company…

Getting In Touch With Your True Life Purpose
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Getting In Touch With Your True Life Purpose

“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind” Leonardo Da Vinci, The notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci Something Missing? What is your true life purpose? Do you ever think that something is missing in your life? Perhaps you find yourself thinking,…

Feelings about Christmas
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Feelings about Christmas

  Greetings to you on Christmas Day 2018. Writing this post is a bit of spur of a moment thing for me. I don’t really know how it’s going to end up. If you have found it, welcome. I wonder how you are doing. Christmas is an exciting, fun and loving time for a lot…

Mining those emotions and feelings
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Mining those emotions and feelings

My Labrador Archie woke me up again last night. He wanted to go out to the toilet. I tried to ignore it for a long time because I didn’t want to get up. Eventually I relented and let him out. It was my fault, I had given him chicken the night before, accidentally switching his…

Dogs and counselling.  Are dogs replacing counsellors?
mental health | My dog as my therapist

Dogs and counselling. Are dogs replacing counsellors?

Here’s an interesting coincidence about dogs and counselling which I’m having a little fun with and would love to hear your thoughts on! I have been using Google Trends this week.  Google Trends allows you to look at usage of particular search terms across the internet, and see how they are changing. I decided to…

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