feelings

Resentment

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…

Interview with Leah Shamos Twitchell of Canine Movement Lab
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Interview with Leah Shamos Twitchell of Canine Movement Lab

Leah Shamos Twitchell asks Joanne Frame why knowing yourself is important for your dog.  They discuss how our dogs are connected to our emotions and feelings in ways that we don’t always notice. Joanne and Leah talk about their own experiences and what they have learnt about themselves from their dogs.

Sheep Worrying

Sheep Worrying

Sheep Worrying on the Increase The BBC recently reported that “the number of dog attacks on sheep in [in Scotland] has risen by 67% in two years, according to the latest rural crime figures (Dog owners warned ‘no excuse’ for sheep worrying) It’s a harrowing subject. Sheep mauled and injured, dogs shot or destroyed, criminal…

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…

Mental Health Awareness Week and our dogs

Mental Health Awareness Week and our dogs

Mental Health Awareness Week This week, in the UK, is Mental Health Awareness week. According to the Mental Health Foundation the week is about about raising awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspiring action to promote the message of good mental health for all. This year the focus for the week is…

‘The Lost Feminine’ and ‘Heel-work to Music’
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‘The Lost Feminine’ and ‘Heel-work to Music’

The cluesSo what has heel-work to music got to do with the lost feminine?  What even is the lost feminine? Here’s my thoughts.I’ve moved house recently and I was unpacking boxes in the room that was to become my office. As I unpacked, a book fell off the shelf and landed at my feet. The…

Dogs and human emotions in therapy sessions

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

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…

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