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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…

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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…


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…

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