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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…

Interview with Leah Shamos Twitchell of Canine Movement Lab
My dog as my therapist | Published Articles

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.

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…

4 tips to check your dog’s connection to your emotions
mental health | My dog as my therapist

4 tips to check your dog’s connection to your emotions

Here are four emotions that are good indicators to try with your dog to see how his or her behaviour is linked to you. I have chosen emotions that we typically try to deny, because they are uncomfortable.  If you are like me you might not always notice how you are feeling, but your dog…

Why “Knowing Yourself” is important to your dog
awareness | Complimentary therapies | My dog as my therapist

Why “Knowing Yourself” is important to your dog

This is a video of a discussion between myself and Leah Twitchell, of Canine Core Method, discussing why ‘knowing yourself’ is important to your dog.  We talk about how our dogs are affected by our emotions and how we can use that to learn about ourselves.

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