Feb 21. Animal Communication – Lisa Hartnett, D.C.
Discover your innate abilities to communicate with animals. The rational mind takes a back seat while your natural sensitivities lead. Learn to respect your animal companions and have a mutual relationship. Our relationships with animals provide us with wonderful opportunities to experience unconditional love; they are also our teachers and mirrors. Opening to this world you experience more intimacy with your animals and life. Welcome to life beyond only the rational mind and to being a fuller human.
March 21. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for Animals – Dr. Anne Reed, All Paws Holistic Veterinary Clinic (Pt. Richmond),
Journey into the theory behind TCVM, and how this amazing modality can change your understanding of symptoms, disease, and health.TCVM has been used to help heal animals for centuries, and it is accepted by many as an effective form of medicine. But how does it differ from “allopathic” medicine, and how can it help your animal? TCVM takes complex, seeming disparate symptoms and uses recognized patterns to help identify the source of all of these different problems, and ways to treat them. Does your dog seem to go the vet all the time, always for a different ailment? Does it seem that no matter what you do, your animal never seems “healthy?” Maybe TCVM has the answers.
March 28. Integrative Approaches to the Diagnosis and Management of Arthritis/Musculo-Skeletal Disease in Animals
Drs. Araba Oglesby and Rachel Feigenbaum, Lotus Veterinary House Calls (Bay Area)
Drs. Oglesby and Feigenbaum will discuss one of the most common and challenging topics affecting many of our companion animals – the management of arthritis, musculo-skeletal disease, and discomfort/pain. You will learn diagnosis and treatment options from a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine perspective and how this approach can help balance care for your pet and help to maintain a good quality of life. Discover how natural supplements, quality foods, herbal support, acupuncture, acupressure, aquapuncture, moxibustion, laser therapy, chiropractic and tui-na can offer relief and help maintain a higher quality of life. They will also discuss the short and long term benefits of acupuncture, as well as what to expect in a typical acupuncture session. Please come and enjoy a casual talk about how to better the health of your companion animal.
****Dr. Oglesby will begin doing holistic veterinary exams/consultations at Holistic Hound beginning Tuesday, April 9th. Please seehttps://holistichound.com/services/holistic-veterinary-consultations/ for more information.
April 11. Whole Food Nutrition for Animals – Dr. Tom Cameron, Standard Process
Learn about the power of whole food nutrition and how whole food supplemention can improve the health and well being of ourselves and our animals. Most dogs and cats diets are limited to highly processed pet foods. Supplements made from whole foods, organ and tissue extracts, and botanicals can fill the nutrition gap created by feeding these processed foods. Dr. Cameron will address the belief that there is a nutritional component to all disease and with proper nutrition the body has an amazing capacity to keep itself healthy. He will also discuss the differences in supplementing with whole foods – the best natural source of vitamins vs. synethic vitamins.
May 23. Integrative Approaches to Treating Cancer in Animals – Dr. Gary Richter, Holistic Veterinary Care (Oakland)
Learn the latest conventional and complementary treatment protocols for combating this dreaded disease. More information forthcoming.
June 20. Reiki for Animals – Kathleen Prasad, Reiki Master
Kathleen will share some readings from her latest book, Reiki for Dogs. Find out what Reiki is, what a Reiki practitioner does and does NOT do, how Reiki can help dogs, what creates a successful treatment and more. Kathleen will also lead a group meditation for canine healing.
July 25. Basic Holistic Healthcare for Animals – Heidi Hill, owner Holistic Hound
Learn the basics of holistic health care and how to increase and maintain the health, wellness and longevity of your dog and cat.
August 22. Canine Massage – Deborah Ellen, SAMP **CANCELED**
Learn how your pet can enjoy some of the same benefits from massage as you – increasing ease of movement, improvement of health and quality of life. Massage is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that improves muscle function, circulation and provides rejuvenating effects.
September 18 (Wed.). Acupressure for Animals -Graham Quigley, L.Ac.
Learn the healing touch techniques of Acupressure to promote and maintain harmony and well being in your four-legged friends. Talk will include a handout on acupressure techniques for common complaints like separation anxiety, arthritis, and poor digestion as well as a live demonstration.
Graham Quigley is a licensed Acupuncturist for humans and animals who has been teaching acupressure for animals and animal communication at the Acupressure Institute since 2006. He uses the five branches of traditional Chinese medicine to bring health and well being to animals in need. He has always believed that teaching those with animals how to do healing work with their hands gets the best results because it turns the animals person into a powerful practitioner. He has a practice offering acupuncture, tui na massage, acupressure, and Chinese herbs for animals and lives in Oakland.
October 24. Raw Food for Animals – Dr. Jenny Taylor, Holistic DVM and Matt Koss, owner of Primal Pet Foods, October 24
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about feeding raw food to your dog and/or cat from these experts!
- Why feed raw? – the benefits, drawbacks, precautions, risks
- How best to feed? – Make yourself or buy frozen prepared?
- High pressure pasteurization (aka HPP) and what it means for the food and the animal
- Prey model vs. recipes that include vegetables and fruits
November 14. Animal Communication Class – with your companion animals – Lisa Hartnett, D.C.
Learn how to talk intuitively to your animal(s). Discover your own innate abilities and learn techniques to enhance your communication and relating skills. Gain a deeper awareness, sensitivity and connection to your animal friend(s). Go deeper into the skill and practice exercises in communicating with your animals and others.
Well-behaved animals are welcome or bring photos of the animals you would like to communicate with.