Botanical Self-Healing in Dogs. Accredited Practitioner Programme

Botanical Self-Healing in dogs. Accredited Practitioner Programme.  Just 2 places remaining for 2019-2020

Starting September 2019, you are invited to join me on a journey of discovery into the world of Botanical Self-Healing in dogs.

This Practitioner Programme aims to give you the knowledge, ability and confidence to work professionally as an accredited and insured Practitioner in Botanical Self-Healing in dogs.

This means you will be able to to facilitate, support and guide dogs and their guardians through the process of Botanical Self-Healing.

You will develop a thorough grasp of the botanicals used in a consultation, their properties, and the  common conditions which can affect a dog’s emotional and physical wellness.

You will develop a thorough understanding and appreciation of how to hold a consultation, how to observe the dog’s individual responses and how to support the client (both human and canine) on the road to wellness.

Underpinning this programme is the belief that all sentient beings have the right to be fully heard and to enjoy a life full of vitality and wellness.

We believe in empowering dogs and their guardians with the tools and knowledge to develop a deeper connection with their dogs, to improve their wellness and vitality throughout their lifespan.

This is not just a course.

This is the start of a journey which has the ability to change lives of both dogs and their guardians for the better.

You will become part of an authentic, inclusive and supportive community of Canine Professionals who are compassionate,   open-minded and in a constant state of learning.

The programme is a combination of class-room based learning, private study and self-reflection, case study submissions and a practical exam.

Course cost £2495 (payment plans are available)

Start date: 28th September 2019

For more information, check out the Programme Syllabus

Location: Hartsop Farm, Finstock, Oxfordshire  

The Programme is accredited by UK Rural Skills.

If you would like to register your interest for the 2019-2020 Programme, receive the course syllabus and payment options and questionnaire, e-mail Rachel on

Workshops and Talks

“I do really believe all animals and owners should know about and experience your work. It’s wonderful, emotional and beautiful to witness.”

Daisy, mum of Bella

“You were absolutely fantastic!!  So clear, articulate, passionate and informative!  Such a pleasure to meet you.  Very inspiring.”

Anna, Animal Energy World Conference


“At my workshops and talks you will see the beauty and joy of animal self-healing unfold in front of you.

You will see and hear about Botanical self-healing for animals (aka Zoopharmacognosy), how it works, and how it can benefit you and your animal.

You will start to learn how you can safely apply this with your own animal, to create successful healing sessions in your own home.”

Rachel Windsor-Knott


Botanical Self-Healing in Dogs – Practical workshop

Practical Workshop

Date: Saturday 16th February 2019, 1030-1600

Location: Worcester

Fee: £65

CLICK HERE to book your space


Botanical Self-Healing in Dogs – Practical workshop

Practical Workshop

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2019, 1030-1600

Location: Bury St Edmunds

Fee: £75

CLICK HERE to book your space

What your animal is trying to tell you – a talk on the innate medical wisdom of our animals

Do you run a group which includes animal lovers, people who work with animals, or just the intellectually curious?  Are looking for a passionate and compelling speaker?

I believe in keeping my talks fresh and interesting and speaking from the heart!

I tell the stories of the animals who have crossed my path. Those that inspired me to share how to optimise the wellness of your animal through self-medication on botanical medicine.

I explain the what, the how, the why of this beautiful exploration of animal self-medication – and the benefits for people, their animals, and their relationships together.

I have spoken at venues as diverse as The Blue Cross Animal Charity, The Animal Energy World Conference, and the Women’s Institute Oxfordshire.  I’ve seen people’s eyes light up in all of them, as I described the joy of seeing an animal make clear what it has been trying to tell us.

Have I piqued your curiosity?

Get in touch to organise your talk.

Learn more

Our workshops and talks will give you an introduction to the principles of Botanical Self-Healing for Animals (aka Zoopharmacognosy).  They do not give a qualification to practice on other people’s animals.

To find out more about this wonderful process, just get in touch.