I caught your attention didn’t I! Good. Because this blog is intended to spark your interest and to inspire you to explore the possibility that you can become anything you want to be.
Becoming an Animal Therapist or a Dog Behaviour Therapist, or indeed any role which involves working with animals, is not just about learning from books, attending courses, practicing through case studies.
Yes all of this is essential for continued growth and development but there is another extremely important part which goes hand in hand with this work.
My career with dogs started 16 years ago.
It also coincided with the time that I started to truly learn about myself and work on developing me. Over the years, I have explored and experienced reiki, NLP, EFT, Bowen, Energy healing, reflexology, equine healing and health kinesiology. Each individual therapist, healer, energy worker has played a crucial part in my life and work and I’m grateful to each and every one.
I’d like to share with you some of the things I’ve learnt and are now an intrinsic part of me and what I bring to any work I do with animals and their humans.
- Have an open heart and an open mind
- Be your true authentic self – people and animals connect with that
- Vulnerability is not a weakness, it’s a strength
- Follow your heart ALWAYS and do what makes your soul sing
- Engage your imagination. What do you truly want in life?
- Spend time in and with nature. It clears your mind and can help re-connect and ground you
- Worry is a waste of energy and it creates more of what you don’t want
- Have a dream and go for it. Yet don’t get attached to that outcome because something even better could come your way
- If it scares you, do it anyway. You will grow from the experience.
- You don’t control anything. You create everything!
- Be thankful for what you have in your life RIGHT NOW. Practice gratitude – flex the muscle
- It’s Ok to not have the answers. Remain curious and open
- Be kind to yourself first and to others
- Slow down. If you rush, you might miss an important lesson along the way
- Take time each day to disconnect from the outside world and re-connect inwardly. In stillness, often answers come.
- Go with the flow and view every experience as a learning curve and an opportunity to grow
- There are no ‘fails’, just learning opportunities
- You are unique. Embrace your individuality. The planet needs you to.
- Laugh a lot, sing, dance, share moments with friends. It’s all good food for the soul
- Listen to your body, particularly your heart. It’s talking to you all the time
- Everyone can be your teacher. Human and animal and plant
- It’s more than ok to ask for help
- Your gut instinct is never wrong
- Find your voice for those that have none
- Dream BIG. I mean really BIG
- Tell people what they mean to you. I bet they’ll thank you for it
- Life CAN be effortless if you release self-limiting beliefs and thought patterns.
Thankyou everyone who has been part of my amazing adventure.
You know who you are xxxx
Rachel Windsor-Knott’s goal is for the beautiful process of Botanical self-healing to become a natural part of sharing your life with your animal. She is an Animal Wellness Facilitator specialising in Botanical self-healing for animals (aka Zoopharmacognsoy), a Dog Behaviour Therapist and a Canine Communication Coach. She runs regular workshops, speaks at events and offers consultations in person and by Skype. Her online shop has natural remedies and starter packs for your animal.