Can animals get PTSD? Yes! And Animal Communication and Energy Healing can help!

Animals can help humans with PTSD, and we can help animals with PTSD.

Today, many rescued animals experience PTSD. They need help to heal before they can integrate into your family. Animal Communication and Energy Healing are two powerful tools to assist them.

Why do so many animals experience trauma today?

Many of the reasons are similar to those experiences that can cause PTSD in humans.

~~ Too early separation from the mother dog, cat, or horse, for whatever reason.

~~ Separation from their human family due to hurricanes, storms, flooding, fires, earthquakes, and other weather or earth-changing event in which people and their animals can become separated.

~~ Being shuffled from one rescue place to another in the genuinely loving effort to find the rescued animal a new home.

~~ Traumatic loss because the family is no longer able to keep the animal due to financial and/or health changes.

~~ When animals are dropped off at shelters or abandoned without explanation, they are confused, scared, hurt, angry, grieving, and afraid – just to name a few emotions that come up for them.

~~ When the shelter is one that kills animals after so many days, the animals know they might be killed, and the spirits of other animals killed there may be lingering, making the situation even more uncomfortable.

This is not a complete list, but this list illustrates that one or more of these experiences may make integrating into a new loving family a challenge for the animal you’ve so lovingly adopted.

The good news is that animals can recover from PTSD. 

When you adopt an animal from a rescue facility, you may not realize immediately that the animal is having difficulty adjusting.

I’ve had clients ask for my assistance after struggling for a year or more to connect with a cat or dog or horse who has experienced a traumatic event.

These clients are good, kind, loving, nurturing people who have tried everything they can think of to help their new animal companion adjust.  Often they have been pouring love to an animal who is not open to receiving it.

Of course, the sooner you ask for assistance, the sooner you and the animal will begin to build trust and open a loving connection between you.

When an animal is emotionally shut down, afraid of experiencing yet another loss, and/or distrustful that this will be their “forever” home, something else must be added to the equation to assist them.

Whatever history you have about the animal is also a very important piece of the puzzle.

Using my Animal Communication and energy healing skills, I can offer you and your new companion special assistance.

Over several sessions, I am able to establish a rapport with an animal who is very shut down.

It can actually help me connect with them because I’m not physically present.

Working from a distance, I can easily make a telepathic connection, which some animals experience as less intrusive than a human stranger being physically in the animal’s space.

Furthermore, telepathically and energetically …

~~ I can feel what the animal is feeling because I’m a strong emotional empath.

~~ I can feel if the animal has a huge wall around themselves, or just needs some additional reassurance.

~~ I can feel if the animal is distrustful and can suggest ways of building trust.

~~ I can often feel if the animal is hiding something or lying to me and/or to themselves.

~~ I can ask other animals in your family for any insights they want to share, assuming they have already met the new family member.  These often prove to be of immense value in understanding what’s going on with an animal who is too closed down to share very much.

~~ I can scan the animal energetically, with the animal’s permission, to pick up energy patterns in their auric field, chakras, and physical body.

Once we have a better understanding of what’s going on for that animal, we together develop a plan of action.

~~ Sometimes Flower Essences are a good way to start.  I am able to suggest appropriate essences to assist you and your animal companion(s).

~~ As a Certified Practitioner of The Emotion Code, developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson, I know what a valuable tool this is for assisting an animal with PTSD.  (This system has also been shown to be effective with humans.)  Releasing emotional blocks and reducing or eliminating walls around their hearts will bring about huge healing shifts.

~~ As a Certified Multidimensional Healer, I work with healing teams from Source to remove the energy patterns of trauma, repair chakras and other damaged areas, assist the animal’s bodies to rebalance, and bring the animal into a space of harmony, peace, and openness to their new life circumstances.

~~ I may also refer you to other practitioners who offer many other alternative services that will assist the animal, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, Theta Healing, and basic training for dogs and horses.

Having a “plan of action” helps you and the animal know what next steps to take and have a sense that there truly is hope of healing the animal and the entire situation.

Have you recently brought home a new animal or are planning to adopt from a rescue place?

If so, keep in mind that while coming to your home is the best thing for this animal, in some cases you many need to take some extra steps to help the animal integrate and become part of your loving family.

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My personal favorite no-kill animal rescue in Connecticut is Our Companions If you’re not familiar with the amazing work they do, please read about their services and consider donating.  You might also consider adopting one of the animals they are assisting.  Thank you.

Defying the Odds

Veterinary Prognosis:  She Won’t Survive.

Abby before her injury.

Abby, Before Her Injury.

Ellie, one of my clients, called me about a dog named Abby who had been viciously attacked by another dog.   The attacker had ripped open Abby’s belly and intestines.  Even after major surgery, things didn’t look very good for Abby.

I was told that the veterinarian had little to no hope for Abby’s recovery.

Had Abby also heard this?  And if she had, did she accept the veterinarian’s viewpoint as written in stone?

Reconstructive surgery repaired the abdominal wall and removed damages portions of Abby’s intestines, leaving Abby very weak and septic.  The bowel contents that had poured into her belly had caused peritonitis.  Further surgery to seal any additional leaks from her gut wasn’t an option because of how sick and weak Abby had become.

Abby’s person, Briteny, took Abby home so that they could spend time together before Abby passed.

Could this situation be turned around?

First I did an Animal Communication with Abby and Briteny.  We spoke about how Abby didn’t have to accept the veterinarian’s judgment about her chances of recovery.  Then I recommended that Abby be given flower essences, such as Rescue Remedy, to help her body deal with the shock and trauma she had experienced.

Finally, I did an energy healing session for Abby.

After calling on higher guidance and receiving Abby’s permission to do the healing, the healing guides and I focused on boosting Abby’s immune system by stimulating white blood cell production and activity.

All the organs involved in this process received special attention, especially her thymus gland, her spleen, and her bone marrow.

Then the focus shifted to helping the rest of Abby’s body recover from the attack.  We released emotions that could create energetic blocks to healing, removed stagnant energies, cleansed and balanced her chakra system, and filling her up with the Divine Light and Love.

One of the healing teams repaired the etheric template for her physical body, which if damaged, can prevent a full recovery.

After the healing session, Abby slept deeply.

And then the miracle started to happen.  Abby began to improve.

Ellie wrote:

You worked with her at 5pm Thursday…according to the vet Abby wasn’t going to make it.  At 6 pm Thursday, Abby got up from her bed and started eating and drinking on her own.

On Saturday, Abby was up and playing ball in the backyard.

[Today, Wednesday,] she is still eating and drinking on her own, and fighting off that infection.

The vet cannot believe it.

I know you were with her in her darkest hours.  Thank you for being there in this emergency situation. 

Ellie

On Wednesday, Briteny wrote:

She is doing lots better. The vet cannot explain why she is still alive. She still has an infection but the vet believes it is lots better than it was. Abby has gotten a lot of her appetite back and is eating and drinking on her own. She walks around and even has gone up and down a few steps. She’s not out of the woods.

What made the difference?

Abby is a brave soul who listened carefully when I told her that she didn’t have to die just because the veterinarian was not optimistic about her situation.  In addition,

Her desire to survive, combined with the energetic healing session, gave Abby the opportunity to turn things around.

The love and attention that Briteny gave Abby also played a significant role in helping Abby recover.

When I do a healing for someone, I know that what happens isn’t up to me.  It’s entirely up to the human or animal who receives the energies.

By staying open to possibilities, I create a sacred space for miracles to happen.

Sometimes they do.