I just the other day found out about this very interesting upcoming conference on complementary animal healing in Boxborough, MA, and wanted to share it with you.
Sponsored by Animal Translations, it is the first of what founder Maureen Harmonay hopes will become an annual event. I asked Maureen what inspired her to organize this conference. Maureen replied:
“I often recommend complementary therapies to my animal communication clients, and wanted to provide a forum where we could learn from some of the top practitioners about what is possible to accomplish in conjunction with conventional medicine, or when conventional medicine may not be adequate to resolve or relieve an animal’s physical or emotional issues.
My commitment to this work is very personal. When my cat, Casey, was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, I was told that conventional chemotherapy might give her six to eight months more time. I chose, instead, to have her treated homeopathically by Dr. Charles Loops and with acupuncture by Dr. Randy Caviness and Dr. Carol Gifford. Casey had a very good quality of life for nine months, before her cancer spread. She experienced no detrimental side effects, and though our remaining time together was relatively short, we were able to enjoy it together. I want that for everyone.
I have also seen what Reiki and TTouch and Healing Touch for Animals can do to rebalance an animal’s energy, even in times of great stress or crisis. My greatest hope is that the speakers at The Conference on Complementary Animal Healing will help everyone who attends to learn that there are a variety of safe techniques to enhance our animals’ health and wellness that are not only readily available, but remarkably effective.”
The conference takes place Sunday and Monday November 11-12 (Veterans Day weekend) and will feature these great speakers:
- Kathleen Prasad, founder of Animal Reiki Source and SARA and author of several animal Reiki books (the latest, “Reiki for Dogs” was published this spring) will talk about doing Reiki with animals (small and large) as well as lead group meditations both days of the conference
- Sally Morgan, Physical Therapist, TTEAM practitioner, Reiki master and CranioSacral Therapy Instructor, who will discuss how she uses Craniosacral therapy with animals
- Nan Martin, Licensed Spiritual Healer and Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist, who will talk about using essential oils with small animals and horses
- Shirley Moore, homeopath, co-author of “A Healer In Every Home: Dogs & Cats”, founder of Save-A-Dog in Sudbury, MA and recipient of the American Red Cross Animal Hero Award, will talk about how everyone can incorporate homeopathy in their lives (also see my interview with Shirley)
- Ginger Krantz, certified Brennan Healing Science practitioner, will discuss energy healing and share stories and examples of how she has helped horses heal through the integration of body, mind and spirit
- Denise Bean-Raymond, certified equine massage therapist and acupressure practitioner, and author of “The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses” will talk about using acupressure, along with other therapies, to help heal horses heal
- Randy Caviness, DVM, of Integrative Animal Health Center in Bolton, MA (he was our Sadie’s vet) will discuss his approach to healing, which incorporates Western veterinary medicine with complementary therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic.
The conference runs 8:30 – 5:30, and you can sign up for one or both days. A few people can bring dogs (there is a certain limit of dogs/day) and everyone who signs up before October 31 receives a certificate for a complimentary animal communication session with Maureen. And everyone who attends will get a free flower essence to take home.
To learn more and sign up, go to The Conference on Complementary Animal Healing website. I will be attending and hope to see you there!
Update: I just posted my Notes from The Conference