Socrates’ Response to Reconnective Healing®
But with Reconnective Healing®, it was different. When I put my hands a few inches from Socrates’ head, each on either side of him, within moments he stopped what he was doing, looked up and stared straight ahead. Then he seemed to take note that something very different was happening.
I was simultaneously amazed and delighted at his direct and honest response. One of the things I love so much about animals is their honesty. They don’t say, “Oh I didn’t really feel anything” or “that didn’t affect me at all.” And they don’t say, “I’m sorry, but that’s not part of my belief system.” They just let you know right away what’s going on and whether they like what you are doing or not.
Socrates hides under the covers. Animals are honest. They will tell you if they like what you are doing or if they want to run and hide. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2007. All rights reserved.
Shortly after taking note of the new healing “frequencies” I was accessing, Socrates lay down on his side, took in a big breath and relaxed totally. It is always so beautiful to witness this total relaxation response whenever I do this kind of healing work either on people or animals. There is almost always a sense of such total and deep relaxation. I can do Reconnective Healing® work either in-person or remotely. The sensations and potency of the healing work remain the same.
Socrates and his stuffed pig relax together. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2005. All rights reserved.
I find that the combination of Reconnective Healing® and Tellington TTouch® is very powerful. Doing some Reconnective Healing® work prior to doing TTouch® can be so helpful with animals who are fearful, stressed or insecure and who sometimes exhibit some kind of distracting behavior known in Tellington TTouch® classes as “fool around.”
In Tellington TTouch® there are a number of ways to help calm a dog down so a practitioner can begin to do the work. And if they can’t get a dog to feel secure enough to be touched, then Tellington TTouch® practitioners can work on a stuffed demo dog to show guardians what to do.
With Reconnective Healing®, I have added another powerful way to help animals relax and feel safe. In addition to being a powerful way to help animals heal, it can help pave the way for some fabulous Tellington TTouch® sessions.