Preparing for the initial consultation

During the initial consultation, we talk about the person’s concerns for their animal. There are many questions that they want to ask, but it usually always comes down to about 3 or 4 key questions revolving around the current issues. I ask the client to try to have a good idea what the questions are in advance of the actual communication, but if it seems overwhelming to try to narrow them down, we can come up with them together then. This process helps to focus on the most important things that they want the animal to share with them.

In addition to specific questions, some other questions that the animals like to answer are:

  • How do you feel (either physically or emotionally)?
  • Do you want a job, or do you feel that you already have one? If so, what is it?
  • When do you feel happiest?
  • Is anyone or anything bothering you?
  • How can we help to make you feel better about someone or something?
  • What is your perception of the current problem/ issue at hand?
  • Do you understand the consequences of your actions or if this problem cannot be resolved?
  • Do you feel as though your human cares about your side of the story?
  • Do you have a message for your human?
  • What do you feel is your purpose in their life?

I am frequently asked if the animal should be unoccupied with any other activities at the time of the communication. No, the animal does not need to stop his/her normal daily pattern. If they are truly busy then, they will either say so or not transmit anything at all. If that is the case, I will try again at a different time.


Preparing the animal for the communication

If possible, please inform the animal that you have invited someone to communicate with them in the near future. Tell them they should feel free to share anything that they want to with their listener (me) at that time. Our companions often need to know that they have your permission to share their thoughts and feelings with someone who asks. This notification can be accomplished by telling them in spoken words, the same way that you would tell another person the same thing, because animals understand our thoughts as we verbalize them.