Voluntary Work

Working in rescue centres or animal sanctuaries is a precious and very rewarding part of my work.

Rescue animals need both emotional and physical health care. Healing and natural remedies can play a big part in the success story of each of these animals: healing facilitates a sense of relaxation as well as a safe environment for the animal to slowly release stress, trauma and anxiety, as well as recovery from any physical and emotional trauma that so often is in their background. A happier, calmer animal in these environments will increase the possibility of it being rehomed as quickly as possible, to a new loving family.

Healing rescue animals will not necessarily involve touch, as some animals are too nervous, anxious, and afraid of strangers to accept it, and in these circumstances healing is better received from a distance, in some cases outside the animal’s enclosure.

When working with horses at equine sanctuaries or dogs and cats at the RSPCA, I have worked both inside and outside of their enclosures, and in both situations the animals have shown positive responses to the healing. As animals do not give verbal feed-back I rely on observing typical signs of releasing and relaxation such as: licking, yawning, stretching, closing of the eyes, drooping the head, to name but a few. These are all positive signs, demonstrating that the animal is relaxing and allowing the healing to take effect. It is wonderful to see what healing can do to help these animals, and indeed, all animals.

Places of voluntary work

  • Currently: Healing Volunteer at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
  • RSPCA Brighton
  • Rainbow Bridge Horse rescue
  • Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre