4 Complaints In One Afternoon – Feeling SO Sad…I’m Retiring

I cannot begin to tell you how sad I felt as I closed up for the day having had 4 – yes, count ’em FOUR complaints about other “Professional” Animal Communicators in one single afternoon.

Now, you would be forgiven for thinking – as I did – that these people had contacted me on the back of my last newsletter where I laid out my concerns about people who were practicing as “Professional” Animal Communicators.  But when I enquired as to if that was their reason for getting in touch, none of these people had read my newsletter because they had only just been recommended to get in touch with me.  So, that only gives us a small glimpse as to how big this problem really is.  After all, if no-one had recommended that they get in touch, I would never have known about them.  So I really think this is merely the tip of the iceberg.  And it is an iceberg that I will do everything within my power to hack away at until it is no longer a problem!

Sadly, the 4 complaints were all completely different – again showing the breadth of this growing problem:-

  1. The first woman paid for a Communication Consultation – and the “Professional” Animal Communicator took the money and didn’t do the consultation.  Didn’t answer emails and didn’t return phone calls.  What is particularly frustrating is that this “Professional” has set back YEARS OF MY HARD BLOODY WORK!  And the work of other hard working Communicators across the world too.  Why?  Because a vet had recommended that the client seek out an Animal Communicator!  A Vet!  Do you know how many years it has taken me to get just a few vets to take my work seriously?  And finally, we have vets recognising the value that we can bring to understanding/solving animal’s issues – and this happens!  That will set us ALL back years!!!! 
  2. The second complaint was from a man who had gone through a Professional Animal Communicator Training Programme only to reach the end, receive his Certificate of Endorsement and yet had absolutely no idea whether he was actually competent in communicating with animals or not.  He received no feedback on his case studies, no assessment of his progress and no pointers for how to improve!  Seriously????  That is NOT teaching (or learning).  I don’t even know what you would call that…..
  3. The third complaint was from a woman who had signed up to an online Animal Communication Course and failed to receive the modules.  Her emails and subsequent phone calls requesting a refund were ignored.  Sadly, this one is a common complaint…..
  4. Last, but by no means least, I received an enquiry from a gentleman who saw that someone was running Animal Communication Workshops near his parent’s home.  As I have run workshops regularly in this area, a friend advised him to get in touch with me to see if it was one of my Graduates that was running the Workshop on my behalf.  It  was not – my Graduates require 2 years minimum fieldwork practice and Teacher Training before they can train under my name.  It transpires that the Practitioner was someone who had recently passed her Animal Communication Course.  Seriously?  Would you want to take driving lessons from someone who had just passed their own driving test?????  This worries me so much!  
So it was a very sad day indeed.  And whilst I was already aware of similar complaints over the years I had never had so many complaints in one day – one afternoon!  So I am taking it as a message.  And I am acting on it.  It’s time to retire…

I Am Retiring

As of April, I will be retiring from carrying out the day to day Animal Communication Consultations at my practice.  I will be handing over the bulk of this work to my two associates:
  • Colette Smith
  • Jan Lees
Both Jan and Colette have studied with me for more than 2 years and have been working on cases with me in the background preparing for this handover. 
They have not only come come through my rigorous Professional Practitioner’s Teaching Programme, but they have each collected a heap of accolades and merits along the way with their work being praised – and endorsed – by other Professionals in the Animal World, including vets, behaviourists and equine specialists.
They are both excellent Animal Communicators who so beautifully shine the light of understanding on the issues the animals present with.  Using the broad range of tools I have taught them, they are able to get to the root cause of the presenting issue.  And THAT is Professional Animal Communication.
I know you and your animals will be in the safest, and kindest, of hands when you work with Jan and Colette.  How do I know this for sure?  
These are the two I go to when I am worried about my animal family
I feel truly blessed to have Jan and Colette at my side looking after my community of animal lovers.  I am also extremely happy that I am able to fulfil my dream of supporting other Practitioners in achieving their dreams of carrying out this sacred and privileged work.  
This hugely important move will create the time that is needed for me to focus on raising my game even more in the Training World.  Doing whatever I can to raise the reputation of the Animal Communication Profession – and the “Professionals” that emerge from it. 
Full introductions to Jan and Colette will follow soon…..Watch this space…
AND….the results of the Survey are in and I have compiled a FREE GIFT for you – coming out very soon…..
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URGENT – Complaints About “Professional” Animal Communicators

  1. If you are in any of my paid Animal Communication Programmes, you will already be aware of this  disturbing issue – and a refresh on the severity of this situation can do you no harm. 
  2. If you are not currently on any of my paid programmes but have previously studied with me, I urge you to read the following so you are explicitly clear on where I stand.
  3. If you have never been a student of mine, or a student of Animal Communication, I invite you to read it anyway – so I can help prevent you from experiencing the pain and anguish that so many have gone through when working with “Professional” Animal Communicators.
At the end of last year, I received a disturbing email that was written by the incredible Penelope Smith – considered to be the founder of Animal Communication.
In the email, she shared that there were an alarming number of complaints about “Professional” Animal Communicators.  The key complaints against the Professional Animal Communicators were:-
  • Poor quality of their consultations
  • Lack of Knowledge
  • Lack of Experience
  • Lack of Depth
  • Lack of Professionalism
  • Lack of Ethics 

Investigations concluded that these “Professional” Animal Communicators were:-

  • Not well trained
  • Overstepping their role/boundaries as Animal Communicators – both ethically and legally
  • Not truly listening to the animals or their guardians
  • Not well grounded
  • Not well resourced – either emotionally, psychologically or spiritually
  • Inflicting harm by causing or prolonging an animal’s suffering – even leading to their death

Sadly, I am all too aware from the student’s I have worked with – who have previously trained with other providers – that there is a tremendously vast difference in what people are providing in their Professional Training Programmes – not just in terms of key Animal Communication Teachings but in ethics, boundaries, professionalism and professional practice.

And again, sadly, with this as the basis of many Professional Animal Communicators training, it unfortunately makes very clear sense why I receive countless enquiries from upset and often distressed clients, who have worked with “Professional” Animal Communicators who are failing to support their clients and failing to communicate their findings in supportive, compassionate and empowering ways – and ultimately causing anguish to both people and animals.  This distresses me greatly.

If you have been following my work for a while, you will know that I am a heart centred practitioner with a strong drive to act as a catalyst to create change and transformation, empowering both people and animals to become the very best versions of themselves they possibly can be.  

It was this drive – combined with being sick fed up receiving worried and cautious emails from people desperate to know how their animals were feeling, but having been previously burned by the experience of animal communication – that led me to develop my Professional Practitioner Training Programme.  I had previously been teaching for many years before hand and already had a thorough training programme in place, but by now I had collated a long list of complaints and/or ill experiences that clients had been through that need never have happened if only the right training had been put in place. I also had gathered an extensive list of “gaps” in student training that students had experienced with other providers that were failing to support them in becoming the best practitioners that they could be.  So I stepped up my game and enrolled in some further training so I could teach students even more powerfully how to bring the very best to the table – not just with their Animal Communication work but for themselves as individuals and Practitioners too.

And so my Professional Practitioner Programme was born.   

Let me be clear, this is not a plug for my Programme, this is about being clear about where I stand and reaching out to you on this vitally important issue:-

Current Students/Past Students

  • If you charge for your services, you are declaring yourself as a Professional Practitioner
  • If you have chosen not to train with me in the Professional Practitioner Programme, that is your choice and there will never be any hard feelings about that. 
  • Please know that under no circumstances may you say that your received your training to be a Professional Animal Communicator from me unless you have completed the Professional Practitioner Programme. And even if you have attended my Advanced Trainings, they are just a fraction of what you need to know to be a Professional Practitioner and do not provide the full, rounded teaching experience that is required to be a competent and effective Professional Practitioner.
  • I am aware that this stance may upset students who undertook the original 12 module course with me as it was, at that time, a complete course of study. Yet, as outlined when launching the Professional Practitioner Programme, there are an additional 6 modules focussing on deepening your effectiveness as a Professional Animal Communicator as well as deepening your understanding and effectiveness in Professional Practitioner Boundaries, Ethics and Sensitivity.  Additionally, you are provided with the tools, models and structure to create professional consultations, with professional outcomes – these ensure you will avoid creating the heartache that so many clients experience with other practitioners.  Furthermore, the Professional Practitioner Programme includes a thorough and robust Case Study Critique Service and assessment by an external panel of Animal Experts which the original programme didn’t provide.  And it is THAT which creates the  key learning stretch that is essential for you to be the best Animal Communicator that you can be.  If you are upset by this stance, I understand – especially for the few of you that did fully engage with the  original weekly Tutorial System as you did receive critiques of your work.  Despite the fact that my Critiques have since evolved and improved 100 fold due to my advanced training in NLP and Belief/Blocks Clearing, I hold my hands up and accept that there may be a little “muddy water” here – and I am genuinely sorry for that.  So I am open to you contacting me to discuss this if you feel so inclined.  I respectfully ask that you do that either by phone or email.
  • Only those who enroll in, and complete, the Professional Practitioner Programme have the right to say they received their Professional Animal Communicator Training from me.  
  • I cannot and will not validate anyone’s communication capabilities, communication style, professionalism or ethics unless I have worked with them through the Practitioners Programme.
  • If you are enrolled in the Professional Practitioners Programme and you have commenced Level 3, or you are enrolled on the “Fast Track Programme”, you are at liberty to say that you are in training with me to become a Professional Practitioner.
  • Anyone can take basic or advanced workshops with me or enrol in the Basic or Advanced Online Programmes.  These DO NOT prepare you for being a Professional Practitioner and you may not imply in any way – either verbally or written – including on the internet or social media that your Basic or Advanced workshops/online training qualifies you to be a Professional Practitioner.

Being a Professional Animal Communication Practitioner is not something to be taken lightly.  We have a tremendous responsibility to both animals and their guardians when we undertake this vital and privileged work. 

I thank you for adhering to the above and being part of a heart-centred drive to ensure Professional Animal Communication remains a Reputable Profession. 

Not a Student but thinking about working with a Professional Animal Communicator?

  • Check their credentials – who did they train with, how long did they train for (anything less than a year would ring alarm bells for me).  Have they attended Advanced Workshops to further develop their skills and training?
  • Ask questions!  A Practitioner with integrity will be happy to answer any questions you have and gladly provide you with evidence of their competence, training and insurance – and even direct contact with clients they have worked with
  • Anyone can create a flash website with glowing testimonials – look beyond that.  Do your own research
  • Most of all, trust your intuition – it you don’t like how they have handled your enquiry or answered your questions, look elsewhere.  Equally, if they don’t tick all the boxes above yet you have a really good feeling about them, go for it!  Either way, you are making an informed decision.
Wishing you the very best of experiences either as a student or as a client!
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How Do You Ease The Passing of Your Beloved?

It’s been an incredibly – and exceptionally – busy few weeks here at Pet Whisperer!  And it’s times like this that my gratitude for having such amazing clients, students, staff and family goes up – and right through the roof!  I truly couldn’t do this work without your support, understanding and patience.  Thank you.
I am especially grateful to my students on the Professional Practitioner Programme who have waited a little longer than usual to receive their Case Study Critiques as I dealt with 8 (yes, count em’ 8!) emergency appointments between Wednesday and Saturday – on top of a fully booked diary.  As I said to the students just yesterday, I can’t wait until they are here standing by my side and sharing the load with me!  Happy Days!  I can’t wait – I truly can’t. 
This work is such a blessing and I always feel so privileged to be able to support both animals and people in their time of need. Especially when that time is the end.  The time to say goodbye and prepare for leaving this world.  This area of Animal Communication is SO important – and essential if you want to live a life without regret and “If only I’d…” thoughts torturing your every waking and sleeping moment…..
I have been working with so many clients recently that are either preparing to pass or are absolutely ready for their great adventure on the other side.  And whist this work can be sad, it is also the area of work that brings the most relief, happiness and sense of full closure when the time to pass arrives.  For when we use Animal Communication to find out what your companion wants, you can ensure that all their needs are met and know that you did absolutely everything that they wanted.  This greatly eases the pain of their passing – to know you enabled their every wish and gave them the send off they wanted.
You can guess at what they would want, but each animal, just like us, is different and some of their requests may surprise you!  Over the past few weeks I have worked with the independent Ziggy who hated to be groomed or handled, yet she requested that she wanted to look pretty when she passed and asked that her coat be brushed out and she have a tiara of flowers – who would have guessed!  Her mum made sure everything she asked for was put in place for her – supporting her in knowing she had seen to her precious girl’s every need.  Then there was the wonderful Max who reassured his family that he was absolutely ready to go – no mistakes were being made, no errors of judgement.  He was ready.  This helped the family make a difficult decision that they had been quite unsure about.  Now they knew it was the right decision for Max.  Last week the stoic Woodie asked for a “Goodbye Party” and created his Guest List!  How cool is that!  And now his mum is putting everything in motion to ensure her boy’s wishes are met.  And this has supported her in moving from devastation at the vet’s prognosis to a place of gratitude that she can give him exactly what he wants in the time they have left together.
There is absolutely NO reason to hold regrets and ask yourself “What if?”.  Animal Communication obliterates all of that and brings a sense of peace and (dare I say) joy in putting their final wishes in place for them.
During my September and October Workshops there will be an advanced day teaching all the key techniques for working with Death and Dying.  Most of the teaching materials are taken from the Professional Practitioner Training Course so you are getting a really value laden day filled with top level teaching.  Don’t miss it!
I can’t wait to see you there and help you ease either a previous loss or prepare for a loss to come.  After all, it comes to us all……
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FREE Tuition and Other Exciting Things…..

There are just so many exciting things going on here in the magical world of Pet Whisperer! The new Professional Practitioners Course is ready to kick off in a few weeks, and as one group of students complete their Home Study Course and another group start, I continue to be blown away with their ability, progression and sheer effectiveness in their work!  It’s totally mind blowing!  
And to think that most of them didn’t think they would ever be able to communicate with animals….. And now they are impacting huge positive change in the lives of animals across the world – and the people they live with!  They are truly an inspiration!
And I want you to be inspired by them and their achievements!  For you could achieve that too!  Just imagine how amazing it would be if you could communicate with your animal friends!  Imagine how much anguish, pain, uncertainty and not knowing could be avoided – not to mention less vet bills.
Be Bold! Take Action and Make Your Difference in whatever way feels best for you……

FREE Tuition

Have you joined my “Animal Communication Challenge” Group on facebook yet?  I had planned to run it through the month of February yet so many people have asked if I could keep it going for a little while longer – and so I am!  
If you haven’t joined yet and have been sitting on the fence with Animal Communication, not sure whether you are ready to take the plunge, or need a little hand holding as you find your way, then this group will be perfect for you!  It’s filled with likeminded people who want to learn more about Animal Communication.  
You have my full support and guidance as you work through the basic connection techniques and I am available to help you will any challenges that may present for you. I will be doing more live streams so we can work together live, in real time as I take you through the process, step by step.
And all for free!  Don’t delay though, as this group will only be running for a few more weeks. 
You can join here:-  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1153297414767732/

Introductory and Advanced Animal Communication Workshops

Wouldn’t it be amazing to communicate with your animal friends and learn how they are feeling and what they are thinking?
Learn How To Communicate with all animals – whether near or far!

Everyone has their own, and often different, reasons for wanting to learn how to communicate with animals.  Yet what unites us all is our deep love for our furry, feathered and finned friends – and our great desire to ensure their lives are as happy and comfortable as possible. 

  • Have you ever been so deeply pained as when you look into your friend’s sad and searching eyes and you have no idea what they want or need? 
  • Have you felt that grip at your heart as you watch them in pain and don’t know what else to do for them? 
  • Have you known that gut wrenching and helpless feeling when you are told your best friend is dying – and you would give anything to know their last requests……
  • Worse still, are you tortured and haunted with “What if’s” and “If onlys” long after your companion has left this world?

If any of that pain is familiar to you, know this:  You can eradicate all of that with Animal Communication.

Do you want to:-

  • Deepen and enhance the loving bond you already share with animals?
  • Find out your strongest mode of communication so you can learn to trust information you receive from your animal friends in that mode?
  • Find out who your Power Animal is and how they can support you in your communication work?
  • Clear the blocks that veil and prevent your magnificence as an Animal Communicator?
  • Do you want to make a magical difference in the world of animals and their guardians? 

If you do, what are you waiting for?  Join Sarah-Jane now and allow her to do what she loves to do – teaching and supporting others in making amazing differences to the lives of animals – and their human guardians!

See Workshop Availability and Book Your Place Here 


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Free Classes, Free Coaching and Loads More!!!

Can you believe how quickly 2016 has drawn in?  Do you want to make 2017 your best year yet?  I know I do!  And I will!  Are you on the same page as me?

A lot has happened in my life over the past year and I have been really guided to step out of my comfort zone and make a bigger difference in the world.  I’ve been really pushed (uncomfortably at times!) to really step up and out of my familiar routines and work zones.  I am being guided to live a bigger life with a bigger reach into the world.  This has been scary!!!  Yet it is what I set out to do when I took the plunge to leave my “proper” job with it’s decent pension to go self-employed against the better judgement of my friends and family all those years ago….

How do you feel about stepping out your Comfort Zone?  Does it scare you?  It terrifies me!!!  Yet we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t feel fear and trepidation.  As I often say to my therapy clients “If it doesn’t scare you and you can see a way out, then you’re still in your comfort zone!” 

I’ve had quite a few “tests” over the past year – or “gifts” as I prefer to call them now that I am through the darker pieces of them.  These gifts have pushed me into uncomfortable places, forced me to look deep within and really assess how I want to live my life and what kind of difference I want to make in the world.  This has led me in two different, yet completely compatible, directions.

Firstly, I’m stepping up to the bigger plate with my Animal Communication Work – in loads of different and exciting ways!!!! 

And secondly, I am stepping up with my transformational client work too.  See the foot of this newsletter for more information on that!

Here are just some of the ways I am stepping up my Animal Communication and Healing Work:-

  • I have set a goal of quadrupling (gulp!) my impact on the animal world
  •  I have requested to volunteer with two major animal rescue services
  • I have offered to do a weekly Animal Communication column in a national newspaper
  • I am going through the process of having my Pet Whisperer Home Study Course formally certified
  • I have created a really sound, robust, Animal Communication Course for aspiring Professional Practitioners
  • I have set a goal of doubling the number of Animal Communication Students I teach – this will then double the impact that we, together, make in the world of animals.

If you too, want to step up the impact you make in the lives of animals, come and join me!  The more of us there are the bigger the impact!  All it is, is a decision!  That simple!  When you decide “YES! I want to make a bigger difference”, just work out what level you are at and what support you need – and I will have something to offer you to help you on your quest:-

  • If you are just starting out into the world of Animal Communication, look out for some free classes for beginners that I will be running in the New Year
  • If you have attended a workshop with me and haven’t taken it any further – but want to, look out for some no-strings attached free coaching sessions I will be providing in the New Year to see how I can support you with my offerings
  • If you’ve completed the Pet Whisperer Home Study Course and want to work Professionally, my “Preparing for Professional Practice” Course starts in April.  There will only be one intake for this course each year so if you know this is your destiny – don’t hang about!  I will also be offering free coaching sessions for students who are interested in taking this course.

And in a different – yet completely compatible and supportive  – direction,  I have been inspired to create “Manifest Your Dreams & Desires – How To Have The Life You Want”.  This short, life transforming course was inspired by the Soul Mates in my Soul Therapy group who have been having some amazing successes with the Manifestation Challenges I have offering in there.  Interestingly, once the decision to create the Course was made, the Universe literally stepped in and gifted me the material to use.  It’s going to be exciting!  It IS exciting!  And all for less than the cost of a  Belief Busting Therapy Treatment with me!

So, if you want to live your life differently and are ready to live the life you desire and deserve, come and join us! You will love this course!  Click here for more details. 

If you love the sound of this course and resonate with the self healing and self growth aspect of my work, sign up to my Soul2SoulTherapy Newsletter where there is so much more on that topic!  Sign up here 

Finally, but by no means least, if you no longer want to receive emails about animals and animal communication, I lovingly invite you to unsubscribe from this list. (you can do so at the foot of the newsletter).  As you can see from above, my vision is huge for the next year and I want the material that is coming into your inbox to be a good match for you and where you are at.  If it’s not, that’s okay – I am happy for you to unsubscribe or you can let me know how I can improve these newsletters for you.  No offence will be taken either way – I just want to be the best that I can be for you.  If unsubscribing is the right decision for you, I would like to thank you for all the support you have given my work and the animals.  And remember, I will always be here if there is a better time for you  to connect with me again in the future.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas filled with love and magic and a 2017 filled with health and prosperity!

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