I’ve just returned from the most amazing time in Newcastle delivering my Power Retreat. The Power Retreat was created due to demand from participants after the amazingly powerful Soul Retreat – everyone wanted more!!!!! And it was my heartfelt privilege to deliver more!!!
These Retreats are incredibly powerful – yet they are such good fun to run it is actually difficult to call them work! Yet work it is – supporting participants in reconnecting with their inner power and realigning with their Soul’s Purpose. Both the Soul Retreats and the Power Retreats are incredibly transformational. They really support you in shedding limiting beliefs and stepping back into your own innate power.
The feedback from these workshops has been so wonderfully positive as each participant felt themselves grow and expand with each activity they undertook. It truly was a privilege to be of service and hold that sacred space for the groups.
The demand for these workshops is increasing and, in response to your request for me to run more, I have put 2 new Soul Retreat dates in the diary (Perthshire and Sussex) – both in September. Each workshop is limited to 6 participants so don’t delay in booking your place and experiencing this nurturing – and empowering – time for yourself. Click here for more details
Two beautiful days for the self – what greater gift of love to yourself is there than that? Time to rest, restore and reconnect with yourself:-
Time to really connect with the very essence of who you truly are
Time to replenish and restore
Time to find out what your soul truly desires
Time to bring harmony and balance back to your life
I can’t wait to see you there and hear your soul sing!
Have your New Year’s Resolutions slipped by the way side or are you firmly on track to reaching your goals? Making change can be tough – otherwise we would all easily be able to lose weight, exercise more, spend more time with people and animals we love, be kinder to ourselves etc etc. Don’t give up if it’s important to you – it takes 27 days of consistent change to create a new habit. Think about what behaviour you want to change and then explore what options are open to you to change that behaviour. For example, if you want to eat more healthily, what are your entrenched behaviours? If it’s reaching for the chocolate/crisps/biscuits when tired or stressed, think about how you can change that behaviour. You could remove all the unhealthy foods from the cupboards but that doesn’t change the actual behaviour. Think about what changes you could make to the behaviour. For example: stop yourself mid journey to the kitchen and detour to another room and dance to a favourite song for 3 mins? Stop yourself and do something productive with your hands? The key is to change the old, deeply held behaviour. Whatever your goal is, think about the behaviour you want to change and then explore alternative actions you can take that support your new goal. Good luck!
If your goal is linked to connecting with animals more deeply, there is plenty here already to support you (see link and 3 minute video below). And, if your goal is to work on yourself so you can be the best you can be, then keep an eye out for some exciting new “New You!” Courses coming your way.
And read about how student Gill saved a dog’s life after attending a workshop last year! Would you like to make that kind of difference to the lives of animals? You Can! I would LOVE to see you and work with you at any of my workshops this year! Book now so we can hang out together for 2 glorious days and I can teach you all my tricks of the trade, so you too can make a difference in the lives of animals. Click here to read her story
I trust you are feeling the magic and sense of endless possibilities that 2016 holds for you? If 2015 was filled with challenge for you, watch the video and see why that was – and why 2016 is going to be SO exciting for you!
For me, the end of 2015 was a particularly challenging time both personally and professionally. Personally, there were so many death related incidents including a house fire, car crash, health scare and finishing with my 5yr old being rushed to hospital with breathing problems (all in one month!). So, it was a pretty full on time and I really needed to walk my talk and take some time out for nourishment, replenishment and recharging. And learn the lessons the universe was so drastically teaching me……
Professionally, it was also challenging as I had the privilege to work with much loved animal clients as they prepared to leave this earth. Whilst this can often be a painful time for guardians, there are no words that can describe the relief and peace that is felt when they know they have done absolutely everything their animal companions have requested and they have fulfilled every dying wish. That is what makes this work such a privilege: to support the needs and fulfil the wishes of an animal who is ready to make their transistion from this world to the next. What greater gift can there possibly be for your animal friend?
If you are interested in communicating with animals and making that kind of difference either for your own animals or with other people’s, registrations are currently being taken for this year’s Home Study Course. In addition to the 12 written modules, each month there will be a live online class to help keep you on track where I cover a key teaching aspect of animal communication as well as answer any questions you have – and celebrate your successes with you too. The first class starts on Wednesday 27th January. All classes are 8-9pm UK time and a replay is available if you are unable to attend live. It’s a great course with hands on support from myself as well as your fellow students who you can stay connected with via a private group.
If you have questions or want more information about the course, please contact me and we can have a chat. Alternatively sign up via the website:-
I would like to create a sacred space for saying thank you and goodbye to the following incredible animal clients who allowed me into their lives, taught me so much and who have now left this world – each on their own terms and in their own way…..
Ruffles Chua – Your tenacity, spirit and sheer determination has always inspired me – but especially so over the past 2 years. You defied every medical prognosis and enjoyed 2 years of quality life that no other dog with bladder cancer has yet done. You are a miracle! You have taught me so much during our time together and even in your death your legacy lives on and you inspire hope in others. I will never forget your sparky personality, your sheer courage and all that you taught me.
Zak Robinson – You fought your demons so bravely Zak and I have nothing but the upmost respect for you. Your courage to keep going combined with your love and adoration for your mum and dad saw you wiling to try any of my new treatments – or combination of treatments. You never gave up when others would have sunk into a dark hole and stayed there. Thank you for such great teachings. You were in full charge of your departure from this earth and decided to change your mind once in the operating theatre. Whilst a shock for us all, I respect that decision. May you now be at peace….
Ben Clayton – Such a wise soul and an incredible teacher. Your spark and vitality never left you Ben – even when your physical body failed you. You were still Chief Fox Hunter even when blind and deaf! And I will never forget the neighbours thinking your mum had got a puppy when you were in the garden energised and playing after your Bi-Aura Therapy Treatment! Your spirit and zest for life was undeniable. You healed those around you and so wise-fully engineered the timing of your passing, creating space for each of your beloved care-givers. Your mum’s words “I never knew death could be so beautiful” was the most precious thing I ever heard. Thank you for teaching us that.
Sage Hellard – My beautiful little Sage. Here on this earth for such a very, very short time. Unexpectedly taken and very much missed by your mum. From the moment of your mum’s email requesting a communication consultation, I never had any doubt that you were Sushi reincarnated. You confirmed that during our consultation and I had to work hard to remember your new name and body was Sage. Your time on earth this time around, was short and yet you managed to teach and validate your mum’s incredible intuitive animal communication skills.
And, their legacy will live on…
….I was carrying out a Communication Consultation with the gorgeous and so utterly adorable Rosie (who, like Ruffles above, has bladder cancer). Rosie is still here – defying the odds too! – and her mum and dad wanted to check in with her and make some cruicial decisions about the details of her passing for when her time comes. As soon as I connected with Rosie she said “Let me help you teach!” We had a long conversation and she really pushed me to step out of my comfort zone with my teaching. She sensed my apprehension and said “Ben will help – and so will the others!” Then to my absolute astonishment, Ben Clayton, Ruffles Chua, Zak Robinson, Sage/Sushi Hellard and some other long since gone animals including Baxter Driver and Shadow Priddis all stepped forward alongside my Power Animals and said: “We want to help you reach out and spread the word about animal communication. To share how it enriches lives – of both the animal and their human guardians alike.” The ever so deep and tangible feeling of love that was in my treatment room and in my heart cannot adequately be conveyed. To say I was overwhelmed with emotion, gratitude and such great love for these amazing animals is an understatement. I cried huge tears of gratitude for their love and support of me and my work. And I’m crying now as I type, as that same immense feeling of sheer love engulfs me again as I recall that amazing and powerful communication experience.
So watch out for the soulful and inspired joint project between me and the amazingly generous and supportive animal teachers above. Mum’s the word at the moment, but it’s going to be big – one of my big stretches for 2016 – so watch this space!
The past few days have been glorious here and I have found myself finishing work and heading off into the woods with my dog, my youngest son – and all the neighbouring children too! A bit like the Pied Piper! We’ve had great fun building secret dens and hideouts – and collecting lots and lots of fallen branches for a garden fire. The children have had competitons between themselves to see who could carry the most branches home (nothing like a bit of child labour!!!!).
Today whilst in the woods I was getting really excited about my forthcoming Animal Communication Workshops and all the enquires that are already flooding in. So, in my usual spontaneous style, I set the children on a task of finding some secret treasure while I filmed a short video on what the workshops entail – especially for any of you that are a little shy about attending group events! You will hear the children playing happily in the background until my son’s best friend lets out a whoop of delight at the half tree he has dragged back for me – then he knocked the camera (which was precariously balanced on a tree branch!) clean to the ground! However, my editing skills are slowing improving as I managed to cut all that drama out but I see that the camera lost some vital information about the best part of day 2 which is working with your own animals! Full details on workshops can be found here.
And only 2 days left until the early bird runs out!!! 9th October
And if you want to see that the sun does shine in Scotland even in October, watch the video here or underneath the beautiful story of Woodie, the Golden Retreiver.
Story of the Week – Woodie the Devoted and Caring Companion
I received the following email from Diane, a long standing client of mine:-
“Hello Sarah-Jane, I hope you are having a good week and the weather is being kinder to you than it has been of late! I have a situation for which I am asking for your help. I am going into hospital on Friday for an operation on my throat and Woodie is going to be in kennels on Thursday afternoon for a couple days till I’m home. Although he is going to people he knows and I want to prepare him as best I can, as I know he will be stressed because we have never been separated for years now.
Love, hugs and wuffs
Diane and Woodie”
I carried out a “Preparation for Separation” Consultation with Woodie and updated him on exactly what would be happening, when and why. Woodie understood why he had to be separated from his mum for the first time in many years and wanted her to know that he would be fine. He requested something of hers to take to the kennels with him so he could nuzzle into it if he missed her. I let his mum know this and received the following email from Diane in the morning:-
“Good morning and thank you Sarah-Jane, I feel better now about everything and Woodie is fine. Woodie actually came and slept at the side of my bed last night something he has never, ever done before. Now that speaks for itself! What a wonderful gift he is.
Love hugs and wuffs Diane and Woodie “
What beautiful confirmation that Woodie understood what was going on and wanted to comfort his mum and let her know that he was there for her. What love.
Woodie and his mum Diane below. I don’t know who dotes on who the most!!!
Watch a short video on what happens in my workshops here:-
In keeping with last weeks video, I was inspired to offer you this unique opportunity as I, too, release the old, welcome in the new and step up to shine my light more brightly.
If it’s part of your soul’s desire to make a difference in the lives of animals, watch the video (it’s only 6 minutes of your life!) and find out how you can do that with masses of help and support from me.
Let’s all be Difference Makers together!
“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t need to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.” Martin Luther King, Jnr
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
Some Student’s Comments on the Home Study Course:-
“I’ve only been doing this course for a few months, but during that time I can certainly see that I am far more calm and patient than I ever was. Things don’t wind me up like they used to. The play work is certainly working as I used to find it really hard to switch off and I don’t now. I can also feel my confidence growing rapidly, I am more confident now than I have ever been in my entire life! It’s wonderful, so thank you so much for that. This course is more than just an Animal Communication Course!” Lisa, Lincolnshire
“I cannot believe the difference in my relationship with my mare Spot since starting your course. I feel like I really understand her now. Even though I don’t always trust that I am really communicating, the proof is in the pudding. And so now, after you teaching me how to explain to her what is happening, I no longer have to spend half the night trying to catch her to stable her for the farier or dentist in the morning. I just tell her in advance that they are coming and she gaily comes over when they arrive. What a difference! And so much less stress for everyone!”
“You are such a kind and compassionate teacher – I always feel so supported by you even when I feel like I haven’t done well. You have an amazing way of pulling out all the positives in any experience – this gives me confidence to go on. And then I achieve! Thank you for your support and confidence in me.” Margo, New York
“I am only on Module One but wanted to email you and let you know how much has happened since starting this course. Every time I practice the Breath Work and still my mind, my 3 hyperactive dogs (who never stop) come and lie at my feet and go into a blissful state! Unbelieveable! And after your suggestion of practicing the “Task Absorption Technique” when out walking, they all walk so much better on the lead. I really can’t believe how much more enjoyable our dog walks are now. I can’t wait for Module 2!” Mary, Colorado
“I love the way the materials are set out – everything is so easy to read and each page is split up into different sections. So much more interesting than a page of text! I was never very confident at school and didn’t enjoy learning so it was a big step for me to sign up to this course. And truth be told, I didn’t think I’d manage it but you have made learning fun and enjoyable! Something I thought I’d never say! Elizabeth, Edinburgh
“Through this course I have been able to bring closure – and such peace – to the painful passing of my Timmy many many years ago. It was such a painful time and I never thought I could forgive myself for what he went through. Learning how to communicate has allowed me to connect with him and ask all the questions that have been going around and around in my head for so many years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Jo, Sydney
“I love the honesty in your teaching Sarah-Jane. You share your mistakes so openly and I love that human touch – it gives me hope!” Gail, Newcastle
“All my life I wanted to communicate with animals. I had attended workshops but never felt that I really “got it”. Then I came to your workshop and you saw something in me – you really encouraged me and gave me confidence. Now I’m doing the Course I have never looked back. My confidence in myself has increased 10 fold and my ability to communicate with animals has never been more apparent. Thank you for helping me change my life!” Angela,Brighton
“I have so many fears and insecurities and always felt so misunderstood by everyone – including my family who laugh and ridicule my affinity with animals. The thought of me being able to communicate with animals was way beyond my scope of imagination. Then I came to your workshop. I cried through the first half and you were so kind – telling me it was a release. You encouraged me to follow my dream and now I talk to animals! And in times of doubt, I just need to contact you and you get me straight back on track. Now I can repay the animals without whom I don’t think I would still be here. Thank you seems hardly enough.” Catwoman, Middlesborough
“I had tried other courses in Animal Communication but they never worked out and there was never anyone around when I felt stuck or low in confidence and ability. So it was a real leap of faith that I contacted you for a chat and later signed up with you after a really helpful discussion. The support you offer is fantastic. I know that you will get back to me on my tutorial day with great tips for moving forward. And, as a result, I have progressed far more quickly in a few short months with you than I did for years with other teachers! I am now confident enough to use my Animal Communication in my Dog Grooming Parlour and it works a treat at getting them settled down for a relaxing treat instead of a stressful fight!” Mary, Fife