This weekend we are fortunate to be joined by Helen Anderson of Animal Equilibrium. Helen is based in Sydney and provides a range of natural therapies and workshops for pets and horses. Here's some information on the workshop and lecture Helen is delivering at the Lappie Adventure Camp.
Bodywork and practical massage for the canine athlete and active pet
Aim : For owners to be empowered with the skills to apply some bodywork techniques to facilitate physical wellbeing and aid relaxation. The bodywork work techniques incorporate Bowen, Acupressure and Massage.
What participants will learn :
1. Recognise and learn how to feel for key body stress areas of the dog – what to feel, look for and check.
2. A bodywork technique physical wellbeing.
3. Bodywork for destressing /relaxation – participants will also be introduced to calming sprays and uses.
4. Warm up routines – movement, bodywork and stretches.
5. Cool down routines– movement, bodywork and stretches.
All participants receive a take home manual with instructions and information.
Natural therapies lecture and Q & A's
Facilitated by Helen Anderson
An introduction to the use of herbs, biochemic therapy and homeopathy in the management of a range of common ailments. Wound care, strains and sprains, skin & coat issues, arthritis and joint related issues, flea and tick management, digestive problems.
Make your own “homeopathic kit” to take away ($ 5 per homeopathic remedy to cover the product cost)
I have been involved with animals most of my life particularly dogs and horses. I bought my first show Basset Hound in 1982 and hence the beginning of my love affair with showing, breeding, trialing and competing with my dogs. I have been a member of Dogs NSW since 1984. Today I have Australian Kelpies and Working Kelpies and compete in a range of performance dog sports, including agility, herding and dog dancing. My husband and I have also been involved in horse harness racing and currently breed thoroughbreds and having had some success at the track! I originally qualified and worked as an Occupational Therapist in medical rehabilitation and community health settings for a number of years and in areas of people development and performance.In 2006 I moved into the area of animal natural therapies. Since that time I have worked with a range of domestic animals including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds and guinea pigs.I have also been involved in supporting the rehabilitation of wildlife through WIRES and also more recently in the application of homeopathy with animals at Taronga Zoo. Bowen and Kinesiology services are available to the handlers/riders/trainers of the animals that come to my practice. I also currently teach and instruct for SmartBowen International Training College in the equine and small animal programs.
Bachelor of Applied Science
Certificate IV in Small Animal Bowen Therapy
Diploma of Equine Bowen Therapy
Diploma of Human Bowen Therapy
Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition
Diploma Biochemic Therapy
Certificate IV in Kinesiology
Diploma Animal Homeopathy
Masters of Adult Education
Post Graduate Diploma in Health Education
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
In my work I use a combination of modalities based on a physical, emotional and mental assessment of the animal and the presenting issues. My philosophy is to work for the wellbeing of the animal and to engage in a team approach with the owner/handler, your veterinarian, other heath care provider or animal trainer. Animal Equilibrium does not dispense veterinary advice, diagnosis or prescriptions. Whenever a person feels that they require veterinary advice, I encourage the person to seek such advice from their veterinarian as soon as practical. There may also be situations where I require the owner to seek veterinary attention and advice in the first instance before a consultation with myself. With all of my services /consultations you as your animals caretaker , are encouraged to be an active partner by assisting in the wellness program and by learning, practicing and keeping records of your animal’s behaviour, physical responses and progress
You can learn more about Helen and the services she offers by visiting the Animal Equilibrium website.
It's not too late to book for camp and day passes are available. Book here.