Helping Animals Heal Old Traumas

March 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Rescued Animals

Blogging with Anne Angelo

Communicating with animals who have experienced trauma and abuse can be a very rewarding experience.

Keeping in mind that there can also be challenges that arise from these sessions, the rewards of growing from the hurdles that we might encounter, as well as the beauty in hearing the animals' perspectives about their past experiences has been an opportunity for growth for myself and others.

I look forward to hearing your questions and examples of your own experiences related to communication with animals who have experienced trauma and abuse.

Much love,
Anne Angelo


2 Responses to “Helping Animals Heal Old Traumas”
  1. mayaroo says:

    I have spoken to many animals who have been abused and there is much we can learn from them. They all prefered not to speak of the abuse except one.
    What I was told over and over was that it served no purpose to speak of past hurts.They accepted it and moved on. They prefered to be in the moment and since they were fine in the space they were in now, they felt everything was good.
    One exception was a horse who was being underfed and left out all night. I relayed this to his owner and she quickly moved him to a much better stable for which he thanked me and her.
    Animals do not hold on to past hurts like people tend to do, so if we listen to the animals, there is always much to learn.
    Nancy Fudge

    • Nedda says:

      Hi, Nancy,

      I, too, have found animals often reluctant at times to speak of old traumatic events. However, many still carried the scars, physical and emotional, of those events. I have found, as Anne Angelo noted, that when they learned to trust me a bit, they were more willing to heal the hurt that remained, although that was not true in all cases.

      As always, we have to honor the individual choice of each animal and human. At least, that is my experience.