Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Two Great workshops! One weekend!

Two great workshops in one weekend!


Sat: APRIL 14, 2012 Time: 12-5pm
Leading the Way is excited to hosting a Tellington TTouch Body Workshop

With Sally Morgan Tellington TTouch Instructor, this workshop will be April 14 from 12-5pm. SPACE is limited to just 12 handlers. Audit space available Cost: Dog Handler $50. Audit (no dog) just $15

To register simply send a response to THIS email with your contact info.

Don't miss this GREAT workshop!







Tellington TTouch Bodywork uses a combination of circles, slides and lifts to increase awareness and sensation, reduce stress and relax tension held in the body.

This promotes a sense of well being that allows the body to function to it's full potential in the healing process.

While bodywork may look like massage, it is usually gentler, with a softer touch and works on the nervous system rather than the muscles. By clearing blockages cause by tension and stress, we can send messages to the brain, allowing the animals to make conscious choices in behaviour.

As the body comes into balance via touches and groundwork exercise, the mind and emotions also find their balance!

TTouch uses non-habitual movements to activate unused neurological pathways to the brain. This indeed turns uncooperative animals into willing partners. While TTouch is used to alleviate many problems, it is also just a great way to connect and bond with your pet.

Tellington TTouch is a gentle and unique method of working with both health and behavioral problems in animals.

It includes both bodywork and movement exercises that positively influence behavior, performance, co-ordination, balance and well-being, while deepening understanding and the relationship between humans and animals.

These, non-invasive touches & exercises influence habitual patterns of tension and posture by giving new information to the nervous system. As a result, animals relax and learn to make better choices.

Developed by internationally known animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones, TTouch is based on cooperation and understanding rather than dominance. These revolutionary techniques promote optimal performance and health without fear or force

TTouch ™ - the Tellington-Touch - is a method based on circular movements of the fingers and hands all over the body. The intent of the TTouch is to activate the function of the cells and awaken cellular intelligence - a little like "turning on the electric lights of the body." The TTouch is done on the entire body, and each circular TTouch is complete within itself. Therefore it is not necessary to understand anatomy to be successful in speeding up the healing of injuries or ailments, or changing undesirable habits or behavior.

Using a combination of specific touches, lifts, and movement exercises, TTouch helps to release tension and increase body awareness. This allows the animal to be handled without provoking typical fear responses. The animal can then more easily learn new and more appropriate behaviors. By using the TTouch and a variety of other tools, like the Confidence Course, you can assist the animal in experiencing self-confidence in previously frightening situations. Even the most difficult problems are often eliminated. You can also learn how to apply the Tellington TTouch to assist with recovery from illness or injury, or just enhance the quality of your animal's life.

This gentle method is currently being used by animal owners, trainers, breeders, veterinarians, zoo personnel and shelter workers in several countries. There are many certified practitioners teaching TTouch around the world who can show you how to help you with your dog, cat or other pet.

For Improving behaviour or temperament
For an older animal that is in pain [i.e. arthritis, hip dysplasia, etc.]
For mobility problems
To Help injuries and surgery to heal more quickly
To deepen the bond between you and your pet
To improve you pet’s confidence, balance, agility or performance
If your animal is fearful of thunderstorms and loud noises
If your animal is getting near the end of it's life and you'd like to do something to alleviate the pain and help in the passing.

About Sally Morgan, she is:
Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified CranioSacral therapy techniques, Certified Upledger teaching assistant, Presenter CST Intro/Overview/ShareCare Instructor for Equine and Small Animals CST classes Reiki Master TTEAM/TTouch Practitioner (Equine & Companion Animal) NARHA/Centered Riding/Mass. Riding Licenses FEI level dressage trainer/instructor

**********2nd workshop----APRIL 15th!********************

Canine Massage:
Discover the benefits and bonding of canine massage. Learn different strokes, pressure pionts, etc. Canine massage benifits your dog and your partnerhip with him in so many ways. Its benifits the immune system, helps heal and prevent injuries. This jam packed class will improve your relationship with your dog. Along with Acupressure and of techniques. This relaxing class teaches both beginning and advanced techniques. Ideal for all ages of dogs! Especially beneficial to shy and older dogs.
Your dog not comfortable, we have demo dog available to learn with to take the practice home to your fur-baby!

We are excited to welcome Linda Jackson back for another great workshop!

April 15 11:30-1:30, light snacks provided. FREE! our gift to you. Limited to 20 handlers. accepting donations to for Dakin & NSPCA

Private massage sessions will also be available after the workshop for a small fee for both dogs and CHAIR massages for the humans. Just $15 for 15 glorious minutes of pure relaxation.

Linda Jackson, is a licensed acupuncturist with Master’s Degrees in both Education & Oriental Medicine. At The Centre for Acupuncture in Gt. Barrington, MA., she offers services in acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine to both people and their dogs. She also offers lifestyle coaching in exercise such as yoga & Qi Gong, meditation, breath and nutrition according to Oriental Medicine principles.

Linda has been in the holistic health field for over 30 years with an extensive background in holistic health, including Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA where she was a founding member, developer and instructor of programs in yoga, massage and health.
Linda has published, with co-author Jody Chiquoine, a popular book, "A Dog Lover’s Guide to Canine Massage". This book is a thorough workbook for dog lover’s to learn massage and stretching for their canine companions to keep them healthy and stress free. This book is a must for every dog owner and dog lover.

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