In this 6 week ‘Mindful Living and Our Dogs®’ Course, our in-house Certified Animal Behaviourist, Caroline Wilkinson, is joined by Clinical Psychologist, Linda Blair, to teach you ways in which you can live more mindfully alongside your canine companion.
The way we’re feeling really matters to our dogs. They’re always going to soak up our feelings, even when we think we’re not showing them. That means that if we try to solve any problems our dogs may be having, we’ll only be doing half the job if we don’t also know how to feel calm and self-confident ourselves.
The course is provided in easy-to-digest weekly lessons. From the basics of mindfulness – breathing and refraining from judgement – to how you and your dog can better eat, rest, communicate and connect.
The course content includes such topics as:
Mindfulness and Our Dogs
The Secrets of Good Sleep for the Human End of the Lead
Calm Connections for Better Communication
The Right Kind of Exercise and Rest for a Calm Dog
Eating the Right Foods for Health and Mental Wellbeing
Moving Forward Mindfully
Caroline Wilkinson is a Certified Animal Behaviourist and ABTC Registered Animal Training Instructor. She has been approved full membership, following assessment, of INTO!Dogs, PPG, and MAPDT (01212). She is committed to using only the most positive, kind, fair and effective training methods. Caroline has a passion for improving connections between human and hound, with a focus on relationships and reduction of stress for canines living in a human world.
Caroline is a regular writer for Edition Dog Magazine and regularly travels to present workshops around the UK. She is part of the International School of Canine Psychology and Behaviour Affiliation Programme, increasing cooperation and collaboration between students and teachers within all areas of canine study, for the benefit of all.
Linda Blair studied psychology at Wellesley College and Harvard University in America, then trained as a clinical psychologist at the Maudsley Hospital (University of London). She’s worked in the NHS, for the Medical Research Council and at the Universities of Cambridge and Bath, and she had a private clinical psychology practice for 35 years.
She now writes a weekly column, ‘Mind Healing’, for The Daily Telegraph. She’s written five self-help books, and has been a regular columnist for the Guardian, The Times, the Daily Mail, and Psychologies magazine. Linda also broadcasts frequently on radio—stations include BBC World Service, Radio 4, Radio 5, and both BBC Wales and Scotland–and she’s often seen on TV (Sky News, ITV, BBC) as an expert on matters psychological. She’s also in demand as a speaker for businesses, schools and other organisations.
Linda lives with her partner and their two beloved dogs in Somerset, and is joined from time to time by one or more of their four (now grown) children.