Courses

Workshops, Talks and Lecture/demos

If you would like to be informed when new workshop dates are announced, please complete the contact form or email your contact details to info@understandingpets.co.uk and your details will be added to the Understanding Pets mailing list.

New workshop dates in Wiltshire and Surrey to be added shortly...

'Healing Horses' workshop - Sunday 14th May 2017, Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire  Open to all healers, this 1-day workshop will show you how to adapt your healing skills to help horses. It will cover how healing can benefit horses, the location and action of the chakras, how to form a deep connection with horses, how to send healing safely and effectively and how to adapt your healing to meet their individulal needs.  This relaxed, informal workshop will be classroom based with the opportunity to work hands-on with some wonderful horses in the afternoon. Numbers are strictly limited (max 6) to ensure that you get the most fom the workshop. The cost of the workshop is £55 including tea, coffee and refreshments throughout the day.

For more information or to reserve your place, please call Lisa on 07752 841383, complete the contact form on the website, or email info@understandingpets.co.uk

'Healing Horses' workshop - Sunday 10th July 2016, Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire  This 1-day workshop is aimed at Healers with some horse handling experience who wish to learn how to apply their healing skills to horses. We shall cover the do's and don't when healing horses, the location and action of the chakras, how to connect with horses and the different ways we can send healing to horses. 

This relaxed informal workshop will be classroom based with the opportunity to visit some lovely horses in the afternoon where you can put what you have learned into practice! The cost of the workshop is £50 including tea, coffee and refreshments. For more information or to reserve your place, please call Lisa on 07752 841383 or email info@understandingpets.co.uk

'If dogs could talk: Safe, happy dog walking'- Talk - At Mildenhall Village Hall, Mildenhall, Nr Marlborough, Wednesday 10th Feb 2016, 7.30pm

Entry £2 donation. All profits to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Walking our dogs should be a pleasure but increasingly Clients are reporting that they are experiencing difficulties when walking their dogs. Just one negative experience can be enough for our dogs to develop problem behaviours such as anxiety or reactivity towards other dogs. Many of these situations can be avoided if we read the situation correctly and respond accordingly. In light of these concerns this talk aims to help you enjoy your walks whilst keeping you and your dogs as safe as possible. It will cover all aspects of dog walking including reading canine body language, when to allow your dog to greet other dogs and when to keep away, what to do if your dog gets lost on a walk and your legal responsibilities whilst walking your dogs. Please come and support this event to help make dog walking safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

'Healing horses for physical and emotional health'- Lecture/ demo at The Westcountry Equine Fair, Westpoint Arena, Exeter, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015.

For more information, go to http://www.westcountryequinefair.co.uk/whats-on/outdoor-arena/   

'Healing Pets' workshop-  Nr Blandford, Dorset   More dates to be announced shortly

'Healing Horses' workshop- Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire  More dates to be announced shortly

'Healing Pets' workshop-    Sunday 1st November 2015-  Marlborough, Wiltshire

 NOW FULL

This workshop is aimed at people with some healing experience who want to learn how to apply their healing skills to their pets.  We will cover how healing can benefit pets on physical, emotional and behavioural levels, we will look at how to establish a healing connection with your pets, how to send them healing, what you might experience when giving healing to your pets and what responses you can expect from them. 

This relaxed and informal workshop will be classroom based with the opportunity to visit some lovely dogs in the afternoon to put what you have learnt into practice! Numbers will be strictly limited (max 5) to ensure that you get the most from the workshop.

The cost of the workshop is £45 including tea, coffee and refreshments. For more information or to reserve your place please call Lisa on 01672 516226 or email info@understandingpets.co.uk

'Healing Horses' workshop- Saturday 22nd August 2015- Marlborough, Wiltshire     NOW FULL

This 1 day workshop is aimed at Healers with some horse handling experience who want to apply their healing skills to horses.

The workshop will cover:

  • How horses can benefit from healing
  • The do's and don'ts when healing horses
  • The chakras
  • The different ways of giving healing to horses
  • Connecting with horses
  • The different responses you might expect from them
  • What you might experience yourself as healers

This relaxed informal workshop will be classroom based with the opportunity to visit some lovely horses and ponies in the afternoon so you can put what you have learned into practice! Numbers will be kept strictly limited (max 6) to ensure that you get the most from the experience. The cost of the workshop is £45 including tea, coffee and refreshments. For more information or to book your place on the workshop, please call Lisa on 01672 516226 or email info@understandingpets.co.uk

'Introduction to animal healing' workshopSat 6th- Sun 7th June 2015 Nr Blandford, Dorset

This 2 day workshop is aimed at people with little or no healing experience but who wish to learn how to connect with healing energy so they can help their pets. This introductory workshop will cover what energy healing is, how healing can benefit your pets, sensing energy, how to connect to the healing energy, how to use the energy to help your pets and how to improve the connection and strengthen the bond you have with your pets.

This relaxed informal workshop will be classroom based with the opportunity to give healing to some lovely visiting dogs. Numbers will be kept strictly limited (max 6) to ensure you get the most from this workshop. The cost of the workshop is £110 including light lunch, tea, coffee and refreshments.
If you would like more information or wish to book a place on the workshop, please email me at info@understandingpets.co.uk

Nb. With regret, due to other dogs at the premises it will not be possible for you to bring your own dogs to this workshop

Animal healing -          Sunday 19th April 2015 Nr Blandford, Dorset           NOW FULL

Animals can benefit enormously from healing. This practical one day course (max 8 people) is aimed at those with some healing experience (humans or animals!) and aims to give you the knowledge and confidence required to give healing to animals.  

'Introduction to animal healing and communication'-          Sun 8th March 2015    Lecture/demo     at the Conquest Holistic Hounds and Horses Fair, Conquest Equestrian Centre, Taunton.

'Behaviour through the eyes of the horse' -           More course dates to be anounced shortly

A one day classroom based course (max 8 people) aimed at those with some horse experience wishing to learn more about equine behaviour. On the course we will look at at 'normal' horse behaviour, how they perceive our world, common behaviour problems, what causes and maintains problem behaviours, how we can correct them and what we can do to prevent them from reocurring. For more information or to express an interest in this course, please use the 'contact me' form.

Talks

I offer talks and short courses on equine behaviour, canine behaviour, animal healing or human healing. Each course can be tailored to cover your specific area of interest. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

'Why does my dog do THAT?!'

An introductionary talk looking at canine behaviour. We will look at why dogs behave the way they do, how they develop behaviours we don't want, what we can do to improve the relationship we have with our dogs.

'Welcoming a new dog into your home'

So you have made the decision to get a dog. This humerous talk covers everything you need to know to prepare your home for the arrival of your new dog or puppy- the good, the bad, and the ugly! From choosing the right dog or pup to fit in with your family and lifestyle, the equipment they will need, basic dog behaviour, what to expect when you bring them home and helping them settle in. This talk should ensure that you are fully prepared to welcome a new dog into your home.

 

Feedback from workshops and talks

"Thank you for such a wonderful animal healing day on Sunday. I really did enjoy it so much  and now feel far more confidant to heal animals. Sunday was such a treat- you're a wonderful tutor, so carefully planned, and in such a beautiful place "

Jan, Animal Healing workshop

"I thoroughly enjoyed our day together with our lovely 4 legged friends.  Thank you Lisa for making it such and good day. A follow up day would be great "

Liz, Animal Healing workshop

"Excellent day. Think a lot of healers would benefit from this course. Animals can be such great teachers. Good value as well. Look forward to a small animal or horse coiurse soon"

John, Healing Pets workshop

"I enjoyed the workshop immensely. I felt it has given me the confidence to carry on giving healing to animals and humans"

Marilyn, Animal Healing workshop

"A great day"

Sara, Healing Pets workshop

"I so loved Sunday, you are a wonderful tutor Lisa , the whole day was interesting and informative and so enjoyable"

Jackie, Animal Healing workshop

"Lisa is a lovely speaker. She engages well with her audience in a friendly but knowledgeable manner. She plainly has years of experience and expertise from working with animals and conveys this confidently. She has a gentle touch with animals and humans and people are drawn to her to find out more about her and her work. She talks in a calm, positive way and engages with her audience immediately. A delight to listen to and a joy to begin to understand what she teaches."

Annie, Event organiser

"I have attended 2 talks given by Lisa Benn on animal healing. Lisa is a wonderfully inspiring speaker and her love of animals and humans shines from her. She tells some beautiful stories about her healing sessions and also describes in detail the process of animal healing. Having listened to Lisa I immediately made an appointment for her to see my new rescue dog. She has also inspired me to learn how to do animal healing myself. I would very much recommend one of Lisa’s talks, such a fascinating and interesting subject."

Jackie, Wiltshire