Joanne was kind enough to leave a comment on an old In Pure Spirit post on Equine Assisted Pscyhotherapy and our cheeky response was to ask for an interview. To our great pleasure, Joanne agreed. If you’d like to read more about Joanne’s offerings and abilities after this Q&A interview then check out her website for extra goodies.
Q: Some of our readers might not be familiar with the services a pet psychic offer. Could you briefly explain what you do and when or why a pet owner might decide to seek the services of a pet psychic?
A: Firstly I have to say that I am blessed to do the work I do, working full time as an Animal Psychic is the best job in the world. My role is to help people connect on a more intuitive way with their animals, taking the normal relationship most of us have with them to a deeper level. Its easy to assume that animals are one dimentional, however, when you actually take notice of their energy and intuitive side, you soon discover that they are so much more than ‘JUST’ a dog, or ‘JUST’ a cat, as some would people say. A pet owner may call me up if they have a problem that perhaps the vet cannot solve, or maybe a behavioural problem that they just cannot get to the bottom of. Most of my clients however call me after a much loved pet has passed to spirit, connecting with animals that have passed is as easy to do as with live animals, it’s very similar to a human Medium, they connect with human spirits in the same way. The messages can be passed to their owners and then validated.
Q: How did you discover you had the necessary skills and talents to be a successful pet psychic?
A: As far back as I can remember I could understand the animals, I assumed everyone around me could do the same? However, it was only as I grew older I noticed that I was experiencing odd paranormal happenings and sought advice, only to discover that what I was experiencing wasn’t as common as I had first thought. I started to take notice of what actually happening to me, such as spirit sightings and a strange spirit voice (now to be known as my guide Alan), eventually I learnt how to come to terms with it all, I developed and fine tuned my skills as a psychic medium (for humans) doing readings as a psychic medium for friends and family. During my search to learn more about my ability, I attended a course in Animal Communication, firstly it sounded fun and secondly I loved animals. I couldn’t believe my luck when the teacher started to explain just what it was, it was like a light bulb coming on! To my amazement, this is exactly what I had been doing for almost 32 years! naturally! So that was it, the next day I packed my well paid job in, and turned professional. At last, I found my true calling in life and I have NEVER looked back.
Q: Are there some animals that respond better to psychic approaches than others?
A: In my experience ALL animals respond to a psychic connection, they are waiting for us humans to understand them and hear them. How many times has your dog sat at your feet glaring at you, trying to tell you something, but you have no idea what? well, by learning communication you can easily connect, it’s pretty remarkable how much these animals have to tell us.
Q: What’s working with animals like? Do they tend to be similar or different to their owners?
A: ahhhh great question, it varies, but normally when I am dealing with animals with emotional or illness problems, it is normally the case that the owners are in a similar state, our animals tend to ‘MIRROR’ us, so if we are quiet and reserved so to will our animals, or if we are hyper and over sensitive to situations our animals will be also. I work with the owners via their animals to resolve any situation, you could say I’m cleaning the Mirror of life.
Q: If someone felt that they might have a psychic connection to their pet would you encourage them to try and use it, to build on it or would that not be wise?
A: Absolutely yes! I spend most of my time encouraging people to connect on a psychic level with their animals. Let me assure you whilst being a Pet Psychic is a special gift, it is actually a learnt skill, anyone can learn the process, easily, even if they feel they have no prior psychic ability or any connection. This is why I host 1 day workshops and have produced a super HOME STUDY COURSE which will develop your inner ability to connect with animals, it’s easy to send and receive messages to and from the animals, it’s just like learning a new language, you need to learn at a steady pace, with explanations. I mean you would go to Italy and suddenly start speaking Italian without learning the language first? So I encourage you ALL to have a go, it’s the most magical experience which will bring most people to tears when they realize how real it is.
Q: What are your top two tips for pet owners?
A: Listen to your animals, it’s that simple, you would be surprised at what they are trying to tell you. And in most cases it’s important. Oh, and don’t be scared of the unknown, it really is amazing.
Q: Do you ever encounter obstructions or strange reactions from people as you work?
A: Sometimes clients are scared of what their animal may tell me, I mean these animals know all about you, all the information is strictly confidential. When I first turned professional I did get a few strange reactions from family, but to be honest I was so excited I didn’t really mind, you have to expect odd reactions now and then.
Q: Do you think some people would never even consider or accept turning to a pet psychic for help? Why would they be like that?
A: Some people give psychics a bad name, being called fakes etc and accused of taking money of victims. However, like in any profession there are good and bad, there are real psychic’s who work only for the good of the animals or people, and often do a lot of work for free, I know I certainly do. I have helped thousands of animals and their people over the years, it’s lovely to get validation and feedback. It makes my job truly humbling.
Q: Your website offers tuition courses for people who would like to try and communicate more clearly with animals. Can you explain a little bit more about your workshops?
A: My workshops are offered worldwide, they are suitable for anyone with a love of animals. Learning every aspect of communication. We work with some amazing live animals on the day and also from your own photographs of past and presents animals. Its a day full of laughter and a few tears, but most of all a day of life changing relationships with animals..
Q: If someone is feeling about eating meat or owning leather goods is a good or a bad idea for them to explore communicating with animals?
A: No, I do not eat meat, however I do have leather goods, and also feed my own dogs meat products, so I cannot call myself a true vegan or veggie. It’s a question I get asked on many occasions,and which is a complex one. I have spoken with meat animals often, they all know the chain of life. Right or wrong its an individual choice, I do NOT judge anyone, people have to make their own choices in life. I continue to push for better care of farm animals, this is important to me. And I am open to learning more about our animal-human relationship when it comes to the food chain. But please do not be put off if you are a meat eater, and those who are veggies or vegans, please do not judge, everyone has a right to learn for themselves, just as the meat animals have the right to lead a dignified and cruelty free life.
I do hope I have given you a better understanding of what life is like as The Pet Psychic*, my new book titled The Pet Psychic* published by HEADLINE available from all good bookstores £6.99 is out on the 18th March 2010. You can pre-order it now from any online bookstore. Hope you enjoy it. All my love Joanne x
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