ANIMALS BODY MIND SPIRIT
Nicola Richardson, Animal Healer
how can I help your beautiful being?
If your animal is exhibiting symptoms of any kind, it is important you, the pet parent/caregiver understand your animal’s whole body is under stress, and it is sending the message via “this symptom”. This is the body intelligently indicating something is brewing.
So, what happens now? We dig deep. We look into -
history, diet, toxicity and lifestyleTogether we dig deep into all the areas of your animal’s life, and then I formulate a plan to re-balance your beautiful being. Fresh food, zoopharmacognosey, and energy healing are a few modalities I work with to accomplish balance. I work differently than most as I work with your animal, I follow their direction, always. The process is not about doing to them.
They are honoured every step of their healing journey.My goal is to heal your animal. During this process, I also help pet parents understand what has happened, while fully explaining the healing process during the healing cycles, adjusting the program where required, and supporting you fully to help your animal heal.
Your animal will constantly message us through their behaviour, physical and emotional signals, the support they require, to heal themselves. Animals are very clear when they know they are being listened to.
What you witness, will help me, help you, help your animal heal.
Nicola has been helping me with my 6-year-old Newfoundland (140lbs) who has been suffering from serious skin issues for a few years. We have tried many of the obvious treatments through our vet and canine dermatologist but nothing was stopping her horrible breakouts. Then, I met Nicola and everything thing changed. I am so grateful she agreed to work with Maya. First, she took so much of her time to read Maya’s entire medical history. (We are talking files and files.) Next, she met with Maya at our home, where our sessions began and the treatment plan was developed for our dog’s needs.
Nicola used an Applied Zoopharmacognosey Session and the results were shocking! I couldn’t believe how a dog was able to zoom in on what nutrients she needed to self-heal and help her body fight the toxicity and help her immune system. Nicola’s total wellness approach is a process that takes time, effort & commitment on our part, but is SO WORTH IT in the end.
Nicola is extremely kind, understanding and unbelievably easy to work with. She sends us massive reports via email after our sessions and keeps in touch with us via phone, text and email to answer all our questions throughout the process. She is highly trained, knowledgeable about herbs, oils, and this specific therapy… I feel so lucky we found her. She truly has our pet’s best interest at heart and I can say from beginning-to-end, I couldn’t have imagined a better experience! I highly recommend her.
Stephanie, Vancouver, BC, Canada
When we first met 3 year-old rescue, Bozley, (Pitbull) he was a mess. He was emaciated and constantly scratching. He had such severe allergies with vomiting and diarrhea. The vet had him on prednisone, antibiotics, and an allergenic dry dog food. We tried everything that multiple vets recommended. It all resulted in medications on and off for two years, with no change. Besides the cost to Bozley’s health from taking all this medication, the financial cost was enormous.
Nicola came into our lives and changed all that. With natural remedy self-selection (zoopharmacognosey), intuitive attention, and natural foods, Bozley is now a healthy, and much happier dog. He eats raw food, select natural proteins, and natural supplements and is medication-free. His skin has cleared up, he has put on weight, stopped vomiting and having diarrhea, and is more canine sociable. While he still gets the occasional flare up, we can treat him naturally, and much more cost effectively.
Nicola has completely changed both ours and Bozleys' lives. And this was achieved in just in one session.
Dee, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Nicola works wonders with animals that are suffering in any way. She has helped our cats with behavioural, health, and deep trauma issues we didn't even know they had. To say our cats are aloof with strangers is an understatement so it was surprising to see how quickly they trusted her. We’ve always loved animals in our lives yet continue to learn a lot from Nicola. She has a great depth of knowledge and is completely dedicated to helping animals achieve a more natural healthy state.
When we brought home our ‘rescue’ dog, Charlie, much of the hair on his back had been shaved, as all his hair was falling out, and his skin underneath his golden fur was black from toxins (over-vaccination, bad food, questionable supplements). It was amazing to see his transformation as Nicola worked with him, changing diet, offering essential oils and natural remedies. His skin is pink, fur healthy, and he’s one very happy boy.
Nicola’s passion for helping animals is possibly equal to Charlie’s super excitement whenever he sees her.
Alex, Britannia Beach, BC, Canada
Nicola’s love and admiration for animals shines through in everything she does along with her experience and vast knowledge. When my Mastif/Lab stopped eating his kibble, for two days, I called Nicola. Nicola patiently assessed him and his situation, immediately preparing him a meal which was devoured in seconds. She then came up with workable alternatives to help his digestive system heal and consistently followed up on his progress. Now Baxter exhibits better energy, a softer, shiny coat and even slobbers less! Thanks Nicola! You ROCK! :)
Jane, Squamish, BC, Canada
I just LOVE animals. I believe they are here to bring us to a more conscious state. My transition from the Corporate arena to what I do now, helping animals heal in their natural way, has been a journey which commenced with the departing of my first dog, Kayly. I just did not understand why she died the way she did, and my intuition led me to my first teacher, our homeopathic vet in Belgium.
It was he who kept asking me questions about my animals. The questions were more than just about the physical. The questions entailed everything about the animal’s life, such as how they were perceiving their life, and what chemicals they had been exposed to. So many questions, and the more he asked, the more I then began questioning everything I thought I "knew", as everything began to feel very uncomfortable.
With discomfort, comes growth. And this is the journey I embarked on. Massive discomfort! This has made me question everything that is marketed to us to make our animal’s lives “better,” and I experienced the same feeling as this gorgeous polar bear below! Utter despair.
The question then became what are we all doing to our animals? in the name of healthcare?
I became thirsty for knowledge after helping our Labrador heal her heart failure with herbs and tonics and supporting her with zoopharmacognosey. She directed me specifically on what she needed to heal. And in nine months her heart was back on track. She is one of my great teachers indeed, for whom I will be forever in debt to.
This led me into equine energy healing with the world-renowned Margrit Coates. As we are all energy, this was expanded to service all species, where pet parents would say "my animal will never sit still for this", and in 10 minutes they were out cold, enjoying their session, and healing their bodies. Especially the puppies. With all sessions there is always the connection to their people and what they may be going through. As we are all connected.
Expanding on energy, I delved into Elizabeth Whiter's courses, founder of the Healing Animals Organization, an amazing healer, for healing small animals learning about anatomy and deepening my healing knowledge, being exposed to so many creatures and situations.
This contributed to my expansion of learning zoopharmacognosey via the wondrous world sought-after Caroline Ingraham where I support the animals to guide me to help them heal. Caroline teaches how animals have this innate intelligence inside them, and it is about respecting and following their lead. They know what they need, they just need access to it, and they are so very clear.
Learning slowly but steadily, I have learned the body is designed to heal. Naturally. Everything we do impacts the body, and spirit of a being. Everything we give attention to, and participate in, matters. As we are all energy and very much a part of this magnificent planet. Everything is connected.
My hope is by healing one animal at a time, a ripple effect is created, healing the planet, and all her occupants.
Together, as we offer our animals a higher level of care, we not only honour the planet’s beautiful creatures, but in doing so, we also honour ourselves and the wonderous planet, herself, in choosing to be more connected to all she offers us.
In Person, On-Line or Phone
New Client Consultation
The consultation takes approximately 2–3 hours depending on the severity of the case. It is always preferable to meet the animal in person where possible.
Process: I take a full history of the animal’s life, regarding every aspect since birth. I provide information along the way, with suggested changes to implement immediately. I then work with the animal’s reported history, and deliver a full plan of care, in document form, within a week.
I also may have more questions, so sometimes more communication is required during this period as I want to make sure I understand everything about your lovely being.
This initial consultation allows for many discussions within the following weeks of implementing the changes. I want you, the customer, to feel very, very comfortable with what you are doing and why.
In Person, On-Line or Phone
Applied Zoopharmacognosey Consultation
A zoo session requires me to bring to your animal the earth's medicines in their natural state. He or she then selects what he or she needs to heal.
Based on what the animal tells us, a plan of subsequent daily offerings is then established to help them re-balance. I train the caretaker during this process to help them heal their animal. This is a commitment the pet parent must make to support the healing process. However, if follow up sessions are preferred by myself, which I am very happy to do, the half hour rate will be applied.
Ingredient Costs - Local: Extra funds are charged where large quantities are consumed. For continuing the healing process, a kit will be required to be purchased, this can be supplied. Else remedies may be rented for a period at $10/day.
Ingredient Costs - Non-Local: Prior to the session, a kit will be required to be purchased from Caroline Ingraham's web shop.
For more information about Applied Zoopharmacognosey, please visit this section on the website in the Information Gallery, “Back to Nature: How to support your animal to live a long, happy, pain-free life, at minimal financial cost”.
In Person or Distant Healing
We all emit energy. We all have energy fields, and when these are disturbed or off balance this manifests into imbalance in the body.
How It Works: I work from home and tap into your animal using a photo [must be a clear shot of the animal’s face, so I can see the eyes] sent prior to the session. The session runs as long as the animal dictates; it depends how much the body requires and can manage at one time. If the session runs less than one hour, I bill based on every quarter hour.
The Process: We arrange a time, and I communicate when I commence, when I finish, and my findings. It is always preferred the caretaker is with the animal to observe, but to not interrupt through touch. A lot of animals may need to drink water and go to the bathroom after a session, so it is best to have someone there to facilitate this.
Working in person is also very effective, assuming you and your animals are not too far away. You will be amazed at the results. People say, “My animal will not rest and lie still for you to work on them,” and this includes puppies. But sure enough, 30 minutes later, the animal is out like a light—in a blissful state, healing themselves. It is just magical.
Passing Over – Distant Healing or In-Person
Deciding to let your animal move on—or perhaps the animal has made this decision for you—is a very, very distressing time, as we love them so. A healing session can bring about a lot of peace and help the animal leave their body with greater ease, by setting the stage to allow them to cross over. This may be supported in person or from a distance. It is an honour to help all involved.
Geographic Scope: I am located along the Sea to Sky Corridor and am happy to service Greater Vancouver Area, Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton in person. Beyond this, consultations are possible over the phone and via zoom.
For new clients to this world: such as new puppies and kittens under a year, booking the half hour consultation may be a better route. Please email me if at all unsure. My goal is to help support your animal have a pain free, toxic-free, long, happy life.
Client Scope: I am honoured to service all small animals, birds, and horses too. Energy work and zoopharmacognosey encompasses all the earth's amazing creatures.
Each month, a short e-mail will inform you of real-life case studies which have been loaded on the website. Each will include: the species, the breed, and the issue, description of the healing journey, with before and after commentary from the pet parent or animal care giver.
My vision is to provide perspective and understanding about the body’s amazing ability to heal with nature’s support. That animals know what they need. And that this message is shared broadly by the ABMS Community, creating a ripple effect where the planet’s beautiful animals start living longer non-toxic, pain-free lives once again, honoured and listened to. They are all waiting.
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