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Bodie - dog with car sickness.
J - "Why are we here, what is the situation, how bad is it?
C - explanation...tried it all...
J - chilled dog... "do you know why this has come about....?"
[talking about it....client feeling...Bodie reacting quite severely......whining, releasing....needing attention....something going on with emotion, trauma....James gently pushing him away........mind right up, chew something...little bit anxious....]
[Client voice high, even higher energy, even Jame's voice, a little higher...explains to client...]
What we are going to do is have a look at his behavior, and see what actually happens, what state he gets into, then get into PM, how to build a new relationship - he does have a level of anxiety with him...
with that level of anxiety, if we can bring his mind right down by teaching him to be present..he's going to do a lot whining and yawning...we're going to get him, so he completely crashes out...and then from there go to stage 2.
He's got such a mixture of feelings which is interesting..
Most of time chilled out...but can be as above.
Observed reaction going to the car....and how they both dealt with the pressure.
[Bodie reluctant. Tail between legs.. Resistant. Client creating resistance, pulling on lead....pressure, release....then lifted him up and put him in car...].not happy, whimpering, anticipated journey ahead...
Thought activity high....feeling anxious, crying......[bless him...feel his anxiety, feel his upset].
Arrive home. Leaves car.
Now been sick outside...deep anxiety...only way to release tension. "literally throw it up".
Need to calm him right down.
By lifting him up, he's had not choices..by getting him quiet, keeping him calm through process, work at his pace, so it's his choice, (once you lift him up, he has no choice - complete overload).
[Be sensitive to owner - defensive a little, as she has tried....spent time....]
So solution, stage 1 and stage 2.
Stage 1 - bringing Bodie into PM
How he releases his anxiety by us supporting him with peace of mind.
Stage 2 - entering deep healing process
Before we can help him with the car, building a special relationship with him and his owner first.
First exercise - taking responsibility
It's a direct tool, to see how the animal and human are interacting with each other. (*Details of this can be found in the classroom, stage 2, day 28?)
Helps us to see the bigger picture in their relationship.
1. We're going to go into PM with him and start working around him so we can get help him get peace of mind. He's not peaceful at the moment, so we will help him with this by getting Present.
Even when J tried to get Present, he tried to get into his space [J gently pushed him away].
Stage 1, is to help him let go of all of this.
Will show you exactly how we are going to do this.
Second exercise - helping client get Present.
Getting her mind focussed on her senses, and into that peaceful state of being so she can then share this feeling with Bodie and help him to be peaceful with his situation.
(All details with how to be Present, in classroom, day 1).
After teaching client how to get into PM, now share with Bodie. Sitting on floor is great way to bring his attention towards us.
When we have the animal's attention, whilst being in a present state of mind, then it will start to influence them.
Notice, as they get present, starting to relax, yawn out the emotion....gets back up again, scartiching move around, go throu process. whine, get fidgety, he'll come bck up, yawn again ....doing really well. really focus on what you can see, hear and touch....(can push him away, gently, not rejecting him but he's got to be ok in that space of being peaceful, so all he's trying to do is to get him to stroke him so your not so quiet in your mind. But we need him to be quiet as that's where his release is going to be. Lot of stomach grubming going on when he' having to relax..
Here we go, really engage in what you can see here. [whining, yawning, look to camera for help...trying to get comfy, really engage, doing well, going down again,,,whine, up, look to camera man for help....all you are doing is showing him PM and he's not used to peace of mind at all, whining, client doing really well, hard to keep focuss when lot of noise going on, so she can stay in PM with Bodie... Rather than going in to PM he's trying to get client to think, by moving around her, nudging her, (client kept her focus). Cleint focussed on her spot not on dog. If she looked at dog it would be impossible not to think. After a period of time just say to him, "good boy doing really well". He's going through huge process and client is supporting him by being present and we have to keep doing this, until he completley crashes...and this may be this is done for 5 - 10 minutes over next few days over week... As he goes...he comes back up..encouraging him to go closer and closer... you'll find he'' want to touch you - ok, but if he's trying to make him think, that's not ok....as trying to affect thinking levels.....
Bodie 6.56) at last Bodie starting to find a quieten mind and look for somewhere to settle himself down...[scratching, on settee] - stay present, whilst he settles.. [congratu]...excellent, that's brilliant, - if you feel lost his attention, put your hand by his side to get it again...do it again very gently lovely, beautiful - (lifting hand and putting it on the sofa...brings his attention back-
Sleepy, comfy in himself, as he finds presnt moment. well done to him...so soft now...let's get present again... he sleeps....now got him presnt...focus back to James, be normal....if he wakes up...get present again...(gone somewhere he's not familiar with) once a day...5 - 10 minutes...[zero] desperate for this....desperate for peace of mind....important place, in their relationships....(all of the past, being reset).
Bodie video 3
Second session. Peace, patience, persistence, peace of mind...TT work at animal's pace; be sensitive enough to notice him coming up, so you can bring him down again...so keep peace of mind around him....so we can get him closer to the car...
You ask him to sit....don't tell him to sit....which is a very different state of mind...strength here, is peristence and patience... moves him to the next stage. we have an influence over him at the right time..
J asked him to sit [bodie lay down] feeling J's peace of mind...release through yawning his own peace of mind...just by putting lead on brought release up (whining) - as he knew he'd have to go past the car...looking towards the car (his anxiety) and then towards his bed... better option...wants to go to his bed, where he can crash out... but we are taking him to another level...
Another level, go through his anxiety again...teaching him, not only can you be present in your bed, you can also be present, next to me, when you are on the lead... that't the whole of the next process....going outside, past the car, on the lead.... everytime he goes for a walk, he has to go through this emotion, as he has to go past the car...we can see all of this emotion as we have created this Present State.
Normally we'd be at the door, and things would have happened much quicker and we would not have see or hear his emotion on this level...
Stroke him....doing really well..
Then cleint worked with him, got into prsent state, and cleint holding space for Bodie.
Same thing happened. Looking for bed, looking outside, anxiety...but client holding space of being peacefull, releases emotion and helps him to relax back down again.. then client just holding space...
Not quite ready...as even on floor, eyes looking.....then he let go....
Next stage, door, sit, on the map,
taking bodie straight to the door, was too far....his mind was so busy, he couldn't hear his client anymore... needed to find a space between the door and the sitting room.
There was a room. Then bodie was able to go through the process so he was peaceful again before he got closer to the door. He doesn't have to be sat every time..as long as present, attention with client....
restless, emotions coming up....if he doesn't sit (haven't asked twice), carry on with being present.....wants to run away..well done, doing really well.....just get present....
Then he lay down..well done...requiring a lot of focus...time to have a break...keep repeating...he'll move, bring him back...get present...repeat...until he feels that peace of mind..their homework until next visit....
Really important that he's taught to have a peaceful mind before he leaves the house, otherwise, when he gets out of the house, he will be so busy in his head, he'll never hear you.
Update by James - "you've been getting present on a lead....how's he been?"
"Been getting present outside....near the car [Bodie barks/whines...] took 5 mins..."
James... "so you are getting present with him at the time it's the most valuable...."
"So today, going to take him out, work quietly, get present....and get close to the car..."
Obs.. when they first came out of the house, the furthest thing from their minds was getting present.....so first thing was to bring their minds right down....and get present...(use the present moment)....
He got relaxed and started to look at the car...(a little tension...go slowly, slowly....).... still minds quite high...so a bit more PM, asking Bodie to come and very quickly followed by PM, inviting him in and helping him to calm his mind down...and feels alot more relaxed... vry proud of Bodie...rewared with stroke....had to cry beforehand and then came over...support him by getting present..... Keeping his mind quiet and finding things to motivate him/encourage him to come forward then PM.......he knows what we're asking...get present....sits..., processing...mind quietenign...yawned, whineds...(cleint in car now), wnts to come up to join her...(basket in the car.....), thinking about it...suport him by being presnt and encor for him...so good hes doing so good...