The grief experienced by the loss of an animal companion often goes unrecognised. For many of us, these pets are important and loved family members and losing one is a challenging and emotional experience.
There is growing demand for end of life pet care, yet there is still little professional and personal support available for families and pets alike. This introductory workshop will explore options and approaches to the care of dying pets.
We will discuss ways to enhance your pets' quality of life while dying, options for medication, nursing and for dealing with the grief during this time. We will learn about different belief systems of animal spirituality and consciousness and how to assist your beloved companion in their transition from this life.
Dr Catherine Schuetze has been a holistic veterinarian for the past 20 years with a special interest in palliative care. She founded the charity Vets Beyond Borders to improve animal welfare in Asia and is currently undertaking a PhD on traditional veterinary medicine of Tibet and the Himalayas. She nursed her own beloved dog till she died naturally at the healthy age of 18. She has trained in veterinary acupuncture; western and asian herbs; nutraceuticals and Tibetan medicine.
Saturday 05 November 9.00 am—4 pm, held in the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $95. 10% discount for concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately. Meals must be booked before 9.30 am on the day of the event.
All bookings can be made on our website www.chenrezig.com.au.
Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in formal garden, espresso in the cafe or a vegetarian meal. Teachers' availability subject to change; please refer http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/monthly-calendar/ for updated information.
Give Your Pet A Good Death (And Life)
9.00 am—4 pm
Saturday 5 November 2016
Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute
Facility fee $95. 10% discount for concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately. Meals must be booked before 9.30 am on the day of the event.
Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo
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