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The Issue of Guaranteed Outcomes & Proof in Animal Communication Consultations

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For satisfaction to occur in any professional exchange, it helps to begin with clear expectations and boundaries of the service provided. It is my goal and sincere intent that each client I work with feels respected, listened to, cared about and comfortable during a consultation, and, that at the completion of the session they feel their goals for the discussion have been met.

During sessions, I facilitate a process to help clients and their animals explore whatever feelings, issues and problems are important to them. I help them discover and clarify what they are each thinking and feeling, translate and convey messages back and forth between animal and person, support them in attempting to resolve problems together, offer healing interventions or tools where appropriate and desired, and offer coaching for the human on things he or she might do to reinforce what's been discussed and perhaps agreed upon with their animal in a session.

I can guarantee that this is the overall approach I will use in a session, but I cannot guarantee:

  • What an animal will say in a telepathic conversation

  • Whether a person will be pleased with what an animal has to say

  • That problems will be solved or behaviors changed as a result of a consultation

I wish with all my heart that a session with a professional animal communication consultant could guarantee changes in emotions, behavior or health desired by the client and discussed in a session. But an animal communicator can no more guarantee this than a veterinarian can guarantee perfect health or cured disease after a medical intervention, or a therapist can guarantee a cure of depression after a therapy session.

A respectful, loving, thorough and skillful animal communication process can be guaranteed. Outcomes of the process cannot be guaranteed. It is very important to enter a consultation with any animal communicator knowing this.

An effective animal communicator is not only a translator but an effective facilitator of problem solving and healing as well. Facilitators of problem solving and healing in any context, with any specialties, cannot guarantee outcomes. Healing and problem solving are often processes that continue over time, not stand alone events. These processes often have multiple layers of issues to sort through, understand and release which may require continued attention beyond one discussion or healing session. Sometimes, of course, when the root cause of a problem is simply a misunderstanding, results can occur immediately. But issues of trauma, or longstanding, deep seated problems cannot be expected to be resolved in one hour.

Please be patient and mindful of these issues when working with an animal communication consultant and your animal, and be prepared to make a commitment to follow-up actions on your part to increase the probabilities of initial and sustained behavior change. Effective animal communication is an active collaboration among the human client, the animal and the animal communication consultant.

The Issue of Proof in Animal Communication Consultations
Telepathic communication is not a science. Because of this, proof of it does not come in scientific ways. Telepathic communication is a function of intuition. Therefore it's strongest validation is our own intuitive response to what a communicator tells us our animal is saying or feeling. 

In response to information I provide clients from their animals, I often hear comments such as, You know I thought that might be the case but I just wasn't sure, or I kind of had a vague sense about this but this helps me understand it much more clearly. Sometimes having an animal communication session with a professional consultant is a means for the human client to get validation and support for what they already knew intuitively themselves, but with the help of the communicator the animal provides more detail, goes more deeply, or expands to expands on the issue,

Sometimes "verifiable" evidence does occur:

Oh wow yes he loves to play hide and seek in the barn!

Yes, he does just love his pet sitter to pieces
You’re right, he definitely hates other cats!

That sure sounds like our Fluffy!

Everyone wants to feel comfortable that the communicator they are working with is connected to their animal. The best way for that to happen is organically—meaning that
during the natural flow of the conversation, examples such as the ones above will come through on their own. To try to force proof through information validation questions such those below is a wasteful exercise. It is often frustrating to the animal because they have this precious, brief time to talk with their human, and they wonder why their human is spending this time asking about things that both the animal and their person already have the answers:

What color is my dog's bowl?
What was his favorite toy when he was a puppy?

I need you to tell me something from my animal that only I would know.

I am going to withhold some important information about my animal because I want you to
 demonstrate to me that you can figure it out.

It is understandable that some people want external proof that animal communication is real or even possible. However, the need to ask information validation questions is an indication that the person asking does not yet trust intuitively derived information and is asking someone else to make that leap for them. Trusting intuitively derived information that is not physically verifiable is a challenging hurdle for some people to cross. The most effective venue to “find proof," however, is not in a professional animal communication consultation.

Coming to terms with whether or not one believes in telepathy with animals is much more effectively done through learning more about it personally, rather than expecting or demanding that someone external to us prove it for us. I heartily recommend learning to trust one's intuition and telepathy from one of the many fine books and CD's available on the subject, by attending seminars and workshops in which you can practice and experience telepathy first hand, or, to simply practice on your own. It is a natural ability within all of us. Our learning to trust intuitively derived information comes from within, not from an outside party proving it to us.

In the best-case scenario, a client comes to an animal communication session with a basic level of trust in the process. The client, communicator and animal work together to help build the
human client's understanding and trust of the process, as the client asks questions of their animal about issues truly important to the relationship. Confirmation of the information
received by the communicator flows organically and everyone is satisfied.

In the worst-case scenario, a client comes to the session asking "test" questions. If the communicator and animal do not respond to the human client's liking, the client then
disbelieves all other important information the animal wanted their human to understand, despite any organic confirmation of it, and calls the animal communicator a fraud. Everyone leaves this type of consultation dissatisfied, including the animal. Using a consultation to determine whether you believe animal communication is real can be a waste of a client's time and money, a waste of the communicator's energy, and worst of all can be frustrating to the animal who may have shared important messages that are discounted because the session is being used to "test" a communicator regarding factual information they already have, rather than exploring and listening to what their animal is feeling, thinking and wants to tell them.

In my workshops and mentoring sessions, I love to help people learn to trust intuitively derived information and to remember their natural telepathic abilities with animals. In my private consultations, however, I only work with people who already have a basic trust of or openness to telepathic information, and are genuinely interested in what their animals have to say.

If you are looking for a communicator to prove for you that this work is real, if you need to ask information validation questions or to withhold key descriptive information about your
animal to test whether a communicator will get it right, I am not the communicator with whom you should work. You would be happier with an entertainment psychic who specializes in receiving proof tidbits, not facilitating conversations.

My sincere intention is to help clients who work with me to me feel safe, comfortable, nurtured, understood, clear about what to expect in a session and to receive valuable, meaningful information from their animal. If you are looking for a communicator to clarify what your animal is thinking and feeling, to explore the depths of your animals' emotions and soul, to uncover the root causes of emotional or behavioral issues and mediating solutions, to talk with them about their perspective of the purpose of your relationship (past, present and/or future), to work through complex issues of healing, I would be an appropriate communicator with whom to work.

The links below will help you understand more about animal communication and how I work:

Animal Communication with Teresa Wagner
An Interactive Conversation With Your Animal--Not a Psychic Reading About Your Animal
What is Animal Communication and How Does it Work?
When to Use Animal Communication and How Can it Help?
The Foundational Philosophy of My Work