Tellington Touch (Ttouch)
I took a TTouch class several months ago to try and help my 3 legged St Bernard who has bone cancer. (I felt the workshop was absolutely incredible!)
The 2nd day, the teacher had us try to communicate telepathically with any animal we wanted to, if we wanted to. If we didn’t believe in this stuff, we could just take a nap. I’m not unfamiliar with this. Several years ago, we had Penelope Smith give a workshop here and I’ve had some success (although there’s still this little space in the back of my mind that says “Many Feathers, you’re getting really too wierd here…you’re making things up). But every now and then, the Kahuna (my M2) comes in really strong. It’s like she just butts in and then I think, this must be real because I wasn’t even thinking about her. Anyway, at the TTouch workshop, again, I wasn’t even thinking about her. I was feeling very relaxed and open. And the Kahuna pops in and I get this incredible tightness in my chest…I can actually feel it…hard to explain…and I know it’s Kahuna explaining why she mutilates. Her chest feels tight…bound up…like an elastic bandage around it.
I know this is really weird, but what kind of remedy would there be for tightness in the chest? Is there such a thing? Just thought I’d give it a try, because although I really believe this was a communication from Kahuna on how she feels, I still don’t know what to do about it. Many Feathers
I have on many occasions physically FELT a birds “fear” as a tightness in my sternum area, as I held a frightened bird close to my chest and attempted to calm it with soothing soft speech and gentle stroking (anyone else felt this before) – I don’t think I would call myself a psychic and I can’t at this time say I have found any use for this feeling. I can not seem to project enough of my “calmness/security” to make any noticeable effect on the bird or otherwise effect the situation even though I have tried. the only thing this has been good for is that I can better tell when the bird is actually calming down – which really takes a LONG time, much longer than I would have previously thought just from outward appearances. Chris Biro
Her chest feels tight…bound up…like an elastic bandage around it. I know this is really wierd, but what kind of remedy would there be for tightness in the chest? Is there such a thing?
Emotional stress causes this sensation in humans. The tissue salts Kali Phos 6x and Mag Phos 6x would be appropriate (could be put in the water). Also the herbs Licorice (if there is no heart or kidney disease) and Withania (a brilliant Ayurveda herb for stress – it is calming and increases resistance to stress) are excellent for stress. If there is heart disease the herb Hawthorn berries would be helpful – and is safe to give long term.
Why not take it a step further and ask her what causes this tight sensation? – she obviously wants to tell you about it.
Could you explain a little about TTouch and how you used it on your bird?
TTouch (Tellington Touch for companion animals) was devised by Linda Tellington-Jones, initially for horses, but it has been expanded to include ALL animals. TTouch uses a specific light circular touch (but it is not massage) to affect the nervous system and bring about changes in awareness.
This change in an animal’s awareness of itself can have a profound effect on it’s behaviour and physical problems. I have started the practitioner training program for both companion animals and horses and I am astounded at the changes TTouch and TTEAM (TTouch for horses) can bring about.
On Morgan, my galah, I do TTouch circles on his head when he offers it to be “scratched” and on his feet when I can safely reach them through the bars of his cage. To work on him out of his cage (at this stage he can only be handled with thick leather welding gloves) I sit him on my lap (well protected!) and do TTouches over whatever parts of him I can reach without risking him escaping (no easy task!). Even under these difficult circumstances, he has made major improvements in behaviour and attitude (he used to pull the covers over his cage to that he didn’t have to deal with us – now he comes up to the edge of his cage and demands that I take notice of him!) I have also used TTouch on a hawk with motor skill problems to improve the use of his legs and the strength of his grip. TTouch has also been used on a variety of zoo animals.
I don’t have much time to work with Morgan, so our progress is nowhere near what it could be with regular sessions, but it is my eventual aim to have him happy and comfortable being around people.
It is very difficult to explain TTouch, but as a friend of mine said “I have no idea how it works – but it does!” Carole Bryant, Naturopath