Working with “more-than-humans”

Nancy and Tyson

I started in Animal Assisted Therapy with my canine co-therapist Tyson, a retired greyhound racer. We worked with persons with disabilities (mental, physical and cognitive at TEAM Work Cooperative. Tyson died in 2016 and I adopted Taurus, also a retired greyhound racer. Tyson’s training was complicated by covid, but he is also becoming a canine co-therapist. I founded and was the first President of the Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling Chapter of the CCPA.

I am a certified Pet Loss and Bereavement Counsellor with the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB). https://www.aplb.org

I was interviewed for the following recent article on grieving a beloved animal by SALTWIRE Press.

https://www.saltwire.com/nova-scotia/lifestyles/devastating-loss-for-pet-parents-saying-goodbye-to-beloved-animals-grieving-the-same-as-losing-a-family-member-100613363/