I am Dr Isla Fishburn and I have dedicated my life so far to learning, exploring, teaching and combining all of my skills and knowledge to make life better for you, for your dog(s) and for all of life. I am a scientist and shamanic practitioner. I combine my love of science and indigenous wisdom to expand your knowledge and connection to the intricacies of a dog's world and just how our own wellness can influence how our dog feels and responds! I am passionate about our dogs living happy and healthy lives, which by default, means I am passionate about you living a life you love and on a planet that is also healthy and happy. You see, the wellness of your dog is SO MUCH more than just focusing on him/her! I want nothing more than for you to widen your consciousness and connect to the deeper intelligence of life that you and your dog are and are a part of.
Welcome to exploring your dog's canine wellness wheel!
It combines science with indigenous knowledge, it combines canine health and human health, it combines the need to care for our earth to care for our dogs because, as you will discover, the health of your dog's and his/her cells is interconnected to the health of the Earth.
Being genetically ancient canines and, therefore, having an indigenous blueprint Dr Isla explores how, why, when, what and who our dogs are as individuals, as social group animals, as ecosystems and, most importantly, as cellular beings whose energy states can become compromised through several "gateways" that affect the vibrational, emotional, physiological, mental, spiritual, nutritional and physical wellness of a dog.
CANINE WELLNESS (14 lessons) The running theme is educating YOU not only about how we need to consider and understand a dog as a domestic animal, but first and foremost understanding our dogs as a genetically ancient canine living in a modern day world. From this perspective, this can create a constant state or prolonged state of sympathetic activation within a dog's ecosystem. I guide YOU through how to consider a dog as an ecosystem, what this means and the energy gateways of the canine wellness wheel (there is a human one too!). The wellness wheel “feeds” a dog's ancient immune, digestive, nervous and energy ecosystem and can influence anything from behaviour to illness. So, the first module begins with the canine wellness wheel and what this means. It takes you through the different energy gateways that can either feed a dog's ecosystem for resilience or one of distress and disturbance. It includes subjects such as safety, diet and digestion, social interactions, rest, emotional balance and so much more!
BONUS SECTION! (9 sections) There is also a huge bonus section that provides you with videos, instruction and guidance on some of the therapies I discuss within the modules so that you can practice on your own dogs.
NOTE - this course is taken directly from Dr Isla's more in depth Complete Canine Wellness online course. Some parts of this course refer to other sections of the complete course.