Canine Gateway Workshop Part 1
March 24-25, 2018
9.30am – 5.00pm
Caroline Ingraham, founder of Ingraham Applied Zoopharmacognosy (IAZ), has always had an enormous concern for the ethical treatment of animals and their welfare. Caroline has dedicated the last three decades to researching and observing how animals heal themselves; knowledge gained directly from the animals themselves.
Caroline’s ongoing research provides the most advanced education available in this field. Gateway courses are offered to those interested in working naturally with their own animals using the principles of Applied Zoopharmacognosy, and specialist training is available for veterinary surgeons and animal welfare organisations.
Ingraham Zoopharmacognosy enables self-medicative behaviour in domesticated or captive animals by offering plant extracts that would contain the same, or similar constituents to those found in an animal’s natural environment. The practice encourages and allows an animal to guide its own health, since unlike their wild counterparts, captive and domesticated animals rarely have the opportunity to forage on medical plants. The extracts offered include a variety of essential oils, absolutes, plant extracts, macerated oils, tubers, clays, algae, seaweeds and minerals. Once the animal has selected its remedy, it will then guide the session by inhaling it, taking it orally, or by rubbing a part of its body into it.
The Ingraham Academy of Zoopharmacognosy
The Ingraham Academy of Zoopharmacognosy (IAZ), is headed by the founder of Applied Zoopharmacognosy, Caroline Ingraham, who promotes self-medication as a necessary component of domestic and captive animal health. Caroline trains professionals in the field of animal welfare, and pet carers in how to recognize and understand self-medicative behaviour. She explains how animals have evolved to cope with potential threats including disease and injury, and as a result have developed solutions to restore health by self-administering medicinal compounds naturally found in the wild.
The word Zoopharmacognosy is derived from the ancient greek ‘zoo’ (animal), ‘pharmaco’ (remedy) and ‘gnosy’ (knowing), and Ingraham Zoopharmacognosy is the application of this knowledge for animals who do not have access to an environment rich in their natural resources.
Read more about Caroline Ingraham at her web site.
Learning objectives for workshop:
- Learn the difference between Zoopharmacognosy and Applied Zoopharmacognosy
- How to communicate through the language of smell to help your dog’s health
- Understand the self-selection method for dogs
- How to read responses
- How smell and taste are used to achieve homeostasis
- How plant extracts can effect physical and psychological function
- Understand the origins of behavioural problems
- Why some dogs may poison themselves
- Understand purging
- Understand the different routes of administration
- How your dog determines dosage
- How to create a therapeutic environment
- How to be safe, working with AZ and your dog
Seminar fee is $275.
Signup deadline is March 15, 2018!
Seminar runs 9:30-5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2018.
Participants should bring a packed lunch both days.