Explaining my methods.
Barbara has the gift of being able to approach the soul on the tips of her toes but with intensity. She asks for permission, and if she is allowed to connect, experiences what the animal is feeling, hearing and suffering. She reports it in carefully selected, clear, frank words. She does not interpret what she perceives; she describes the mental images she grasps. I find this both essential and wonderful.
This is why her work of emotional involvement is so helpful in understanding the patient, particularly in the face of complex and confused problems or when the link between a pet and its owner is so strong that it becomes impossible to distinguish one from the other. Many intricate situations have been cleared, thanks to Barbara’s help.