What people are saying about The Integrated Animal
"I was so pleased when Lauren was able to come to San Diego with her TTouch program. I learned so much from her class; skills I use every day. In particular, I took in a rescued rabbit (Zoe) who had been attacked by a dog and was not well socialized. She was afraid of everything and everyone. I used the gentle 'clouded leopard' touches around her cheeks and forehead to calm her, and added on some healing touches for the wounds on her back. Today, Zoe still loves her 'touch sessions'. She’ll run up to me and put her face down for me to stroke her. When I do the touches on her cheeks, she 'chatters' with pleasure. TTouch really brought this bunny girl around and gave her a chance at living a normal, healthy life."
- Judith Pierce, San Diego House Rabbit Society
"As a holistic veterinarian, I appreciate the need to have more than one tool in the proverbial toolbox (especially those that carry no side effects). Acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, herbal prescriptions - these are all powerful natural healing methods. But in between appointments, I wanted to give my clients something they could do at home to aid their animal's healing process...something in which they could actively participate, that would also empower the relationship between person and animal. TTouch is one such method. The TTouch's and body wraps have helped many of my patients, for ailments ranging from back and skin problems, to behavior and training issues. And it creates a wonderful bond, which is evident in the exam room. Animals receiving TTouch generally seem more receptive to procedures like acupuncture and chiropractic. Clients can also do TTouch prior to any medical procedure (such as dental cleaning) for calming. I find myself "prescribing" TTouch quite often, and I've been impressed with the results."
- Lauren Chattigre, DVM, DVetHom, CVA, CVCP, Reiki Master, Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital
"We see TTouch as an important part of our integrative approach to complimentary medicine for our patients. Lauren and Debby are outstanding practitioners."
- Laird Goodman, DVM, Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital
"I was amazed by how each and every aspect of the TTouch workshop I attended applied to my patients as well as my own companions. Some of the things I learned completely changed how I look at interacting with animals, something I've done all my life. Thanks for your help."
- Jennifer Martin, DVM, Hart Road Animal Hospital
"We appreciate the vision and caring you have shown by sponsoring 'Adopt A Teacher'. You are to be commended for valuing and supporting humane education for youths, their school and community."
- Carol Shiveley, Director of Education, Oregon Humane Society
"Brody (and I) made great progress in the two day workshop we just attended. I would highly recommend the workshop to anyone. We had plenty of one-on-one time and I especially appreciated the extra attention. I've learned how to calm and redirect him in numerous situations. Walks have become much more manageable - when we see another dog or cat which used to have him almost dragging me over, now it has been easy to calmly redirect his attention. I use a combination of some calming TTouches and changing his direction. The double ended leash is miraculous! Every dog owner should have one."
"Best workshop I've ever attended. Life changing experience."
- Susan and Tom Desmond
"What a delight to meet Lauren and learn new ways to interact with our dog. She gave us specific ideas to help Lily overcome her challenges. The best part was the way Lauren worked with Lily, we really felt she communicated with her, showing her affection and appreciation. Thank you!"
- Carrie and Bernie Silvernail
"Debby, Thank you, thank you, thank you! The weekend seminar left me feeling very empowered. After just a few short days of working with my horses I know that TTEAM is what I have been looking for for years."
- Andrea Walker
"Thanks so much for your time efforts and enthusiasm for animals. The TTouch classes were very informative and I look forward to gaining ground with my 'special interest' cats and hopes to help other homeless cats become marketable. Again- it was a pleasure."
- Kathy Landert
"I wasn't sure what I was going to do when I was referred to you by a friend. My horse had started bucking and shying and my friends told I should just make her do what I wanted. I was so happy to learn that the reason she was reactive was that she had pain in her back and there were TTEAM techniques I could use to help her. Our rides and our relationship are so much better. Thank you so much for the time you spent with us."
- Gail S.
"Wow, I am so impressed with how much easier my horse cooperated with the vet and farrier after our sessions. He had been fearful and difficult to handle at these times. It is so nice for both of us to be able to relax when we know an appointment is coming."
- Karen R.
"I am so happy to have attended your recent workshop. Your integrity, non-judgmental presence and mindfulness allowed for an incredible amount of information be to shared in a clear, useful manner. You have all the skills and charisma to be rightfully considered in the top trainers / clinicians. The amazing changes in the horses demonstrated how important TTEAM is for every horse."
- Jennifer H.