What to Expect and How to Prepare for an Animal Communication Consultation with Nancy Windheart
Please see the Animal Communication Consultations page for general information about consultations, and to schedule.
It is very important to me that my clients understand how I work, and what you can expect from a consultation. If this is your first session with me, I ask that you read and understand this material. If you have questions, please ask!
What to Expect
A telepathic animal communication consultation is an opportunity for you to have direct two-way communication with your animal friend. You can ask questions about matters that are important to you or problems you may be having in your relationship.
I view my role as that of “translator”–I create a clear and loving connection between you and your animal friend so that you may better understand each other. I communicate your animals’ viewpoints, feelings, perspectives, and other relevant information that can help to create more cooperation and a deeper relationship between you and your animal friend.
In a telepathic animal communication consultation, we go from what is known about the situation from your viewpoint, to the unknown—what the animal thinks and feels about the situation. Animal companions are generally very grateful to have their people understand their point of view, and this may give a whole new perspective on how to handle issues you may be having with them. We work together to resolve misunderstandings, behavior problems, and other difficulties. I can sometimes suggest other modalities that may be helpful (bodywork, particular types of training, flower essences, etc.) and I can share Reiki (energy healing) both in-person and long distance to facilitate emotional, spiritual, and physical balance.
Your animal does not need to be with you at the time of the consultation. They may be in another location, sleeping, or wherever they choose. It is usually best to not have a consultation when your animal is under or recovering from anesthesia.
Animal communication is not a substitute for appropriate veterinary care. I can often sense where an animal is feeling discomfort in his or her body, and communicate to you how the animal feels about what is going on with them physically, but I cannot diagnose or treat medical problems. Please consult with a veterinarian for any physical or medical difficulties your animal may be having.
How to Prepare
In the beginning, I will ask you a few basic questions about the animal’s name, age, and breed to help me put their communication into context and therefore understand them better. I can tune in with your animal friends and find out basic matters like how they feel about life, their purposes, concerns, attitudes, or enjoyments, but you facilitate a consultation by asking specific questions that are important to you.
Animal companions may not talk about your areas of concern unless you specifically ask about those concerns. Often it is helpful to write your questions down before the consultation, so that we are sure that we cover the things that are most important to you. If at any time during the consultation you feel confused or do not understand what I am translating from your animal, please let me know. Sometimes it takes going deeper to really understand an animal’s perspective or experience.
I like to have a photo of the animals in your family we will be speaking with. Please email photos to me with your name and the animal’s name in the title of the jpg. If you don’t have a photo or can’t email it, I will ask you for a physical description of your animal. The connection is just as strong with or without a photo, but the photo saves us all a bit of time.
My ability to comprehend or put into context what the animal is saying is increased if I first have your information about a health or behavior problem. Then, I can get the animal’s viewpoint about it, which may be very different from what you think or may fill in the picture of what you or others perceive. Just asking, “What’s wrong with this animal?” won’t necessarily be productive, especially if they don’t feel anything is wrong with them or have no immediate pain or stress. Full communication and receptivity from all concerned is the key to getting the maximum benefit from a consultation.
I encourage my clients to approach the consultation with an open attitude, and also to let me know if something doesn’t resonate with you or if it doesn’t feel that I am connecting with your animal. This work is an art, not a science, and I do not claim to be 100% accurate. (Studies show that even the most experienced intuitives have an accuracy rate of between 80 and 90%.) In almost all consultations, there will be things that will be communicated from your animal that will be “confirming” for you. It’s not a good use of our consultation time for you to ask me questions that you already know the answer to. If at any time you have questions about the process or what I am communicating with you, please ask.
My commitment to my clients is to be as open and honest as possible about what I do, what I do not do, and how I work. I am not a veterinarian, physician, channel, psychic, or aspiring reality TV star.
In a consultation with me, I will:
- Ask for your information or perspective on the issue(s) that you are wanting help with.
- Ask you basic information about your animal: name, age, species, breed, as well as the history of the issue we are working with and what you have already done to address it.
- Treat both you and your animal companion with respect and honor your confidentiality and privacy.
- Answer your questions about how I work, and address anything that you don’t understand or isn’t clear.
- Make suggestions, when appropriate, of healing or training modalities that may be helpful for your animal. These are suggestions to investigate, not recommendations, and it’s your choice whether or not you decide to follow up with them.
- Maintain an attitude of neutrality in matters of conflict between you and your animal, not advocating for one or the other but rather facilitating a conversation, and when appropriate, helping with negotiating solutions to problems.
- Create a clear and compassionate connection between you and your animal friend, with the intention of facilitating deeper understanding for the highest good of all.
In a consultation with me, I will not:
- Diagnose or treat medical issues
- Predict the future
- Tell you what to do or make decisions for you
- “Channel” information that is not related to you, your animal, and the issue you are seeking my help with
- “Make” your animal do or not do anything if they don’t want to
- Comment on or continue a conversation that you’ve had with another animal communicator
- Take sides in a disagreement with your animal friend
- Fix situations that are not fixable; i.e., situations where either the animal or the person is not able or willing to make the changes that would solve the problem.
- Work with an animal who belongs to someone else without the clear permission of that person. This includes rescue animals whom you have not yet adopted. In rescue cases, I ask for the permission of the person who is responsible for the care and custody of the animal until the animal has been adopted–usually the shelter manager, adoption coordinator, or foster parent.
Just as in a conversation with a human, the more precise and specific your questions and topics of conversation are, the more information you will receive.
For example, asking “How are you feeling?” may elicit an answer of “I’m fine” but “How do your hips feel when we walk?“or “What do you feel about the new puppy we just added to the family?” may give a much more specific, helpful answer such as, “I feel fine until we have gone four blocks and start to go up the hill; then my hips start to hurt more and continue to hurt after we get home” or “I love the puppy but I hate it when he jumps on my neck.”
My job is simple: to translate clearly and accurately what your animal is thinking, feeling, and perceiving, and to translate your perspectives clearly and accurately to your animal. In this way, I facilitate a two-way conversation between you that can lead to greater understanding and harmony in your relationship.
Your full participation in the consultation is key to getting the most benefit out of it. It’s fine to be skeptical. I simply ask that you stay open and receptive to the process.
Thank you so much, and I look forward to working with you.