Clicker Training can be a positive way to train animals to train, horses, dogs and cats. Learn from Karen Pryor
A way of allowing animals to express who they are, opening up the space to improve the dialogue between you and your animal, regardless of species.
You learn from them what they want.
Not everyone can do intuitive work. Clicker training shapes an animals behavior with what they are already doing. In confirmation classes, their ears perk up by snapping a whip over the horse's head to make the ears follow whip. Christina tells the story of one horse who was afraid of the whip and how clicker training can be a gentle approach.
Every time the horse's ears went up, the trainer would use the clicker and give a food treat reward. After a few days of training in the field, she brought him to the fence. The horse knew something was happening. The person was standing with the treats near the fence.
Testing all possibilities, the horse put one ear forward - no treat, put one ear back - no treat, put both ears back - no treat, drooped the ears - no treat, then moved them forward got a click and reward. Not like making him do something. He discovered for himself. It wouldn't take long before the horse would be trained to listen for the click to know what to do.
In the end, just putting the finger in the air kept his ears in position.
May be similar to Pavlovian training. It's a straight forward way. Start listening to your animal. Not enough people are using this method.
Christina's cat has tendency to knead with claws. He's trained me very well. She always put a blanket on her legs when he does that. She could use clicker training to teach the cat not do that. When he's not using claws, could randomly click.
A puppy who is barking, you've done the training of learning and making sure their needs are taken care of first if they are communicating.
When not barking do the clicker.
It is more difficult. Not everyone can learn how to do clicker training. Anticipate what will happen. The dog is not barking yet. Do clicker and reward. Then, still not barking.
When they STOP barking get a reward and clicker.
So excited about clicker training is that it has the parent paying closer attention to their animal. Learning, allows animal to be more creative.
When take symptoms away, helps determine, what are symptoms of the vital force mearly of environment. if clicker training resolves the symptom it is not a vf symptom. If every time he runs out and around the neighborhood, is that because this dog like friends - healthy, cavorting in open air, better in open air; or dog with incredible desire to escape due to last rabies vaccinations.
The way to make distinction between a vital force imbalance or something else is try to fix the symptom. If the dog keeps running out front door. Why is he doing that?
Experiment. He wants more friends? So, give play time on regular basis.
Likes open air - does he go out back door. Does he readily come back.
Encyclopedic, modern and jargon-free, this guide to treating horses & ponies is written by an experienced homeopathic vet. It is laid out according to all the systems (blood, digestion etc). It covers constitutional remedies & types and the senses. There are chapters on the foal, infectious disesases, Behavioural problems and poisoning, as well as First aid & Emergency care. Plus a full equine Materia Medica.Invaluable guide for veterinary practitioners, equine therapists and horse owners.
The key to using homeopathic remedies successfully is to observe the patent and the patient’s symptoms in order to find the correct remedy that will then interact with the vital force and instigate the healing process. Homeopaths group these symptoms into different categories to make the task a little easier.
Homeopathic Remedy Pictures for Animals by Vicki Mathison
The sixty most important remedies in words and pictures.
60 homeopathic remedies for animals, portrayed with delightful cartoons and trenchant keynotes - studying remedy pictures has rarely been such fun!
The New Zealand veterinary homeopath Vicki Mathison combines in this work a fine artistic talent with profound sensitivity for the nature of the animals and the remedies they require.
"What better way to study than to capture the essence of a remedy in caricature. Vicki knows the spirit of equus as only a horse-lover can, sensing from the most minute detail the disposition and mood of the horse before her. Dogs, too, occupy a special place in her heart and her household, their antics portrayed in cartoon form in such a way that one “sees” the animal more clearly than before. Vicki not only has the ability to crisply draw the essence, she also paints a clear image with her words. Through her eyes, the remedies come alive and are no longer merely a list of symptoms. The sadness of Natrum muriaticum, the agitation of Arsenicum, the restlessness of Iodum all take on an easily recognizable form. As she says, it is so beautiful to watch an animal “show” her a remedy picture. This book will surely find its way into the homes of many animal lovers, whether they are familiar with homeopathy or not, and into the practices of veterinary homeopaths, for even those with much experience can be inspired to see animals in a fresh way." ~ Deborah Collins
„I don’t think I have ever laughed so much at such simple but totally effective caricatures. Homeopathic remedies in a nutshell!“ ~ Jenni Tree *******************************************************
Human pineal physiology and functional significance of melatonin.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15589268 | Macchi MM, Bruce JN. Source | New York State Psychiatric Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 50, New York, NY 10032, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract | Descriptions of the pineal gland date back to antiquity, but its functions in humans are still poorly understood. In both diurnal and nocturnal vertebrates, its main product, the hormone melatonin, is synthesized and released in rhythmic fashion, during the dark portion of the day-night cycle.
Melatonin production is controlled by an endogenous circadian timing system and is also suppressed by light.
In lower vertebrates, the pineal gland is photosensitive, and is the site of a self-sustaining circadian clock. In mammals, including humans, the gland has lost direct photosensitivity, but responds to light via a multi-synaptic pathway that includes a subset of retinal ganglion cells containing the newly discovered photopigment, melanopsin.
The mammalian pineal also shows circadian oscillations, but these damp out within a few days in the absence of input from the primary circadian pacemaker in the supra-chiasmatic nuclei (SCN).
The duration of the nocturnal melatonin secretory episode increases with nighttime duration, thereby providing an internal calendar that regulates seasonal cycles in reproduction and other functions in photoperiodic species.
Although humans are not considered photoperiodic, the occurrence of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and its successful treatment with light suggest that they have retained some photoperiodic responsiveness.
In humans, exogenous melatonin has a soporific effect, but only when administered during the day or early evening, when endogenous levels are low.
Some types of primary insomnia have been attributed to diminished melatonin production, particularly in the elderly, but evidence of a causal link is still inconclusive.
Melatonin administration also has mild hypothermic and hypotensive effects.
A role for the pineal in human reproduction was initially hypothesized on the basis of clinical observations on the effects of pineal tumors on sexual development.
More recent data showing an association between endogenous melatonin levels and the onset of puberty, as well as observations of elevated melatonin levels in both men and women with hypogonadism and/or infertility are consistent with such a hypothesis, but a regulatory role of melatonin has yet to be established conclusively.
IMMUNE FUNCTION | A rapidly expanding literature attests to the involvement of melatonin in immune function, with high levels promoting and low levels suppressing a number of immune system parameters.
The detection of melatonin receptors in various lymphoid organs and in lymphocytes suggests multiple mechanisms of action.
Melatonin has been shown to be a powerful antioxidant, and has oncostatic properties as well, both direct and indirect, the latter mediated by its effects on reproductive hormones.
Finally, there are reports of abnormal daily melatonin profiles in a number of psychiatric and neurological disorders, but the significance of such abnormalities is far from clear.
Used symbology of pinecone with an eye at the top to depict
the WHO WE ARE essence
Animals have pineal gland out side of the brain.
Can get anything from the blood.
Kidneys get more blood flow
Pineal Gland gets
a brain tumor can look at if that bright white dot is pushed to a side.
The problem when it builds up minerals in the third eye starts causing problems.
Animals are subjected to fluoride - problem with building up minerals.
Multiple Sclerosis and Aging is affected by calcification, memory
Think about something new. Melatonin levels decrease when the … geriatric problems -- cats are nocturnal, once they have adapted they are not up at night causing problems. Shouldn't be waking you up. Senile cat is whining and bugging you, pushing you, bothering you, then you know it
Seratonin a study showed in most brain tissue the amount of brain tissue was 61% in pineal gland 3000 --
Seratonin related to behavioral
1. Stop Further Pineal Gland Calcification
In order to truly decalcify your pineal gland you will need to learn about substances that cause this phenomenon so you can avoid them. In general, lifestyle choices and diet are the primary causes of calcification.
Halides include substances like bromide, fluoride and chlorine which are attracted to the pineal gland, encouraging calcium crystals to accumulate here. Fluoride is added to the water supply as well as many dental products like toothpaste. Switching to fluoride-free dental products and drinking filtered water can help avoid this problem.
Consuming excessive amounts of calcium from processed foods or overusing calcium supplements can cause calcium phosphate to build up in your system. Read the ingredients on such products to avoid getting an excessive amount of this chemical in your diet.
In addition to fluoride, the public water supply is filled with substances that are calcified which can cause harm. Drinking distilled or spring water can help you remove these substances from your water supply.
Mercury is poisonous and should be avoided to prevent a wide variety of negative health effects. Medical vaccines that are tainted with mercury, bottom feeding fish like prawns or shrimp, bigger fish like tuna or dolphins are all high risk sources for mercury. Consuming spirulina or chlorella can help to remove mercury from your body and brain tissue.
Chemical pesticides that are in meats or on vegetables can be toxic to the pineal gland. Consuming organic foods and working to consume many raw foods in your diet can help you avoid these substances. Some also opt to cut meat from their diet to prevent pesticide exposure.
Anything that is not found in nature, such as artificial sweeteners, phenylalanine, refined sugar, deodorants, E numbers, dental mouthwash, air fresheners, cleansers and others can be treated as a toxin by the body, leading to calcification.
S.C.A.T. refers to sugar, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. These products drain the body’s energy and allow toxins to build up in the system. Cutting these from your life for at least two months can bring increased brain activity as well as an increase in activity from the pineal gland.
2. Remove Existing Pineal Gland Calcification
Once you have worked to cut out items that will cause calcification of the pineal gland from your lifestyle you will still need to work on removing the existing calcium from your system. It will take some dedication to fully remove these effects, but you will be able to notice the results as you continue with the process.
MSM can be taken at higher doses such as 7000-10,000mg each day, but you should work your way up to this point to keep your system comfortable.
Activator X refers to vitamin K1/K2 which can be combined with vitamins D3 and A to create a detoxifier. This detoxifier will restore enzymatic balance to remove calcium from the arteries and move it into the bones where it can be used properly.
Adding ¼ teaspoon of boron to green tea or consuming organic beets can create a pineal gland cleanser. Consume boron in small quantities throughout the day.
Some believe that melatonin can be consumed to remove fluoride from your system. This should be consumed along with getting plenty of exercise for the best effects.
Iodine can be taken in supplement form to deplete calcium supplies and remove sodium fluoride from your system. This should be consumed in small amounts to avoid affecting your bone health.
Raw cacao is high in antioxidants that can help to stimulate the pineal gland while detoxing the gland.
Consuming raw lemon or 3 tablespoons of citric acid on an empty stomach can help to detox the pineal gland. You may need to combine these ingredients with spring water to avoid placing excessive amounts of acid on your teeth.
Garlic can help to dissolve calcium in the body. Consume half a bulb to two bulbs each day, eating it fresh or soaking it in fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to calm the offensive smell.
Drinking plenty of fluoride-free water can help to flush away toxins that could be affecting the pineal gland.
Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid that you can add to your food to help detoxify the pineal gland. Neem extract and oregano oil can also be used as an antibiotic that will break down calcium shells from nanobacteria in the pineal gland. Tamarind bark, leaves or pulp can help to flush fluoride out through your urine.
Light is important for all living things. With autumn we experience equal hours of darkness and daylight. Light continues to shorten dramatically until winter solstice when daylight in Moscow is just over eight hours each day.
Less light brings hibernation naturally. During fall and winter the lack of light causes about 20% of people to experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). In northern latitudes incidence can be up to 10%. Closer to the equator it drops to 1-2 %.
First reports of SAD appeared in the 19th Century, but it was not until 1984 that it surfaced in psychiatry. Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression reoccurring at specific times of the year, is still frequently misdiagnosed.
Most commonly, the onset of depression begins in September through November, and lessens in March through May. SAD affects men, women, children, and even pets.
Medical treatment relies on anti-depressant drugs. The newer drugs, called serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), come with many side effects, and studies show they do little to help. Recent studies at Harvard Medical School clearly show that essential fatty acids from flax, fish, and some plants are more effective than SSRI drugs.
Another accepted treatment is the light box. A study at the University of British Columbia showed that supplementing with tryptophan (found in nutritional yeast or 5 HTP) and vitamin D3, along with morning light therapy, achieved a 64% improvement in symptoms.
Light hungry sufferers seeking relief from symptoms that affect mind, body, and their internal body clock instinctively seek more light. Bright light therapy is a fluorescent light box that produces an intensity of 2,500 to 10,000 lux at a comfortable distance (1-2'). 85% of sufferers usually respond to this treatment within 3-5 days. Dawn stimulators are another type of light therapy that is helpful, as is changing all lighting at home and office to full spectrum bulbs and tubes. (You'll find these at Tri-State) Accompanying difficulties with sleep is related to suppression of the hormone melatonin. You can get this naturally in nutritional yeast or by mixing ¼ cup ricotta cheese with dark cherries. I do not encourage synthetic hormone supplementation.
St. John's Wort is useful in treating SAD. Hyla Cass, MD recommends St. John's Wort to promote restful sleep and enhance dreaming.
A study in 1993 shows that St. John's Wort improved the condition of those who regularly experience winter depression. The extract has been thoroughly researched as a natural anti-depressant. A total of 1,592 patients have been studied in 25 double-blind controlled studies. The studies show St. John's Wort produces improvements in anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances, and without side effects. Use organic, whole herb extracts for the best results.
Other helpful natural remedies for SAD include color, sound, homeopathy, flower essences, and essential oils. In Ayurvedic medicine you might find that carrying a quartz crystal is recommended.
Warm colors of yellow, orange, and red stimulate mood in color baths, lighting, room decor and clothing. People with hypertension should avoid too much red. These same colors in food provide anti-oxidants that reduce the effects mood swings brought on by allergies. Other research has found that using a negative air ionizer to lessen indoor allergies helps reduce mood swings.
Gustav Holst's compositions Mars and Jupiter, from The Planets, are examples of music that helps alleviate depression.
In classical homeopathy, using cell salts of Mag Phos, Kali Phos, or Nat Mur, offers relief from depression, depending on symptoms. The flower essence of Mustard lifts the shadow of gloom from the light and joy of life.
Jasmine essential oil is anti-depressant and euphoric. It stimulates beta brain wave activity as measured by EEG. You might also enjoy using citrus oils that stimulate the autonomic nervous system, such as lemon.
I've always suggested walking and laughing. You'll get mood lifting exercise, walking just 20 minutes at noon, even on dark days. This also supplies enough natural light to stimulate the pineal gland to set your body clock, and promote vitamin D production in skin. Laughing always stimulates endorphins; those neurotransmitters that make us feel good.
The Source Field Investigation by David Wilcox
Why Be Positive? Explaining from scientific standpoint why the positivity is so useful for health.