What to Expect

An animal communication session can help animals and their people to better understand each other’s feelings, needs and points of view. It may shed light on the source of behavioral issues, offering an avenue toward resolution. A session may help to release trauma or fear associated with an accident, injury, illness, mistreatment or death. One of the best aspects of animal communication is that it simply provides the opportunity for a fun and rewarding chat!

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Animals are usually quite eager to communicate with us – as well as each other! Just the act of sharing their feelings is helpful in itself. Think about how therapeutic it is to express your own feelings of joy, love, pain, anger or disappointment with friends or family. The mere act of sharing and being heard is extremely rewarding in itself, whether it be mother-daughter, canine-feline or feline-human!

Telepathy knows no time or space so an animal communicator may work live with the animal or over distance to locations around the world. Particularly when the connection is over distance, a photo and some basic information is helpful. An animal’s person usually wants to ask a few specific questions, while the animal often knows a session has been scheduled and is eagerly waiting to discuss things as well. The animal communicator literally works as a translator, relaying the questions/comments from person to animal and vice versa. Information may be received in the form of words, phrases, images/pictures and feelings (both emotional and physical). These clues may not always make sense to the animal communicator, but the pieces can most often be tied together by the animal’s close companion, leading to a deeper connection of mutual understanding.

Scheduling a consultation

  • When scheduling a session, the animal’s name, breed/physical description, gender, and age are needed. Pictures are not absolutely necessary, but are most helpful for distance sessions. If follow-up conversations are needed, it’s convenient to have a picture on file as well. An overview of major medical/behavioral issues can be useful in putting the animal’s feedback into context, but such information is not necessary and should be kept brief if provided at all.
  • Questions/topics are the crucial element to a productive consultation. The animal’s companion is requested to prepare a list of questions/topics ahead of time (5-6 for each animal), and submit the list at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled session. The list is used as a guideline for the session, though the conversation may well take on a course of its own. This preparation saves approximately 10 minutes at the beginning of the actual session, which helps to keep the cost down.

Logistics of the consultation

  • At the time of the scheduled session, please call Lauren at the phone number provided in the confirmation email. Those who live outside Norway may provide a landline (house) telephone number when sending the animal’s background info, which Lauren will then call at the appointed time (no mobile/cellular/”handy” phones please!). If a client is not available at the scheduled time of the call, the appointment will need to be rescheduled (with a rescheduling fee)  or paid in full.
  • Most of Lauren’s work is done by distance (over the telephone and via email). For in-person consultations at a client’s home, a reasonable travel fee will be added. In-person sessions may be done pretty much anywhere (within reason and depending on weather). The most important thing is that the animal, person and animal communicator are all comfortable and relaxed, without too much distraction from the outside world.
  • For distance sessions, the person does not need to be physically with his/her animal companion. However, being together may enhance the connection and create a nice experience for both. It doesn’t matter where person and animal are located, as long as they both are comfortable and relaxed when the connection occurs.
  • It is a good idea to take notes during the consultation in order to remember important points that may come up. However, for those who find it difficult to take notes while participating in a communication, Lauren is glad to provide a written account of the communication for an added fee (see pricing).

Nature of the consultation

  • During the communication itself, the animal is always encouraged to share thoughts first. This provides them the opportunity to relay what they perhaps have been waiting to share for a very long time. It sets a wonderful tone for the rest of the session. The best communications are those that are interactive, such that both animal and companion are involved in the conversation. It’s important to think of Lauren quite literally as a translator. Your animal friend may wish to discuss things you’ve never even considered before, and that’s when it can really get interesting and fun! It’s important to go with the flow, as everything usually has a purpose though it may not always be clear at the time.
  • In cases of severe trauma or past abuse (such as with rescued animals), the animal may not be willing or able to communicate. In such cases, Lauren may suggest Reiki or Flower Essence Therapy to help the animal recover before trying to communicate again. In extreme cases, it may be necessary to refer animal and friend to another practitioner who specializes in trauma, grief and/or energetic healing. You and your animal friend will always be provided with suggestions, resources and referrals where necessary and appropriate.
  • The goal of a consultation is to assist animals and their companions in reaching a better understanding, thus enhancing their shared lives. Lauren truly enjoys what she does and will always give her best. Questions about things such as a favorite food or color of a water bowl often receive no answer, as they tend to be inconsequential to the animal. Just imagine waiting 10 years for your family to listen to you, and the first thing they ask about is your water bowl! Lauren is not interested in proving what she knows to be true. Above all, she does not wish to disrespect an animal by asking trivial questions. Those who seek to verify the existence of telepathy are kindly asked to contact someone else.

Lauren is not a veterinarian and cannot diagnose illness or disease, prescribe medication or perform surgery. She may receive physical sensations from the animal or messages regarding physical condition, which will always be translated as clearly as possible. Please keep in mind that this is never a “diagnosis”, but rather a message as expressed by the animal. Animal communication is not an alternative or substitute for good veterinary care, proper nutrition or healthy exercise. It is not a behavior modification program. A communication may be helpful in sharing the animal’s perspective, which hopefully leads to mutual understanding, problem-solving and changes in behavior.