Tips to get the most out of your Animal Communication session

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These tips can help you get the most out of our session.

I look forward to working with you! ~ Susan Hamlin


  • Let your animals know ahead of time we will be communicating with them and why.
  • If possible, please use a land line or digital phone instead of a cell for a better signal.

  • Find a quiet, private place where you can talk comfortably without interruption.

  • Your animal does not need to be in the room or even awake for this to work, though some people like being with them during the consultation.

  • It’s helpful to spend a few minutes meditating and relaxing before our consultation.

  • People find a pad and pencil by the phone is handy for taking notes. We do not tape record sessions.

  • Please bring up your important concerns at the beginning of the session. If you ask near the end of our session, we may not have time.
  • Having a main purpose for your consultation will help make the most out of our time together. Prepare some questions ahead, and leave time to allow the session to unfold naturally, with your animals guidance. [to top]

  • Out of respect for your animals please allow at least 15 minutes for each animal we are working with. A good rule of thumb, allow 5-10 minutes for a question, more if it’s more complex, like behavior. Please schedule a long enough session for your needs, or consider a 3-session package for ongoing support.

  • Once we begin, I may be quiet from time to time as we listen to your animals. It's normal to want to tell your story ... try to leave room for the focus to be on your animal, too.

  • "Testing" the communicator. From time to time, a client will withhold important information as a "test" or not really engage. While I understand the natural wish for validation, testing will get in the way of the animal's story and wastes valuable time. If you are unsure about animal communication, please explore the many books and classes. By allowing the consultation with your animal to unfold naturally, we will get the most out of our time.
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  • Behavior issues: Just like teenagers, we can't just tell your animal to stop doing something. What we can do is hear what's going on from your animal's perspective, develop and negotiate solutions.
    Your follow up - Consistent training and calm, balanced energy will be key. [to top]

  • After our appointment, you may wish to spend time in gratitude with your animal or in appreciation for your animal in spirit. People often report that their animals “look different” and feel a deeper sense of connection right away.

  • Referring to your notes from time to time can help reinforce the consultation. Some people write in their journal about the consultation and what was different afterwards. This is an opportunity to drop into the loving energy of your wise and wonderful animal companions.

  • Keep in touch! Some people like to email me an update later on. I appreciate hearing how your animals are doing. [to top]

Important notice

Animal Communication is not a substitute for professional veterinary care, good food, water, exercise and training. We’re not veterinarians and don’t diagnose illnesses or prescribe medications. A consultation is a free-will conversation with your animal and we’ll hear what he or she wants to communicate on any given day.

We will do our best to help you and your animals reach your highest potential; however we cannot guarantee a specific outcome because of the free will of all beings.

We subscribe to the Professional Ethics of Animal Communicators developed by Penelope Smith in 1990.

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