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Qualifikation

Da die Berufsbezeichnung Tierheilpraktiker nicht geschützt ist, sollten Sie sich immer nach der Ausbildung bzw. Qualifikation erkundigen!

  • Mehrjährige Ausbildung zur Tierheilpraktikerin für Kleintiere bei der ATM, Bad Bramstedt mit Schwerpunkt Anatomie, Physiologie, Pathologie, Homöopathie, Phytotherapie und Akupunktur sowie einer Abschlussprüfung vor dem Fachverband der niedergelassenen Tierheilpraktiker [FNT]
  • Mitglied im Fachverband niedergelassener Tierheilpraktiker [FNT]. Der Verband nimmt nur geprüfte Tierheilpraktiker auf, die sich zudem regelmäßig weiterbilden müssen ATM Tierheilpraktiker Absolvent - Tierheilpraktiker Ausbildung - ATM Akademie
  • 2-jährige Zusatzausbildung in Traditioneller Chinesischer Veterinärmedizin [TCVM] mit den Schwerpunkten Akupunktur und Phytotherapie; Vividus Tierheilpraxis und Seminare, Anna Silvia Lilienfeld
  • bei der Firma Mykotroph im Tierbereich beratende Mykotherapeutin
  • Ausbildung zur Hundeernährungsberaterin [ca. 50 Stunden], Heidi Herrmann
  • IHK-Sachkundeprüfung für freiverkäufliche Arzneimittel nach §50 des Arzneimittelgesetzes

Weiterbildungen

2014

  • Diätetik und Rationsberechnung für Hunde und Katzen; IPEHT, Dr. Dieter Bödecker

2015

  • Labordiagnostik; IPEHT, Dr. Dieter Bödecker
  • Homöopathische Konstitutionstypen bei Hunden und Katzen; Klaus Gerd Scharf
  • Schmerzmittel in der Homöopathie; Klaus Gerd Scharf

2016

  • Allergie in der Veterinärhomöopathie; Klaus Gerd Scharf

2017

  • Mykotherapie für Tiere; Mykotroph Institut für Ernährungs- und Pilzheilkunde, THP Petra Friedrich
  • "Horvi Enzym-Therapie"; Fa. Horvi-Enzymed, THP Yvonne Fischer

 

Persönliches

Die wirklich wichtigen Wege im Leben sind selten die geraden, vorgezeichneten … obwohl ich schon seit meiner Kindheit besonders Hunde, Pferde und Katze liebe, leidenschaftlich gern botanisiere und mich für Naturheilkunde interessiere, schlug ich zuerst den vernünftigen Weg ein und studierte Betriebswirtschaft an der European Business School. Nach vielen Jahren mit meiner Familie im Ausland durfte ich in der Türkei dann meine Ansichten zum Zusammenleben zwischen Mensch und Hund gründlich überdenken. Mir wurde klar, dass Tiere keine Almosenempfänger sind und nicht jedes Tier in enger Gesellschaft – und letztendlich auch Abhängigkeit – vom Menschen leben möchte, wenn es eine Wahl hat. 
Und anstatt von uns “gerettet” werden zu müssen, sind es tatsächlich häufig die Tiere, die uns stattdessen in unseren Bedürfnissen unterstützen, als treue Begleiter, Freunde, Seelentröster. Sie halten uns den Spiegel vor, indem sie uns Aspekte unserer Persönlichkeit zeigen, die uns sonst verschlossen blieben.

Und welch besserer Weg, die Individualität der Tiere anzuerkennen und ihnen etwas zurückzugeben, als sie durch Naturheilkunde zu unterstützen?

In tiefer Verbundenheit und Liebe danke ich Cora, Jessica, Finn, Biscuit, Sam, Leo, Carlo mit seinen Gefährten aus Biscuits Rudel und den vielen anderen, meist namenlosen Vierbeinern, die sich im Laufe der Zeit in mein Herz geschmuggelt haben, für ihr Vertrauen und ihre bedingungslose Liebe sowie für alles, was ich durch sie habe lernen dürfen!

Und wer zum Schluss noch etwas über die Straßenhunde von Istanbul lesen möchte ...

A Love Song

If I was musically gifted in any way I would compose a love song to Turkish dogs, something along the lines of Elgar’s 9th variation of "Enigma" (Nimrod), and dedicate it to those who live independently, grace the streets with their peaceful presence, chose to accompany humans on their errands or commit themselves to keep security guards or soldiers on duty company. 


Stray dogs – or "basi bos(pronounced "bashi bosh") as they are called in Turkish - are often considered deprived because they don’t have owners who look after them. There are certainly sad stories about abandoned and mistreated dogs, malnourished to the point of starving, dying of untreated diseases or generally being victims of human ignorance or cruelty. Stray dogs may sometimes be more vulnerable than dogs with an owner, but all depends on the moral fabric of that particular owner, so a generalisation is not really helpful. 

To my delight I have found many independent dogs in very good health, neutered and caringly looked after by humans who don’t feel the need to own them. 
And I just love the sight of dogs running along the street with a purpose only known to themselves, lazily stretched out on a central island in the middle of a busy intersection or lying completely relaxed on their sides on the pavement or close to the tables of an outdoor restaurant. 

They have such an air of dignity and are very well socialised. During all the time we lived in Turkey I have never observed a situation that escalated beyond a growl and a quickened retreat if necessary, even when feeding rival groups of stray dogs in close proximity, and never any incident involving a human! If not provoked into action they just peacefully mind their own way.

One of the most touching moments which I will cherish for ever was when I was fortunate enough to witness the release of a recently sterilised female to the area where she had been picked up from and the re-union with her companion, who had faithfully waited for her without moving from that spot for over a week! 

One of my greatest pleasures in Turkey is to walk with my dogs very early in the morning on a weekday in the Belgrad forest, when only some joggers are around and maybe a few other dog owners with their companions. 
Once we met two very fit joggers accompanied - just for fun and definitely not chased! – by a group of about eight stray dogs, the youngest and fittest in the front, the oldest trailing at the back, their tongue hanging out, finding it hard to keep up but determined not to be left behind. 
Often we are also joined by unowned dogs, who escort us sometimes for a short while only, sometimes for the entire walk, and who run, play or swim in the lake with our dogs and then take their leave when we reach the car. Often we share a cuddle, sometimes in wintertime when the picnic and barbeque period has ceased they need some additional food, but otherwise they seem utterly content with their life!

On the other hand it breaks my heart to see their "owned" cousins when they have the misfortune to end up with humans that think about dogs the way J.M. Coetzee has described so poignantly in his novel "Disgrace": "They are part of the furniture, part of the alarm system. They do us the honour of treating us like gods, and we respond by treating them like things.How sad and how very true! 

Walking past some impressive houses with their beautifully kept gardens I do see some poor creatures in little pens with barely sufficient space for the long gone days when the occupant was still a puppy, some chained to a tree or just kept in the solitary confinement of the fenced garden. These animals are often as strikingly beautiful as their surroundings, but if they are ever let out of their golden cage it will be the gardener or maid who takes them. Often these people simply don’t have the opportunity to learn how to deal competently and confidently with their dog, let alone the dogs they meet on the walk. Consequently they hang onto theirbeasts ever so tightly with the shortest possible leash, mortified by the prospect of being confronted by another dog. 
My heart goes out especially to those dogs deprived of any meaningful social contact, for whom a quick sniff through and a bit of excitement along the fence seems to be the only social contact they are allowed to have, if they are let out of their kennel at all. 

This situation reminds me of Isobelle Carmody’s beautiful novel Greylands. The main character Jack meets the tragic laughing beast caged in a circus in the Greylands and the unpopular Monster Man who is on display in a fun park in his own world. And like Jack, who is not in a position to free either of them but who offers the laughing beast the gift of his compassion as well as his trust and presents the Monster Man with a beautiful gold-tipped purple feather, I can only offer to those dogs my heart’s song of compassion and love.

 

Posted on Facebook 11th August 2011