Many people living in Katrina’s path who had pets, took
life or death stands to stay behind because they felt so
strongly about the daily emotional support and love
they receive from their animals.
Through research into subatomic particles, in cells
within our bodies, science is discovering that
everything is composed of the same energies and that
what we do affects how energy materializes--
everywhere. The exciting news that has come through
wonderful sources like Lynn McTaggart’s The Field
and Dr. Emoto’s Messages in Water, is that we can
directly affect our physical, mental, emotional and
spiritual health by simply changing our thoughts.
So about those patient furry creatures in our homes?
Animals are naturally attuned to their surroundings as
well as our personal quirks and needs. The
distractions they give us when we are self-absorbed,
the play they involve us in when we are depressed, the
energy they create for us on an ongoing basis, all
contribute to balancing our stressors. They provide a
well-orchestrated ‘support’ for us each day. Doesn’t it
make sense then to follow an animal’s lead as to how
In the current atmosphere of the national challenges
we are facing and the 5th anniversary of 9/11, take a
moment to ‘listen’ to what your very own live-in health
practitioner has to share with you about your stress.
Your animal knows who they are living with, do we?
Credit for photo of Miranda and Whisper
in uniform - Margo Gheist
C.I.C. Whisper, Assistance/Crisis
Los Alamos Fires, New Mexico 2000
9/11 2001 Attack on World Trade
9/11 2002 (On site at Ground Zero)-
New York City.
Miranda Alcott, MA is a crisis
responder, intuitive healer and
counselor with her masters in Spiritual
Psychology form the University of
Santa Monica at California. But most
importantly, she is a Listener.
For more information
about The Whisper Fund --->
Do You Know Who You Are
By Miranda Alcott, MA
Probably one of the most advanced personal healthcare
givers we have today is living right in our homes. But
how aware are we of the impact of their counseling
skills, healing insights, ‘placebo effects’ and diversionary
tactics in our daily lives?
Whisper, a Golden/Labrador Service Dog chose a
second career in 1998 becoming a Crisis Intervention
Canine (CIC). She received a letter of recommendation
for her work at The World Trade center after 9/11. A
Ground Zero Chaplain wrote, “In the morgue
environment, scratching a dog’s head and giving her
(Whisper) a hug, was refreshing and soothing—a
welcome relief to the necessary work being done.”
More and more crisis response teams are using canines
to work alongside their human partners to do just that,
aid in crisis. A canine wishing to be come a CIC must
also pass stringent tests in physical, emotional and
mental stressors, all of which can occur during a
response. One of the crisis counselors in New York
described CICs as being, “Therapists with a lot of fur.”
Credit for photo of Whisper on her way to
Ground Zero, first day, Miranda Alcott.
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