Melissa recently contacted Gail for a consultation regarding her treasured cat Dexter. About a year and a half ago, he was diagnosed with a cancerous nasal tumor near his right eye. The journey that Dexter and Melissa shared was challenging, and they found Gail’s ongoing animal hospice support extremely helpful. To honor Dexter and to … Read moreA Practical Way You Can Help Bring Comfort to Dying Animals
At BrightHaven, we often say that it’s all about living well through the last breath! But what exactly does that mean? Living Well Though the Last Breath the BrightHaven Way BrightHaven is unique because of the way we work and the results we get. Our Menu for Healing forms the foundation of our work. It … Read moreHow to Help Your Animal Live Well Through the Last Breath!
Pet loss, anticipated or otherwise, is often an extremely challenging time for any animal lover. My new book, Walking With My Dog Through (End of) Life, shares how the last few months of a cherished animal’s life can also be a time of many gifts including deepened love and connection, and and transformational life lessons. While … Read moreNew Book: Walking With My Dog Through (End of) Life
We are excited to announce the newest module in our The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice series! BrightHaven’s Gail and Richard Pope have been present at more than 600 animal deaths and share their firsthand knowledge in The Animal Dying Experience. In this two-part course, Gail and Richard will take you through the final stages … Read moreHow to Expand Your Understanding of the Animal Dying Experience
BrightHaven Co-Founders Gail and Richard Pope have been privileged to be present at the deaths over more than 600 animals and they have learned so much about dying and living from these wonderful beings. Here are just a few of these life-changing lessons: Death is the one great certainty in life, which is why it’s … Read moreEnjoy Life More By Learning About Death
In the The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice series, BrightHaven Co-Founders Gail and Richard Pope are thrilled to share what they’ve learned since 1990 by following the wisdom of the animals. It’s all about living well through the last breath! We’ve partnered with e-trainingfordogs.com to make this material available in an online, self-paced format. BrightHaven … Read moreWelcome to BrightHaven’s New Online Learning Series!
BrightHaven is unique because of the way we work and the results we get. Our Menu for Healing, which is the foundation of our work, focuses on the best quality of life at all stages, all the way to the most peaceful and loving dying process. The goal is to achieve optimal balance of body, … Read moreMy Animal is Dying–Can You Help Me Please?
Since 1990, our approach to animal health and wellbeing has progressively shifted from a completely conventional approach to a more holistic one (although we still use conventional approaches for acute situations if needed). We’ve definitely followed the wisdom of the animals as we’ve made this fascinating journey! As a result, BrightHaven has developed into a … Read moreVIDEO: What Are the Essentials for Healing?
As part of our 2016 education program expansion plans of sharing with the community what we’ve learned over the years from BrightHaven’s wise and wonderful animal teachers, we’ve started an exciting new weekly feature on our two Facebook pages. You will learn about holistic medicine and animal hospice the BrightHaven way! What Our New Weekly … Read moreHave You Seen Our New Facebook Feature?
Gail Pope’s heartfelt farewell (see below) to Tarka clearly shows BrightHaven’s key tenets, which also apply to animal hospice care: Animals are sentient beings, capable of conscious awareness, feeling and suffering. They deserve an environment and conditions that allow them to achieve a state of well being throughout their entire lives. Animals are always true … Read moreCelebrating the Life of a BrightHaven Lion