Holly Davis, a lady living in Wales has been an Animal Communicator and Therapist since 1999.
Holly has carefully researched in psychology, neurology, therapies and nutrition.
Holly is a published author of 8 books such as Dwelling Portably, Thankful Together, Nourish and more.
Holly is also a popular magazine columnist and appears in the UK's "Take A Break Fate & Fortune" magazine.
Holly kindly agreed to take part in an interview with me based on her skills as an Animal Communicator.
I live in Wales but I work Internationally
What is an animal communicator?
An animal communicator is the term given to someone that has the ability to communicate on a subtle level with animals.
This means they have the ability to hear the thoughts and feelings of the animal concerning certain events, their health, how they feel about people and their environment, how horses feel about being ridden etc.
This is useful as it can help to find symptoms of illness that may not be apparent and can help in the understanding of the underlying issues behind behaviour issues and well as help us understand the best way the animal can benefit from training and which approach would be of most benefit to them.
Animal communication works by connecting with the animal's consciousness, therefore, distance is not an issue and the communicator does not need to be with the animal at the time of the communication.
How do you communicate with animals and vice versa?
The information comes both ways in the form of words, pictures (both moving and still) and feelings.
I work with either a photograph of the animal or a brief physical description and name.
This enables me to send out a 'call' to the animal I am about to communicate with to enable to communication and connection to be made.
All animals have the ability to communicate with humans in this way; but like people, due to their various personalities and level of knowledge, some animals have the ability to communicate more easily than others. When I communicate with animals it is the animal's opinion I am hearing.
When there are underlying issues of a psychological nature etc where the animal may not know themselves or not be able to explain clearly, I will sometimes use cards to override this and find further information.
What training/qualifications do you have or is your work simply based on psychic abilities?
At the time I began communicating with animals there were no formal qualifications.
I am self taught and worked out a way I could teach other people to communicate in the same way and began teaching workshops.
I then wrote a diploma course that is currently run by Stonebridge College as a way of helping other people gain a formal qualification and get insurance.
At the time I started working as an animal communicator 17 years ago, animal communication was little heard of and certainly not as well understood and used as it is today.
I also work with healing for animals and with natural medicine.
I am qualified in several therapies, as well as having researched and attended weekends to learn about others.
What are the most common concerns from animals that you hear?
All communicators will have areas that they specialise in and build a reputation on.
Whilst I work in all areas except for lost and stolen areas, the people that use my services mainly do so for medical, psychological/emotional and behaviour issues and training.
From the animals perspective the most common things they talk about are pain and health issues which of course can lead to medical enigmas when symptoms are not obvious, as well as not feeling understood or feeling confused over what is being asked of them.
They have so little control over their own lives that many can feel grief over their past due to early weaning or the loss of a human or animal companion.
It issues they have are similar if not the same to all of the ones humans have and no two communications are ever the same.
What language(s) do animals speak?
The animals speak a universal language; by this I mean that the fact I hear them speak English is because I speak English due to the subconscious interpretation that goes on whilst the communication is taking place in order that I can hear and understood what is being said.
That being said, I have heard some Irish Cob horses come through with an Irish accent as they have lived in Ireland and one horse that spoke a few words to me in German.
As it turned out, she had been born in a country where German was spoken.
This doesn't happen to me often and not with every animal from a different country, but does happen some times.
Can you diagnose medical problems?
The law states we are not allowed to diagnose and that only a veterinary surgeon can.
However, I do pass on symptoms and information about illness and pain from the animal themselves.
This accounts for a majority of my work. Often clients contact me as they know something is wrong with their pet but veterinary examination is not bringing the underlying issue and diagnosis to light.
What would a session with you consist of?
I work both by email or by telephone. Once someone has booked I will either do the communication and email it to them, or I will arrange a time to call them and do the communication whilst the animal's guardian is on the telephone.
I then make my link with the animal and start to talk to them and ask them questions based around what the animal wants to say themselves and what the animal's guardian is concerned about. This is then either typed up or verbally relayed to the animal's guardian along with any aftercare advice which I always try to offer when needed.
At what cost is a session?
Can you communicate with all animals or just certain types?
All species of animals are open to communication and have the ability to communicate.
Do animals ever refuse to communicate with you?
Only a handful of times per year.
This is usually due to deep psychological issues that make them feel vulnerable. Usually after they understand who I am and what my intention is which is to help them, they will usually come round without further issue so that they can be helped.
Do animals ever lie?
There are some occasions that they do but not as much as people!
Usually it will be due to embarrassment, trying to not hurt another's feelings by telling the truth or because they are confused within themselves.
When they do lie, I more often than not tend to pick that up.
How do you promote your business? Mainly through social media, my website
www.centaur-therapies.co.uk, past clients recommending me and my magazine column and my books.