20 Aug

RAL 13: Understanding How Animals Feel and Think with Dr. Gay Bradshaw

Podcast Episode 008

In this episode of Reiki Answer Lady we talk to Dr. Gay Bradshaw , PhD, Executive Director of the Kerulos Center which is Changing the World for Animals. Dr. Bradshaw’s work focuses on trans-species psychology, the theory and methods for the study and care of animal psychological well-being and multi-species cultures.

Today brings an unprecedented opportunity to make the change so that all animals can live in dignity and freedom.” Gay Bradshaw

In this episode we talk about:

* Kerulos Center – The Kerulos Center is explicitly trans-species, the understanding that humans and other animals have common capacities to think, feel, dream, aspire, and experience consciousness. Center Website

* Elephant Trauma and PTSD

* Trans-species Psychology

* Traumatology

* Personal and Social Transformation for our Animal Friends

* Witnessing versus Ignoring

* Creating Space for Transformative Change

* The Tortoise and The Hare Sanctuary – Project Website

More About Dr. Bradshaw and the Kerulos Center:

Kerulos Website

Mission and Vision

The Kerulos Center is a legally-incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Oregon and established December 30, 2008. Our vision is a world where animals live in dignity and freedom. We translate this vision into everyday living by helping animals in need. Our work empowers people to change their lives for animals to make all places sanctuary.

Executive Director

Gay Bradshaw, PhD, PhD

Gay holds doctorate degrees in ecology and psychology, and has published, taught, and lectured widely in these fields both in the U.S. and internationally. She is the author of Pulitzer Prize-nominated Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity, published by Yale University Press, an in-depth psychological portrait of elephants in captivity and in the wild. Dr. Bradshaw’s work focuses on trans-species psychology, the theory and methods for the study and care of animal psychological well-being and multi-species cultures. Her research expertise includes the effects of violence on and trauma recovery elephants, grizzly bears, chimpanzees, and parrots, and other species in captivity.

Photo Credit for Gay and her beautiful friend Pir:  Teja Pribac Brooks

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