I hope everyone has been enjoying these weekly(ish) posts? I’ve had such good feedback and I’ve been loving all the personal comments people have been posting! So much so, that I’ve decided to slowly turn everything into a blog on the ATA website (which is what you are seeing here).
Additionally this week I have a few exciting updates based on numerous things we have been talking about recently!
* Firstly, our cat enclosure is now finished to a level where the cats can go outside! ARGHHH I am so excited about this, as are our cats! See update in the ATA public forum FB group here >>> http://bit.ly/Finally_lol
You can see more info about the project “in action” in the ATA blog here >>> bit.ly/Cat_blog1
* Secondly a few weeks ago I sent our a email called “Everyone has compassion fatigue & we need to talk about it!” See It here >>> http://bit.ly/ATA_Compassion_Fatigue
In this email I spoke about my realisation that I was at or past the point of burn out with the amount of time and emotional energy I was dedicating to animal training and ATA (Animal Training Academy]) I also highlighted steps I have taken to move to a healthier place!
The email was inspired by a – at the time – an unreleased podcast recording with the amazing Petra Edwards who bravely shared her journey with compassion fatigue and burnout! Well, we actually released this episode this week … which was followed by an outpouring in the ATA members only community areas from tribe members who identified with Petra’s story!
This is an absolute MUST listen for anyone that works with animals and in a caring role! CLICK HERE >>> htttp://bit.ly/ATA_Petra_Edwards
After listening to this episode I would love to hear your thoughts! Did you relate to any parts of it? What parts? Does it make you want to change anything about what you are doing? Do you have your own story to share?
As always looking forward to your thoughts and you can leave a comment below
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P.s This coming week I am doing a week long in person zoo consult at the wonderful Moonlit Sanctuary in Melbourne Australia (My third time visiting here)! We will be working with Eagles, Koalas, Wombats, Dingos, Goanna’s, Quoll’s, Cockatoo’s Potoroo’s & more! I will make sure to send some cool updates – so stay tuned! ?