Deepening Connection through Animal Communication

Connection with the more-than-human (natural) world is known to provide an important motivator for environmentally sustainable actions.  However, in modern Western society, disconnection is all-too-common. Furthermore, it is frequently reinforced through the ways we act, think, and move through our days. To make processes of connection visible, tangible and accessible, this research seeks a deep understanding of the intentional practice of human-animal connection through intuitive interspecies communication (IIC).

We are optimistic that this study of experienced animal communicators and their methods can provide important models for (re)connecting humans and the more-than-human (natural) world. This research is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and MentorSTEP.

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