It is that time of year again as we reach out to ask if you can help support people who wish to take the training but cannot afford tuition. This year there will be new trainings held in Poland and the Czech Republic, both for the very first time; as well as in the USA, Canada, Denmark, Austria, Germany. So, until March 31, we have a fundraiser. Give if you can. Every little bit helps.
Jessica received money from the bursary fund in 2014. This is her testimonial for the PTPP Training
I was introduced to my first inner animal, an elephant, in 1989, with a friend who’d just completed the Personal Totem Pole Process Course in Switzerland. It took me till 2012 to join Stephen Gallegos and I began my Personal Totem Pole Process, in the training, and what an amazing decision that was.
The many animals I’ve discovered & journeyed with have been intensely healing for me. I had a haemorrhagic stroke when I was a child and journeying with the animals of my senses, in particular the animal of touch, brought me to a new place of deep release and healing.
Yet the wondrous thing about one’s inner animals is that they take you to where you need to go. This is the brilliance of the method. Stephen Gallegos recognised and mapped out a pathway, guided by animals, that returns us to where each of us needs to go; what he calls “our inner wholeness”.
His teaching guides rather than states. His responses to questions become invitations to journey within. For he knows, as I now know, that all our answers lie within us.
My first book is called, “The Elephant of My Heart” and tells of what happened to “Little Jess” on her first journey. In the intervening years it became a show but now it’s taken another step and has become a musical with songs by Chris Chambers (Another Way Theatre Co) and directed by Beth Wood (Prospero Theatre Co). Yet this show has a twist, for at the end I introduce the audience to the Animals at their Hearts using a short PTPP visualisation.
Jessica has gone on to write a play “the Elephant of My Heart” and combines stage, music and imagery in her performance.