Resources

Most of the resources mentioned in the book are linked up here, and Liz will continue to add to this list.

Resources for Tributes

Cat sanctuary where you can choose a cat online to sponsor: CatHouseOnTheKings.com

Commissioned portraits: Bernadette E. Kazmarski offers lovely portraits and BZTat.com offers unique contemporary pop art and folk art portraits.

Photo printing on canvases: CanvasOnDemand.com and AllPopArt.com

Urns, plaques, engraved stones, and ash-container jewelry: PerfectMemorials.com

Resources for Support and Counseling

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement site provides easy tools for:

  • Finding a local grief counselor
  • Finding a local pet loss support group

Once you find the name of a couple of local pet loss counselors, see if you can find any reviews of them online. Yelp.com can be helpful for reviews of service providers.

Online Support

The  Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement site offers pet loss support in a live chat room with a trained moderator. There is no cost for this service.

At the time of this writing, they also have an Anticipatory Grief chat room twice per month for people with pets who have received a terminal diagnosis.

Pet Loss Counseling

Janis Seiberlich, MA, MFT –  Runs a weekly drop-in pet loss support group in San Jose, California. Also available for one-on-one counseling.  Phone: 650.810.5680  Web: healing-heart-therapy.com

Jill Goodfriend, RN, LCSW –Jill specializes in grief recovery and animal companion loss counseling. She is available for consultation by phone, office, or home visit. She facilitates grief support groups in the San Francisco bay area. Phone: (510) 393-1359

Special Counseling for Those Troubled by Difficult Memories

Feeling haunted by upsetting memories or images is a trauma symptom. If this is something you are struggling with, consider finding a pet loss counselor with EMDR training, or other training that addresses trauma. See EMDR.com for more information.

Resources on NDEs & After Death Communication

Cat Body, Cat Mind by Dr. Michael Fox

Dr. Michael Fox’s website articles, DrFoxVet.com/info

Can Mediums Really Talk to the Dead?,” Julie Beischel, PhD and Dean Radin, PhD, Noetic.org

Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences by Jeffrey Long, M.D., and Paul Perry

Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani  (Her abbreviated NDE story is also on her website at AnitaMoorjani.com)

Windbridge Institute for Applied ResearchWindbridge.org has a list of carefully screened after-death communicators (mediums). Some may provide communication with animals.

Animal communicator: Sharon Callahan, Anaflora.com. Recommended for the spiritually minded.

NEW Research on Survival of Consciousness After Death

  • Beischel & Schwartz (2007). Anomalous information reception by research mediums demonstrated using a novel triple-blind protocol (Download PDF)
  • Greyson (2010). Seeing Dead People Not Known to Have Died: “Peak in Darien” Experiences (Download PDF)
  • Kelly (2010). Some Directions for Mediumship Research (Download PDF)
  • Kelly & Arcangel (2011). An Investigation of Mediums Who Claim to Give Information About Deceased Persons (Download PDF)
  • Nahm et al (2011). Terminal lucidity: A review and a case collection (Download PDF)
  • Facco & Agrillo (2012). Near-death experiences between science and prejudice (Download PDF)

Further Reading on “More to Life and Death Than Meets the Eye”

NEW Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications on Psi Research by Dean Radin, PhD

Ten things ‘Invisible Worlds’ has taught me,” Richard Hammond, bbc.co.uk,  Richard Hammond’s Invisible Worlds

Princeton University’s Engineering Anomalies Research lab: Princeton.edu/~pear/

Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: Fully Updated and Revised by Rupert Sheldrake

The Secret Life of Plants: a Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

What Our Cells Can Teach Us,” Dr. Bruce Lipton interviewed by Tami Simon, Sounds True Insights from the Edge

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miraclesby Bruce Lipton, PhD and Dr. Bruce Lipton’s website: BruceLipton.com

More Related Reading

The Five Stages of Loss and Grief, Julie Axelrod, PsychCentral.com 

Breaking the Power of Guilt,” Moira Anderson Allen, pet-loss.net

Coping with unexpected loss: a personal journey,” Ingrid King, ConsciousCat.net

The death of a pet can hurt as much as the death of a relative,” Joe Yonan, Washington Post, March 26, 2012

Remembering for Good by Cath Duncan

My Cat Saved My Life by Phillip Schreibman

The feline soul mate – do you have one too?,” NaturalCatCareBlog.com