Healing Companions, Inc. is proud to say that over the months and years since 2001 we have attended and presented at hundreds of events, small and large, in an effort to educate the public about the possibilities of Psychiatric Service Dogs in treating people with mental illness. Feel free to browse some of our previous events. If you do not see an upcoming event here, that does not mean we are not working on our next one!
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Distinguished Lecturer, MSASS Alumni ReunionFind out more »
2010 Zoning Workshop SeriesMedina County University Center, Lafayette Township. Room 309 - 6300 Technology Lane (off Lake Road) Medina, OH 44256 ph 330.721.2210 fax 330.721.2235 firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more »
In the way guide dogs help the blind, psychiatric service dogs help people with emotional and psychological disorders navigate through life. Participants will learn to define acronyms and terms used with service, therapy and assistance dogs. Discussion and conditions that determine patient qualifications, legal and psychiatric for PSD and how it applies for someone being qualified for a PSD. There will be examples and discussion of options and possibilities of specific tasks based on the individuals needs with demonstration and…Find out more »
Join us for a free, informative program based on the book, "Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives" written by Jane Miller, the leading expert in an emerging new field of therapy. "Healing Companions" is the first book to explain how dogs can benefit victims of emotional illnesses, from eating disorders and anxiety to agoraphobia, depression, and post‐traumatic stress. A clinical psychotherapist with a private practice, and a licensed independent social worker,Jane Miller has a particular…Find out more »
Jane will present a program on psychiatric service dogs and their extraordinary power to transform lives. With her will be Tracy, a contributor to the book, and Kirstin, a veteran, as well as their respective dogs. Everyone is welcome. Those wishing to have an autographed copy should buy the book in advance at Mindfair or Kendal’s Cardinal Shop.Find out more »
More information »Mariel Hemingway Keynote Speaker for Healing Companions, Inc. Fundraiser We are honored to announce that Hemingway will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for Healing Companions, Inc. on April 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm at the Riverview Room, Ritz Carlton,Tower City, Cleveland, Ohio. Come hear her clients’ stories of how their shelter/rescue dogs trained to be PSDs have provided truly remarkable benefits to their lives. Join actress Mariel Hemingway to hear about her search for holistic and…Find out more »
Healing Companions: How Dogs Transform the Lives of People with Mental Illness. Speakers: Jane Miller, President, Healing Companions; and Tracy Corso, Consumer and Psychiatric Service Dog OwnerFind out more »
Animal-Assisted Therapy in Social Work Practice: an OverviewFind out more »
Psychiatric Service Dogs and Emotional Support Pets in SocialWork PracticeFind out more »
Fundraiser April 3rd tickets are selling fast. Join us for a concert with Richard Shindell hosted by Healing Companions
An expatriate New Yorker now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose 8 studio albums and 2 live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindell's songs weave tales that interchangeably champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax empathetic to those lost to society's fringes.Richard's performance is in support of Healing Companions, Inc, a non-profit organization that through the benefit of psychiatric service dogs, is…Find out more »
Reentry Coalition meeting Feb. 12 at. 10 am at 143 Keep Ct Elyria. The Goodwill Industries of Lorain County building.Find out more »
Jane Miller to present at North Olmsted Kiwanis Club with Tracy and Finola.Find out more »
Speaker: Jane Miller, LISW, CDBC, AABP-CDBT Jane will provide a number of stress reduction/relaxation techniques along with monitoring methods. This is a basic introduction to stress reduction/relaxation techniques covering the definition of stress, eustress and distress. Sign up today!Find out more »
Jane Miller will provide a number of stress reduction/relaxation techniques along with monitoring methods. This is a basic introduction to stress reduction/relaxation techniques covering the definition of stress, eustress and distress.Find out more »
Jane Miller (LISW, IAABC-CDBC, AABP-CDBT), licensed social worker and psychiatric service dog expert, discusses her work with psychiatric service dogs and the healing benefits they provide to individuals. To register, call 440.250.5460, stop by the Reference desk, or register online at http://westlakelibrary.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp The program is free. Download the event flyer: PSD_Westlake_32616 See photos from our recent event.Find out more »
Online Webinar: Psychiatric Service Dogs - Healing Companions
Psychiatric service dogs and their extraordinary power to transform lives
One in four Americans suffers from mental illness – yet less than a third of those people will receive treatment, often due to financial barriers and the stigma around mental health. The expansive need and demand for psychiatric service dogs exceeds the organizations, individuals adequately trained and knowledgeable in this specialized field. Join Jane Miller, owner of Healing Companions in this webinar designed to educate dog trainers, mental health professionals and everyone impacted by mental illness in navigating the complicated world of psychiatric service dogs.
This on-demand webinar presentation will be a very brief overview/introduction to helping dogs cope with stress. Jane Miller will provide a number of stress reduction/relaxation techniques along with monitoring methods. This is a very basic introduction to stress reduction/relaxation techniques covering the definition of stress, eustress and distress.Find out more »
Click here for flyer Read to Ahava Ahava would love for you to come meet her and read to her.Find out more »
Ahava loves to be read to so much that she will be back on December 27! Click here for flyer Read to AhavaFind out more »
Jane Miller, founder of Healing Companions, Inc. and author of “Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power To Transform Lives” Will be the guest author on DogRead@yahoogroups.com September 1-15, 2017. Please join in for a discussion about the book and ask questions that arise while you are reading it.Find out more »
Jane Miller will be presenting a talk about the Healing Power of Psychiatric Service Dogs in the speaker area at the Fire Station. While you're there, visit the park and enjoy the entertainment!Find out more »
Jane Miller is a Psychotherapist in Oberlin and Oberlin College Alum who specializes with Emotional Support Animals and Service animals. She is the Executive Director of Healing Companions, Inc. and the author of "Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power To Transform Lives." Jane will be teaching us about legislation surrounding Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) and Service animals, and the people that they can support. This is part of Student Senate Health and Wellness Working Group lecture series focusing…Find out more »