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A Dog Named Faith and Hypnosis?

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Eric who is one of our grads sent this to me today, the story of a dog named Faith. By the way, besides being a 5-PATHer, Eric is a coauthor of, Your Hands Can Heal You and an MD.

I decided I just had to share it all with you on this site. Does it have anything to do with hypnosis and hypnotherapy? I’ll let you decide.


This is "Faith"

This dog was born on Christmas Eve in 2002. He was born with 3 legs – 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg, which had to be amputated.

He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him.

Faith the Dog

His first owner also did not think that he could survive and he was thinking of "putting him to sleep." But then, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him. She became determined to teach and train this little dog to walk by himself.

She named him "Faith."

Faith and His Owner

In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel the movement. Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for him for standing up and jumping around. Even the other dog at home encouraged him to walk. Amazingly, only after 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his hind legs and to jump to move forward. After further training in the snow, he could now walk like a human being.

Faith Walking

Faith loves to walk around now. No matter where he goes, he attracts people to him. He is fast becoming famous on the international scene and has appeared on various newspapers and TV shows. There is now a book entitled "With a Little Faith" being published about him. He was even considered to appear in one of Harry Potter movies.

Faith at the Mall

His present owner, Jude Stringfellow, has given up her teaching post and plans to take him around the world to preach that even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul

Everyone Loves Faith

Faith Walking Through Doors

Faith Being Pet

Faith in Classroom

Faith With His Friend

Faith Hanging Out

Faith Leaves School

In life there are always undesirable things, so in order to feel better you just need to look at life from another direction.

I hope this message will bring fresh new ways of thinking to everyone and that everyone will appreciate and be thankful for each beautiful day. Faith is the continual demonstration of the strength and wonder of life.

A small request: All you are asked to do is keep this story circulating.

Watch a video of this amazing dog.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the dog, whether or not this has anything to do with hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and finally, whether or not I should post things like this from time to time.

5 Reader Comments to A Dog Named Faith and Hypnosis?

  1. John Hill October 17, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Hi Cal,

    Really great story, it empasizes so many really healthy thing relating to determination both of the dog and Jude. Both she and Faith have obviously had to be extremely flexible in their approach to doing things differently.

    My take is that Hypnosis is like a lot of other interventions that assist people to make and then maintain positive change. I would say that in order to be successful both Jude and the dog had to change and learn to work together flexibly to find news ways of doing things.

    Really great story,
    John

  2. Lee Pascoe October 19, 2009 at 9:03 AM

    Cal,
    Thank you so much for this inspiring story.
    This is more important even than if she had been grafted with new legs, because she learnt to live with what she’d got, and turned it from a disaster to a miracle. AND serves as an example!
    Much to learn for us and our clients…
    Lee

  3. Paul BRickhill October 20, 2009 at 2:40 AM

    Thank you cal for posting this, brought a tear to my eye

  4. Joe October 20, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Carl,
    Cheers for sharing that heart warming and amazing story, I was feeling a little down today.
    No I’ll correct myself, I was feeling more than a little sorry for myself.
    Thanks for clearing that one up for me.
    I’ll be walking much, much taller tomorrow, than I was today!

    Many Thanks & Best Regards,

    Joe

  5. Armstrong Millien October 26, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    I love this, you make me strong.
    thanks agian.

    Armstrong M

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