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December 5, 2020
KarmaSue Counseling Workshop – Grieving the Loss of Your Pet During the Holidays
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (MST)
Please register via Eventbrite
A special KarmaSue grief counseling workshop with guest facilitator, Janet Roper.
Please join KarmaSue for its final counseling workshop of 2020. This workshop is specifically designed for those grieving the loss of their companion animals. We will be joined by our wonderful facilitator, Janet Roper, and participate in a community activity creating something special in honor of your human-animal connection, all in the comfort of your own home.
Janet has graciously offered to provide attendees with their own session to be held the week prior to this workshop. KarmaSue is honored to pay for the first three people that schedule a session with Janet. All other participants may still schedule a session with Janet and pay the special discounted rate of $85 that is just for KarmaSue workshop attendees. Upon registration, please be sure to note that you would like a session with Janet; you will then receive a scheduling link.
As a gift to you, Janet will include her special e-book, “Grieving During the Holidays: Helping You Cope with Pet Grief During the Holiday Season.”
We hope you can join us for this very special workshop on December 5th via Zoom.
KarmaSue ‘s mission is to provide education, counseling, and financial support to Coloradan families that have companion animals living with cancer in an effort to honor the human-animal connection.
About our facilitator: Animist, elder and communicator Janet Roper focuses on helping you become a better human to the animals. Through her individual mentoring program, communication sessions, teaching platform, and open webinars, Janet uses her years of experience and expertise to give you the necessary framework and skills to move your relationship with the animals from where it is now to a deeper, more connected and aligned place — one you have always dreamed about.
Janet has been the host of podcasts about animal communication and right relationship with the animals, as well as co-hosted a podcast on animism. You can read her many articles and learn more about Janet at janetroper.com . You can also sign up for her e-newsletter here .
Currently she lives in Montana and is cheerfully owned and managed by one cat, Raven, one dog, Max, numerous houseplants and a slew of Angel Animals.
November 7, 2020
KarmaSue Education Workshop – What it Means to Receive a Cancer Diagnosis
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (MDT)
Please join KarmaSue for this informative workshop. Our trusted and accomplished Board President, Dr. Katie Christopher Braddock of Plum Creek Veterinary Services, will provide insights regarding what it means when your companion animal receives a cancer diagnosis. She will suggest questions to ask your primary DVM, how to prepare for upcoming vet visits (especially as we all navigate COVID-19), and more. There will be time reserved at the end of the workshop for you to ask Dr. Christopher Braddock your own questions on this topic as well. You will receive a Zoom link via email prior to the event.
There are two pricing options:
General admission: A suggested donation of $10.
Donation-based: Please select this ticket option and choose a donation amount of your choice.
(*If you need further assistance, please email us at email@example.com; we are happy to work with you so that you can attend this important workshop!)
All donations received will go towards supporting Coloradan families enduring companion animal cancer.
About our facilitator: Dr. Katie Christopher Braddock has always had a passion for animals and for helping people. Dr. Christopher Braddock joined Plum Creek Veterinary Services in the summer of 2010 and has served as KarmaSue’s Board President since 2019. She enjoys hiking, camping, biking, and skiing with her husband, John, and their four dogs Apollo, Carson, Glory, and Haskell. They also have two cats, Anton and Shannon, as well as a horse, Darley Sue, three Longhorn cattle, and four chickens.
Dr. Christopher Braddock grew up in Aurora, Colorado and spent many hours volunteering and working at veterinary practices in the area. She attended college at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor of Science with High Distinction in Biochemistry in 2005. She attended Colorado State University for veterinary school and graduated in 2009, and went on to complete a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, Canada from 2009-2010.
August 21, 2020
KarmaSue Education Workshop – The Last Walk: An Overview of Navigating End of Life Care
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Our guest facilitator for this very special workshop is Jessica Pierce, Ph. D. Dr. Pierce wrote, “The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the Ends of Their Lives,” which explores end-of-life care, dying, and euthanasia in the lives of our companion animals, weaving analysis together with a journal chronicling the decline and death of her beloved dog Odysseus.
Dr. Pierce will help us analyze our pet’s quality of life and understand palliative care.
Although this can be a difficult topic to discuss, it is vital and will inevitably help us to honor the human-animal connection until the very end. Please join us in this safe space to learn more about end of life companioning and how to navigate end of life care and decision making.
*A Zoom link will be sent to registrants a week before the workshop.
September 5, 2020
KarmaSue Counseling Workshop: Movie Time!
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join the KarmaSue Crew for a funny movie told by companion animals’ perspectives!
Please join the KarmaSue Crew for this fun, free counseling workshop from your own home! We created this workshop with your whole family in mind, so please come together, download Netflix Party , and get ready to laugh!
We are going to view life from our companion animals’ perspectives through The Secret Life of Pets 2! This workshop is for all age groups and is intended to bring you laughter and fun no matter what is going on around you. We will be able to chat during the movie via Netflix Party!
The KarmaSue Crew will deliver special movie time packages to attendees in the Denver metro area. Space is limited (10 households maximum), so please RSVP early; you can also interact with us on our Facebook event page leading up to the workshop! We can’t wait to take time out to laugh with all of you on September 5th! We’ll “see” you then!
*The Netflix Party link to join us will be sent via email at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 5th.*
July 18, 2020
Boogie On! Superheroes Edition!
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Join us on July 18th from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM (MDT) via Zoom as we save the day for pets with cancer! Come and go as you please, but don’t forget to RSVP!
We will have a program consisting of education and self-care mini sessions, videos and photos from our superheroes (you – the amazing fundraising squads!), superhero trivia, and silent and live auctions.
Register today via Eventbrite and we will send you an email detailing next steps on how to:
*Create a fundraising page
*Start raising funds for KarmaSue
*Save the day for pets with cancer on July 18th
Thank you for joining us as we Boogie On! virtually to support Coloradan families enduring companion animal cancer!
KarmaSue’s counseling workshops are important. Even though we have to maintain social distance, we do not have to disconnect completely.
We know how important it is to provide a safe space to feel your feelings regarding companion animal cancer and the human-animal connection. KarmaSue is here for you – no matter what. 🙂
Please join us at your computer for a free counseling workshop over brunch or your favorite comforting drink. We will check in with each other, provide support and tips on what has been helping us through this time. The KarmaSue Crew will also provide special short videos that will allow us all to take a breath and keep going.
May 15, 2020
Managing Stress in the Pet Professional, Pet Parent and Pet while Treating Cancer
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
KarmaSue is partnering with The Brodie Fund and The Natural Pet Doctor to bring you this informative and timely workshop regarding stress. Dr. Katie Woodley will share thoughtful tips on managing stress as a pet professional and pet parent of companion animals with a cancer diagnosis. She will highlight signs of stress that sometimes go unnoticed within ourselves and our pets.
From our facilitator:
Dr. Katie Woodley, BVSc, GDVCHM, cVMA, is the proud owner and expert holistic veterinarian of The Natural Pet Doctor. The Natural Pet Doctor is transforming the pet healthcare system through Dr. Woodley’s expertise, innovation and care. By integrating holistic medicine, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition, into conventional treatment plans, we are improving the efficacy of treatments and enabling pets to live a longer and more vibrant life, regardless of the pets’ location.
We offer house consultations and telemedicine options to pet parents where holistic veterinarians may not be available and partner with conventional veterinarians to improve treatment outcomes and enhance well-being. We also offer innovative online content and memberships to empower pet parents with the tools and support they need to help their cherished pet stay healthy, while breaking the mold of traditional veterinary care. The current medical system is broken, but the tools we need to fix it are available so our beloved pets can be a happy and healthy family member for years to come. Learn more at www.thenaturalpetdoctor.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-672-0003.
VetCS is personally dedicated to advancing the science of cannabinoids, transforming them into a trusted source for wellness in the companion animal and equine health spaces. VetCS provides transparent sourcing, scientific formulations and veterinary expertise to support veterinarians and pet parents in offering forward-thinking solutions for the needs of all animals.
See full presentation here!
April 3, 2020
KarmaSue Community (Virtual) Open Mic Night!
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
We thought it would be a fun idea to host a KarmaSue Community open-mic happy hour…virtually! Want to play a song, do a comedy routine, try something goofy for 3-5 minutes? Now is the perfect time to go for it!
Grab your favorite drink and/or snack and/or companion animal and let’s have some fun! This is the KarmaSue Crew’s way of providing some respite time for you and keeping our wits about us. 🙂
Lots of love to you!
*A huge shout out goes to our Board Secretary, Desiree and her awesome Zoom co-workers for sharing this idea with our community!
March 7, 2020
KarmaSue Counseling Workshop
Koelbel Library – Conference Room – 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, Colorado 80121
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
If you are enduring companion animal cancer, caring for an ailing pet, or are struggling with feelings of grief, KarmaSue can help.
Please join KarmaSue advocates as we untangle the complex webs of compassion fatigue and grief, and learn about self-care tools you can use as you care for your loved ones. You can review our presentation slides here. Please send us an email to request KarmaSue’s Self-Care Toolkit.
February 22, 2020
Is Cannabis Right for Your Pet? – Part II
Koelbel Library – Forum Theater – 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, Colorado 80121
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Please join All Points West GSP Rescue and KarmaSue for a FREE education workshop regarding cannabis and companion animals. Our primary facilitator is Dr. Andre; she was the facilitator of Part I!
Part II will continue where Part I left off. We will focus more on cannabis in relation to behavior this time around and learn about dosing and monitoring. The workshop will conclude with real life examples from pet parents and professionals and a Q&A panel with all of our facilitators!
Special Guest Facilitators:
Casara Andre, DVM, cVMA
Jan Lewis, Founding Director responsible for AZ and CO adoptions and APWGSPR Treasurer
Tess Warner, MBA, BS, CPhT, CPDT-KA
Trish Wilhelm, CVT, VCC