Courses : Animal Communication & Healing

Programme Overview

Have you ever wondered how animal communicators or healers do what they do?

Join Debbie Caknis for a remarkable journey.  Come and explore and learn how to talk to your pets in their language in a fun interactive way.

Did you know that animals have a way of knowing if we are sad, happy, stressed, frustrated, or even sick, and that they intuitively tune into our energy and act accordingly to whatever they are receiving as well as perceiving? 

As sentient beings we are all connected – if you think you cannot do this you will be easily surprised – you do not need to have a special gift, or unusual ability to have conversations with animals, just your deep love for them and a strong desire to understand them.

Being able to communicate with animals is beneficial to both the animals and humans; it creates a closer bond, helps to create a more harmonious environment, and facilitates the animals’ health and wellbeing.
Especially useful for:

  • Animals that have been or are about to be relocated to a new home or country
  • Ill animals
  • Behavioural problems
  • The integration of animals and/or humans
  • Communication with passed-over animals
  • To find out if they want to be euthenaised due to terminal illness or injury

Debbie treats a variety of conditions, including skin ailments, allergies, diabetes, cancer and arthritis. The healing methods used may include a combination of Reiki, Quantum Sensory Healing, Body Talk Access, herbal and homeopathic treatments, dietary supplements, Crystal Therapy, Colour Therapy, energy balancing and/or Light Therapy.

Where relevant, Debbie will also advise the Guardians of animals on home treatments which can be performed on their own, and is available for support after the reading has been done. These treatments can be done at the animal’s home (if distance allows) or via distance healing.For distance healing, a photo of the animal is required, and the readings and healings are done from this photo.

Debbie focuses mainly on healing and communicating with dogs, cats and horses, but is able to work with any animal and has trained as an Animal Communicator with both local and international renowned Animal Communicators, including the well-known Amelia Kinkade.

Animal Communication & Healing Courses

This INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED 1-year animal communication healing course taught by Debbie Caknis under the banner of the International School of Intuition and Healing is a fully comprehensive course that covers all aspects of animal communication and healing and equips the students with the training and practical experience to practice with competence once qualified.

This is a journey to learn how to communicate with animals and to facilitate their healing.

On this course you will deepen your connection with animals and learn and understand :

  • What animal communication is
  • The science of how to communicate with animals
  • How to channel energy to facilitate animal healing
  • Tools and supplements to assist animals in staying healthy

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive course has been designed at entry level and therefore will comfortably be understood by beginners and intermediate communicators who:

  • have a deep love of animals and wish to communicate telepathically, deepen your connection and relationship with your pet/animals
  • wish to make a significant, positive difference in the lives of animals as a professional animal communicator, healer and or tracker
  • professionals who already work with animals including veterinarians, vet nurses, animal behaviourists, pet sitters, dog walkers, horse trainers and pet health care-givers
  • shelter and rescue workers who would like to help the animals that you work with on a deeper level.

It is a part-time in-class (CPT) or live online via zoom, once a month.  Please read more about this course on Intuition and Healings website, or download their information pack or registration form.

COST: R15 350 /R17 550 depending on payment plan chosen. Bookings and Payments are made direct to Intuition & Healing.

Please note: Registrations (facilitated by the School of Healing and Intuition ) must be done at least 10 days before the start of your chosen course.

After this 1-day workshop you will walk away with simple tools and techniques and be able to practice communicating with your own animals at home and those of your friends and family.

This workshop is for you if:

  • You wish to have a deeper, more heartfelt connection with your fur friends and fur children.
  • Your animals have an emotional, mental, or physical concern you want to understand and help them with.
  • You work with animals full-time or voluntarily and wish to help animals feel happier and healthier.
  • You care about all animals and wish to expand your awareness of what other species feel and think.
  • You realise the wisdom that animals innately have and you wish to tap into that wisdom.

About this workshop:

  • Explanation of the what, why, and how of animal communication
  • Exploration of how you will receive information from animals
  • Exercises on how to relax the body and quiet your mind and trust
  • Learn how to sense energy
  • Meditation to strengthen the right brain hemisphere to intuition
  • Learn how to “listen” with the heart using the Heart-to-Heart technique
  • Send and receive information telepathically
  • Communicate with animals who are present “face to face”
  • Practice communicating distantly with an animal using a photo
  • Receive answers about your animal from another student
  • Meditation to meet your personal animal guide

The key benefits of this workshop:

  • You will learn, understand, and experience animal communication.
  • You will learn how to reach the quiet space within your heart and mind which will enable a connection.
  • You will practice communicating with visiting animals.
  • You will be communicating with other course participants’ animals using a photo and some easy to answer questions that will then be corroborated by the guardian.

Come play… learn… and in so doing allow our fur friends to have a voice 🙂

Cape Town

Day 1 :  Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Live in Person & Online (Zoom)

Cost: R 975 (includes a workshop manual and refreshments)

** Please do remember to bring 2 photographs of living and 2 of passed over animals that are well known to you.  If you do not have any of these, we will be able to supply pictures for you to read from.



This online course will equip you with the skills to communicate with animals.  You will be given real live case studies to work with and have the opportunity to communicate with the animals of friends and relatives.  The course includes meditation and basic healing.  Debbie will personally mentor you through the process via email with the option of support via Skype meetings/tutorials when needed.


This course follows either a Foundation Animal Communication course with Debbie or any other teacher or the above Online Foundation course with Debbie.  You will experience animal communication on a deeper level and in more detail.  Material covered will consist of meditation on symbols, case histories for healing, speaking to crossed over animals and experience psychometry as a tool for improving telepathic skills.  Debbie will personally mentor you through the process via email with the option of support via Skype meetings/tutorials when needed.

Time : Time to complete this module is 6 weeks from date of issue.  Failure to do so will result in the full re-registering process … no exceptions will be made.

Materials: Study material is made up of a workbook, a practical assessment pack and culminates in a final assessment which is open book, experiential and will assess your understanding of the material covered.

Cost (Local) for Foundation :  R 2400
Cost (Local) for Intermediate :  R 2400
Cost (International UK/USA) :  R 3200 each

(a certificate will be provided on successful completion of the course)

All courses are run according to demand and the dates may be subject to change.

Cancellation Terms and Conditions (Relevant to courses direct with Debbie)

Please notify our Administrator immediately if you want to cancel a booking via email:
• Cancellations made 72 hours before the Course start date will be refunded, less the R200 administration fee.
• Cancellations after the 72-hour notice period or non-arrivals will be charged in full.

Cancellations (Relevant to the Animal Communication & Healing 1-year course &  Exploration workshops)

Please notify our Administrator immediately if you want to cancel a booking via email:

  • Cancellations made 72 hours before the Workshop or Course start date will be refunded.
  • Cancellations after the 72-hour notice period or non-arrivals will be charged in full.

Course Dates

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Secure your place on these life changing courses.

Please note: Registrations (facilitated by the School of Healing and Intuition ) must be done at least 10 days before the start of your chosen course.

Past Students

Past students are welcome to re-attend any course previously attended.

A 50% discount on the price of that particular course applies (excluding adult Animal Communication courses).

Please note that this depends on the availability of space.

If there are no dates in the calendar for the above, the course has been completed or dates have not yet been set for the next period. If you are interested in attending a future workshop, course or retreat that is not yet available, please pre-register AND subscribe to our mailing list, so that when it is made available, we can communicate it to you.


What people have said about the course

Judith Matthews

I just recommended you to a friend of mine and it made me think of you, so I went back and listened to your words about Dino, and I thought it would nice for you to get some feedback because the work you do is so amazing.

Just to tell you Dino’s a changed dog.  He’s still a bit nervy now and again or when something triggers him but everything you said we put into action and he is just so happy, so I just want to say thank you because he’s just so happy, now he barks.  He now barks he loves his life. When we got him, he did not even bark for 2 weeks.  It was a lot for us to do deal with and I can imagine that people just give back the animal because they can’t deal with it or it doesn’t work for them. If you’ve rescued, it’s a commitment and you really really helped us, but more so than anything you helped him.

Animal Communication, Animal Healing, Animal Therapy


As always, my gratitude for you and who you are extends past any words can ever express. But to say them anyway – thank you so so much for all the support in all forms and levels for both Poppy and I during her life with me, and especially this last week during her death walking process. When things were going well and when it was at overwhelming tipping point,  you were there for both of us, reminding me that support is just a message away. I just need to share and it comes with love light and energy.

I was sent a picture message from her this morning – the two of us sitting side by side outside the front door looking at the vineyards. Both having one eye not able to see, friends, sitting, watching, enjoying. Serene and at one.

Animal Communication, Animal Healing, Intuitive Healing

Tina & Francois

I can’t describe to you how much we appreciate the work that you did on Charcoal. I don’t know how or what exactly you do, but it worked! I’m very great full that our paths have crossed.

Tina & Francois Charcoal, Chilli, Vonkie, Fiasco en Stomie
Animal Communication

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