Dogreflexology education – Online

Dog reflexology education – Online

Educational plan

Here are the modules you need to go through to become a dog reflexologist. You get access to each module and its assignments continuously at the speed you want to complete the education.

We have the oral examination 3 times a year: the last Friday in January, May and Octobre – you plan your written and oral exam so it suits you.

 

 

Module 1

  • Reflexology, history and principles
  • How do imbalances appear in dogs?
  • Dog reflexology/human reflexology
  • How does reflexology work? Research
  • Causes of imbalances and diseases
  • Contraindications
  • Reactions during and after reflexology
  • Anatomy of the paws and location of the reflex areas
  • How to do reflexology and the technique on the paws

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Written assignment.

 

Module 3:

Anatomy and physiology:

  • The cardiovascular system
  • The lungs , the bronchi, and trachea
  • Lung diseases e.g lungworm, pneumonia, cough
  • The immune system:
  • Lymphatic vessels, leucocytes, lymphocytes, the red bone marrow, adrenals, thymus, appendix, the thoracic duct
  • Diseases of the immune system, e.g allergy

Teacher: Vetenarian Katrine Boel

You will receive a questionnaire, you need to answer. 66% of your answers must be correct to pass the subject.

Module 5:

Anatomy and physiology:

  • The cardiovascular system (The circulatory system)
  • The structure and function of the heart, blood vessels, portal venous system
  • Heartworm, heart diseases
  • The hormone system: Hormones, fertility and reproductive organs, the thyroid and parathyroids, adrenals, pancreas, mammary glands
  • The skeletal system/the muscle system, the spine, bones and function, musculoskeletal disorders

Teacher: Vetenarian Katrine Boel

You will receive a questionnaire, you need to answer. 66% of your answers must be correct to pass the subject.

Module 7:

Yin and yang

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Written assignment.

Module 9:

The Souls, the psyche and the behavior.

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Written assignment.

Module 11:

The meridian passages:

The frontal passage.

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Assignment: Make a little video showing the meridians on the dog.

Module 13:

The meridian passages:

The middle passage.

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Assignment: Make a little video showing the meridians on the dog.

Module 15:

Qi and Blood.

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

A little written assignment.

Module 17:

Face reflexology.

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Assignment: a video showing you doing face reflexology on a dog.

Module 19:

Journal writing
and examples of cases.

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Assignment: a case.

Module 2:

Anatomy and physiology:

  • The brain
  • Hypothalamus & Thalamus
  • The pineal gland
  • The pituitary
  • The Medulla oblongata
  • The sinuses/frontal sinuses
  • Ears – Eyes – Nose – Mouth
  • The eustachian tube
  • Lacrimal canaliculi
  • The urinary system

Teacher: Vetenarian Katrine Boel

You will receive a questionnaire, you need to answer. 66% of your answers must be correct to pass the subject.

Module 4:

Anatomy and physiology:

  • The function and structure of the nervous system
  • The neuron
  • Sympaticus and parasympathicus
  • Spinal nerves
  • Dermatomes, myotomes
  • The vagus nerve, the trigeminal nerve, the sciatica nerve, solar plexus
  • The digestive system, food allergy, food intolerance
  • Diseases in the digestive system.

Teacher: Vetenarian Katrine Boel

You will receive a questionnaire, you need to answer. 66% of your answers must be correct to pass the subject.

Module 6:

All the systems.

Videoes showing how to treat a system and close-up reflex areas:

  • Urinary system
  • The reflex areas of the head
  • Detox system
  • Nervous system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Hormone system
  • Digestive system
  • Skeletalsystem/the muscle system
  • Respiratory system
  • Lymphaticsystem/immune system

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

You shall draw the systems on a figure like in the textbook and make a little video showing how you treat each system.

Module 8:

The 5 elements and their aspects.

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Written assignment.

Module 10:

The Chinese clock.

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Written assignment.

Module 12:

The meridian passages:

The back passage.

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Assignment: Make a little video showing the meridians on the dog.

Module 14:

The acupressure points.

Summary of the points you learned on the meridian modules.

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

No assignment.

Module 16:

Muscles controlled by the organs

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Little written assignment

Module 18:

Homeopathy &
Bach’s remedies

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

Written assignment

Module 20:

Summary of diagnosis methods (TCM) and and how to treat.

Teacher: Vivian Birlie

No assignment.

Dog reflexology education – Online

Price: 1700 EUR

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Oral examinations – online – 2021:

29th January  

28th May  

29th Octobre 

Your written assignment/case with a dog and its owner must be submitted no later than 14 days prior to the oral examination.

Vivian Birlie

Vivian Birlie is a reflexologist, acupuncturist and author. Since 1997 she has treated both humans and dogs. She has been teaching reflexology and acupuncture since 2000.

During her long-time as an educator, Vivian Birlie has authored a great deal of teaching material. This background, along with 16 years of experience in journalism and technical computer knowledge at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, has made Vivian’s  books possible.

Her 2 books about dog reflexology and acupressure in English are:

  1. “Dog reflexology and acupressure” , a textbook. The Danish edition was released in August 2016 in Denmark and the English version was published in January 2017
  2.  "Dog reflexology and acupressure for owners" (Gyldendal 2019). The Danish edition was published in January 2018. It descibes how you as a dogowner can help your dog (and as a matter of fact cats as well) with pain, discomfort and problems – including behavioral problems

Education and courses:

She teaches at her Sano Canis Institute, which offers a one-year veterinarian certified dog reflexologist education. It takes place in Denmark and England - Read more abot dog reflexology.  Vivian also gives lectures and teaches courses in human acupuncture and reflexology. On her facebook page, you can get good advice on how to relieve the most common disorders in dogs and cats.

Vivian also gives good advice on the Danish Kennel Club's website and Facebook page.

Vivian also gives lectures - contact her to hear more.