Events for Memoir

Patricia can’t wait to see you in one of the cities listed below. Unless specified, Patricia will be talking about her memoir, The Education of Will: Healing a Dog, Facing My Fears, Reclaiming My Life. The “Will” in the title of Patricia's memoir has two meanings. First, it refers to her Border Collie, Willie, who came as a “troubled, spark of a dog,” who was loving and attentive, but also consumed by fear. However, the word “will” also refers to will power, which, as the book shows, is not enough to help a panicked dog, much less a dog owner overwhelmed with her own fears. Patricia will touch on her very personal story about how her beloved Willie first set her back, but eventually led to healing from the traumas in her own past that she had tried to "will" away for decades. Join Patricia as she details her personal journey with Willie to turn a life of fear into one of confidence and compassion.

December 6, 2018
Mazomanie, WI
6:30pm: Patricia will speak about her memoir, The Education of Will, and how a crazy puppy taught her that willpower is not enough to heal you when you are broken.
Mazomanie Free Library
102 Brodhead Street, Mazomanie, WI
February 1, 2019
Rochester, MI
Afternoon Session, Improving Canine Communication in Animal Assisted Interventions
Oakland University, Engineering Center, Room 254
CEUs available for Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors and Dog Trainers
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