Notre système de défense

Pourquoi une psychothérapie lorsque le problème est physique ?

Excellente question à laquelle j’aimerais répondre aujourd’hui. Car on comprend que notre système immunitaire répond à la détection d’un agent étranger tels des virus ou des bactéries néfastes. Il en va de notre survie.

Mais comment le corps peut-il réagir si intensément à un élément qui n’est pas matériel, pas organique ?  Un facteur psychologique peut-il être si fort qu’il nous semble que notre survie est en danger ? Malheureusement oui. Et c’est bien normal.

Ce qui n’est pas normal c’est le moment ou la série d’événements qui ont amené un sentiment d’insécurité dans un passé lointain. De plus, ce qui n’est pas sain, ce n’est pas la réaction du corps, mais plutôt le fait que les adultes n’étaient pas présents pour rassurer le petit enfant qui n’avait pas de réponses aux questions qu’il ne savait pas qu’il devait poser.

Peut-être les adultes étaient-ils de bonnes personnes, de bons parents, mais leur vie à eux-mêmes était peut-être trop difficile et ils n’ont pas perçu la détresse dans les yeux de leur enfant. Ils n’ont pas fourni les bras et les mots rassurants pour expliquer que des moments comme ceux-là peuvent arriver dans le parcours de la vie et que leur responsabilité est de veiller aux soins de l’enfant, et non l’inverse.

Un système de défense efficace

Alors votre système de défense s’est déclenché, sans trouver de repos. Les animaux n’ont pas besoin de bras et de mots pour rétablir leur système de bien-être. Ils se secouent naturellement après les frissons et reprennent leurs activités normales. Les êtres humains ont perdu ce réflexe. Le petit humain est vulnérable très longtemps après sa naissance. Il a besoin de la présence de l’adulte pendant de nombreuses années jusqu’à ce qu’il puisse assurer sa propre survie.

Aujourd’hui la psychothérapie permet de lever l’anxiété générée par le stress superflu, elle permet de rétablir la fonction de relaxation si importante pour que les autres systèmes puissent bien assurer la santé : lorsqu’on se sent en sécurité, on peut dormir sur nos deux oreilles, on respire mieux et on digère mieux, le rire et le plaisir font partie de la vie.

Le rôle du système nerveux, les outils pour rétablir la tranquillité intérieure, tout cela et plus encore vous sera expliqué en détail lors des ateliers de groupe offerts dès janvier 2021. Mieux dormir est essentiel pour le repos du corps et de l’esprit. Toutefois pour mieux respirer, pour mieux dormir, le sentiment de sécurité doit être rétabli, profondément rétabli.

C’est ce que des techniques telle que la cohérence cardiaque, l’autohypnose, l’EFT (libération émotionnelle) proposent. À vous de pratiquer ces techniques et de rétablir le calme en vous. Peut-être ressentirez-vous alors une sérénité nouvelle, le mieux-être qu’elle procure. Les ateliers vous proposent d’en faire l’essai, peut-être aurez-vous le goût de poursuivre cette quête pour vous-même par la suite ? À vous de jouer et de prendre soin de vous !

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Animal Control Officer

What is a Humane Officer?


Humane officers investigate situations of animal abuse and neglect as well as enforce anti-neglect and anti-cruelty laws. In California, humane officers must be employed by a humane society or SPCA.

Please vist our Humane Officer page for more information.




What does an Animal Control Officer do?


Animal Control Officers rely on their abilities of animal handling and interpersonal skills each day to provide vital services to the community. As part of their field enforcement duties they often mediate neighborhood issues and employ creative problem-solving techniques to resolve problems. Public education on animal care and husbandry, veterinary needs, laws pertaining to animals and behavioral advice, are all part of the job responsibilities of ACOs. On an everyday basis, ACOs provide lost and found services for pets and their owners, including scanning for microchips and tracing identification and license tags. Officers investigate reports of abandonment or animal neglect and/or cruelty, including blood sports; which may involve extensive report writing, preparation for prosecution and testimony in court. Officers enforce laws related to animals including leash laws, vaccination requirements, spaying and neutering, and dangerous animal statutes. In exigent circumstances, ACOs may have to make an immediate seizure of animals for the welfare of the animals or to protect the public from a public safety risk. When assisting law enforcement, ACOs may be called on to assist in investigations and execution of search warrants, where animals are present. A primary role of animal control is the protection of residents and domestic animals from the threat of rabies. Enforcement of licensing requirements and investigation of bite incidents are key to this job responsibility. Officers investigate animal bites, determine the vaccination status of biting animals and place animals on quarantine, as appropriate. In more extreme cases, dangerous animal cases may involve the seizure of the animal and a hearing to determine what actions may be necessary to protect the public. Officers are trained to recognize when animals are sick or injured, when veterinary care may be necessary, and often transport impounded animals directly to the veterinarian. Officers are trained in safe and humane animal handling techniques and proper restraint. ACOs are trained and certified to perform euthanasia by injection. Additional regular duties of ACOs include inspections of animal businesses, such as boarding facilities, grooming facilities, and pet shops. Officers often give educational presentations to groups on animal care or present at job fairs about their chosen career. Officers generally perform computer data entry, report-writing, and email communication daily. Once trained, officers patrol independently and exercise good judgment to successfully perform their jobs. The profession requires good interpersonal skills for working with the public, co-workers, volunteers, public officials, and collaborating agencies and organizations.




What preparation will help me become an Animal Control Officer?


When available, we would recommend the two-week Basic Animal Law Enforcement/Humane Officer academy that is offered through the San Diego Humane Society, or Santa Rosa Junior College and taught at Marin Humane. These in-person trainings may be suspended due to COVID. Check our CalAnimals Training Page or San Diego Humane for updates. Additional training that would be beneficial is the PC 832 Course in Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure which is a POST Certified 40-hour course. You can attend the class either through certain local public safety training centers that are POST certified, or at some community colleges or junior colleges which are also POST certified.




Interested in becoming an Animal Control Officer?


Agencies that employ animal control officers will have the job opening posted on their website In addition, please be sure to check out the CalAnimals Career Center for openings around the state. The minimum requirements to become an ACO vary from agency to agency. Typical requirements include a high school diploma (or GED equivalent), a California Driver’s License, experience in enforcement of rules and regulations, and/or animal handling experience. One pathway to becoming an ACO is to obtain employment in another area of an agency that employs ACOs, such as an animal care and control organization or animal services division, and gain knowledge and experience working with animals which will fulfill the minimum requirements for promotion to an Animal Control Officer. Prior experience as an animal technician in a veterinary practice may also meet the minimum qualifications for some agencies. In some cases, college semester units in veterinary science, biology, or criminal justice may be substituted for some of the required experience. Many municipal agencies have robust training programs that offer all the required training in-house. For instance, the City of Los Angeles has a 6-month training program for new officers that covers the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful ACO. If you do not have prior paid work experience with animals, starting at a more entry-level position in an animal welfare agency is a great way to begin your career working with animals. Many animal control officers began their path working in the kennels, clinic or front office, before going into animal control fieldwork.




Looking for Training Opportuniites?


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Interested in Animal Control Officer Certification (CACO)?


Visit our Animal Control Officer Certification Program page.





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