I n addition to internships, we offer a variety of courses and mentoring opportunities that combine the online experience with hands-on learning.

Our courses and mentoring opportunities are designed for students, professionals, and others who wish to deepen their understanding of Animal minds and lives, and put their learning into direct action. The courses described below are housed at The Kerulos Learning Institute, our online course room. The online experience is linked to a hands-on exercises and practicum and mentoring by the course instructor. You may also sign up for one-on-one mentoring sessions with Dr. Bradshaw in support of your journey, as you align work, life, and studies to become who Animals need us to be. For more information contact us at info@kerulos.org.

“I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.”

Henry David Thoreau
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Becoming Sanctuary

Sanctuary is not just a place, it’s a vision and a way of life. This ten week course that combines science and contemplative studies teaches how to enhance your ability at creating a world where Animals live in dignity and freedom. Each week is devoted to one of the 10 Principles of Being Sanctuary which draw from concepts and practices of trauma recovery and trans-species psychology. Online lectures and readings are accompanied by exercises that help you design ways of living and being which support Animal wellness and self-determination. For more information contact us at info@kerulos.org

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Caring for the Caregiver

Although they share much with their human health counterparts, Animal workers face different challenges because their charges, the Animals, are governed by different laws, attitudes, and behaviors than those for humans. Animals are marginalized and, as a result, so are their supporters. Financial, social, psychological, emotional, legal, and practical factors severely undermine animal worker well-being. Caring for the Caregiver provides concepts and methods to support individuals working in Animal rescue, sanctuary, advocacy, and activism with the goal of increasing their sense of well-being, resilience, and efficacy. For more information contact us at: info@kerulos.org

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Sky Minds

The course uses the new field of trans-species psychology lens to try and obtain an “inside looking out” view of avian experience as best we can. From this vantage, we explore bird cognition, emotions, and experience and associated philosophical underpinnings, points of debate, ethics, and future directions for the field. The course seeks to address common questions such as, What does bird sentience imply for how we live with and care for our avian kin? Can Parrots and domesticated birds ever find happiness in captivity? Are humans and other species “enough” for birds in captivity or do they require companionship of their species? For more information contact us at: info@kerulos.org.

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