There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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G.A. Bradshaw Ph.D.
Personal Perspective: Life, death, suffering, and joy on the salmon's journey. Can we learn from this?
Do reptiles have feelings? A surprising perspective emerges though the lens of critical anthropomorphism.
How humans can better coexist with their natural environment.
Our future can be written in dreams.
A poet claims it is time to stop. Just stop.
How psychology can move us towards a green and healing future for humans, animal kin, and the planet.
The twinned journey of a woman and an elephant provides a model for us to save the planet.
A former rancher and animal advocate talks about the radical psychological evolution and revolution taking place on the range.
What happens when cultural commandments override natural reality? Reflections of T.R. Mitchell, author, teacher, and prisoner in a Pennsylvania maximum security prison.
What was the real reason that Zuri attacked and killed Nyack? Lion "experts" are puzzled, but there is no puzzle.
Two sides of the same equation, when life becomes death and death becomes life.
Vital science that gives bears a voice is missing from the Yellowstone hunting ban debate.
One man's work from the ground up helps to unchain elephant minds and bodies.
Scientists say that what zoos teach is "false and dangerous." An interview with educator Kiersten Cluster examines captive-held Elephant psychological trauma.
Liberation psychologists and Wild Turkeys show us how to transform from an anthropocentric "them" to a trans-species "us" worldview.
A Thai Elephant sanctuary walks the trans-species ethical path of compassion and kindness.
Captive-held male elephants are underserved by sanctuaries. Here's how the problem is being fixed.
Despite a vast amount of data showing otherwise, scientists persist in attributing demonic deeds to non-human animals.
How neuropsychology provides insights into the true nature of Killer Whale morals and culture.
There are chance encounters when fences fall and "fitful influences from beyond" reveal our common connections.
For elephants in India, epic social changes are bringing hardships and hope.
Not unthinking killing machines. Not running on pure, raw instinct. Not a myth. The captive Tiger captures our attention, demanding an answer: Why?
It is usually assumed that non-human animals cannot speak. But if you truly listen, as one trans-species psychoanalyst maintains, animal voices are loud and clear.
Award-winning photojournalist, Jo-Anne McArthur, provides a window and mirror into human and animal psyches.
What rattlesnakes teach us about the grace and dignity of being reptile.
Explore the psychology of compassion that knows no boundaries.
Sanctuary cannot erase an Elephant's traumatic past, but it can reignite the spark within.
Wildlife captivity has negative effects on human observers and captive animals, as revealed in this interview about Billy, the Elephant who is kept in isolation at the L.A. Zoo.
Elephants are our teachers. When our minds and hearts meet on common ground, we learn how to evolve as a species.
The study of animal behavior, ethology, alone is not sufficient to the task given scientific understanding of animal sentience.
G.A. Bradshaw, Ph.D., Ph.D, is the author of Elephants on the Edge and Carnivore Minds.