Animal Assisted Therapy

Since time immemorial, human beings have shared a unique bonds with various animals. However, it is only recently that healthcare professionals have begun to realize what animal caregivers and everyday pet owners have known for years: that pets can have a therapeutic and calming effect on the human psyche.

From petting a puppy to, going for a swim with a dolphin, engaging in play activities with a dog to riding a horse, all these different activities involving animals can aid us in achieving psychological well-being.

 

What is animal assisted therapy?
What is animal assisted
therapy?
Animal-assisted therapy is a therapeutic method that
includes animals such as dogs, cats, pigs, horses
and birds, into a plan of treatment. Read more
What are the benefits of animal assisted therapy?
What are the benefits of
animal assisted therapy?
Studies done suggest that animal assisted therapy has a number of benefits
such as an increased attention span, an increase in self-confidence,
transferable skills of empathy, and a better sense of well being. Read more
When can I start Animal assisted therapy and who should it be done from?
When can I start Animal assisted
therapy and who should it
be done from?
Animal-assisted therapy often acts as a complementary mode of treatment with traditional
work done by a licensed psychotherapist, social worker, or another mental health–care
provider. Our database also has information on animal assisted therapy centres and
therapists, which have been sorted by country, state, and city. Read more
What can I do at home with my child?
What can I do at home
with my child?
It is most important that as a parent you work
closely with the animal assisted therapist to
find methods that work well for your children. Read more


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