Animal Therapy involves communication with your pets in order to have a deeper connection and understanding and gain insight to what’s happening in their world.
We all talk to our pets but how do we know if they understand us? Often we watch their behaviour and are able to intuit their posture or the sounds they make to get a feeling of what’s going on for them but Animal Therapy takes it that step further.
Through Animal Communication we can engage in a free flowing conversation by way of a deep spiritual connection. Along with the use of our other senses there is little that can escape the experienced practitioner. Exchanging feelings, sensations, tastes, smells, thoughts and images is what animal therapy is all about.
Pet Care Therapy
The Animal-assisted therapy practitioner utilizes the bond of unconditional love between animals and humans to bring forth emotions of love and compassion. From this state of wellness it is said that improvements in a patient’s social, emotional and cognitive functions are made.
Dogs are the most common used animal in therapy. Other domesticated pets are used in therapy including, farm animals and marine mammals. Dogs in particular are the most successful assisted therapy animals because of our attachment and interest in dogs which stems from the possibility that human survival was partly dependent on signals from dogs indicating safety or threat. When a dog is peaceful it would indicate safety and in this state healing is more probable.
Equine-assisted psychotherapy incorporates horses into the therapeutic process. People engage in activities such as grooming, feeding, and leading a horse while being supervised by a mental health professional.
Goals of this form of therapy including helping people develop skills such as emotional regulation, self-confidence, and responsibility. With mature horses weighing anywhere in the range of 900 to 2,000 pounds or more, it might feel a bit intimidating to have such a large, majestic creature participating in your therapy sessions.