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Therapy Dogs Assist Recovering Patients with Physical and Mental Illnesses

How can animal assisted therapy really make a difference in a recovering patient’s life?

Patients of Walter Reed Army Medical Center show us:

For these patients and many other patients like them, recovery from any number of conditions is a physical, mental, and emotional burden.   263 more words

Animal-assisted Therapy

Touch

touch

paw to hand.

touch hand to heart.

it never ends once you start…

and gooey rhyme-y poetry doesn’t begin to touch the truth of it!
Spirituality

Visiting General Hospital

Wooohooowooooo Efurrybuddy! Nurse Nalle here. Today I went to work at the San Francisco General Hospital in the mental health rehab area. I met lots of wonderful people who were so happy to see me, and I gave them so much wuvwuvwuv and nose kissies tooowooowoooooo! 96 more words

Animal Healing

Animal assisted therapy for people with dementia

Dogs, cats and smaller animals such as birds can be devoted companions and a comfort to us. The unconditional love and companionship that an animal offers can reconnect us with good feelings and with the wider world. 634 more words

Person-centred Dementia Care

Gingham cat

French gingham -
Curled cat
Solid black. No calico here, now,
And nothing so provincial as a dog…

Nursery rhymes change meaning with time,
Wisdom comes in laughter and sleep. 10 more words

Pet Therapy Visit

In celebration of Independence Day, Pet Therapy Dog Chablis recently visited his patients in full American spirit! Chablis and his owner, Karen, dressed in their 4th of July best as they traveled to several nursing homes in the St. 157 more words

Dog Tales

Deborah Leigh Coblentz, MFT, LPC

Title: Psychotherapist, Director of Intensive Psychiatric Day Treatment and Outpatient Services
Company: The Child Center
Location: Bend, OR United States
Distinguished Member

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