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Purr Therapy

I actually wasn’t looking for it, but there it was face up on the shelf of the bookstore under the ‘pets and nature’ section. I had stopped by the store to buy a book not cat related, crazy I know but it does happen, however the title and cover caught my attention as did the story about a psychotherapist who used two of her cats in her practice. 274 more words

Book Review

Child Life in the Community: Fiddlehead Care Farm

Guest Blogger: Breanne Mathers from Fiddlehead Care Farm

As an inpatient CCLS focused on Brain Injury and Complex Continuing Care, I worked for 9 years at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital but, in 2015, I found a new home for my child life skills outside the hospital walls. 1,770 more words

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Check out the amazing work from child life specialist, Breanne Mathers as she provides services on a therapeutic farm.

Space and longing

Some days the world is upside,

The only thing to be done is to love.

Again and again…

And keep spinning.

Holding sacred space,

Longing for you,

And You are everywhere……

The Now

9 out of 10 nurses believe animals can improve patient health

Nine out of ten (90%) nurses believe animals can improve the health of patients with depression and other mental health problems, according to a survey of members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). 220 more words


My Golden "Furiend"

Nikolai (Niko) is undeniably my best friend. He is a 3 year old Golden Retriever whom I have parented since he was a mere six weeks old. 233 more words


The power of us 4 legged friends

Whilst enjoying our Sunday morning walk, me and my housemate came across a man walking with 2 elbow crutches with a lad I can only describe as my twin – handsome, 4 legs, luscious black coat  – in our favourite park. 808 more words

Canines in therapy - Clemson World.

Clemson World posted a great article about Recreational Therapy.

Discover what Canines are doing to help Taylor Stathes (13-years-old)