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Shy and strong

The trees are howling out in the meadow. The breeze is calling too. Yet, there is life stirring beneath the cold, brisk winter surrounding us. Life that is not bitter, fierce or icy to the skin. 465 more words

Healing Encounters & The Heard

Mara is enjoying some warm temps at home. I had a day of pleasant healing encounters and beautiful art. Sharing some art at The Heard Museum showing the horse human connection. Special and lovely experiences.

Equine Therapy

Animal-Assisted Therapy 

Mara and Lindy (my comfort pup) are home this week with special pals. Jay and I headed to the Southwest. We have enjoyed seeing animal assisted therapy all along the way. 32 more words

Equine Therapy

Animals As Healers: How your cat (or rabbit or horse or guinea pig) can improve your mood and help you feel centered and relaxed

Most of us love our furry companions, but did you know there’s scientific evidence that being around animals can reduce anxiety and depression?  In fact, some therapists are even inviting animals into the therapy session to help people feel more comfortable, which in turn, can improve therapy outcomes.  609 more words

Social Work

Are animals just a happy furry distraction, or do they really have the power to make a change in people’s lives?

Dogs. They say they are man’s best friend. Whether they ‘accidentally’ ruined your favourite pair of shoes, are begging you for food, or giving you those irresistible puppy eyes, our furry friends know just how to put a smile on our faces. 1,679 more words

Animal Assisted Therapy

Therapy dogs for Alzheimer's and related Dementia's

Connections: Animal Assisted Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias by Pam Osbourne, ISBN: 78-0-9993761-0-2, 144 pgs., $19.95, self-published

This is a great book for people who want to become involved in animal assisted therapy or who are already involved. 249 more words


Animal-assisted activity in the intensive care unit

ICU Management & Practice, Volume 17 – Issue 3, 2017

“Animals are being introduced into hospital settings in ever-increasing numbers. Emerging literature suggests that incorporating trained animals to assist with medical care and rehabilitation therapies can promote patient engagement, reduce emotional distress and relieve some aspects of physiologic burden. 51 more words