Animal Assisted Therapy
Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and mental health issues. Animals, especially dogs can encourage empathy, improve emotional regulation, calm the nervous system, encourage play, provide sensory stimulation, and increase the feel-good chemicals in the brain.
Research shows that engaging with animals can be beneficial for children on the autism spectrum, the elderly in nursing homes, veterans with PTSD, in healthcare settings, and for individuals who work on the front lines in crisis support (ie; paramedics and other first responders).
My sweet labrador retriever named Daisy is in progress of becoming an assisted and visiting therapy dog and should be ready by September 2022 for work! She will bring lots of love and joy into your whole being.
I wish to acknowledge that I live, play and conduct my work on the stolen ancestral lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and Shíshálh First Nations.
I welcome your questions and offer free 15 minute meet & greets to see if we're a good fit!