Animal-Assisted Therapy has been proven to truly improve human health and well-being.
How? Read on!
Empathy - Identifying with and understanding the feelings and motives of others.
Outward Focus - Bringing individuals out of themselves; animals can help individuals with mental illness or low self-esteem focus on their environment.
Nurturing - Promoting growth and development.
Rapport - Building a relationship of mutual trust or a feeling of connection or bonding.
Acceptance - Favorable reception or approval; an animal’s acceptance is nonjudgmental, forgiving, and unconditional.
Entertainment - Giving pleasure through engaging activity.
Socialization - Enjoying the company of others; studies show that when animals visit a facility, there is more laughter and interaction among residents than any other therapy or entertainment time.
Mental Stimulation - Favorable reception or approval; an animal’s acceptance is nonjudgmental, forgiving and unconditional.
Physical Contact - Giving pleasure through engaging activity.
Physiological Benefits - Enjoying the company of others.
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