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Animal Assisted Therapy

At Manor Farm we strongly believe that animals bring peace in an otherwise crazy world. We  have a large variety of animals we use from horses to reptiles. Most of our clients are weekly visitors, but we can also offer individual sessions. Please contact us to make a booking.

 

 Animal therapy is a type of therapy that involves interacting with animals to help people cope with specific physical and mental health conditions. It builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond and can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effectAnimal-assisted therapy can help with many issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, and eating disorders.

According to research, animal therapy has many benefits such as:

Emotional benefits:

  • Enhance self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Increase empathy, compassion, and nurturing

  • Reduce stress

  • Promote greater emotional stability

  • Enhance bonding and trust

  • Reduce anxiety and feelings of isolation or loneliness

  • Increase feelings of security, happiness, and hope

  • Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety

 

 

Mental Benefits:

  • Facilitate personal and social development

  • Help children set boundaries and respect personal space

  • Improve verbal and non-verbal communication skills

  • Enhance planning and organizational skills

  • Demonstrate how to take responsibility for one’s actions

  • Improve problem-solving skills through giving commands

  • Reduce symptoms of ADHD, PTSD, and autism

  • Improve levels of interest, focus, and motivation

 

Physical Benefits:

  • Reduce blood pressure

  • Improve cardiovascular health

  • Reduce or alleviate pain

  • Hone fine motor skills

  • Improve independent or assisted movement

  • Increase amounts of exercise

  • Improve joint movement

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