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The main benefits of animal therapy for patients are:
 

  • reducing stress;

  • suppressing hyperactivity;

  • reducing mental and muscular tensions;

  • pressure reduction;

  • strengthening the immune system;

  • reducing the feeling of loneliness.


Zootherapy is a therapy supporting treatment and rehabilitation
disabled. This therapy works especially well with people
having emotional disorders and psychomotor deficits.

In Poland, the most common forms of zootherapy are: hippotherapy - horses,  
felinotherapy - cats,   dog therapy - dogs.

Currently, we run dog therapy classes at the Inter Pares Foundation.

WHAT IS ZOOTHERAPY?

Zootherapy (animal therapy), - therapy with the participation of animals.

 

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Research conducted for many years proves that not only direct therapy with animals, but also being in their environment, have a positive effect on human health.

 

Dog therapy is one of the areas of zootherapy, a method that strengthens the effectiveness of personality development, education and rehabilitation, in which the motivator is a properly selected and trained dog. The company of dogs motivates the patient to take up challenges, gives a sense of security, builds self-esteem. Therapy becomes fun and the goals set are achieved in a relaxed atmosphere.


Dogotherapy is effective in:


· Reducing tension and anxiety;
· Reducing the feeling of loneliness;
· Opening to communication with the outside world;  
· Developing empathy;
· Speech stimulation;
· Developing vocabulary;
· Improving memory and concentration;
· Meeting the need for exercise;
Making patients better respond to negative external stimuli;
· Improving sensory integration;
· Training fine and gross motor skills;
· Relaxation and tranquility;
· Building self-esteem, which is transferred to other areas of life.

For children and adults:


Lonely, fearful. shy, showing anti-social behavior
Warming up to depression and the feeling of isolation caused by the pandemic,
With cerebral palsy,
With Down syndrome,
With ADHD,
Mentally handicapped,
Patients with schizophrenia,
Patients with arthritis and muscle atrophy,
With damage to eyesight or hearing,
· Suffering from Alzheimer's disease

and for many other health problems.

 

Dog therapy (kynotherapy) - dog
 

Offer for schools and kindergartens 2021
 

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