ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY
Lumah Wellness Centre is happy to provide Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) across a number of settings.
It is well evidenced that Animal Assisted Therapy has many benefits including:
Increased emotional regulation: Children and Adults can learn to regulate their emotions and behaviors through interaction with animals, leading to reduced symptoms of trauma and improved overall mental health.
Improved communication skills: Children & Adults can use AAT as a tool to communicate their feelings and experiences, which can lead to better therapeutic outcomes.
Increased trust and safety: People can feel safer and more secure in therapy when an animal is present, which can lead to increased trust in the therapeutic process.
Enhanced physical well-being: Children & Adults can improve their physical well-being through activities such as grooming and walking the animal, leading to increased confidence and self-esteem.
Decreased anxiety: Spending time with animals can decrease feelings of anxiety and provide a sense of comfort and support for children & adults who have experienced trauma.
Increased engagement: People may be more likely to engage in therapy and be more receptive to therapeutic interventions when an animal is present.
Increased community engagement, dogs are a great way to support a child to attend school and other community events.
Great tool to accompany adults who experience anxiety into the community for emotional support.
Hi, I'm Bert,
I am a friendly well-mannered therapy dog.
I am proud that I have done really well in my training.
I worked hard as I love working with Children and Adults and I really want to get to know you all.
I proudly hold a Lead the Way Certificate. This means I am a provisionally qualified therapy dog and my owner is a provisionally qualified dog handler. She stays with me at all times to ensure I follow her lead.
People say I'm heaps cute - I know I definitely love playing and cuddles, but sometimes I also like to just sit with you.