Enhancing quality of life and health through the human - animal bond

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Phone: 0481293370

Tel: 08 8591 8109 Answering Service

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    Benefits of Animal Assisted Interventions

    General Benefits

    • making you happier, lessening depression, and improving your outlook on life

    • decreasing loneliness and isolation by giving you a companion

    • reducing boredom

    • reducing anxiety because of its calming effects

    • helping children learn empathic and nurturing skills

    • improving the relationship between you and your healthcare provider

    Medical Benefits

    • Improved fine motor skills and joint movement

    • Improving assisted or independent movement

    • Improved balance

    • Increased focus and attention

    • Increased self-esteem and ability to care for oneself

    • Reduced anxiety, grief and isolation

    • Reduced blood pressure, depression, and risk of heart attack or stroke

    • Improved willingness to be involved in a therapeutic program or group activity

    • Increased trust, empathy and teamwork

    • Greater self-control

    • Enhanced problem-solving skills

    • Reduced need for medication

    • Increasing verbal communication

    • Improved social skills

    • Improved interaction with others

    • Motivating willingness to exercise