'Animals make such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms'
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
Animal Assisted Therapy was first documented to have been introduced into hospitals in England by William Tuke, in the late eighteenth century.
Most of us appreciate the therapeutic effect of being around nature and animals. Animals seem to be able to offer us something few humans can. Their ability to be totally non-judgemental and accepting of us; just as we are.
People suffering from symptoms of trauma, especially those who find it difficult to trust others can benefit greatly.
By bringing the animal into the session, it can take the pressure off. Children in particular respond well to this type of therapy.