• Oct 30, 2020

of Animaloterapiya brings benefit to physical and emotional health .

Dog Therapist Animaloterapiya Photo Kanisterapiya
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The fire took away at Emma of a leg and hope.

Eighty five percent of her body it was covered with terrible burns. It lost tips of all ten fingers and shins of both legs.

Beefy drugs and fallen into apathy, Emma very seldom talked and was sluggish. Once, sitting in the yard, Emma noticed the dog therapist running by. Having raised the head, the girl smiled and exclaimed: "Hey, bring that dog!"

"A dog – it called Delight (Pleasure) – was podgy and went waddlingly," — tells Bernard-Curran, the executive director of the Texas society animaloterapiya of "Therapet", charitable animaloterapevtichesky the organization which develops certified standards for animals, volunteers, physicians and institutions. — "I did not think to acquaint it with a dog, because the girl had too many open wounds. But when Delight ran up to Emma, that laughed. After that we began an animaloterapiya."

Emma incredibly changed.

It worked with dog every day, came early and left late. "It was surprising. It so seriously suffered, was closed and did not seek to care for someone. But in the company of a dog she smiled and laughed all the time," – told Bernard-Curran. — "During all treatment it worked more than with 50 dogs, but still visits Delight."

Animals motivate

Emma – one of many patients in the USA who were influenced by advantage of an animaloterapiya (AAT), on to the words Bernard-Curran whose organization helps institutions to carry out similar programs for the whole country. AAT uses pets – especially dogs, cats, rabbits and birds – for the help to patients with physical and psychiatric problems.

"Animaloterapiya the nurse has to be carried out by the certified specialist, whether it be, the physiotherapist, the doctor, the social worker, the psychologist or the psychiatrist," — says Ann Howie, ACSW, the director of service AAT in Delta Society® — charitable the organization created for expansion of the therapeutic and helping role animals in the field of health care.

As well as Bernard-Curran, Howie also observed improvements in the people similar to Emma. It remembered Jean who endured a stroke, crushed by the illness and resisting treatment. But she really liked to communicate with a dog.

"Once she agreed to undergo treatment and to throw a ball to a dog," – Howie says. — "She tried, and the ball flew only on 2 or 3 feet (about 90 cm – primas. перев.) After that she insisted on returning to the room. But dog refused to aportirovat a ball though it was trained in it irrespective of, how far threw a ball. Therefore we were focused that not so with dog."

Gene agreed to try more and more, so far the dog did not bring a ball. "When attention concentrated not on it," – Howie says — "Gin relaxed also made grandiose progress."

Animals support

Along with physical advantage, the animaloterapiya brings also emotional. Researches show positive changes in development of social skills after inclusion institutions, animal in work (Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, Corson and Corson, 1978), reduction of feeling of loneliness at patients and decrease in social isolation and also growth of number of positive interactions between personnel and patients.

When patients see how employees (who are perceived only as "the person with needle") laugh and play with an animal, people in white dressing gowns are perceived more human, Howie says. "Next time, when the employee enters with a needle, it can not cause such fear in the patient."

Though the animaloterapiya and visits of animals help patients in many respects, not it is worth forgetting about safety. It is recommended to use only the certified animals therapists who underwent testing of temperament and are trained in obedience that will allow them to keep calm in stressful situations.

Most often dogs as they submit to verbal teams are used and it is good transfer pochesyvaniye, games and other types of communication, Bernard-Curran considers. Ninety five percent of animals therapists in its organization make dogs.

Author: Joanna Vishio

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