Canine Therapy uses dogs to promote health and healing.
Dogs are accepting, comforting and non-judgmental, making them ideal for therapy.
Research suggests that interacting with a dog, has many benefits, including:
Relief from anxiety and depression
Increased focus and attention through interaction
Improved communication and social skills
Learning appropriate ways to treat self and others
Unconditional love, affection, nurturing, and empathy
Increased self-esteem and feelings of empowerment
Reduced blood pressure
Raised levels of oxytocin
Reduced loneliness and bigger sense of purpose
Setting and respecting boundaries
Motivation to stay in treatment and participate fully in therapy
-CRC Health Group