Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Animal Therapy is very successful with anxiety, Autism, ADD, ADHD, depression and many other conditions.  It has been seen to lower blood pressure, help concentration, calm anxiety and build confidence.  We have created a stress-free, non-judgmental environment for you all to enjoy with our animals.  It has been clinically documented that just being around horses changes human brainwave patterns, we calm down and become more centered and focused when we are with them.  hugBeing herd animals, they rely on an acute stream of sensory data to sense safety or danger; they can also hear human heartbeat within four feet.  Research on heart-rate variability indicates that horses have a profound ability to synchronize their own heartbeat with that of humans.open1They are masters of reading physical movement, facial expressions, and tone of voice, which often is missed by us and they have an innate ability to help us heal our emotional wounds.deckingOur private sessions are available to book during the week and at weekends.  We offer a therapeutic environment where you can interact with the animals.  Our staff will be there to assist you with the rabbits, goat, cat and pony.  It’s time to play, relax, chat, self-regulate in nature and enjoy the facilities we have on offer.  There is a huge trampoline, wooden platforms/treehouse around the apple trees, a beautiful garden to explore.

Please discuss with Arabella your needs, we will send you a form to fill to help us create a session to suit your child.  Their passions and interests are very important to us so we can pair them up with these new experiences.

The sessions are 1 hr @ £40.00

2 hours @ £65

To book email Arabella at thelittleexplorersactivityclub@yahoo.com

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010The release of endorphins (oxytocin) has a calming effect on children that struggle with emotional dysregulation. We work to restructure their emotional response, thus access whole brain learning.Thula Queen.jpgThese majestic animals can teach us so much about our own behavior and body language which can help us to understand and control our energy patterns in order to express ourselves more clearly.Fred & ZoeAnimals also offer a powerful multi-sensory stimulus, they provide spontaneous behavioral responses which are simple and easy for children to interpretGonzo and EdenWith the help of these wonderful animals, we can connect, encourage and inspire.

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