Animals & Therapy
Pumpkin - Kini Harry Hopper Eevee Yingy
I would like to introduce to you Pumpkin (Kini for short) and Harry Hopper, Ying, Eevee and Peanut to the practice.
Animal-assisted therapy is still undergoing research but the results already show that animals are good for our well-being.
Animals including dogs, rabbits, horses and others are already involved in the world of psychology. They have great understanding towards emotions as they are similar to our own..
Its also been shown that animals can offer relaxation, calmness and help with anxiety. Some children have shared that stroking their fur and feeling them near helps them to feel less intense and worried.
Pumpkin and Harry are mini lop rabbits who trained emotional support therapy bunnies. They have been present in many sessions and are now 2 years old. During sessions they both offer lots of relaxation and calm for those who are anxious. Pumpkin has traveled around London for both work and a holiday and met many people in many different settings. Pumpkin enjoys travelling but Harry has never been as keen but enjoys exploring. Due to Harry's needs they now only travel locally.
Eevee is still in training. Her name from Pokemon - Eevee is always ready for adventure and very nosy. Eevee is relaxed and enjoys strokes and watching from a distance.
Ying is a 4 year old Pug. She unfortunately has had a tough start in life and after lots of operations she simply enjoys sitting for strokes and ... well... sleeping! Her best hobby is to sleep, but can still make others smile with her snoring (which can be loud as many know).
Peanut is a tiny fluffy 5 week old mini lop. Sadly Peanuts mum suddenly passed and has been in my care since. Peanut already loves human interaction, being fed basil and hay, and giving kisses on your nose. I am hoping Peanut will feel comfortable replacing Pumpkin's adventures further a field.
All bunnies live indoors with me and are surrounded with children, including a child on the ASD spectrum and other animals.
If for any reason those who don't feel comfortable with their presence don't worry......they do enjoy days off!
Please stay updated with regular updates that will be frequently added to the page.
If you have any questions please do email or message me and I will be happy to help anyway I can...
Thank you, from Pumpkin, Harry, Eevee, Yingy, Peanut and I :)