Animals & Therapy
Peanut Dougal Yingy
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.
I would like to introduce you to.......
Pumpkin and Harry are mini lop rabbits who trained emotional support therapy bunnies. Harry is the grey rabbit in the pictures and Pumpkin is the multi brown coloured one. They were present in many sessions for 2 years with all ages. During sessions they shown their presence offered lots of relaxation and calm for those who were anxious, angry, or fearful. 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 health both Pumpkin and Harry have now retired and living together happily eating lots. During their time they had to shown and validated that animals can offer unconditional emotional support to a diverse range of people.
Ying is a 7 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 10 month 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. Peanut is currently in training and doing well.
Peanuts husbun Dougal has also joined the team. He is still only 14 weeks old but he is already the size of Ying, as he is a French Lop Giant Bunny. He loves playing football and is very loving and constantly energetic.
All my bunnies and Ying live with me and are surrounded with children, including children 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 so let me know in advance.
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 us :)