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Equine-Facilitated Counselling and Women With Eating Disorders: Articulating Bodily Experience
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| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Hillary Sharpe, Tom Strong
Disordered eating is on the rise and our current conceptualization and treatment of such problems neglects a corporeal-relational understanding in favour of a more cognitive approach. In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, I explore the experiences of fourteen women with eating disorders...
They Say Emotional Support Dog, We Say Service Dog: Why the Americans with Disabilities Act Should Recognize Emotional Support Dogs as Service Animals
| Contributor(s):: Chelsea Hernandez-Silk
This article explores the laws surrounding emotional support animals. Specifically, the author analyzes the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act. This article proposes that emotional support animals should be recognized under federal legislation...
Therapy dogs on campus: An exploration of how dog therapy services affect undergraduate students' stress levels
| Contributor(s):: Tanna Lauriente, Drayden A.D. Kopp, Marcy Wilhelm-South
University can be stressful for many undergraduates. Fortunately, there are various stress reduction strategies, including weekly dog therapy sessions, offered at Thompson Rivers University. This study investigated the effects of dog therapy on students via a self-reported stress survey....
Heroes and Horses
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South
Heroes and Horses is a Montana-based nonprofit organization that has created an innovative, three-phase reintegration program, which is offered to qualifying combat veterans (at no cost to them) suffering from PTSD. Our program utilizes the remote wilderness of Montana, coupled with human and...
Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy
At Leaps & Bounds, we provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services for children of all ages in the Inland Empire and Orange County who are at risk for, or who have difficulty participating in typical, age appropriate activities. Our therapists are highly...
Effect of hippotherapy in the global motor coordination in individuals with Down Syndrome
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Valéria Sovat de Freitas Costa, Hudday Mendes da Silva, Monique de Azevêdo, André Ribeiro da Silva, Ludmila Lucena Pereira Cabral, Jonatas de França Barros
Introduction: Down syndrome (DS) of all genetic syndromes is the most common. In Hippotherapy, three-dimensional movements, provided by horse walking, awaken in the body of children with DS a large amount of sensory and neuromuscular stimuli, which directly interfere with overall development...
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Little Horses Big Smiles
Little Horses Big Smiles is an all volunteer 501c3 non profit that provides animal assisted therapy and activities to various type of health facilities, schools, and other special events. Charlie (The STAR) is a 2.5 year old miniature horse. Charlie and I are a registered animal assisted...
Animals 4 Therapy
A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that provides therapy animals for visits.
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding - All Special Needs, All Ages - is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization based in Palm Desert, California. Started in 1981, its equine therapy program was developed and improved between 1986 and 1996 and then expanded.
Touching Smiles Equine Therapy
Touching Smiles Equine Therapy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 recognized nonprofit organization that brings miniature horses to children and adults. Through direct contact with these wonderfully perceptive creatures, we see increased self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-control. It has been shown that...
Animal Assisted Psychotherapy: An Exploration of the Adult Client's Experience of Individual Psychotherapy with the Assistance of a Dog
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Allen-Miller
Encountering the Other: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Horse/Human Interaction
| Contributor(s):: Hana Gartner
This thesis asks how and why a serendipitous and spontaneous personal encounter with a being from another species created an ongoing bond. Through the lens of three intersecting disciplines: environmental studies, animal behaviour and health science, I explore how the horse, over time, has gone...
Impact of an animal-assisted therapy programme on physiological and psychosocial variables of paediatric oncology patients
| Contributor(s):: Nathiana B. Silva, Flávia L. Osório
The objective of this study was to propose an intervention and safety protocol for performing animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and evaluating its efficacy in children under outpatient oncological treatment based on psychological, physiological, and quality of life indicators for the children and...
Medicine Horse Program
Medicine Horse Program enhances the mental health and life skills of youth, adults, families, and groups through therapeutic interaction with horses.Medicine Horse Program is a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of adolescents, adults and families...
Animal-assisted intervention in the ICU: a tool for humanization
| Contributor(s):: Megan M. Hosey, Janice Jaskluski, Stephen T. Wegener, Linda L. Chlan, Dale M. Needham
The combination of an aging population and advances in critical care medicine is resulting in a growing number of survivors of critical illness . Survivors’ descriptions of their stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) are frequently filled with traumatic events, and include experiences...
Special Equestrians of Georgia
Recognizing a need in her community, Stacey Edwards founded Special Equestrians of Georgia in 2006. A registered PATH International Instructor, Stacey and her team bring therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, emotional, behavioral and developmental...
Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association
We serve people from: Community Entry Services (a local organization that provides a full array of services for individuals with developmental disabilities), C-V Ranch (a residential school and treatment facility for multi-handicapped and emotionally disturbed youth whose education needs are not...
Prancing Horse Center
Prancing Horse Inc. is a PATH ( www.pathintl.org ) Premier Accredited therapeutic riding center that provides a needed service to persons in the Sandhill’s NC area. We have been headquartered in Southern Pines, NC for the past 30 years, providing service to our local...