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Smiling Goat Ranch
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Our non-profit has a simple mission: to bring the healing effects of horses, movement, nature and supportive community to autism families, veterans with PTSD, children and adults with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and related conditions free of charge.
A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse
Contributor(s):: Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami
Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts of IPV on women’s health.Method: An exhaustive search of published, peer reviewed...
Affecting affect effectively : investigating a haptic-affect platform for guiding physiological responses
Contributor(s):: Joseph P. Hall
This thesis describes the development of a platform for touch-guided anxiety management via engagement with a robot pet. An existing physiological sensor suite and “Haptic Creature” robot pet are modified to influence user physiological responses through real-time interaction guided...
Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies
Contributor(s):: Kathryn Rebekah Struik
The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD however face formidable...
Evaluating the Media's Role in Public and Political Responses to Human-Shark Interactions in NSW, Australia
Contributor(s):: Sam Fraser-Baxter
Of all animals that pose danger to humans in this world, few are more feared than sharks. Human-shark interactions are traumatic, emotional and difficult to rationalize. While rare, human-shark interactions generate a disproportionate amount of media coverage and public debate. The mass media is...
Comfort of Animals: Effects of An Animal's Presence on Stress
Contributor(s):: Melanie R. Gillan
Mitä on alpakkaterapia : toimintaterapeutin näkökulma
Contributor(s):: Tiia Hagman
Opinnäytetyön aiheena on selventää tapaustutkimuksen avulla, mitä alpakkaterapia käytännössä on. Valmis työ luovutetaan alpakoita kasvattavan Lumotarhan käyttöön. Tutkimus suoritettiin haastattelemalla toimintaterapeutti Joyce...
Beliefs About Animal Assisted Interventions Among Medical Social Workers
Contributor(s):: Gyda D. Boyd
Animal‑Assisted Intervention (AAI) is used to significantly reduce pain, lower blood pressure, decrease anxiety, and help ease depression in people with a range of health problems; however, it is not readily used in the hospital setting. Research involving the Human‑Animal Bond (HAB) is well...
Without stress at the veterinarian: make the visit in the veterinary practice cat-friendlyOhne Stress sum Tierarzt: Den Besuch in der Tierarztpraxis katzenfreundlich gestalten
Contributor(s):: Melchers, V.
This article describes how to reduce stress in cats presented at animal hospitals for routine and medical procedures.
Animal-assisted therapy for inpatient adults
Contributor(s):: Phung, A., Joyce, C., Ambutas, S., Browning, M., Fogg, L., Christopher, B. A., Flood, S.
The Receding Animal: Theorizing Anxiety and Attachment in Psychoanalysis from Freud to Imre Hermann
Contributor(s):: Marinelli, L., Mayer, A.
Reduced heart rate variability in pet dogs affected by anxiety-related behaviour problems
Contributor(s):: Wormald, D., Lawrence, A. J., Carter, G., Fisher, A. D.
Comparação entre bem-estar psicológico do tutor e problemas comportamentais no seu animal de companhia
Contributor(s):: Joana Lara da Encarnação Antunes de Almeida
O Homem tem vindo a relacionar-se com cães e gatos há, pelo menos, 9 mil anos, sendo o vínculo homem-animal já bastante conhecido. Acredita-se mesmo que a relação entre homens e cães/gatos é uma das relações...
Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools
Contributor(s):: Courtney Zents
Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...
The Effects of the Presence of An Animal on Anxiety and Communication
Contributor(s):: Benjamin T. Nielsen
Animal assisted interventions for people who stutter : a clinical guide
Contributor(s):: Kelsey Marie Robin
The emerging field of animal assisted therapy has many potentially beneficial applications. The use of animal assisted therapy with persons who stutter has been discussed in several public forums but has not currently been investigated through empirical research. The following report will...
Síndrome de ansiedade de separação em cães
Contributor(s):: Giulia Bampi
Atualmente é crescente o número de animais de companhia acometidos pela síndorme de ansiedade de separação (SAS), condição relacionada a distúrbios no vínculo humano-animal que levam a uma hipervinculação...
Its a Dog's Life: Contemplating the Human-Animal Relationship through Dog Adoption Narratives
Contributor(s):: Nicole Silvestrini
Dog adoption is a popular way for people to find pets in the United States. With dog adoption comes dog adoption narratives, ideologically about the dog, told by humans for humans. Dog adoption narratives, a genre of personal experience narrative, enact a series of formalized conventions that...
The Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on Mood and Anxiety in College Students
Contributor(s):: Ashley Chermak
During this study, I tested the effects of an Animal Assisted Therapy video on participants’ mood quality and anxiety level. I hypothesized that participants who watched an AAT video would report better mood and lower anxiety than the control group. Forty three undergraduates completed two...
The Effect of Dog-Assisted Intervention on Student Well-Being, Mood, and Anxiety
Contributor(s):: Dasha Grajfoner, Emma Harte, Lauren M. Potter, Nicola McGuigan
This novel, exploratory study investigated the effect of a short, 20 min, dog-assisted intervention on student well-being, mood, and anxiety. One hundred and thirty-two university students were allocated to either an experimental condition or one of two control conditions. Each participant...