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Therapeutic Interventions

Using animals in treatments has many advantages.The presence of animals and their direct involvement in treatments have positive effects on people at various

  • Physical: animals promote physical well-being, contributing to the normalization of the cardiovascular system, creating a pleasant feeling in the body, reducing stress, and encouraging more exercise.

  • Mental health: animals improve - among other things - the ability to concentrate, the ability to learn new skills, and general mental agility.

  • Cognitive: animals promote involvement in activities, communication skills, language development and contact with the outside world.

  • Emotional: animals soothe the human psyche, reduce the risk of suicide, make people laugh, reduce the feeling of loneliness, and increase self-esteem.

  • Social: animals contribute to learning and improving social skills such as accepting criticism, making compromises, and solving conflicts.

  • Motor activity: animals contribute to the promotion of movement, and coordination and improve overall mobility.

Interaction with animals can provide a sense of peace, purpose, companionship, and love.

Developing a bond with animals also promotes self-worth, self-esteem, and trust.

Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) provide opportunities for motivational, educational, therapeutic, and recreational benefits to enhance the quality of life.

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