Farmyard Family provide professional Pet Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy for everyone.
We can offer flexible petting farm options for nursing homes, retirement facilities, hospitals, schools or any meeting place.
Interaction with our dogs and farm animals can provide a range of positive reactions from the people who are grieving, lonely, scared, depressed, anxious, or experiencing other emotions and feelings.
Our animals are like little counsellors with fur, providing comfort, a welcome diversion and unconditional love to those in need of it. Because animals don’t judge or talk back, they are able to provide an opportunity for someone who is hurting or going through a hard time, to just express themselves without fear of expectations or judgement.
Animal therapy has been found to:
- Reduce anxiety
- Stimulate happy memories
- Trigger releases of serotonin
- Reduce blood pressure
- Stimulate social interaction
- Foster caring emotions
- Provide a talking point
- Provide a distraction from pain
- And much more
The benefits of interacting with people friendly animals, are well documented and scientifically proven.