Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy, located just 30 minutes east of Edmonton, offers a holistic approach to healing in a tranquil 40-acre ranch setting. Their goal is to provide a wide range of traditional and unique therapies to help individuals of all ages find healing, balance, and joy. Services are tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each person, with interventions including talk therapy, play therapy, art therapy, animal-assisted therapy, nature-assisted therapy, equine facilitated counseling, and more.
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) at Dreamcatcher
AAT introduces a unique and novel approach to therapy. The presence of animals helps individuals tackle old problems in non-traditional ways, breaking down barriers and fostering new connections and communication. The critters act as channels and helpers, enabling individuals who may be difficult to reach through conventional methods to connect and engage in new and exciting ways.
The Power of Animal Interaction
Animals offer a new dynamic in therapy sessions, providing invaluable insights and experiences. They help shed light on how troubled behavior impacts others and can foster positive interactions, especially for those who have had negative clinical experiences in the past. Dreamcatcher's natural setting, endearing animals, and skilled therapists create a motivating environment for forming healthy partnerships in personal care plans.
Professional Development in Animal-Assisted Therapy
In addition to providing counseling and therapy services, Dreamcatcher offers professional development opportunities in Animal Assisted Therapy nationwide. They offer certification courses, university diplomas, workshops, seminars, and certifications for professionals and therapy animals. Dreamcatcher™ is recognized as one of the leading organizations in Animal Assisted Therapy in Canada.