What is the Power Of Animal-Assisted Therapy?

Mar 27, 2022 | General TRC Information

Apart from medications and therapies, animals could also be of great help when dealing with addiction and mental health issues. Taylor Recovery center also provides animal – assisted therapy for their patients to heal in a better way. It takes help from canines, felines, equines and other animals. It benefits the patients in ways like: 

  • Improves physical health
  • Builds a rapport
  • Increases self – esteem
  • Provides motivation
  • Reduces stress

Patients can also bring in their own pets for the therapy if they have one. 

Types Of Animals Assisting In Therapy

The treatment center takes help from animals like guinea pigs, horses, birds, rabbits, llamas and patients are always welcomed to bring their own pet dogs and cats for the therapy if they wish to. 

These animals are all trained in a way that they will assist any patient with therapy. 

How Do Animals With The Therapy?

Spending time with animals and playing with them boosts up your energy levels. The body releases a sort of “cuddle chemical” which gives you a sense of positivity and improves your well – being. Being with an animal increases dopamine and serotonin levels which sparks a sense of joy in you. 

Studies also show that spending time with animals can also reduce pain levels without the use of medicines. It helps you cope with your physical problems without putting chemicals in your body. 

How Does The Therapy Work? 

The animal assisted therapy sessions last for about 10 to 15 mins where an animal accompanies you. However, you are also allowed to have your own pet live with you at our residential rehab center. The pet you bring in should be approved. Having your own pet with you while you go through detox helps you maintain your state of calmness and brings in a sense of joy and makes you feel as if at home. 

Animal – Assisted Treatment At Taylor Recovery

Taylor Recovery center gives you the provision of an animal – assisted treatment program. You are allowed to bring in your own pets at the facility or can take help from the center. This form of therapy works the best even without medications. Contact us now to know more.