PEACE of Mind: Animal Therapy with Aquatic Finatics

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 2pm - 3.30pm (drop in)
Venue: The Courthouse
All materials and tools are provided.

Take part in a very special one-off event and meet some furry friends!

In this workshop you will be introduced to a number of different animals in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Pet therapy also known as animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves animals as forms of treatment.

Aquatic Finatics run pet therapy that is available to a wide range of establishments . Their experienced pet handlers will interact between people and pets, thus creating a wonderful experience.

Benefits thorugh pet therapy include:

  • Improving a patient’s social, emotional, and cognitive processing
  • Providing an experience that can help reduce stress and anxiety
  • A hands on experience that creates a bond between people and animals
  • Using the pets to enable the creation of drawings, storytelling and literature
  • Improving Self esteem, confidence by interaction
  • Pets offering uncondtional love & attention
  • Promoting a calming atmosphere and stimulate childhood memories

“Well today we had a fantastic visit from Aquatic fanatic they brought lots of animals for us to look at and touch. It was a wonderful hands on experience and we learned about the animals and where they lived and what they ate. Saffron and jack were brilliant in telling us all about the two snakes the tortoise, the ferret, the owl, the rabbit , the tarantula, the giant slug, and bearded dragon .” .(Appleton Wiske preschool)

Suitable For: 

  • This workshop is funded by North Yorkshire County Council as part of the Suicide Prevention Grant. Therefore we particularly want to make this available for those who have been impacted by poor mental health in some way, whether personally or through those they love.
  • This session is available as a drop-in session, so you are welcome to attend for all of part of it, between 2pm – 3.30pm.


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