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High Tea: The Science and Benefits of Emotional, Therapy, and Service Animals*
March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In this workshop the history of animal assisted interventions is explored. The human/animal bond is defined as well as the social learning that occurs between species. The various animal species that are commonly used in this work, their “job descriptions” along with a clear definition of different animal tasks and therapies commonly in practice today are shared. Concepts like Mindfulness, Threat versus Reward, and common myths about animal therapy are addressed.
Dana Brothers is passionate about making connections with people and teaching ways to improve lives through relationships. With a lifelong love for all animals, Dana began her career at age 13 in a veterinary clinic. Ten years later she graduated from U.C. Davis and developed an incubation and hatching consultation business for ratites on the west coast. After a close encounter with an angry ostrich, she segued into healthcare. Today she uses her extensive knowledge to connect people with resources available in the community.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. RSVP’s are requested but not required.