As part of the recovery programme at NDH, residents attend therapeutic art sessions. These are a great way for residents to express themselves and explore their emotion through art. It allows the nindiciual to manage their recovery and improve their self-esteem in a creative manner.
In conjunction with other treatments offered, the creative process of making art helps to improve the residents physical, mental and emotional well-being. Initially new residents assume that these therapeutic sessions are drawing classes and you need to be ‘good’ at art – You do not, no previous experience is required. All we request is that you come with an open mind.
Music therapy addresses the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of a group or individual. It employs a variety of activities, such as listening to melodies, playing an instrument, writing songs, and guided imagery.
Benefits of music therapy:
Storytelling therapy is the skill of influencing others through literature and speech. It can beneficial for individuals express their emotions by sharing their stories or personal experiences. Storytelling therapy is a medium of communication between therapist and the person receiving the treatment.
Benefits of storytelling
Caring and interacting with animals has many proven health benefits. It provides people with companionship, comfort and a strong sense of responsibility. It’s no surprise that animals have been used for therapeutic purposes throughout history. A range of animals can be used in therapy such as dogs, cats, guinea pigs and even fish. Equine therapy (therapy involving horses) has been found to be particularly effective in helping individuals to process and change negative behaviours.
Equine therapy also known as Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT), is a treatment that includes equine activities and/or an equine environment in order to promote physical, occupational and emotional growth in a person.
During these sessions instead of riding the horse you carry out tasks such as feeding, grooming and leading the horse. Sessions usually take place in small groups, where you may have specific tasks or ‘obstacles’ to overcome. After sessions, you have the chance to discuss your experiences and emotions.
The Goal Of Equine Therapy
By working through equine therapy, you can develop skills such as communication, self-control, problem solving and accountability. It can also help to improve self-esteem, empathy, flexibility and independence.
Ultimately the aim of equine therapy is to help you to discover more about yourself and develop new ways of thinking.
Pet therapy is a guided interaction between a person and a trained animal. It also involves the animal's handler. The purpose of pet therapy is to help someone recover from or cope with a health problem or mental disorder. Dogs and cats are most commonly used in pet therapy.
Extensive research has shown that the presence of an animal can have a positive impact on physiology and psychology. This can help decrease stress-related hormone. Stroking a pet has been shown to lower blood pressure and the heart rate as it can bring a sense of calmness. Other studies have found that Interacting with animals can reduce loneliness, increase feelings of social support, and boost your mood.
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