Animal Assisted Therapy
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected, either directly or indirectly, by any type of mental illness, and this includes family members and friends.
Thursday, October 20th, 2016, 6:30 pm
Animal Assisted Therapy
During this week’s meeting we will have Yana Gold, and several special guests, join us to talk about Animal Assisted Therapy, including:
1. The special bond between humans and animals.
2. What is so healing about it? How it is happening?
3. What is Animal Assisted Therapy?
4. The origin of the Animal Assisted Therapy field- integration of animals in therapy.
Please note: Yana will be bringing a service dog with her and a bearded dragon (small type of lizard) which both will be on their very best behaviour!
About Yana Gold
Yana Gold recently moved in to Nova Scotia from Israel. She is coordinating the Sycle program with reachAbility that focuses on conflict resolution, effective communication and stress management. Yana specializes in cooperating her knowledge and experience as Animal Assisted Therapist in her self-awareness program and working with clients one on one.
Yana has a Masters degree in Education from Tel Aviv University and a Diploma in Animal Assisted Therapy from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
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About the From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group
The From Recovery to Discovery (FR2D) Mental Health Peer Support Group is special because it moves beyond the expectation of simply existing with minimal symptoms of mental illness. Our message is that we all have the opportunity to manifest our strengths, to recover a sense of empowerment, and to live with meaning and purpose. Through the mutual sharing of our own wisdom and experience, we are reminded to reach for hope and fulfillment in our lives, and to help one another realize our potential.
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone living with any type of mental illness or mental health problem. There is no cost to attend. The meeting format generally involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour.
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group's meeting flyer (PDF) can be downloaded by clicking here.
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Todd MacMillan, Operations Support, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by phoning 902-465-2601 (toll free 1-800-465-2601) or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Laura Burke, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by sending an email email@example.com.