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Thursday, February 20 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Animals as Partners in Healing

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There is a ever-growing body of evidence-based research that demonstrates that working with animals leads to increased physiological, emotional, and psychological well-being including an increase in self-esteem, self-awareness, empathy, concentration/focus, communication skills, and pro-social behaviours; and reduction in stress/anxiety, depression, anti-social behaviours, and trauma symptoms. In this session attendees will explore the physiological and psychological benefits to working with animals, and ways in which professionals can integrate the use of animals in helping children overcome emotional obstacles; and increase levels of wellness, resiliency, and connection. The instructor, Tammy Schamuhn, is a Registered Psychologist who developed both canine and equine assisted therapy programs for children and teens, and consults with a variety of organizations across Canada on how to ethically utilize animals therapeutically.


Tammy Schamuhn

Institute of Child Psychology
I am a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, Speaker, and Educator. I am the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology and Founder and Executive Director of Family Counselling Centres, based out of Leduc and Edmonton.I have been working in private practice... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST