Animal-based activity works on similar principles to outdoor adventure learning: you learn about yourself, develop confidence, personal awareness, compassion, decision-making, leadership and other life skills through an experience that is challenging AND supportive. There are added emotional and attachment benefits since the animal is a living being. Bring your pet to therapy! You can walk your dog or be with your pet while engaging in online counselling, as long as you have an internet connection. Or, if you are in the Ottawa to Kemptville area, you can bring your pet to a session, or book a session combining therapy or coaching with a dog-walk with your dog, or the therapist's dog.
Equine-assisted work can be done with your own horse via internet, or in-person in the Ottawa area. No riding experience is necessary. Call to discuss options that suit your situation.