Animals 4 Healing
Mission and Statement of Purpose
Animals 4 Healing is a 501(c)3 community mental health clinic for children, adolescents, adults, veterans, and their families who have experienced a trauma. We define trauma as physical and sexual violence, neglect, community-based violence, extreme poverty, loss of a parent or primary caretaker, natural disaster, childhood abuse, human trafficking, car accident, burn, combat, amputation, bullying, surgery, or anything that has caused a person to have posttraumatic stress disorder like symptoms.
We follow a person-centered approach and draft each person’s treatment plan to reflect that no two patients are alike. We also follow a family centered approach and treat the entire family affected by the trauma.
The mission of Animals 4 Healing is to help individuals and their families achieve balance and presence by connecting their body, mind, heart, and spirit. Using therapeutic techniques that integrate the mutually beneficial relationship of animals, nature, music, and movement with evidence-based practices.
The Heart Program brings animals into all types of therapies. It is imperative that patients experience unconditional love and safe touch from our animals to assist in healing their hearts. These skills teach them to forgive themselves and understand that they are “ENOUGH” just the way they are. It is important for our patients to learn to forgive themselves and eliminate anger from the body and mind. Our heart program teaches different philosophies on how to live in gratitude and start each new day feeling joyful and happy.
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