Animal Assisted Therapies

Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) utilizes specially trained animals in a clinical environment to promote improvement in human physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning.  

This widely documented and scientifically evaluated process is provided in a variety of settings such as hospitals, convalescent centers, rehabilitation facilities and adult day care and can be done in a group or individually. 

Gayle is considered a skilled and sensitive "Animal Mediator," understanding how animals communicate and animals understand her as well.  

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) uses a horse's natural ability to sense and communicate, helping bypass a client's conscious mind.  This therapeutic technique uses hands-on interaction with one or more horse 'co-therapists' along with human therapists.  

EAP does not involve riding, and it can be used for individuals, families or groups.   It is a safe place to feel and release emotions as well as discover hidden, subconscious issues.    

In a group, EAP facilitates expression between individuals, and thus offers assistance with group and family dynamics, team building, etc.  It is an effective therapy for Attention Deficit Disorder.  

Since childhood, Gayle has been rescuing, training and care-taking animals of all kinds, ultimately helping hone her skills as a therapist.  Concurrently, what she learned from animals allowed her to become skilled with human communication, sensing subtle nuances and intuiting what's going on under the surface.  

Gayle has a degree in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy from Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association www.eagala.org, a non-profit professional organization.   

If you are interested in Gayle's animal communication skills, visit www.mauipetservices.com

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