We are slowly making our way out of a global pandemic that has left many of us with mental health struggles that perhaps were not as severe as before. Lockdowns, isolation, health anxiety. These are all seriously traumatic things for the human spirit to withstand. Whilst anxiety increases, so has the rise in therapy amongst all ages from young children to young adults - and we can understand why.
For many years, the idea of needing therapy came with a wide range of stigmas. People would not communicate their need for an emotional processing outlet, and would keep it all in. People were embarrassed and ashamed to be needing therapy. Their dire need for strength and confidence would not be met, and so the cracks in mental health would deepen from one generation to the next. With that in mind we can understand why the idea of going to therapy can spark some anxiety. That’s where animals such as alpacas come in…
Yep - you read that correctly! Alpaca assisted therapy is an actual, proven method of therapy assistance. Sounds too good to be true right? It’s not! Here are 5 ways that alpacas can act as co-therapists on your journey to mental wellbeing:
There you have it folks! 5 fantastic ways that alpacas can assist with therapy. This is only the tip of the iceberg, too! Chat to us at Crea Pax for more!