|Flying High Farm is a private mental health practice that utilizes animal-assisted psychotherapy as a form of treatment. Using the therapeutic magic of animals, Christine Randle, LICSW, works closely with individuals to build their self-esteem and heal scars from emotional and/or physical trauma. In addition, animal-assisted psychotherapy is one of the recommended interventions for a variety of conditions such as ADD/HD, various learning disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, etc.|
The use of animals in therapy is founded not only on the premise that it is easier for a child to project his/her feelings on an animal but also on the animal's faculty for supplying some of a child's need for cuddling, companionship and unconditional acceptance.
Basically, the animal cares nothing at all for societal values, but responds primarily to love and kindness. Therefore, there is an immediate affinity between child and animal. Even the angry, hurting child learns quickly to be gentle with the animal that eagerly demonstrates a desire "to be friends." (Adapted from Boris Levinson's Pet-Oriented Child Psychotherapy,1997).
High Farm, Inc.
Christine Randle, LICSW
Lunenburg, MA 01462
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