By: Appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi! THIS IS A TEMPORARY WEBPAGE. As time progresses, I will upload a comprehensive website, detailing the many and wide variety of services that are in the works and will be available. Here are some of what's coming; a broad variety of services including but not limited to; Wellness Sessions, Various Workshops, Meditation Room (indoor heated), Gardens, Labyrinth, Riverside Retreat, Outdoor Meditation Areas, Sensory Stimulation for all ages and needs, Gift Shop, Herbal Teas, Tutoring Services, College/Uni preparation, Life Coaching Services, Pain Self-Management Workshops, Girl Self-Esteem Workshops, Equine Assisted Learning, Adult Literacy and Children's Activities. A COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM for low income individuals will also be available.
UPDATE: Outdoor, meditation, walking labyrinth is under construction. Excavating has begun for the outdoor meditation areas and zen gardens. WE ARE ENTERING the LAST STAGE of the project! The new heated, building has been approved by the municipality and it will be housing the workshop area, multi sensory stimulation room, meditation Zen room, canteen, gift shop and accessible bathroom for persons with disabilities.
CURRENT ACTIVITIES: Visit and like our new FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/synergyequineassistedwellnesscenterhttps://www.facebook.com/synergyequineassistedwellnesscenter
Fundraising : Store HERE
It's getting colder outside and the minis are getting very fuzzy. :)
Nova Scotia disability links and low income resources: HERE
The Community Outreach Program is a free service and is funded solely by fundraising and donations, so share our page, upcoming Facebook page, and our Youtube videos. Thanks!
I am hoping to provide services for not only, special needs individuals, but all individuals. With services ranging from Equine Assisted Wellness Visits to peaceful gardens, meditation room, tutoring services, fitness activities, riverside retreat, workshops on a variety of topics for young and old alike and much more. Living a healthier lifestyle and helping individuals find their own balance is what I am hoping to accomplish.
ABOUT EQUINE ASSISTED WELLNESS VISITS
Equine Assisted Wellness Sessions are beneficial for so many reasons. Interactions with horses can provide emotional and physical health benefits for a broad range of people, including developmentally delayed children, youth and adults, those with autism spectrum disorders, the elderly, children with ADHD and ADD, those with learning disabilities, the physically disabled, and individuals living with chronic pain, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. The movements associated with stroking, brushing, and walking equines are very beneficial for individuals with mobility, ambulatory and range of motion concerns.
Animal assisted visits can lower blood pressure and trigger the release of dopamine and serotonin in the brain, which can elevate mood. Animal assisted visits have also been documented to relieve pain and anxiety in many individuals. Animals respond to calm behaviour, thus rewarding calm behaviour in excitable and hyper sensitive children and youth. It also boosts self esteem in introverted children and youth. Animals communicate mainly non verbally, making them perfect for individuals who cannot speak and also those who live with autism spectrum disorders. They provide the tactile stimulation that these persons so dearly need in a safe and secure way, very different than when tactile stimulation is provided by another human. It is very non threatening with an animal.
Individuals, especially children, dealing with loss, tragedy, and trauma can also benefit from the animal visits. It allows them to start feeling emotions again towards a non threatening, living creature. Animals are non judgemental and live in the present moment. This facilitates emotional healing in individuals who are fearful of letting themselves feel emotions again and allows them to do so in a less vulnerable way.
The Center will also be providing fun and active miniature horse play sessions for children, teens and adults with no special needs that want to get out, get active and have fun with the minis! Discounted rates will be available for sessions with more than one individual.