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Welcome to Bridging Bonds: The Human-Animal Connection in Therapy

Event Details:

  • Date: July 5th, Friday

  • Time: Schmooze 12:30, Lecture promptly at 1pm, Schmooze til 1:30pm

  • Location: Strides to Solutions, Moshav Sitiryya, Central Israel 

About the Lecture: Join us for an enlightening event, "Bridging Bonds: The Human-Animal Connection in Therapy," featuring Nancy Parish-Plass, renowned researcher, author, speaker, and psychotherapist. As the Chairperson of the Israeli Association of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy, Nancy Parish-Plass will share her extensive knowledge and insights on the therapeutic benefits of the human-animal connection.

Who Should Attend: This event is open to the public and medical practitioners, including:

  • Psychologists and therapists

  • Medical professionals

  • Educators

  • Social workers

  • Students in related fields

  • Animal therapy enthusiasts

  • Anyone interested in learning about animal-assisted therapy for themselves or a loved one

What You'll Learn:

  • The powerful impact of animal-assisted therapy on emotional and mental well-being.

  • Real-life case studies and research findings from a leading expert in the field.

  • Practical applications of animal-assisted interventions in therapeutic settings.

The Science Behind Animal-Assisted Therapy: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a growing field that leverages the human-animal bond to promote mental health and well-being. Scientific studies have shown that interactions with therapy animals can:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety levels by lowering cortisol (stress hormone) levels and increasing oxytocin (the "love hormone").

  • Improve mood and alleviate symptoms of depression.

  • Enhance social interaction and communication skills.

  • Provide comfort and companionship, particularly in therapeutic environments.

  • Encourage physical activity and improve overall physical health.

Why Attend?

  • Expert Insights: Gain valuable knowledge from Nancy Parish-Plass, a pioneer in animal-assisted therapy.

  • Engaging Content: Learn about the latest research and practical approaches to incorporating animals into therapy.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals and enthusiasts in the field of animal-assisted therapy.

RSVP Required: To secure your spot at this exclusive event, please RSVP by filling out the form below. Additional event details will be emailed to you once the date and time are confirmed. Limited seats available

Contact Us: For more information or assistance, please contact us at:

Location: Strides to Solutions Moshav Sitiryya, Central Israel (Only 20 minutes from the airport, 10 mins from Rehovot, 15 mins from Modiin, 15 mins from Rishon LeTsiyon, 45 mins from Jerusalem, 1 hour from Haifa). There is no bus that goes directly into the moshav. From the bus stop outside of the moshav to the farm is about a 15 minute walk. It is best to either drive in a car directly to the farm, carpool with someone already coming or take a taxi. There is no transportation provided to this free event. 

RSVP: This is by RSVP only. Please fill out form below. This event is at no charge and it's purpose is for education only. 

Language: This lecture is in English

Length of time: The lecture will be approx. 30 mins. There will be a shmooze 30 mins before and 30 mins after. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Join Us: Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the profound bond between humans and animals in therapy. We look forward to welcoming you to Strides to Solutions for this special lecture!

*Please don't feed the horses

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