The first canistherapy center – therapy with the help of dogs – began operating in Kyiv. It is called InNikos and is designed, first of all, to provide support and assistance to military personnel and their families, writes WomanEL.
Therapy with with the help of dogs. Source: bzh.life
For Ukraine, this is a relatively new area of psychosocial therapy, although it has been practiced in the world for about 20 years. The center employs qualified psychologists and dog handlers, and the dogs are specially trained and meet the necessary program criteria and international certificates.
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Although therapy with dogs is not regulated in Ukraine at the legislative level, the center's animals receive international certificates such as IAHAIO, PADA, ASB,
the foundation reported.
Interaction with dogs reduces cortisol levels and stimulates the production of endorphins. In addition, communication with dogs helps increase the level of serotonin and dopamine, which contribute to a good mood.
The first canistherapy center. Source: mrpl.city
The Capital Canistherapy Center operates with the support of a charitable foundation. Soon, similar centers will appear in other regions of Ukraine.
Free sessions are held in both group and individual formats. The Center's clients can be internally displaced persons, military personnel, veterans, families and children of war-affected military personnel. You can sign up for a consultation on the official website.
We wrote earlier that you can now take pets into the shelter.