"Therapy": Peacebunny Unit
Most of our STEM Bunnies activities fit into the AAA - "Animal Assisted Activities" category.
This special unit is made available to bring calm and peace after injury or during times of fear, stress or grief.
Sometimes you just need some sweetness, or a little bubbly joy -- and these quiet, calm fluffy bunny friends are a perfect fit. We have several volunteers who have worked in disaster response, grief counseling, and acute recovery.
These volunteers help facilitate the meeting with the bunnies, but the time is special primarily because of the animals, not because the humans are providing anything besides the "ministry of presence." We don't have the words, and neither do the animals, so we just spend time together.
For official therapy options, we are connected to several AAT "Animal Assisted Therapy" human-rabbit partners that will work with medical providers/therapists.
Contact us for more information about "Bunny Therapy" opportunities.
Our bunnies have helped after school violence, at funerals, and with those who have chronic conditions like children with cancer.
For information or to request a free visit
from the "Peacebunny Unit"
PURPOSE Educate, Have fun Improve patient health
ACTIVITY Play, Learn, Interact Meet specific stated THERAPY goals
No therapy goals (physical * mental * social or behavioral )
CHARTS Limited. paperwork Detailed patient notes from session
& LOCATION (Group or individual) (Individual session)
Community event; Clinic, hospital, hospice
school or private event Home health care setting
FORMAT Facilitated activities, Developed with therapist
Q&A, Hands on learning or healthcare providers
HUMAN - ANIMAL BONDS
Here are some of the benefits: