Paws for Wellbeing: The Health-Boosting Benefits of Pets
Over the last 18 months we’ve all been searching for ways to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic and bolster the resilience we need to survive, and even thrive, in this challenging time. For many people, a key contributor to their mental, physical and social wellbeing has been their pets.
This unique, fun and interactive webinar will give you an opportunity to reflect on how your pets may have contributed to boosting your resilience, wellbeing and mood and sustaining your capacity to flourish. Or, if you don’t own a pet, to consider the benefits of engaging with animals in the workplace, or through hobbies, interests and community-based networks and programmes.
This 60 minute session, created by an organisational coach and Pets As Therapy visitor, will include:
- A brief overview of the latest research outlining the positive outcomes of human-animal interactions for enhanced quality of life for people of all backgrounds and ages
- How interactions with animals enhance our wellbeing
- Some great tools and tips to try for yourselves
- An opportunity to share your pet stories and anecdotes
This webinar will take an interactive seminar style approach. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in activities using the Zoom ‘chat’ function to reflect on content alongside their own experience and ideas.
Your facilitators: An organisational coach, dog-lover and Pets As Therapy Visitor, Clive works with his PAT Dog, Miss May, supporting adults, children and young people in care homes, educational institutions, hospitals and children’s homes. Clive is an expert in the application of coaching and positive psychology within the corporate and public sectors to enhance positive mental health, wellbeing, resilience and performance.
May is a 2 year old Goldendoodle. She is very friendly and interested in meeting people. Her other favourite things are chasing rabbits, carrying sticks, retrieving anything and visiting her local coffee shop where she gets lots of attention! May passed her assessment to be a visiting PAT Dog in August 2021.
How it works:
- Capacity: Up to 100 virtually. You’ll be sent a Zoom link for the session.
- Length: 60 minutes.
*(Sources: CIPD 2018 and Psychological Medicine, 2018).