Donkey Therapy Europe

Donkey Therapy
DonkEyMOTION

DONKEY ASSISTED THERAPY  

Research has shown that spending time with donkeys has enormous therapeutic benefits. For children with disabilities, riding therapy donkeys provides a unique opportunity to improve their strength and coordination as well as boosting their confidence and self-esteem.

Donkeys are naturally calm animals. Their slow and steady presence gives a feeling of security and comfort to the poorly, the elderly and those feeling vulnerable or suffering from emotional difficulties.

Touching, grooming and cuddling donkeys is a great social facilitator, allowing people to relax and feel a sense of nurturing and connection. 

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DONKEY THERAPY in EUROPE

Donkey Therapy in the UK & Ireland

Donkey Therapy in France

Donkey Therapy in Italy

Switzerland

DONKEY THERAPY in SWITZERLAND (Asinothérapie)

Asinotherapie et Mediation par l'Animal
Centre Romand d’Asinotherapie et Mediation par l’Animal, Servion

Centre Romand d’Asinotherapie et Mediation par l’Animal Servion.

Centre d'Asinotherapie Servion logo

Nous proposons des accompagnements thérapeutiques individuels ou en petits groupes avec des ânes miniatures dans notre centre situé à Servion et en déplacement en Suisse romande.  

Therapeutic individual or small group treatments with miniature donkeys in Servion and across French-speaking Switzerland and visits to schools, medical centers, institutions and hospitals.

Des ânes qui apaisent l’âme Migros Magazine

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spain

DONKEY THERAPY in SPAIN (Terapia de burro)

Donkey therapy Barcelona
L’Unicorn, granja inclusiva, Barcelona

L’Unicorn, granja inclusiva Barcelona. Intervencions educatives i terapèutiques amb rucs i altres animals que viuen en manada i semi-llibertat. 

L’Unicorn is an inclusive farm where we provide educational and therapeutic donkey-assisted activites for people with disabilities and special needs. Specialized in special educational needs, autism, and coaching. Website coming soon or visit the Facebook page. Email: info@lunicorn.cat

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portugal

DONKEY THERAPY in PORTUGAL (Terapia de burro)

Donkey Therapy
DonkEyMOTION

DonkEyMOTION Barão São João. Vacations, theme weeks and other fun activities in southern Portugal, close to the beautiful beaches. Coaching with donkeys, personal development holidays, hiking, sight-seeing and other activities. A six-day stay at a Quinta with 3 or 4 other people who have chosen the same theme as you: walking, personal development in a holiday atmosphere or a week centred around the animals. Email: info@donkeymotion.com

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germany

DONKEY THERAPY in GERMANY (Esel-Therapie)

DONKEY THERAPY in LOWER SAXONY

Staff Horster Mellinghausen, Diepholz. Assisted Animal Intervention activities, camping and hiking with donkeys, goat milking, cheese making and just relaxing with the animals. German sign language offered.


DONKEY THERAPY in RHINELAND-PALATINAT

Educational Donkey Center Langsur-Metzdorf. Donkey Assisted Therapy for Autistic children, ADHD and ADD children, traumatized children and elderly people with or without dementia. Perception, confidence and leadership exercises children and adults. Working in cooperation with the German Society for Alternative Medicine DGAM (www.dgam.de).


DONKEY THERAPY in SAXONY

Eselhof Nechern, Nechern

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belgium

DONKEY THERAPY in BELGIUM (Esel-Therapie)

De Kampenhoeve STER vzw is een snelgroeiend ezel-en paardencentrum te Kampenhout, Vlaams-Brabant, dat zich specifiek richt tot kinderen en volwassenen met een mentale en/of fysieke beperking. Door middel van aangepaste inzet van deze dieren wordt op maat een programma uitgewerkt dat varieert van pure ontspanning (vb wandelen, borstelen, …) tot het uitvoeren van speelse opdrachten voor o.a. de verbetering van de motoriek, coordinatie, zelfvertrouwen, etc.

De Kampenhoeve STER non-profit organisation is a fast growing donkey and horse centre in Kampenhout, Vlaams-Brabant, which specifically focuses on children and adults with mental and / or physical disabilities. Tailored prorgrams, ranging from pure relaxation (e.g. walking or brushing) to playful assignments for the improvement of motor skills, coordination and self-confidence. Kampenhoutsevoetweg 1, 1910 Berg. Email: info@kampenhoeve.com

Aktiv-Esel Liege. 

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the-netherlands

DONKEY THERAPY in THE NETHERLANDS (Coaching met ezels)

MargometEzel Ommen. Therapeutic work with donkeys, on site or walking with donkeys. Margo Huggers works with children, children / adolescents with autism, people with assertiveness problems, those suffering from stress or burnout and those who want to get more in touch with themselves and their bodies. Email: margohuggers@gmail.com

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poland

DONKEY THERAPY in POLAND (Terapia osłem)

Onoterapia

Onoterapia Bochnia in Kieble and Lubachów in the district of Świdnica. Email: animaloterapia.lubachow@gmail.com

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ASSISTED THERAPY ORGANISATIONS  

ASSISSTED THERAPY ORGANISATIONS in EUROPE

EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY Research and advancement of animal assisted therapy with emphasis on the promotion of the therapeutic, pedagogical and salutogenetic effects of the relationship between man and animal. ESAAT is the European umbrella organisation for animal assisted therapy. 

Copyright 2016 Amy Swift