Nature-Based Therapeutics
Classes, Programs & Events

It's nature's way of healing. Nature Based Therapeutics are professionally facilitated interactions with plants, animals and natural landscapes to bring about measurable outcomes in human health and well-being. It is nature's way of healing all people in physical, social, emotional and cognitive ways.


 

Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) is the intentional inclusion of animals in a therapeutic process for humans, and often occurs in settings such as hospitals, multi-level care communities, mental health facilities and schools. 

The Animal Assisted Interventions Practitioner Training is the latest initiative with the University of Minnesota's Nature-based Therapeutic Services, a shared collaboration between the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Center for Spirituality and Healing. 

Wellness for Therapy Animals*
FOR CURRENTLY REGISTERED THERAPY ANIMAL HANDLERS*

Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
(850-09-05-18) 
Bee Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska 
OR
Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (850-10-03-18) 
Leatherdale Equine Center in St. Paul 

Julia Tomlinson, BVSc MS PhD DACVS, DACVSMR, Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Learn how to keep your therapy dogs fit, healthy and comfortable throughout their careers. Learn basics on how the canine body works and expand handling skills to read subtle pain and stress cues in your therapy partner. Topics include conditioning, strengthening and nutrition for therapy dogs. This class will be a combination of lecture, dynamic demonstration, and Q & A. A certificate of completion will be awarded after class. This class is for the "human-end" of the leash, but your registered therapy dog is welcome to attend if s/he can be comfortable and quiet in a crate during the class.
Limit 40

*Non-registered handlers may be able to attend (without an animal) by request to Sarah Palm at sarahpalm@mac.com

This class is canceled.  Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bee Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska
$75, includes Arboretum admission 
This class is canceled.  Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Nutrena Conference Center (located within Leatherdale Equine Center), University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus
$75, includes Arboretum admission. Parking is complimentary directly outside Leatherdale Center see map

Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) is the intentional inclusion of animals in a therapeutic process for humans, and often occurs in settings such as hospitals, multi-level care communities, mental health facilities and schools.

The Animal Assisted Interventions Practitioner Training is the latest initiative with the University of Minnesota's Nature-based Therapeutic Services, a shared collaboration between the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Center for Spirituality and Healing.


INTERMEDIATE Tricky Business: Continuing Skills and Techniques to Enhance AAI*
FOR CURRENTLY REGISTERED THERAPY ANIMAL HANDLERS*

Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (850-09-26-18)

This class is canceled.  Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bee Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska
$75
, includes Arboretum admission 

 
 

INTERMEDIATE Massage Techniques for Therapy Animals*
FOR CURRENTLY REGISTERED THERAPY ANIMAL HANDLERS*
Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (850-10-17-18)

This class is canceled.  Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bee Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska
$75, includes Arboretum admission 


 

 

View past Nature-Based Therapeutics Events

 


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