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Wreay Syke Alpacas

Therapy Alpacas

Therapy - the treatment of someone with mental or physical illness or disability without the use of drugs or operations

Wellbeing - the state of feeling and being healthy and happy in body and mind

Wellness - actively achieving a physical, mental and social state of health and wellbeing

Therapy alpaca visits for wellness and wellbeing therapeutic effects for the heart and mind feel good abou yourself

It is more important than ever these days to take care of yourself and each other and make sure you live life to the fullest. I decided to do a course on Animal Assisted Therapy which taught me how different types of animals are used to help support children and adults alike with disabilities or conditions that are emotionally or physically life affecting and how these animals can benefit our health and wellbeing in the long term. After completing this Paul and I both attended an Alpaca Assisted Activities course to learn how alpacas specifically can be used in therapy. Now we would like to bring the benefits of our alpacas to you...

Alpaca Assisted Intervention (AAI)

It is very well documented that contact with animals can reduce blood pressure, lower the pulse rate and alleviate feelings of tension and anxiety. Animals offer unconditional acceptance and do not care who you are or what you look like, they are non-judgemental and are not confused by verbal communication.

Visits can be at our alpacas’ home for individuals or groups, whether it is a one-off visit or a series of visits, we are very flexible and can work out a programme if desired to help achieve specific goals or it could just be for a recreational visit to allow people to enjoy their company. Alternatively, visits can be in a structured environment away from our ‘farm’ where people may feel safer and so more relaxed.

Alpaca Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Although we ourselves are not therapists, we can work alongside independently qualified therapist, health professional, teacher or other practitioners who can use them as part of their plan to help someone achieve specific therapeutic goals and objectives. Goals could include physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills and could be on a one-to-one basis or as part of a group activity.

A therapist will be able to work with their client while we handle the alpacas and direct the alpaca’s interaction, this will give the ability to draw out and make the most of the therapeutic effects of the interaction for the client.

This can either be at our alpacas’ home in a safe environment created with the client’s needs in mind which will be discussed prior to an activity taking place or it can be in a structured environment away from the ‘farm’ where the client may feel safe and so more relaxed.

Alpaca Assisted Activities (AAA)

These are activities with our alpacas that create opportunities for motivational, educational, recreational and therapeutic benefits. All these can enhance and improve your quality of life without the need for a defined structured treatment plan. The activities are aimed at increasing feelings of well-being, comfort, relaxation and reducing stress by interacting with our alpacas and distracting away from everyday life.

These can be our Meet & Greet or Alpaca Visits, click on the links for more information.

Please email for more details including prices for all our Alpaca Assisted Interventions (AAI) including Alpaca Assisted Therapy (AAT)

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