K2ALPACA Farm & Stud – Therapeutic Trek with the Alpaca’s

Alpaca Therapeutic Service

Have you heard of Alpaca Therapeutic Service? Alpacas are particularly suitable as therapy animals. We love our therapy work and are constantly amazed at the results. The alpacas have a sixth sense which is evident by they way they react to different people and situations. Working with alpacas has proven to improve both mental health and physical health. We provide animal assisted activities (AAA) and animal assisted interventions (AAI). Our goal is to provide full animal assisted therapy (AAT). We have experience with working with children with Autism and ADHD. We work with children and adults with special needs and those suffering from Stress and Anxiety. Alpacas have also been found to help speed up recovery for patients recovering from operations and illnesses.

Family & Individual Experiences at K2 Alpacas in Wicklow

Looking for things to do as a family? Add K2Alpacas to your bucket list. Plan your next family break in Co. Wicklow and visit K2Alpacas. K2Alpacas are based in Wicklow the garden county of Ireland, just 40 mins from Dublin’s City Centre and 50mins from Dublin Airport. We are centrally located to all the major attractions in Wicklow, including many scenic walks and bike trails.

 

            K2 Alpaca Therapeutic Trek

 

Who is it for?

Alpacas are particularly suitable as therapy animals. We love our therapy work and are constantly amazed at the results. The alpacas have a sixth sense which is evident by they way they react to different people and situations. Working with alpacas has proven to improve both mental health and physical health.

We provide animal assisted activities (AAA) and animal assisted interventions (AAI) .Our goal is to provide full animal assisted therapy (AAT)

We have experience with working with children with Autism and ADHD. We work with children and adults with special needs and those suffering from Stress and Anxiety.

Alpacas have been found to help speed up recovery for patients recovering from operations and illnesses.

 

 

https://k2alpacas.ie/alpaca-farm-experiences/alpaca-therapeutic-service/

Self Catering Cottages

There were seven outbuildings on the farm in various states of disrepair. These buildings have been replaced with seven self-catering cottages. The cottages blend the old with the new. The cottages retain a link with the past as stone from the original buildings and timber from Oak and Scots Pine trees grown on the farm have incorporated into them. Two of the cottages are wheelchair accessible with wet room shower facilities. The cottages will retain a link to the original buildings. The buildings were used as a Forge, Stables, Milking parlour, Poultry house, Wood shed, Workshop.

Outside you will find alpacas wandering around and nature in abundance. With BBQs & picnic benches to relax on ponds with wild duck and waterfowl.

Phase 2 will be to restore the 200 year old stone farmhouse onsite with an outdoor firepit and jacuzzi to add to the comfort and experience of your stay.

 

                                                                          

Why Use Animals for Therapy ?

Alpacas as therapy animals Why use animals for therapy? Much has been claimed for animal assisted programmes. For example a programme that works with adolescents notes: “Many studies have been done to show the effects of building relationships with animals”. Endorphins are released into the body and decrease chemicals which cause stress and arousal when sessions are experienced by troubled youth. Being around animals and caring for them is said to be beneficial both physically and mentally. It is well documented that holding and stroking animals can reduce blood pressure and alleviate feelings of tension and anxiety.

Animals are non-judgemental and give unconditional love, and for survivors of abuse, it may be the first form of ‘safe touch’. Animals can be an aid to communication as they are not just always a good talking point, but they are also useful in assisting with nonverbal communication and have been used when working with people with autistic spectrum disorders and attention deficit disorder ADD. K2ALPACA FARM & STUD In animal therapy groups will learn how to properly lead, manage, and take care of the animals. The members may realise that they exhibit some of the exact same behaviours as the animal. By learning how to get along and work with the animal they will better understand their own emotions and body language. Animals cannot speak like humans, and careful attention must be placed on their body language. They will let you know if they are nervous, relaxed, frustrated, excited, or dangerous by their body language.

Learning how to recognise this language is key in learning how to train and become one with an animal. Alpaca Therapy www.K2alpacas.ie

Animal Assisted Intervention can help: • Combat loneliness and encourages social integration • Promote a sense of responsibility and empathy with others • Encourages nurturing traits • Promotes self-esteem, independence and self-confidence • Reduces stress • Encourages mobility • Can act as a catalyst for change and help people through transitional life stages • Can assist people in finding alternative ‘coping strategies’ to face challenges and support personal growth.

 

The Team here at MCS Case Management cannot wait to take a trip to meet Joe and the beautiful furry friends and their fabulous surroundings and facilities soon ……

         Alpaca K2 Therapeutic 6 Trek Siobhan Mc Sweeney MCS Case Management Ltd Clinical Personal Injury Case Management Dublin Ireland

For more information Contact: Email : joe@k2alpacas.ie

Mobile : 086 6375735

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