Unique to The Health Hub Belmont is our farm-like environment where we care for various animals. Our Belmont Clinic is home to Turtles, Ducks, Chickens, Dogs and Alpacas.
Most people love animals and find them to have a calming effect, and find it emotionally rewarding to care for and spend time with an animal.
The animals can be a small or a large part of a clinical plan.
Animal-assisted therapy has been shown to:
- Promote positive emotions and improve mood
- Support the development or expression of empathic skills
- Improve social interaction and communication skills
- Boost confidence
- Ease anxiety
- Reduce feelings associated with low mood, such as loneliness, insecurity, sadness, social isolation, and anger