About Animal Assisted Therapy/Intervention
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Intervention (AAI) is a relatively new field acknowledged as an important aspect of One Health. Well planned AAI sessions which are delivered responsibly offer numerous benefits to the participants, including those involved in delivering the intervention, as well as to the animal. For recipients, AAI can have a positive impact on physical abilities as well as addressing psychological, social, educational, emotional and cognitive needs''.
Source: Society for Companion Animal Studies (2019)
Who We Are
Animals in Mind is run by Lynn Hart; a lifelong animal lover and educationalist. Recognising the positive impact of animals on well-being and learning, Lynn began working with the assistance of her eclectic mix of amazing animals to support individuals, schools, charities, the care sector and community groups in 2019.
Prior to launching Animals in Mind, Lynn spent the last 12 years of her career in education working in or with Agriculutral Colleges across the UK.
Lynn is a qualified teacher (PGCE), with a BSc Honours in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (inc conservation), and a Masters Degree in Education. Lynn has completed the Level 1 Animal Assisted Play Therapy® Training and Nature Based Therapy Practitioners programmes.
Lynn is a trustee for RSPCA local branch, and a Non-Executive Director of the National Pet College (NPC). Lynn is also a Teacher and Assessor for NPC and an Associate Lecturer on Animal Welfare at Oxford Brookes Univeristy.