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  • Animals in Education, Play and Mental Well-Being

    Welcome to Animals in Mind Blog - our space to share all about Animal Assisted Therapy, Animal Assisted Education and More!

  • Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

    We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the things you can do. #bloggingtips #WixBlog

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    When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out our essential design features. Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's settings, choose the layout that’s right for you. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers can easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and view how many people have liked a post, made comments and more. Add media to your posts When creating your posts you can: Upload images or GIFs Embed videos and music Create galleries to showcase a media collection Customize the look of your media by making it widescreen or small and easily align media inside your posts. Hashtag your posts Love to #hashtag? Good news! You can add tags (#vacation #dream #summer) throughout your posts to reach more people. Why hashtag? People can use your hashtags to search through content on your blog and find the content that matters to them. So go ahead and #hashtag away!

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  • | Animals in Mind

    Safeguarding Animals in Mind is fully committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. Lynn holds an enhanced DBS, registered with the annual DBS update service, which consent can be provided for organisations to check free of charge at any time. DBS certificate will be provided at the time of booking and available to inspect at any visit. Please see our Safeguarding Policy here . ENTER SITE

  • About | Animals in Mind | Northampton

    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. Lynn is a qualified teacher (PGCE), with a BSc Honours in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, and a Masters Degree in Education, and has completed the Level 1 Animal Assisted Play Therapy® Training. ​ 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 can be seen regularly presenting at the Pet Federation's Annual Conference on pet welfare matters. Being crazy about wildlife and conservation, particularly Hedgehogs, Lynn is a Hedgehog Champion with Hedgehog Preservation Society and will talk the back legs off anyone who will listen as to how to protect this beautiful British species from extinction.

  • Our Services | Animals in Mind | Northampton

    What We Offer We offer Animal Assisted Therapy / Intervention and Animal Assisted Education. Animal Assisted Therapy / Interventions Animal Assisted Therapy and Intervention is an exciting new field of development for supporting and enhancing a child or adult through difficult times in their lives, to aid personal growth. It has a wide range of applications / goals and benefits. ​ It is highly suited to children and adults with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, or for behavioural difficulties, Children and adults with special educational needs benefit from both the sensory interaction, and the personal growth in confidence from being with, and facilitating play with the animals. ​ Sessions are usually one to one, or small groups (such as family groups), and this service is offered in Northampton, so that the interactions with animals take place in the animals natural environment. Enquire Now Animal Assisted Education Animal Assisted Education offers a range of Animal Workshops in a variety of settings in schools, colleges, museums, community events clubs, and charities. ​ ​ Our visits to schools aim to increase children's connection with animals, their habitats, diet, and how we care for them as companion animals and aligns to the national curriculum, or other identified goals ​ We teach all about the animals, their country of origin, their classification, and important role in the eco-system. All delivered in age appropriate terminology linked to the intended curriculum. ​ People with SEN find Animal Education stimulating and highly engaging, Animal Workshops help to improve individuals self-esteem, dexterity as well as cognition, all in a fun and relaxed way. Enquire Now Animal Assisted Encounters in Care Settings and for Mental Health Animal assisted encounters in the care setting, offer opportunities for people in care to benefit from the human-animal bond. ​ Care settings can include clients in supported accommodation, older persons care, SEN residential schools for children and individuals with disabilities and both learning difficulties/ disabilities. Sessions can be tailored to specific needs. For example dementia memory therapy, in older adult care settings that increase mobility and dexterity and the well known relaxation and stress reducing effects that petting and being close to animals provides. ​ Enquire Now Pet Business Consultancy Animals in Mind offers a range of Pet Animal Consultancy Services, from designing and delivering Animal related curriculum and courses, through to supporting the new pet businesses to gain their Animal License; Lynn can provide services to ensure Animals in your setting are cared for and happy. ​ Examples: ​ In response to the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, Lynn wrote and designed the Covid-19: Disease Control for Pet Professionals for the National Pet College ​ The design and production of the Dogs in the Workplace programme for the National Pet College ​ Working with Macyntyre school children in companion animal care as part of their empowerment and education enrichment strategy before the children has a school pet Working with an Animal Encounter business to support their Animal License application ​ Enquire Now

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