Saturday, 18. May 2019, Dream Catcher Meadows, A Farm Retreat with Goat Yoga, Mindfulness, & Dinner Presentation

from 18. May 2019 - 15:00 till 20:00

Dream Catcher Meadows

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This 4 to 5-hour experiential journey into #Agrotherapy[i] is appropriate for a wide array of individuals - parents, adults, older teens, young adults, and clinicians working in the mental health, substance use treatment, and neurodevelopmental fields.  
Dream Catcher Meadows offers a unique space for social, recreational and vocational experiences as well as complementary approaches to healing through nature and with animals.  Enjoy a multi-sensory "#GoatYoga" session in or out of the pasture with gentle hand raised goats, feed and hold chickens, brush a pig, and find out how much kitchen trash is [pig or chicken] edible, compostable and recyclable. Learn about the importance of nature in our gut-brain-biome axis. [Did you know that soil, grasses, and ruminants (goats, sheep, alpacas, horses, etc.) are a source of Bacillus subtilis, our "good gut bacteria?" Spending time around them can benefit in more ways than one!]   
A one hour "didactic" will review the literature - discovering the wellness benefits of Green Care,[ii],[iii] Care Farming,[iv] Horticultural Therapy,[v],[vi],[vii] and Farm Animal-assisted Therapy[viii],[ix], as well as providing an overview of neurodevelopmental issues.  Enjoy a catered plant-based dinner on picnic blankets.  The evening will end with a meditation walk through the forest and an optional fireside "healing trauma" discussion. 
The registration fee ($50) will be used to pay for the dinner ($20) plus a tax deductible contribution ($30).   All donations help pay for feed, hay, and vet bills for the care and keeping of the animals at Dream Catcher Meadows.  We will have a rain date in case of weather related concerns.  


[i] Javed MA1, Chaudhry UR, Suleman T, Chaudhry MR. Agrotherapy--new concept of rehabilitation for chronic schizophrenics in Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc. 1993 Dec;43(12):251-3.

[ii] de Bruin S1, de Boer B2, Beerens H2, Buist Y3, Verbeek H2. Rethinking Dementia Care: The Value of Green Care Farming. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 Mar 1;18(3):200-203.

[iii] García-Llorente M et al. Farming for Life Quality and Sustainability: A Literature Review of Green Care Research Trends in Europe. Int J Environ Res Public Health. (2018)

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[iv] Gorman R et al. Cultivating our humanity: A systematic review of care farming and traumatic grief. Health Place. (2017)

[v] Blake M et al. Horticultural therapy in dementia care: a literature review. Nursing Standards. (2016)

[vi] Kamioka H et al. Effectiveness of horticultural therapy: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Complement Ther Med. (2014)

[vii] Chan HY et al. Effects of horticultural therapy on elderly' health: protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics. (2017)

[viii] Berget B et al. Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders. Ann Ist Super Sanita. (2011)
[viii] Creagan ET et al. Animal-assisted therapy at Mayo Clinic: The time is now. Complement Ther Clin Pract. (2015)


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