Our Mission: To Inspire Change Through the Healing Power of the Human-Animal Connection
About SoulPaws Recovery Project:
SoulPaws, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, offers unique and evidence-based animal-assisted therapy experiences designed for people impacted by eating disorders and other mental health issues. With every workshop, SoulPaws aims to decrease shame, increase compassion, and inspire courage.
SoulPaws utilizes a variety of therapy animals, including dogs, miniature horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, and more. Offered in-person and online, our workshops are led by SoulPaws trained facilitators. Each workshop involves group and one-on-one interactions with therapy animals, journaling on recovery-oriented topics, and optional sharing.
Studies show that time spent with animals not only improves our physical health, but our mental and emotional well-being. Animals can help us to access a place of inner-wisdom inside. In simply being themselves, SoulPaws therapy animals serve as guides to compassion, mindfulness, and emotional vulnerability. Their nonjudgemental nature helps to create an environment for open-hearted truth-telling. Their ability to live in the present moment increases a sense of calm and self-awareness in participants. Each workshop is an opportunity for participants to experience the many benefits of animal-assisted therapy, and to learn tools that will benefit them in overcoming any mental health issue.
We also give back to the animals who give so much to us! Learn about our rescue efforts here.