Therapy http://nhpr.org en Rising Concerns About Childhood Anxiety http://nhpr.org/post/rising-concerns-about-childhood-anxiety <p>Childhood has always had its fears - from monsters under the bed, to sleep-away camp, to schoolyard bullies. But normal jitters, about these and other childhood challenges, become an issue when they interfere with regular activities, from riding the bus to going to bed at night. And this kind of debilitating anxiety seems to be on the rise: now affecting close to 1 in 5 &nbsp;kids. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43943 at http://nhpr.org Rising Concerns About Childhood Anxiety Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients http://nhpr.org/post/journey-song-shares-gift-music-hospice-patients-0 <p><a href="http://www.journeysong.org/JS-about-ourjourney.html" target="_blank">Journey Song</a>, a group of singers based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, brings the solace of music to hospice patients and their families. Ed Brown remembers how the group sang for his wife, Judith Whipple Brown.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 05:41:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 41554 at http://nhpr.org Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients Therapy Dog, "Angel," Lives Up To Her Name http://nhpr.org/post/therapy-dog-angel-lives-her-name-0 <p>Sarah Kirsch rescued her dog, Angel, from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concordspca.org/" target="_blank">Concord-Merrimack&nbsp;County&nbsp;SPCA</a>, and enrolled Angel in a program to become a therapy dog through that organization. Now certified, Angel makes regular visits to nursing homes.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The presence of a therapy dog can have a significant impact on the residents.</span></p><p>Kirsch and Angel were directed to one resident, Pearl. Though she seemed to be unresponsive, her roommate informed Kirsch that she liked dogs.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 05:57:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 39391 at http://nhpr.org Therapy Dog, "Angel," Lives Up To Her Name John Kim Gives Online Help As 'The Angry Therapist' http://nhpr.org/post/john-kim-gives-online-help-angry-therapist <p>Like many aspects of contemporary life, <a href="http://www.online-therapy.com/" target="_blank"><em>therapy</em> is available online</a>. An estimated 2.5 million licensed marriage and family therapists meet with clients using internet tools like Skype, Google Hangout and now, Tumblr. <a href="http://www.theangrytherapist.com/about/" target="_blank"><strong>John Kim </strong></a>claims to be “the first ever licensed therapist to build his entire client base from patients he first met on the internet”. He has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and counsels hundreds of patients online under the moniker “<a href="http://www.theangrytherapist.com/" target="_blank">The Angry Therapist</a>.” <strong>John&nbsp;</strong>spoke with us about his work.</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:03:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33078 at http://nhpr.org John Kim Gives Online Help As 'The Angry Therapist' Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients http://nhpr.org/post/journey-song-shares-gift-music-hospice-patients <p><a href="http://www.journeysong.org/JS-about-ourjourney.html" target="_blank">Journey Song</a>, a group of singers based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, brings the solace of music to hospice patients and their families. Ed Brown remembers how the group sang for his wife, Judith Whipple Brown.</p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 30155 at http://nhpr.org Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients Therapy Dog, "Angel," Lives Up To Her Name http://nhpr.org/post/therapy-dog-angel-lives-her-name <p>Sarah Kirsch rescued her dog, Angel, from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concordspca.org/" target="_blank">Concord-Merrimack&nbsp;County&nbsp;SPCA</a>, and enrolled Angel in a program to become a therapy dog through that organization. Now certified, Angel makes regular visits to nursing homes.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The presence of a therapy dog can have a significant impact on the residents.</span></p><p>Kirsch and Angel were directed to one resident, Pearl. Though she seemed to be unresponsive, her roommate informed Kirsch that she really did like dogs.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 29623 at http://nhpr.org Therapy Dog, "Angel," Lives Up To Her Name The Healing Power Of A Horse http://nhpr.org/post/healing-power-horse <p>Animals have long played a part in human therapy and healing; from dogs trained to assist the disabled, to all manner of animals making visits to hospitals and nursing homes. For one Vermont woman, it’s a horse that’s helped her heal; not from physical ailments, but from the emotional and spiritual scars of abuse. <strong>Sean Hurley</strong> brings us her story.</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:49:20 +0000 Sean Hurley 27806 at http://nhpr.org The Healing Power Of A Horse Forget Dogs...How About Therapy Llamas? http://nhpr.org/post/forget-dogshow-about-therapy-llamas <p>There are many ways to ease the pangs of loneliness, illness, and old age –among them, spending time with a friendly animal companion. More than ten thousand animals are currently registered as care workers in the United States - only fourteen of them however, are llamas. I recently spoke with llama trainer Niki Kuklenski of <a href="http://home.nas.com/jnkllamas/">J.N.K. Llamas</a> about how this unusual animal is playing a role in human therapy.</p><p>Check out a video from <em><a href="http://www.colorsmagazine.com/stories/magazine/83/story/beat-your-intimacy-issues">Colors Magazine</a></em> that shows Niki's llamas in action. Wed, 08 May 2013 14:46:48 +0000 Taylor Quimby 27084 at http://nhpr.org Forget Dogs...How About Therapy Llamas?