Helping Humans and Animals Connect
TRANSFORMING TRAUMA THROUGH LOVE AND PLAY
What we do
The Human-Animal Connection is a non-profit organization that brings people and therapy animals together for the benefit of both. The program is free for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders, Health Care Providers and anyone feeling stress in the line of duty. These therapeutic interactions relieve stress, restore resilience and increase enthusiasm for life. This work has been presented to over
4,000 Service members.
UPCOMING EVENTS & HAC UPDATES
Saturday, February 24th - Power of Presence
When we become present with animals, we release stress and are embraced by the sensory world of “nowness.” Horses are masters at the art of presence, and we can learn by surrendering to their wisdom. The Power of Presence sessions explore The Trust Technique and Animal Communication. Click here to learn more or click here to register. Please email Genie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Saturday, March 2nd - Soothing Touch for Animals
In this class, you will learn seven simple soothing techniques, that you can easily use with shelter animals and those who share your lives. The class is on March 2 from 10 am to noon at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (Conference Room A & B). The tuition is $25. Please click here to register.
Sunday, March 24th - Doing Nothing with Donkeys
Enter the donkey space and learn a method to calm ourselves enough to tune into the soft zone of donkey time. Click here for more information and to register.
The Human-Animal Connection’s founder, Genie Joseph, was recently interviewed by Psychology Today and was featured in the article, "Simple Ways to Deepen Human-Animal Relationships." Key points from the article include:
People and animals are partners in healing; animals are not tools of healing.
When we recognize that animals have opinions and we listen to what they are experiencing, everything changes.
Our work with animals
has shown us that
trauma can be transformed.
And that we are not
solely defined by the events that happened in our lives.
THE HAC YOUTUBE CHANNEL
The Human-Animal Connection YouTube channel features our latest videos. Learn how to deepen your relationships and meaningfully connect with animals, listen to insightful conversations, and watch some behind-the-scenes of our work!
When we did the communicating with the horses -- it was like something I've wanted to experience my whole life.
Now I know I can.