virtual puppy therapy faqs

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We've put together these FAQs specifically for our April 21st Virtual Puppy Therapy Event, along with everything you need to know about the 360° puppy therapy sessions, wellbeing talks and creative workshops. If your question isn't answered below, feel free to drop us a message with your question, and we'll aim to get back to you ASAP.

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what is virtual puppy therapy?

Virtual Puppy Therapy is a new, fun way to experience the benefits of puppy therapy from the comfort of your own home. We have been inundated with requests for virtual pups whilst everyone is waiting for offices to reopen, and have put together a new 360° experience to get you as close to the pups as you would be at our normal events. We’ve also added a host of talks and workshops to the event to give you plenty of different ways to boost your wellbeing whilst we wait for life to return to normal.

how do i access the event?

The Organiser of your event will send you a link to your Access Page, where you’ll be asked to register your details. You’ll then be able to log in to the Event Page where you’ll be able to see the overview of the day and access links to the various sessions that will be taking place.

can i view on mobile devices?

Yes. The sessions themselves will be hosted via Vimeo so we can give the ability to view the Virtual Puppy Therapy sessions in 360° video. Whilst you can use this functionality on desktop, if you want to get the full 360° experience on your mobile device you’ll need to download the Vimeo app. You can download the app here.

Google Play: Click here

iOS: Click here

do i need to attend the full day?

No. Once you have registered your details, you’ll be able to pop in and out of sessions as you wish.

what if i can’t make one of the workshops?

All of the talks & workshops will be made available for you to watch on-demand for 30 days after the event. You’ll be able to access these by logging in on the Event Page as you would on the day itself.

do i need to participate?

No. Just like our normal events, we wanted to create an experience where you can switch off and relax. You aren’t required to participate and you won’t need to worry about having your camera or microphone on. Some of the sessions such as Desk Yoga and Flower Tonic are interactive but there is no pressure to get involved if you don’t want to. There will also be a chat feature available for some of the sessions where you can ask questions but this is entirely optional.

do i need to prepare for any of the workshops?

Please see the overview of the day below for all the information on what you’ll need for each individual session.

are other companies attending the event?

Yes, although you won’t see or hear anyone else. There will be a chat feature for some of the sessions but you aren’t required to use this.

where are you broadcasting from?

We are working with the wonderful team at Huddle in Hammersmith to bring you our Virtual Puppy Therapy event. Check out their range of innovative working spaces here.


For all other FAQs about Paws in Work, pups, mental health training and other events, check out our main FAQ page here

overview of the day

10.00 PUPPY THERAPY - PLAY

The first of our puppy therapy sessions kicks off with playtime! There's no better way to get energised first thing, than by seeing our loveable pups running around and generally getting up to mischief. Studies show a drop in blood pressure and reduced cortisol levels by simply observing puppies at play. This is a sure-fire way to kick your day off with a smile and get you on the right track.

Duration: 45min

What You’ll Need: Nothing

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Paws in Work

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10.50 SELF-CARE

Discover ways to support your own well-being with this 45-minute detailed self-care topic talk. If you are wanting tips and tricks on how best to look after your own well-being, then look no further. Learn all about your 'stress container' and how you can invest time in yourself to become happier, healthier and more prepared for the challenges of everyday life.

Duration: 45min

What You’ll Need: Nothing

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Jo-Anna Sell, Paws in Work

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11.45 WIM HOF METHOD

Increasingly popular, the Wim Hof breathing method helps you to improve mental resilience, aiding you to better deal with daily stressors. Increasing your focus, concentration and willpower, improving sleep, and helping with burnout recovery are just some of the many, many benefits associated with this incredible breathing technique that anyone can master.

Duration: 45min

What You’ll Need:

Comfortable Clothes (recommended), Plenty Of Space To Lie Down Or Relax

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Brought to you by: Graham Fairley, Prevail PT

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12.30 PUPPY THERAPY - EAT

Join us for lunch as our pups tuck into their grub. Signalling a nice break in the day, this session allows you to grab some food yourself and join us to simply distract you from the day's emails. With something strangely satisfying watching our pups feast and fill up their tums, allow your mind to switch off and go back feeling fully refreshed to attack the afternoon.

Duration: 45min

What You’ll Need: Nothing

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Paws in Work

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13.30 DESK YOGA

Keen to find out how simple yoga techniques can be implemented whilst working at your desk? Join us for a slow & steady seated practice with emphasis on breathing & body awareness. The postures featured in this session are designed to physically release tension & build strength targeting key areas affected by desk work - neck, shoulders & hips. One we know you'll be using time and time again!

Duration: 45min

What You’ll Need: Comfortable Clothes, Some Space Around Your Desk

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Brought to you by: Kate Taylor

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14.25 MANAGING ANXIETY

As we approach our return back to offices and 'normal' work life, many of us will be experiencing anxious feelings of being thrown back into situations or environments which we have now become accustomed to living without. Join us for a talk on "Managing Anxiety" from the founder of Inside Out, Vanessa Boachie. Vanessa will be exploring the physiological and psychological impacts of anxiety, whilst also teaching evidence-based strategies to manage anxiety.

Duration: 45min

What You’ll Need: Nothing

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Vanessa Boachie, Inside Out Wellbeing

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15.20 FLOWER TONIC

Get creative and let your mind wander with this easy follow-along green-fingered workshop. Aimed to demonstrate therapy through playful creativity, this session will show you just some of the exciting ways you can use household objects, to make beautiful decorative pieces for the home or even to give as gifts.

Duration: 45min

What You’ll Need:

1) Three (or more) glass jars or small bottles

You can re-use any condiment/ jam jars you have at home. Think about the size of the jar neck and how many flowers you'll fit in them - the wider the neck the more flowers you'll need to fill them. Different height jars work really well together.

2) Scissors
Sharper the better!

3) Flowers
A selection of flowers and greenery. You can source flowers from the supermarket, from a local florist or you can forage some from your garden or whilst out on a walk. Trim the ends of the flower stems and pop them in some fresh water as soon as you can. Some seasonal flowers you'll find this month are tulips, daffodils, magnolia, hyacinth & muscari.

4) Water!

Optional extras:

Ribbon, string or wire to tie around the jars to decorate or hang the jars.

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Lucy Rayner, Flower Tonic

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There's a selection of jars and bottles available to buy from Flower Tonic ahead of the workshop here:

Use the code "PAWSINWORK" for 10% off across the website until 21st May 2021.


16.10 PUPPY THERAPY - SLEEP

Need some help to wind down? Then this session is for you. Stick on that calming music and really have a chance to focus on wrapping up the day. Working from home has made it very difficult to find that balance of 'home time' - our sleepy pups will help ease you into a meditative state as they snooze away. Leaving work where it is supposed to be.

Duration: 45min

What You’ll Need: Nothing

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Paws in Work

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