virtual puppy therapy faqs

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We've put together these FAQs specifically for our June 16th 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.

faqs

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 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. They are offering a one week free trial to all attendees of this event, click here to sign up!

You can find more info on Huddle and 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 DEALING WITH DEPRESSION & 'OFF' DAYS

Join founder of Inside Out Wellbeing, Psychological Therapist and Wellness Coach, Vanessa Boachie, as she guides us through the topic of depression. Vanessa will help us to understand behaviour patterns in depression, teach coping mechanisms to manage and show how to optimise mental wellbeing (pillars of health)

Duration: 45mins

What You’ll Need: Nothing

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Vanessa Boachie, Inside Out Wellbeing

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10.50 PUPPY THERAPY - PLAY

The first of our puppy sessions kicks off with playtime! There's no better way to get energised first thing than 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 off on the right track.

Duration: 30mins

What You’ll Need: Nothing

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Paws in Work

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11.25 SOURCE BREATHWORK

Breath work is a powerful way to release physical and emotional tension and as a tool to improve performance, energy and focus. Experienced breath work coach, Charlie Moult, will go through the neuroscience of how breath work works, and guide you through an immersive group breath work session. Expect to leave feeling relaxed, focused and with a new skill.

Duration: 45mins

What You’ll Need: Nothing

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Charlie Moult, Source Breathwork

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12.30 PUPPY-THEMED CREATIVE HAND LETTERING

Join the wonderful M.Y.O, who will be teaching us "faux calligraphy" and creative hand lettering, with a normal pen or sharpie and create your own puppy themed quote to pep up your workspace or home. It'll be a fun, creative session, where you'll get to learn a new skill and explore that creative side of yours! It's beginner friendly and a great opportunity to chill out and get those creative juices flowing again.

Duration: 45mins

What You’ll Need: Coloured pens, pencils, markers and some paper

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Sam Lehane & Maika Spooner, M.Y.O

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13.20 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: 45mins

What You’ll Need: Nothing

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Paws in Work

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13.55 FLOWER TONIC

Get creative and unwind with this easy follow-along green-fingered workshop. Aimed at demonstrating therapy through playful creativity, this session will introduce you to the process of drying flowers at home. Immerse yourself in nature as we show you 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: 45mins

What You’ll Need:

1) Three (or more) glass bottles or jars

You can re-use any bottles or condiment/ jam jars you have at home. Think about the size of the bottleneck - the wider the neck the more flowers you'll need to fill them (bottles with a narrow neck work well for dried flowers). Different height jars work really well together too.

2) Scissors
Sharper the better!

3) Dried flowers
A selection of dried flower stems.You can source dried flowers online (dried flower letterboxes are available to buy on the Flower Tonic webshop) or from a local florist. Alternatively, you can buy some fresh flowers or forage from your garden or whilst out on a walk, and we'll go through some tips to help you dry your flowers at home. If you choose the latter just keep your fresh flowers in water leading up to the workshop - they should be dried whilst at their best!

4) String or ribbon to hang your flowers - if you're drying them

Optional extras:

Ribbon, string or wire to decorate or hang the bottles.

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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 16th July 2021.

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Lucy Rayner, Flower Tonic

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15.00 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.

*Session change - unfortunately, Jo has had to self-isolate and will be unable to deliver her 'Understanding Anxiety' session live with us today. We will be running a previous session based on self-care instead. Apologies for any inconvenience

Duration: 45mins

What You’ll Need: Nothing

Disclaimer: Not required

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

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15.50 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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