virtual puppy therapy faqs

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We've put together these FAQs specifically for our May 13th 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. 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 UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

Our first talk of the day is from our very own Jo-Anna Sell who will be helping us to become more aware of mental health. Learn what affects & protects our mental health, the importance of using the right terminology when we’re speaking about mental health, and the stigma and barriers mental health brings in modern society. We’ll also be providing a Q&A session with a chance to ask your own questions.

Duration: 45mins

What You’ll Need: Nothing

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Paws in Work

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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: Jo-Anna Sell, Paws in Work

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11.25 A NEW, EMPOWERED YOU

Join Andrea Noble, life coach, avid self developer and adventurer as she takes you on a journey of empowerment, encouraging you to be true to yourself. This workshop is an interactive session that will guide you through step-by-step, understanding your key motivators, helping you step out of your comfort zone and embedding her four values - Integrity, Hard Work, Bravery & Kindness to create a new empowered you.

Duration: 45mins

What You’ll Need: Notepad and pen

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Andrea Noble, Noble Empowerment

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12.30 RESILIENCE LEMONS

When life gives us lemons, we can create some gorgeous lemon art! We have all faced some kind of obstacle, fear, or uncertainty in the past year and this workshop has been designed with that in mind, offering the perfect way to connect with yourself and your inner warrior again through creativity and expression! Eva will be guiding you through a fun process of doodling, self-reflection & journaling to help you find your inner resilience to overcome any adversity/lemons life throws your way! The session will finish with a guided meditation. No experience necessary!

Duration: 45mins

What You’ll Need:

1) Pencil - (Tips: keep it sharp) or pen if you prefer ( Eva recommends black )

* Colours - yellow / green/ brown/ black

feel free to get your colours out: colouring pens/ pencils, crayons, pastels, watercolours ... anything you want.

(if you don't have any colouring at all, please don't worry! You can make it beautiful in black & white too!)

2) Paper -

2 for drawing (You’re welcome to use fancy paper/ standard printer paper works perfectly well. )

1 for writing/journaling (Feel free to use your journal)

3) Set the ambience:

* Make sure you sit in a space that no one can disturb your "zen". (Especially during meditation at the end! )

* Play calming background music :

If you have Spotify, Eva highly recommends putting on the MUSICAL THERAPY playlist

* Light a candle or burn incense. Creating a space that enhances your senses.

* Make yourself a nice cuppa and get comfy!

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Eva Lai, Zense Space

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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 HOW TO BEAT STRESS IN 10 MINS

4 out of 5 UK employees are feeling stressed*, anxious and overwhelmed. Stressbusting Expert, Nikki J. Owen experienced the impact of intense stress in her late teens, and was motivated to embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery that transformed her health. Qualifying in numerous transformational therapies, she has spent the last 30 years helping thousands of individuals beat stress and optimise their full potential. Her ground-breaking methods blend different therapeutic processes inspired by quantum mechanics, neuroscience, cellular biology and energy focussed interventions. Nikki’s techniques are described as “unconventional” – “powerful” – “transformational”. Nikki is an award-winning speaker, Founder of The Healing Hub App and author of 5 books, including Beat Stress & Live Your Best Life. Her first book was published in 1991 and was an international bestseller.

Duration: 45mins

What You’ll Need:

You’ll need water and tissues for this session. You can do these exercises whilst sat in a comfortable chair that supports your back and listen through headphones to access the neuroscience-inspired technology.

Disclaimer: Always listen to your body and if any of the practical exercises feel uncomfortable then just take a break and resume when you feel ready.

Brought to you by: Nikki J. Owen, Healing Hub

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15.00 DEVELOP AN INDEPENDENT MINDSET THROUGH CBT

Keen to find a way to develop an efficient, confident way of thinking? Join Life Coach and CBT Expert, Matt Faull, for an introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Matt will be providing an insight into practical skills which help identify helpful or hindering mindsets, and show us self-improvement techniques aimed to empower and aid emotional growth.

Duration: 45mins

What You’ll Need: Notepad and pen

Disclaimer: Not required

Brought to you by: Matt Faull, MF Coaching

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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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