The Owl & Pussy Cat Centre is a unique and extraordinary opportunity for people to embrace and connect with animals, other people and nature. Set within a profoundly beautiful 30 acre historic wood and parkland environment The Owl and Pussycat Centre is a pioneering and visionary charity, based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Through the use of groundbreaking animal assisted therapy programmes, woodland Owl and Hawk Walks, a revolutionary volunteering program, and programmes for children and people of all ages with additional support needs. Those people accessing our programmes at the centre are given the necessary tools and resources to assist, support and facilitate real and lasting change in their life.
Whether visiting for a day a week or longer, everyone is offered the exciting possibility to further develop their self awareness and personal development skills. Enabling all involved to take full personal responsibility for their life. By using animals in our programs we are finding that people who struggle to build relationships with others start by building a relationship with one of our animals and birds, this in turn with time and support enables them to build positive supportive relationships with people often for the first time. We see this most profoundly with our young volunteers who are achieving amazing changes in their own lives, enabling them to see a positive future for themselves with confidence and motivation to explore new challenges.
We use education and training methods that have reflective learning, mirroring and 'one to one' work at its core, evidence shows change is possible for each participant.
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