Nature Human-Animal Interaction | nHAI

nHAI Sessions and Programs

Nature Human-Animal Interaction (NHAI) sessions are offered to provide a therapeutic milieu in a natural environment with animals to support learning and spiritual growth of children, adults, and families.

NHAI Sessions are designed to incorporate a nature-based environment of fields, groves and ponds, for people to interact with many different animals including horses, ponies, donkeys, miniature equine, goats, cows, pigs, cats, dogs, birds and an abundance of wildlife.

Being around animals, in nature, unveils many opportunities to apply different methodologies to help people learn how to properly interact with animals and how to provide proper care for animals. These teachings assist in developing real life skills focusing on relationships, building trust, nurturing and most importantly, empathy.

Being in nature, in the natural world, opens windows for learning about the environment, conservation, and sustainability. This is where messages of empathy and responsibility are taught which advocate a natural progression of positive behaviors from people who are in turn taught to apply what they have learned to their own relationships, with people and animals, as well as in their own living environment. And, just as importantly, people learn how to treat themselves with love and care to develop self-esteem, self-worth, self-discipline, and self-respect.

NHAI Sessions are for people who can benefit from interaction with animals in nature and focus on the person's interactions with all kinds of animals while in the surroundings of nature. NHAI Sessions are a learning medium that may work in harmony with traditional services while helping people to achieve individual goals.

nHAI Sessions

STANDARD

60 minutes

is the standard length session

EXTENDED

90 Minutes

is designed with more time for longer

nature-walks or group sessions.

nHAI Programs

10 Week Program

Standard, 1 session per week

Extended, 1 session per week

Standard IOP, 2 sessions per week

Extended IOP, 2 sessions per week

12 Week Program

Standard, 1 session per week

Extended, 1 session per week

Standard IOP, 2 sessions per week

Extended IOP, 2 sessions per week

16 Week Program

Standard, 1 session per week

Extended, 1 session per week

Standard IOP, 2 sessions per week

Extended IOP, 2 sessions per week

NAT programs developed by Felicia Cristiani Bass and Peter H. Schroeder II in partnership with the Human Animal Life Foundation.