online healing programs

covid-19

How are we adapting to the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Trauma from this pandemic is affecting everyone and Kindred Community Farm Sanctuary Healing Programs can help now more than ever!
We’re working on the following:

  • Children’s Healing Program
  • Healing for Healers
  • Fightfighters Workshop
  • Teens
  • Mucking on the Right Side of the Brain
  • Seniors in the Garden

Grades 1-7

Children’s Healing Program goes online

  • A tour of the farm and introduction to the animals
  • A weekly 5 min at their “sit spot” in the forest
  • “Rise & Shine” Follow along with Anna as she greets the animals in the morning and prepares their breakfast
  • Garden Time
  • Animal Care Skills
  • Animal Communication
  • Kind Cooking
  • In addition to videos, there will be fun games and challenges on the website:  A website scavenger hunt, a match the poop puzzle, a farm animal crossword puzzle, colouring pages, a question and answer section, and much more. 

The Spring Children’s Healing Program has been funded by generous donors and BC Gaming.

healers

Healing for Healers

A healing program for front-line health care workers. This is specifically designed to remediate the traumatic effect of working through the Covid-19 health crisis.
We are looking for funding for this program.

The goals for Healing for Healers will be for participants to:
1. have an opportunity to talk about their experiences within a safe place
2. encourage the expression and processing of difficult emotions stemming from the crisis
3. learn skills for managing post traumatic stress reactions
4. feel a sense of community and connection

firefighters

Firefighters Workshop

An equine-assisted mental health & wellness workshop was planned for April 11. This was an all day experiential session with our horse herd and a vegan lunch. The goal of the workshop was to plan for a future therapeutic program for firefighters and other first responders. This has been postponed and will be implemented online or at the farm when it is safe to do so.
This workshop is funded by a grant from Mutual Fire Insurance of BC

teens

Spring Program

  • In the Fall, our teen program started with 6 girls. This program runs into the Spring, so we look forward to seeing them again online!
  • This program is funded by The Semiahmoo Community Safety Society

training 

Mucking on the Right Side of the Brain

This is a training workshop for our animal care volunteers. The goal of the workshop is to learn about and play with our energy bio-fields so that we become more aware of how animals perceive us. We will learn strategies to relate better and build trust with the animals. This session will be aired live on Zoom on April 18.

garden

Seniors in the Garden

Westminster House was scheduled to come to Kindred on June 4 for this program. After spending time planting herbs and vegetables in the garden, the seniors will help prepare a vegan lunch and enjoy an al fresco meal under the trees in the Kindred farmyard.
This program was funded by a grant from Virtuous Pie

programs

As we grow, we will offer a variety of animal-assisted and horticultural interventions. These services will range from public awareness and education to mental health therapy. The intent of these programs is to remain open and flexible to our community needs.