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Here it is--Dolphin Locations that are specific to dolphin therapy locations or dolphin assisted therapy.
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Dolphin Locations specific to Dolphin Therapy locations, or Dolphin Assisted Therapy (dat) Programs
Ceteacean Studies Institute
Population: It seems they are open to any ages. In speaking with the owner, there was current research being done on people with depression.
Review: Their focus is on self-directed therapy, so this still could take on the term for dolphin therapy locations. They take people on a boat to encounter wild dolphins, and also come inland at The Pet Porpoise for dolphin swims and encounters with rescued dolphins. One of the great dolphin therapy locations experience.
Curacao Dolphin Therapy & Research Center
Populations: Children with disabilities
Review: Their focus is the dolphin as a motivator or reward and stimulates the interaction behavior and communication of the child and those involved. They do swim with dolphin interactions with the child and family.
Southern Mozambique, Africa
Population: Anyone looking for a healing experience and connectedness with dolphins, can provide accommodations for special needs or disabilities.
Review: Only does wild dolphin swims with individuals or families and provides "wellness therapy", craniosacral, massage, eco-tours, research boat charters, etc.
Dolphin Reef Eilat
Population: Focuses on children with all kinds of diagnoses: cancer, behavioral problems, sexual abuse, Down's Syndrome, autism, ADD, ADHD, and all kinds of physical and mental retardation.
Review: Their program is called “supportive experience with the aid of the dolphins”, as their focus is on moral support.
Click on therapy from their main home page. It seems they may be one of the only dolphin therapy locations in this area.
Dolphin Research Center
Population: Anyone, and has program for people with disabilities or those with special needs
Review: Provides interactive dolphin encounter, a dolphin education experience such as Dolphin Lab or Dolphin Camp, and special needs activities with dolphin assisted therapy for people with disabilities.
Contact in UK, Swims in Bahamas
Population: Anyone looking for a healing experience
Review: Focuses on "ocean therapy", or using the essence of the ocean, dolphins and water to heal, again another part of these dolphin therapy locations. Only does wild swim programs in the Bahamas.
The Dolphin Society
Population: Anyone looking for life change, experiencing depression, addiction, grief, stress, etc.
Review: This program is designed for you to reflect on your life and future, and call these dolphin within trips, swimming with wild dolphins.
Population: Focuses on children with developmental disabilities. Also has personal growth workshops, and dolphin swims for everyone.
Review: Their program focuses on alpha therapy to increase this brain wave state of participants, and combines other types of therapeutic techniques. These are intended to continue at home after the positive changes clients receive during the on site dolphin assisted therapy.
Click on your language at the bottom of their home page to get started.
Island Dolphin Care
Population: Children with special needs
Review: This is one of the original dolphin therapy locations, or swim with a dolphin program, that provides services to children with special needs, including autism, autism spectrum disorders, pervasive development disorders, cerebral palsy, and other developmental or physical disorders.
Joan Ocean Dolphin Connection
Populations: Anyone looking for an inner connectedness with dolphins.
Review: This program is wild swims only and can take place in many areas of the world depending on what seminars are available. You can fin the schedule online.
Living From The Heart
Populations: Children with special needs
Review: The owner takes children to Sea World, Antonio to experience the dolphins and beluga whales. They also have experience with dolphin assisted therapy through day camps and private family sessions.
Contact in England, Swims are in Bahamas
Populations: A charity helping disadvantaged childrenReview: Takes participants on wild dolphin swims and encounters in the Bahamas, combined with yoga, massage and other alternative healing techniques. This doesn't seem open to the public, but is looking for help to fundraise so that they can bring more disadvantaged children and families to the dolphins.
Population: Anyone looking for an inspiration and relaxation.
Review: Although this may not be as close to therapy it seems to have a base in personal connectedness, offering yoga along with the dolphin swims, and personal dolphin vision quests. They offer wild swims only.
Population: Variety of people/ages
Review: Uses the focus of crainosacral therapy in work with dolphins. You can learn more about this specific type of therapy and others that they use at their website.
Click on dolphin-assisted from their main home page.
Panama City Beach, Fl
Population: Variety of ages, but does have a focus with special needs programsReview: Their focus is on wild swims that take place in Florida but also at other locations like the Bahamas. They have a conservation focus with multiple programs from one day to one week.
Population: Anyone looking for a dolphin-human interaction and connectedness.
Review: This seems to be available to all ages and offers support for everyone's own unique journey. They only do wild swims, and may assist Operation Sunflower.
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