Our Pets, Our Selves: Animal Assisted Therapy with Molly DePrekel and Monica Anderson

“People will start to tell you about themselves when they talk about animals and pets. And it’s so beautiful because they will start to unwind and storytell and show you pictures. You get a sense of who they are in the world in a different way.” – Molly DePrekel, MA, LP CEIP-MH

In today’s podcast episode, our guests talk about the animals in their lives, and in doing so, they paint for us a beautiful image. An image that conveys deep emotion, incredible vulnerability and unspoken respect and reverence for and with the animals in each story.

Monica Anderson, a Firefly Guide, shares her story of healing from the trauma of breast cancer through her experience with equine (horse) therapy. Molly DePrekel, MA, LP CEIP-MH, is a licensed therapist who shares her work with animal-assisted therapy. Click on the link below or listen on iTunesStitcherGoogle PlaySpotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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A huge and sincere thank you to Monica and Molly for sharing their stories and their love for animals with us! Check out the other Our Pets, Our Selves stories in this blog series at:

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Written and produced by Amy Tix, breast cancer survivor and Firefly staffer, who (thanks to Molly’s directions) tries to “hug a tree,” “sit by a stream and listen to the water flow,” or “get outside and put my butt on the ground” to increase my well-being!

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