Human and Wolf-Dog Interaction
When interacting with the animals and looking into their eyes, humans experience a sense of remembering who they are and receive unconditional affection and contact with a sentient being who does not judge them. The animals have difficulty trusting and show their anxiety through their body language. Humans who suffer from various habitual patterns recognize this and are able to relate in a manner that requires stillness and patience. In return, this assists the animals and the humans in establishing a relationship that is authentic.
When you come to visit and sit inside the enclosures, I always ask “What story do you want them to know about you?” I hear many times from those who interact with the animals “my mind stops racing and I am present. It is a relief to just slow down and not have my brain going a thousand miles per minute.” In our experiences at Song of the Wolf Healing Center, the adults who sit in the habitats with our animals also revert to having childlike qualities, laughing and allowing innocence and curiosity to be their guiding force.
Animals can test boundaries in a manner that requires your attention and people quickly learn about their own boundaries. Many humans who suffer from various wounds/illnesses are misunderstood; do not trust; and are highly anxious and sensitive individuals. The animals also have these attributes, due to the fact, humans have been their predators. And if these animals can trust again and come up to people, it can have a powerful healing impact. We can tailor specific programs to each organization depending on their intentions and goals.