For me it was already the sixth dolphin therapy back to back. It was a little bit exhausting for me because I was having either physiotherapy or cranial therapy afterwards. The therapy has always helped me very much after six months. Then I was also able to concentrate more easily and to improve my ability to learn. I personally always thought the therapy was super because I could do so much with the dolphins. Read the rest of this entry »
We were there!!!! The journey to Turkey was very exciting for us because both kids hadn’t flown on a plane before. Thank God everything worked out without problems.
On the first day we had the meeting with our dolphin-therapist Barbara. She explained which therapies would be executed. There were three therapies, physical therapy, cranio-sacral therapy and of course Luke’s dolphin lady „Daisy“. Read the rest of this entry »
This was the fifth dolphin therapy for Stefan already. Stefan had meningitis and since then has had problems with concentration, communication and combination. Luckily for us, he has always been very ambitious and participated in every therapy. He especially liked the dolphin therapies of course. We noticed every time after about half a year that he made improvements, especially in combination like for example in math.
The therapy was planned great, the therapists and trainers were very nice and welcoming, the interaction with the animals as well. The combination with other therapies like craniosacral was also great, as well as the fact that we didn’t have to drive anywhere for them but everything was accessible from the hotel by foot.
It is unfortunate that this therapy is not recognized as such and that health insurance does not cover it at all. For Stefan, only these therapies as well as hippotherapy were successful because he was branded as autistic by school medicine, and there is nothing to help and as parents of such a child you are forced to either accept that or look for help yourself, and you can see that it was successful. Read the rest of this entry »
Dolphin Therapy helped Serge: he smiles, concentrates better and is more alert of his environment.
Haltern: I am awaited. The thirteen year old Serge is excited, beaming at me through his thick spectacles. His mother, Dodo Akpaqnonite, wants to explain who the guest is, but Serge remembers my first visit, he knows why I have come, and he laughs into the camera.
”Serge is looser, more relaxed. He could open his hands and hold the dolphin’s fin. And he smiled a lot”. Dodo Akpaqnonite, Serge’s mother.
The severely disabled boy, who once could not move his arms, sat waiting. ”Hi, how are you?” I could even shake his hand. He grinned at me, which meant ”Everything’s OK”. I met Serge and his mother a year ago. She was tired, but she would not be beaten. Serge could neither concentrate nor coordinate his cramped hands. Even though he was strapped into a wheel chair he was always moving. His head shook with every change in mood. Had his wheel chair not been fully padded he would have been covered in bruises. His mother was constantly removing spittle from his chin. Now she needs to remind him to wipe himself, and usually he can. He can even open his hands.
Ten months ago during my visit he was sitting apathetically in his wheel chair. Now, he wants to ‘join in’ the conversation, laughing, humming, hand movements, rolling his eyes or blinking, he follows our conversation.
The mother related that she arrived back from Turkey on Tuesday. He had been in Antalya for Dolphin Therapy, visiting ‘Flip’, ‘Frosia’ and ‘Jonas’, with his mother Dodo for two weeks. Their stay in Antalya, said the mother, was very good. Read the rest of this entry »
Dear Mr Turgay and the Onmega Dolphin Center team. After returning from Antalya I would like to give you an interim Report. First of all I shall write about changes in Samir during the first month. Samir’s improvement in co-ordination was almost unbelievable. These positive developments were reflected in his work at school. My son, with whom I had great difficulty getting him to walk, now walks without problems. He can concentrate a lot better. Samir now follows all instruc tions from his teacher. Everyone has noticed a wonderful change in Samir.
Dear Mr Turgay, this is mostly your doing – my whole life I shall thankfully think on what you have done for us.
We arrived in Bulgaria! We want to thank you very much for working with Martin! We are very impressed by the professionalism of your team – Igor is incredible!
Marty feared many of the dolphin, gradually overcame his fear and finally have had a good friendship! Thank you and Sema for therapy, this is new for us. We want to find such specialists in cranio-sacral therapy and in Bulgaria to continue if you have any information, you will be grateful!
Hippotherapy was magnificent, Sally is amazing, has great love for children, Feliz – too. Thanks to Diana and physio therapy. There have been some changes in Marty. After a month we will write what happened to Marty after the dolphin therapy. Then I will share them with you specifically. Thank you again! We hope we have more meetings with you! We send as attachment a photo that is evidence of successful work of Igor!
Greetings from the whole family!
Martin, Cvetalina and Emil
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First of all, Annika is 13 years old and weighs only 25kg! But she is a pack of muscles, very resilient and mostly very happy!
We booked through Delfintherapiereisen Megasport in Germany. That was very simple. At the beginning of the year I sent an e-mail stating the dates I wanted and travelled at the beginning of the Summer holidays. Megasport sends all the supporting documents per e-mail – one can also print them and fill them out at leisure! As I had a few questions I phoned them up and everything was answered, very nice and friendly. I can recommend that. Read the rest of this entry »
I undertook practical training from August to October 2010 in the Dolphin Therapy Center, Antalya/Türkey and with this Report would like to inform future interested parties of my experiences and impressions.
The Therapy Center engages a multi cultural team comprising Therapists, Dolphin trainers, Trainees and diverse personnel who are mainly responsible for tourism. A good knowledge of the English language is therefore most important to be able to work there and to socialize. Read the rest of this entry »
Dolphin Therapy presents a very special possibility for mentally and physically disabled children and adults to find new ways to health and/or to alleviate their ailments.
In our Dolphin Therapy Center in Antalya, Turkey, we offer our patients individually concerted therapies. Contact with our dolphins plays a central role. But a complete therapy is important, which is why Hippo therapy in a riding school, Physiotherapy, Cranio-Sacral and Ergo therapy are integrated in our programme.
We receive many queries from affected parents as also from people interested in therapy. Now and then they are concerned or have reservations, this shows us how important it is to provide information and explanations with respect to Dolphin Therapy.
This prompted us to organize a free Dolphin Therapy online event. We will give first-hand reports on this interesting form of therapy and provide insights and background to our methods of work.
Appointed day: Tuesday, 02.11.2010, 10.00 – 11.00 GMT / UTC
Our Therapy Center
Dolphin Therapy in general
How a Therapy Course enfolds
Travel, Accommodation & Costs
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Dolphin Therapy webinar for their interest. For us it was a really enjoyable experience that we definitely going to repeat.
First Report from Mara Holtgrave after Dolphin Therapy on 03.06.2010
Best wishes from, at long last, sunny Münster. We arrived back safely but are missing you all a lot!!
Our first surprise was at night in Düsseldorf airport, waiting for the shuttle bus, when Mara said : “When is our Dolmuc coming?” – we had only driven twice with the Dolmuc and hadn’t used the word much! 😉 Read the rest of this entry »