Françoise Callamand-Mayer graduated from Cégep de la Pocatière in Intervention Strategies in Zootherapy. She has been an early childhood educator for over 20 years and leads story time activities in libraries. Her company, Zoothérapie de L’Ouest, offers personalized animal strategy activities aimed at the well-being of its clients with its canine, feline and equine partners.
Françoise is a member of the Corporation des Zoothérapeutes du Québec, which certifies her expertise, and that of her animal partners.
She is a yoga enthusiast and passionate about horseback riding. She defines herself as a being passionate about her job. She is a lover of life who leads her every move to preserve harmony and respect for relationships between animals and humans.
Françoise Callamand-Mayer offers her services to daycare centers, elementary schools, CEGEP, CHSLD, retirement homes and other institutions. Her clientele of all ages consists of children, young adults, adults and seniors for whom she will be happy to come. The regions served are West Island of Montreal and its surroundings.
This is an intervention led by a professional Zootherapist, accompanied by a trained and selected animal who will be the intervention animal partner for people in difficulty. The objective is to improve psychological, physical, emotional, cognitive or social well-being according to the needs of the client.
The animal, we all know, has calming effects on people. It helps reduce stress, does not judge, lowers barriers, helps approach and builds confidence faster.
This is why zootherapy intervenes with the following areas :
Whether it is to intervene with children in difficulty, elderly people with loss of autonomy or a clientele struggling with an intellectual disability, Françoise will know how to adapt her intervention according to the needs of her clientele and will make you have a pleasant, fun and warm time.