Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other

People Healing Animals & Animals Healing People

                                         

Another year of healing children and animals is underway at The Gentle Barn. As you know, The Gentle Barn saves animals no one else wants. Then, we bring the animals home to heal and be rehabilitated with acupuncture, acupressure, massage therapy, ultrasound, chiropractic, ice therapy, water therapy, energetic healing, nutritional supplements, and lots of love. We are currently home to 170 animals, including horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks, llamas, dogs, cats, donkeys, and a parrot.

Once the animals are healthy and happy, they typically get to live out the rest of their lives with us and help heal people who have the same stories of abuse and neglect through our 10-month Peace Enhancement Program. The program runs from September though June, and hosts schools for at-risk, inner-city, and special needs children, as well as burn centers, senior centers, domestic violence shelters, drug and alcohol rehab centers, probation camps for teens, and war veteran hospitals.

Through an animal’s story and through the interaction with the animals, The Gentle Barn helps people who are shut down, angry and unable to communicate in normal therapeutic settings, become vulnerable and open. The transformations that happen at The Gentle Barn on a daily basis are nothing short of miraculous.

We have many groups on our waiting list who would like to enroll in our program. To donate to The Gentle Barn and enable more children to get unconditional love and life changing healing from the animals at The Gentle Barn, go to www.gentlebarn.org

Written by Ellie Laks

Founder, The Gentle Barn 

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Upcoming Events

  • Chakra Meditation and Sound Healing (Winter 2024)

    March 2nd 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Clear, Balance and Align your 7 main Chakras through guided meditation, chanting, and Integrative sound bath. When your chakras are aligned, the energy moves through you more freely, and you can feel in harmony with all aspects of your physical, emotional and spiritual self.

  • Thermal Horizon - Windsong Retreat (Spring 2024)

    May 4th 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Let’s come together as a community as we support The Gentle Barn in their endeavor to enrich the lives of abused animals worldwide. Let’s bring our loving hearts, the spirit of opportunity and fill our cups emotionally, spiritually, and physically as we celebrate unity in community by helping these wonderful support animals.

  • Open Sunday in Missouri

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Missouri.

  • Open Sunday in California

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: California.

  • Open Sunday in Tennessee

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Tennessee.


Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

At Katjes we believe that every life is precious and these values extend beyond our plant-based gummies. As part of our campaign featuring rescued animals, we’re honored to join hands with The Gentle Barn, to support their non-stop efforts in protecting animals. By drawing attention to their heart-warming stories, we hope to provide food for thought when we say: Kindness just tastes better.

Eliza Jahn

Head of Marketing Katjes USA