ALAN offers a range of adapted physical activities to its members who are living with a rare disease in order to boost their well-being, confidence and self-esteem. These activities are organised with the help of our many volunteers and are funded entirely through donations.
The courses led by Dunja Grunow are based on a combination of yoga postures, gentle gymnastics exercises and relaxation techniques. They will allow you to let go of your stress and worries for a moment and completely relax in a protected and therapeutic environment.
In collaboration with ASA asbl, ALAN organizes “Assistance dog workshops” for children who are members of ALAN and who are directly or indirectly affected by a rare disease.
This is an “animal-assisted activity” where the children meet two assistance dogs trained by Handi’chiens. The primary objective of these workshops is to allow children facing similar life challenges to get to know each other and share experiences in a protected environment. In addition, topics such as the regulation of emotions, relaxation and the activation of the sensorimotor system will be covered during the workshops. The workshops are supervised by Ms Nelly Nash of ASA asbl and the ALAN consultation team.
The assistance dog workshops are organized on specific afternoons outside school hours. Our young members receive an invitation to participate a few weeks in advance.
ALAN offers introductory sessions to horse therapy in collaboration with the Association de Thérapie Equestre (ATE) in Mondercange.These sessions are open to children, teenagers and young adults who are members of ALAN.
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The horse therapy sessions are organised on specific afternoons during the school holidays. Our young members receive an invitation to participate a few weeks in advance.
Supervised by specialised physical therapists, our aquatic activities allow you to enjoy the water while improving your overall fitness and well-being.
When? Every Thursday from 17:00 to 19:00 except during school holidays and on bank holidays
Where? In the Rehazenter Kirchberg
Due to the pandemic, external people are currently not allowed to use the Rehazenter swimming pool. We are thus not able to offer this activity in September 2021 as we had hoped. To stay informed about any changes regarding this, and other activities, please subscribe to our newsletter (in the footer of this website).
In collaboration with the Bricher Paerdsstall, ALAN organizes workshops at an educational farm for children that are being counselled by the ALAN consultation team.
This is an “animal-assisted activity” where the children meet various farm animals including horses, cows, pigs, goats and chickens. The primary objective of these workshops is to allow children facing similar life challenges to get to know each other and share experiences in a protected environment. In addition, topics such as the regulation of emotions, relaxation and the activation of the sensorimotor system will be covered during the workshops. The workshops are supervised Monique Mazzone Bausch, manager of the Bricher Paerdsstall, and the ALAN consultation team.
The educational farm workshops are organized once a month, on specific afternoons. These workshops are currently reserved for children being counselled by our consultation team. These children are personally invited by our psychologists.