Established in 2017, Live with Zest is a social enterprise that uses Canine-Assisted Education (CAE) along with savouring and other approaches to strengthen individual and community well-being.
Roz has worked with a wide range of clients, particularly educators and students. She works with Berry Street Schools and has spoken and run many sessions in other schools across Melbourne.
"It was a great pleasure to have Roz and Flash, her Labradoodle and therapy dog, deliver a professional yet humorous presentation to our senior school students, teachers and staff…"
Fiona Williams, Head of Senior School St Margaret’s School, Berwick.
Roz Rimes is a passionate educator, coach and founder of social enterprise ‘Live with Zest’. She works with her Australian Labradoodles Flash and Rafa who have advanced Canine-Assisted Therapy qualifications.
Roz’s unique ‘Walk, Talk, Savour’ practice aims to improve well-being across diverse populations. She holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology and a Master of Education Policy (International). Roz is a member of the Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) and her work aligns with
IN THE NEWS
Children of all ages face challenges and struggles in school every day. Students may struggle academically, behaviourally, emotionally, socially, and physically. Roz Rimes has a lot of experience in Canine-Assisted Education for students who struggle. Roz can show schools and teachers the many positive effects that specially trained dogs can have on students. Roz has practical first-hand experiences with dogs, as well as extensive knowledge and skill from her detailed understanding of the research around Canine-Assisted programs. The program she has developed for schools can have significant effects on student and staff wellbeing.
David Tyson, Professional Learning Manager| AEU
From our trauma-informed positive education perspectives, we urge educators to consider savouring as a strategy to build relational attachment. We often introduce the word ‘attunement’ which describes the process of two individuals coming into tune with one another, much like the vibration of tuning forks. We find that animal assisted therapeutic experiences are a powerful attunement strategy. When vulnerable children are taught to savour their special experiences with animals like Flash, the dogs become a shared focus of how healthy, attuned relationships make us feel.
Tom Brunzell, Director, Education | Berry Street