If you've been through a traumatic event, getting out into a different environment and experiencing new sights, sounds, and sensations can help you heal and free your mind from the emotions that are connected with the trauma. Horses can play a large role in this process as Cristina Rennie MA, RCC, CEIP – MH, describes in the following blog post.
Animal assisted therapy uses trained animals to enhance an individual’s physical, emotional and social well-being, which improves self-esteem, reduces anxiety and facilitates healing. It can also greatly improve hyperactivity and impulsivity in children and adolescents. #health #dogs #horses
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Raising a dog is a huge commitment. However, many people simply do not really understand dog psychology, or why they behave certain ways in certain situations. Pit bulls especially are different in their needs and the way they interact. Although every dog has a unique personality, there are some proven and time-tested ways to …
Trauma therapy dogs help suburban teens with test angst
Trauma therapy dogs help suburban teens deal with test angst. The Hinsdale Humane Society brought in trained therapy dogs to help teens deal with the stress of final exams while studying this weekend at the Downers Grove Public Library. Gay Pollitt, left, with her dog, Delilah, and Mary Beth Turek with her dog, Maggie, were part of a team that visited with nearly 200 students.