Pet/Animal Interaction is Therapeutic
When life has you down what do you do?
Grab the fugliest cuddle buddy you can! Just playing 😂 We know your pets are adorable.
Falling on hard times is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be the end of all good times.
Through pet care services I was able to find a way to connect with all kinds of people and their pets while improving my mental health, spiritual and physical fitness.
Many people go with pet ownership to attain these benefits, but I chose to offer my services to receive these benefits as well as an income.
all artworks in post are my own midjourney creations.
Therapeutic benefits of human-animal interactions include:
Animal-assisted therapy: This is a type of therapy that involves interacting with animals, such as dogs or horses, as a way to improve mental and physical health. It has been very effective in treating a variety of conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety.
Pet therapy: This involves visiting nursing homes, hospitals, and other care facilities with pets, which can help to improve mood, reduce stress, and increase social interaction among residents.
Equine therapy: This type of therapy involves interacting with horses, and can be used to help people with mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Service animals: Animals that are trained to assist people with disabilities, such as guide dogs for the blind, can provide a wide range of therapeutic benefits, including increased independence and improved quality of life.
Emotional support animals: Animals that provide emotional support to people with mental health conditions can help to reduce symptoms and improve well-being.
Nature-based therapy: Being in nature with animals can help to improve mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall well-being.
Mindfulness practices: Interacting with animals can be a mindful practice that can help to focus the mind and reduce stress.
Social support: Pets can provide companionship, emotional support, and social connections which can be beneficial for mental health.
Whether you can support a pet in your life or not the benefits of pet/animal interaction are worthy of respect.
Pet care service providers are often times seeking these benefits to heal and grow at the same time.
Balancing the needs of your own with the needs of the natural world is a divine challenge.
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