The very real benefits of pet therapy
Our primary experience of the world and the meaning within it is that of our senses. What we can see, hear, smell and taste can ground us quickly back into our bodies and out of our overloaded minds. Being in the present moment is all we really have, but our tricky minds can keep us trapped in the past or worrying about the future.
A fluffy, four-legged friend - cats, dogs, rabbits and other petting animals can instantly plant us back in the present moment with their unjudgmental being. If you can find a connection with a pet, levels of oxytocin, the hormone that controls stress and anxiety, drop and help lower blood pressure. These happy hormones also contribute to our mood and enhance our well-being in so many ways.
Although animals can not respond when we tell them our worries and fears, talking to a pet can really help. No matter what you are going through, they love your company unconditionally. They can often sense when you need a little love and are quick to get close to you when you need a friend - how wonderful is that!
And something we think is super important at FeelCare, Animals encourage us to be silly, have some fun! Releasing our inner child and letting our inhibitions go is so medicinal. On that note we are thrilled to introduce our ridiculously cute and defiantly silly pup and future therapy dog Lulu.
Our therapy dogs accompany our care team to clients' home upon request. If a client enjoys the company of a fury friend we are more than happy to arrange a cuddle visit at any time. If you would like further information on this or any of our home care services please get in touch.
Christine at FeelCare - 020 7916 7961