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    Surprising Ways Animals Improve Your Physical and Mental Health

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    #EmotionalSupportAnimal #TherapyAnimal #petsandmentalhealth #Pets #TherapyPets #MightyPets

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    A little bit of happiness for a couple minutes :)

    I’m currently having a difficult time and this little man knew exactly how to help! I love him so much, I don’t know what I would do without my little guy <3 #TherapyAnimal

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    Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

    Just started equine therapy for my mental health issues. So excited 😊 🐎 🐴 I think working with the horses will be really beneficial. The biggest things I want to work on are building self confidence by working with the horses and learning to cultivate self-love. Equine therapy has been proven to be very beneficial for people with both physical and mental health challenges, such as Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, PTSD, etc. The horses act as a mirror to our emotions - they are good at sensing when you are sad, anxious, etc., so they can remind us to check in with ourselves. In addition, they can provide a comforting presence because sometimes it’s much easier to talk to an animal about trauma than another person. Also, how you interact with the horse can make you think about how you present yourself in the world and in relationships. I can’t wait to embark on this journey and hope it leads to much personal growth. If any of you all are animal lovers and struggling with mental health challenges I’d highly recommend looking into equine or another type of animal-assisted therapy. Also, if you can’t do therapy just cuddle with your pet. Our pets can provide us many therapeutic benefits. Just petting them can release dopamine (the feel good hormone) making use feel happier and more at ease! Hope someone finds this post helpful :) Best #ExperientialTherapy #TherapyAnimal #PTSD #Autism #ADHD #Anxiety #ChronicDepression

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    Let's talk about therapy. Ending the stigma by having the conversation.

    Therapy can look different to different people. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Prayer. Coffee with friends. Texting. Being on the Mighty. Talk Space. Meeting with a religious leader. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. ElectroConvulsive Therapy. Holistic Therapy. Group therapy. Journaling. Meditation. Float Therapy. Walking in nature. Having a pet.

    The right one is the one that works for you.

    This is mainly a reminder that all types of therapy are ok. If you are comfortable: share your favorite, what works for you, why you like it.

    I did Talk Space for a while a few years ago. I really liked that I could text my therapist in my moment of high emotions. I could get it all out before forgetting anything. That in itself was healing but so was the conversation after. I could work on it in my time, not having to wait a week or 2 after the triggering event. It was like journaling with feedback.

    #Depression  #CognitiveBehaviorTherapy  #DialecticalBehaviorTherapy  #ElectroconvulsiveTherapy  #TherapyAnimal  #Agoraphobia  #Talkspace  #Addiction  #floattherapy  #emdr  #Nature  #Meditation  #Prayer  #Friends  #EndTheStigma  #BipolarDisorder  #BPDDiagnosis  #Journal  #Anxiety  #Trauma  #Grief  #MentalHealth  #Nature

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    Cuddles

    Whenever I am having a bad day or a hard time I can always count on my cat, Buby, to be there for me. I love him so much & I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for him. My baby always calms me down & makes me smile & laugh. #Cats #TherapyAnimal #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Agoraphobia

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    I need a balance animal and emotional support animal but we have allergies here how do I get one that we all won't be allergic to?
    #TherapyAnimal

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    Sesame the Brave

    Today I lost my baby. I can’t believe she’s gone. It’s unreal. She looked ok this morning. Sesame took a piece of my heart with her. I can’t stop crying. So Brave and strong. I love loved her with all my heart. She came into my life and 2 weeks later I noticed she had a ruptured crop. You would of never known. She had surgery like a trooper. Unfortunately she had to have a few follow ups and the wound was resutured and stapled. This happened a few times. Sesame the Brave. My strong sweet little precious bird. I can’t believe she’s not here. I keep looking at her area and not seeing her perched is heartbreaking. This pain is unbearable. I wanted her to live a long life with me. But she’s gone. I can’t lose anyone else. I would of done anything for her. I feel terrible. She had a ecollar on the last few weeks of her life to prevent her from getting to her surgery site. Sesame strong sweet Brave precious little baby girl. Her wound opened and had surgery yesterday . I brought her home last night. This time she had a bandage wrap over the surgery site to prevent her from getting to it. I checked her a few times. This morning she looked ok. She drank a little water and tried to eat but with limited mobility she couldn’t get to it. So I elevated them for her but she was ready for a nap. I stayed in the room with her awhile and I had to leave her to take care of the rest of the critters outside. I set up a camera in the room so I could watch her. I took my chicken Gabby out for a walk and then looked at the video . Sesame was lying down. I knew right away something was wrong. I threw gabby back in her house and ran inside. My precious baby girl was dead. Her roommate Hazelnut who stays in the room with her was near her cage. I love my Sesame and want her back. I’m so sorry Sesame. Mama loves you. Mama loves you so much. Fly free my baby girl. You have no pain and no worries. Be in heaven and know you are missed and loved so much. I love you my Sesame the Brave. My Sesame is one of my kids. I only had her since September but quickly became my little love . My heart aches. My head aches. I’m sorry my baby. I feel numb. She was very much a part of my everyday life. Morning noon night. The looking and talking to her always. Now a whole in my heart. I’m lost. I told my husband before ,as I had to drive over an hour to get to her veterinary appointments, if anything happened and it was a choice to save me or Sesame..... save Sesame. She was a special bird . I want to be strong. I want to be Brave. Like my precious Sesame. Mama loves you. Goodnight my sweet baby girl mama loves you always. #Depression #TherapyAnimal #ChronicPain #sad #Dove #Effexor #Brave

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    Therapy Animal #esa #TherapyAnimal

    I have spent 90% of my time at home this year. 5% of my time going to the grocery store or Target. The last 5% of my time in the car for pick up orders. Covid has changed our lives in so many drastic ways. Being a high risk individual who is chronically ill And takes immunosuppressive medications, things have been so difficult this year. I am sure there are plenty online here who can sympathize.

    I am a SAHM with 4 kids, and I am teaching them via online school. The schools in Arizona are so awful that we switched to an online public charter. It’s been the best choice. However, this year has been very mentally, and emotionally taxing. Not just for myself but, for my kids as well. Around the end of June I began feeling so down, and depressed. So we decided to foster 3 Black Lab, Australian Cattle Dog mix. We ended up keeping 2 out of the 3. They were still formula feeding when they came to be with us. How precious they and ring they were. The dog pictured is my Female, Jiji. I adore her so much and she has brought me so much comfort and peace. I have always found animals to be therapeutic, and comforting. I genuinely believe that they’re our protectors, and they love unconditionally. I am so thankful for my sweet girl. Through my bad pain days, and my moments of sadness I can look at her and I can’t help but smile. Between my Husband, my kids, and my pets I have so many reasons to keep optimistic. I couldn’t imagine coping with all I do and not have them around. #TherapyDog #COVID19 #Depression #coping #optimism #ournewnormal

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