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Pets are De-Stressing with Animal Reiki

When I suggested that we consider having my rescue Milo receive Animal Reiki – after trying method after method to help combat his marking habits my husband balked at the idea. 483 more words

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Seizure Alert vs Seizure Response Dogs

Moving forward in my journey to learn more about Animal Assisted Therapy I was eager to learn more specifically about Seizure dogs and I have been always curious if they many of them do actually possess the ability to sense when a seizure is about to occur. 308 more words

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A Light Out of The Darkness- Suicide Prevention Resources

I had a completely different topic in mind for today- but in light of today’s news about another celebrity life lost to suicide- I felt it incredibly important to talk about the seriousness of major depression and other mental health disorders that contribute to increased suicidal ideation/attempts. 686 more words

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Good news.

The past few weeks have been somewhat of a tricky one. I’ve been struggling emotionally with a friendship, but I’m pleased to say that things have been sorted, and despite my tears and worries, that actually things are okay, and that when my firned is back from her trip, we will meet up and discuss what the problems were, and hopefully deal with things like “adults”. 228 more words

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The Chronically Homeless & Their Pets- Pets are Priority #1

As a social worker working primarily in behavioral health for one of the Medicaid managed care organizations or as many refer to as  “Obamacare,” I could easily report that about roughly 1/4 to 1/2 of my caseload is comprised of either chronically homeless individuals who individuals who have experienced at least one or more episode of homelessness in their lifetimes. 638 more words

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Link: How Therapy Dogs Almost Never Came to Exist

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201302/how-therapy-dogs-almost-never-came-exist

An American Psychological Association talk about therapy dogs in the 1960s was met with derision…but even Freud admitted to the usefulness of therapy animals.

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