The Retreat in Kent is a wonderful place. I was there this weekend and had a great time. I was met by a friendly guy called Billy. He showed us around and we drank champagne whilst watching the geese and ducks. We had a little …
Animal therapy (especially dogs) has been proven to do wonders for people with autism, dementia, PTSD and other mental health issues.
Animal therapy improves mental health and boost your mood. Animals also encourage Oxytocin release in the brain – the feel-good chemical.
Animals have been proven to be a great source of happiness for people. Spending time with animals provides a form of mindfulness and instant gratification. Animals are accepting and non-judgemental and this is a fundamental reason why animals are great for mental health. Animals provide affection too and are non-threatening to people. If you have mental health issues, spend time with animals.
Many people report higher levels of fulfilment and a higher quality of life when they spend time with animals.
Animals also improve mental health by offering acceptance and consistency. In a world where humans judge each other, animals provide a simple addition without mental games or issues that need to be navigated.
Animals add love, simplicity and mindfulness to a person’s life. They are a source of joy and their antics provide laughs too. They are great all-rounders.
Panic attacks and anxiety disorders are running rampant nowadays. It seems every other person deals with some sort of anxiety issue. There are many ways people tried to get this under control – therapy, lifestyle changes, and medication. And of course, to each his own …