Being a in today’s society can be daunting, overwhelming and much more. With the depressing news, and social media, it often feels there is nowhere to turn. Thankfully, pets can reduce depression, loneliness and anxiety. Those suffering from mental health conditions can feel their issues managed with aid of an animal.
According to UCLA research, the act of petting an animal, releases chemicals in the brain to elevate someone’s mood and helps the person to recall memories affected from Alzheimer’s, dementia or other brain injuries. Therapy animals alleviate anxiety, while also providing unbiased comfort.
What’s more? Physical effects happen when a person is loving on an animal. Blood pressure is reduced, breathing slows, relaxed posture; and children with autism were able to do tasks more efficiently with the aide of a therapy animal.
A study done in 2016 provided insight that patients are able to gain a sense of control by caring for an animal. Having an animal provides a sense of security and routine as they develop a relationship and a sense of meaning. More importantly, animals provide a disruption of what is distressing such as a social situation, thoughts and/or voices.
Pets are more therapeutic than often realized. An animal can provide comfort beyond measure. The kindness in their eyes and the unconditional love beating in their hearts is something we all need to experience.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” – Winston Churchill
Animals have been used in therapies since the 1980’s and even before then. Now, animals are being used all over, in hospitals, schools and other therapies.
Inner Circle Billing loves animals and truly appreciates the significance of what animals provide for everyone in increasing the quality of life.