Seeking lasting addiction relief or eating disorder treatment is important if you are in pain, and therapies such as Pet Encounter Therapy can supplement your recovery by providing an important connection of unconditional love.
Pet Encounter Therapy (PET) is an ancient concept that uses the companionship of animals to help people with their human needs. From the beginning of time households have incorporated animals and studies show it is with just cause. Pets require people to care for them and many people love to care for their pets.
Simply touching and holding animals cangenerate many positive feelings and emotions. Interactions with animals can provide relaxation, reduction in stress, lowered blood pressure, improved self-esteem and self-confidence, and many more benefits. Most importantly, PET brings the unconditional love of an animal to one's life.
The PET experience at Helen Woodward Animal Center involves a number of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and guinea pigs to name a few. Most of the animals are residents of the Center and have been rehabilitated.
By interacting with animals you will bring a certain joy to your day and that same joy will be shared by the animals you are interacting with. It is a truly remarkable experience.
"Dogs permit their owners to be themselves so that they can risk self-disclosure and form attachments." ---Judy Harris