Try Animal Therapy For Your Emotional Wellbeing

We all have our highs and lows. But sometimes, the lows can overpower our conscience and leave us in a vulnerable spot. At this point, it is crucial to prioritize your mental health and look for ways to stay positive. Animal therapy is a way to distract you from your existing problems. It lets you have a companion in times of hardship, and this could brighten your mood immensely. Here are some reasons why animal therapy is recommended for a person's emotional wellbeing.

Companionship
Companionship
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A lot of times, loneliness can be the reason for emotional disturbance. Animal therapy enables you to be around someone who appreciates your presence. You can also indulge in activities with them, giving you an outlet to divert your negative thoughts into something positive and even productive.
Helps Calm Down During Anxiety and Panic Attack
Helps Calm Down During Anxiety and Panic Attack
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Animals can be a great support system during a breakdown. They can sense our anxiety very quickly and help us calm with their presence. Indulging in an activity with them or just letting yourself be vulnerable around them will allow you to calm down in the most stressful situations. And who can ignore an adorable animal that's trying to lift our mood?
Increases Activity
Increases Activity
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Often, being physically inactive can be the symptom or even a reason for having an emotional breakdown. Increasing your mobility can elevate your entire mood and also give your thoughts a better direction. Being active improves one's cognitive functioning and will eventually keep you from shutting down.
Builds Confidence
Builds Confidence
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A lot of people experiencing emotional setbacks tend to lose self-esteem and confidence in themselves. Animals accept us the way we are and only look for affection and trust in their human companions to the fullest. Feeling validated by them will help you have more faith in yourself and overcome any self-doubts.
Diverts Mind From Stressful Situations
Diverts Mind From Stressful Situations
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Stress is often undermined by many, and this can be an alarming thing. Having an animal support system can divert you from overthinking a stressful situation and help you stay relaxed. Animals also require care and attention, and being on the move during such times can help you channel your thoughts better into seeing the brighter side and not being stuck on the negatives.
Dr Rohit Bhaskar, Physio
Dr Rohit Bhaskar, Physio Dr. Rohit Bhaskar, Physio is Founder of Bhaskar Health and Physiotherapy and is also a consulting physiotherapist. He completed his Graduation in Physiotherapy from Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences. His clinical interests are in Chest Physiotherapy, stroke rehab, parkinson’s and head injury rehab. Bhaskar Health is dedicated to readers, doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Bhaskar Health audience is the reason I feel so passionate about this project, so thanks for reading and sharing Bhaskar Health.

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