So today I was just thinking about a different one of my posts where I took my dog for a walk in the woods and how relaxing and comforting it is walking my dog and spending time with her and this brought me around to the topic of therapy animals.
In my personal opinion having an animal to connect with is one of the best methods of therapy. They can just listen to you if you need someone to talk to or need to rant and, I know at least my dog, is very loving and cuddly and also super excited when I come home from work. When you feel alone and anxious and scared having an animal that’s always super excited to spend time with you can definitely help!!
Does anyone else have a therapy animal that’s changed your life? My dog isn’t a licensed therapy animal but she’s definitely very therapeutic for me.
As always, have a good night!
So today I wanted to talk a little bit about treatment for mental illnesses. The two different ones I wanted to talk about today are medicine and therapy. For the purpose of this post therapy will be talking to a psychiatrist. I want to also talk about professional therapy and personal therapy.
The therapy part of this post is going to be a bit longer so let’s start with the medicine part. I’m just going by my opinions here. I would not like to be treated by medicine for my anxiety. I am of the opinion that I’d rather feel worried and anxious than feel numb or be in a comatose like state of mine. Now, for someone that has a more severe form of anxiety medicine might be the best option for them. I honestly think it depends on a case by case basis and it also depends on what kind of medicine you’re put on and the strength of that medicine.
As for the therapy part of things I definitely prefer personal therapy. I have tried talking to someone before and it didn’t help at all. I feel like talking to my friends and family and people that actually know about my past and things I’ve gone through and just know about me as a person are better to talk to and more therapeutic. I also think doing things like reading, writing, watching movies, listening to music, exercise and really any hobbies people might have can also be viewed as therapy and help improve the mental state of people. Those are things I like doing and which I definitely think help when I’m feeling anxious such as writing on this blog.
That’s all for tonight and I’d like to hear your thoughts as well down below in the comments section!
As always, have a goodnight!