Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives

Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives

by Jane Miller
     
 

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"Animals are more complete than people. They are wonderful teachers, therapists and role models for us all. Read Healing Companions and learn about their ability to guide and heal us all."--Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Smudge Bunny

As the more than 65 million dog owners in America will attest, there's something about the presence of a dog that inspires confidence,

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"Animals are more complete than people. They are wonderful teachers, therapists and role models for us all. Read Healing Companions and learn about their ability to guide and heal us all."--Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Smudge Bunny

As the more than 65 million dog owners in America will attest, there's something about the presence of a dog that inspires confidence, nurtures emotional well-being, and brings out the best in ourselves. But for some people, the presence of a dog can do even more.

Written by the leading expert in an emerging new field of therapy, Healing Companions is the first book to detail how dogs are increasingly benefiting those who suffer from a range of emotional ills, from eating disorders and anxiety to agoraphobia, depression, and post-traumatic stress.

Healing Companions will teach you:

* What criteria to consider when choosing the right dog for you.
* What kind of training service dogs require.
* What to expect and how to respond when you take a service dog out in public.
* How a dog can compliment other forms of therapy.
* How to navigate the procedural regulations that apply to a service dog.
* How to recognize the dog's needs and provide it with proper care.
* And much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601630933
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
632,733
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jane Miller, LISW, CDBC, works in private practice as a clinical psychotherapist and licensed independent social worker, with a particular interest in holistic healing. She has lectured in a wide variety of settings, including many national and local organizations, schools, and dog-training facilities. More recently, Miller has consulted with NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services), the Canines for Combat Veterans program for soldiers returning from combat in Iraq with post-traumatic stress, as well as other veterans organizations. She has appeared in the PBS program "Health Visions: Animals As Healers" and other local and national media. Miller lives in Oberlin, Ohio, with her two Golden Retrievers.

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