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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
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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“Finally, someone has written about the best kept mental health secret: how dogs save psyches, hearts, minds, and sometimes, quite literally, lives . . .”—Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, author of Invisible Heroes
 
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 complement 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.
 
“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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Animals, and Miracles
 
“This book should be required reading for everybody who is considering getting a psychiatric service dog or is working on training them.”—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human


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ISBN-13: 9781601637536
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 314,474
File size: 3 MB

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