Posted in early childhood toxic stress, Healing Emotional Pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, Stress, Anxiety, and Mindfulness

Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion

Veterans participating in the Dogs2Vets owner-trainer program experienced significant reductions in symptoms of post-traumatic stress, perceived stress, isolation, and self-judgment accompanied by significant increases in self-compassion. In contrast there were no significant improvements in these measures among veterans in the wait list control group. Qualitative data reinforced the statistical findings with themes of decreased isolation, unconditional acceptance and companionship, and a renewed sense of safety and purpose from their relationships with their dogs.

https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2018.0179

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