Hva er dyreassistert terapi for meg?

Hva er dyreassistert terapi for meg?

Hva er dyreassistert terapi? Hvordan funker det? Det finnes mange konkrete eksempler og studier som viser at det å være sammen med dyr senker blodtrykk, reduserer kortisol (demper stress), virker positivt på læringsevne, øke glede, gi mestring etc. Det som er viktigst for meg personlig, er hva de kan lære oss om oss selv. Hester har en egen evne til å speile oss. Hester er i konstant kommunikasjon med hverandre, selv når de...

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Looking Into the Mirror

Looking Into the Mirror

Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror? What do you see? What are your thoughts, your emotions, when you look at yourself? I was born with horrible eyesight, but nobody knew or detected it until I was six years old. My  entire life thus far I had  not known what things around me looked like, what my family looked like, or what I looked like. I had gotten accustomed to getting around using my other senses, and I believe I had developed my...

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Wherever You Go, There You’re At

Wherever You Go, There You’re At

Sometimes you have to leave your comfort zone to grow beyond yourself. The comfort zone is not really conducive of learning, you know? After 1.5 years in the US I am realizing that wherever you go, there you’re at. Nothing really ever changes, except if YOU do. When living in Sweden I had a couple of neighbors that really got on my nerves. They would run past the house and get angry with our dogs for barking, occasionally yelling at them and...

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Two Perspectives of a Birth Story

Two Perspectives of a Birth Story

Sunniva – Women have been giving birth for as long as the human race has existed. Pregnancy is not an illness. Childbirth is not to be feared, it is to be honored, respected, and celebrated. Those words were the words that echoed inside my mind five years ago, when I chose to give birth to Gabi naturally, with no pain medication or intervention. I thought to myself, if women could do this 500 years ago, so can I today. To me, it was a...

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Born to be a Dad

Born to be a Dad

Parenthood is interesting. Some people go their entire lives wanting to be a parent. Some never want to have kids. Some plan pregnancies, and some don’t. But what makes you a parent? I think I had many thoughts on what a parent was before I became one myself. I think it’s fair to say that most of those thoughts have changed. I remember the moment I realized truly what it was to be a parent, to really, fully, 100% be a parent. It was when I...

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