Creature Comfort: Animals that Heal
The beneficial effect of animals on humans has been known for centuries. It is only recently, however, that more scientific studies have been set up to assess their healing potential. It is now known that people are statistically less likely to suffer an early heart attack if they have a pet, and that stroking an animal actually reduces stress levels. A burgeoning amount of research is being devoted to the effect dolphins can have on children with physical and mental impairments. This book looks at all aspects of Animal Assisted Therapy, as it is known, and provides both a practical and an emotional journal.
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