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Kitten Therapy For Stress

stressOk, I admit that I am a cat lover – a ‘cat person’.

I like little cats, big cats, adult cats and kittens.

I like black cats too and do not regard them negatively, unlike some. Few know that a black cat is considered a sign of bad luck and death for Muslims. Click here for more information about black cats and positive/negative superstition.

Currently I have a bicolour Tabby and a brown Burmese.

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy which incorporates animals as a form of treatment. AAT aims to improve recipient’s emotional, social, or cognitive functioning.

Kitten therapy for stress is simply one variety of animal-assisted therapy. It is not same as using a ‘Therapy cat’; which may be specially trained – or at the very least assessed as being especially suited to the demands of regular animal-assisted therapy work.

Check out this lovely video featuring kitten therapy for stress:

I enjoyed seeing the kittens interacting with people and each other, as well as the reactions of bystanders (therapy was held in a sealed environment (perspex or glass walled) in a public area).

Perhaps consider how you can benefit from more interaction with cats/kittens.

If you are unable to keep a cat of your own, why not consider volunteering with an animal welfare organisation? Besides general needs, cats in these institutions need to be groomed, petted, played with and ‘made a fuss of’ – you could help them, and help yourself at the same time. If you live on the Gold Coast in Queensland, two local animal welfare organisations are: Wildcats Qld (Sally, my bicolour Tabby came from Wildcats) and the Animal Welfare League.

For those interested in the totemic/power animal side of cats, here are some links:

Moving Testimonial About Healing From Inner Pain

Hi Alex ,
 
How have you been?  Hopefully this year has started off well for you. You`d be happy to know, I finally got my license & bought a car , so a whole new chapter full of family events & adventure has begun.
Sadly , my stepdad passed away from his debilitating disease ( schelraderma ) about 6 months ago. Visiting him in hospital was tough whilst he was subdued over a 2 week period , fighting infection before passing. I`ll never forget shortly after, standing over his empty shell , I could feel him put his warm arms around me. With Spirit`s help , I was able to console my mum & other family members during the following 2 weeks & keep my own emotions under control. My meditation has helped me to hear him tell me he`s ok  & that his feet & hands , which were badly infected , are all better now. 
 
On a happier note , I still continue to feed & interact with many creatures , & in return receive their guidance & affection, especially cats. I`ve been listening to Steven D Farmer`s guided meditation ( the one you once introduced me to ) , asking my animal spirits for help with some family matters. This has proved to be successful , & much quicker than I thought too. I went collecting quartz & crystals from a local creek recently , & now have had several dreams about walking on crystals ,feeling like they are protecting me during my sleep state. I need to do more research on this. I asked Spirit to help me find a new career path , & am now manufacturing & assisting in the installation of blinds & curtains. It`s only 5 minutes drive from home , so suddenly we have much more time together & no more working weekends. Yay !
 
It`s now an exciting time for Rochelle & I , as we are now engaged. I proposed to her last weekend, standing over a waterfall  up at Springbrook N.P. 
It was a perfect day. 
 
I will be forever grateful for the way you helped me remove the pain I carried for so long & helping me to tune into the spiritual world. I can now see so much more beauty & love in everyday things. So again thankyou Alex.
 
Well, Rochelle sends her best to you & maybe soon down the track we can meet up for lunch or something.
 
Best regards.

Chris Mead

My Notes:

  • Email reproduced with kind permission
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  • Springbrook National Park (Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing)
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