Ease Anxiety with Pets: Animal Therapy at Its Most Natural

February 24, 2012 Jodi Lobozzo Aman, LCSW-R

Easing anxiety with pets is animal therapy at its most natural--there's no need to be a professional to benefit from pets. Animals give us mental peace. Watch.

Many people use animals to ease their anxiety. Fear and worries are washed away by connecting, loving, petting, breathing with animals. Countless people I know go to their loving pets when they feel anxious and receive the instant relief this unconditional love can provide.


Anxiety can have us feeling so disconnected and lonely. Animals make us feel warm and belonging. Since they are always in the present moment. They provide a good model for us to be mindful!

In this video on animal therapy, you'll see me and Appa! Appa is a good therapy dog. He is calm and loves to be cuddled.

Take a look.

How many of you use animal therapy?

Photo by Adam Griffith on Unsplash

APA Reference
Lobozzo, J. (2012, February 24). Ease Anxiety with Pets: Animal Therapy at Its Most Natural, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 23 from

Author: Jodi Lobozzo Aman, LCSW-R

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