Biology plays an important role in our reaction to trauma as well as our ability to heal. Dogs help reduce a person’s stress and in turn lessen production of hormones that have a negative impact on the healing process. K9 First Responders provide an avenue to lowering stress and increasing one’s openness to mental health assistance.
The result is a person who is more open to assistance and more likely to ask for help.
This podcast deals with the biological aspect of trauma. This is a long segment… so grab a coffee, tea or soda and enjoy.