Cat therapy, also known as animal-assisted therapy, has been found to have healing effects on people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and autism
Cats are natural stress reducers and can help lower anxiety levels in people.
Interacting with cats can increase the levels of oxytocin, a hormone associated with feelings of love and bonding. This can help people feel more relaxed and less stressed
Cat therapy has been found to improve mood, reduce feelings of loneliness and depression, and increase socialization skills in people with PTSD and autism
The simple act of petting a cat can have a calming effect on the body, helping to regulate heart rate and blood pressure
For people with autism, cats can serve as a non-judgmental source of interaction and communication. This can help improve social skills and promote emotional regulation
In addition to providing emotional support, cats can also help with physical rehabilitation for people with PTSD or autism. Activities such as grooming, playing, and walking a cat can help improve.
Cat therapy has been found to be effective in various settings, including hospitals, schools, and residential treatment centers
Cat therapy is a non-invasive and natural form of therapy that does not involve the use of medication or invasive procedures
Cat therapy can also be used as a complementary treatment alongside traditional forms of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication