This may seem odd but it works wonders at healing at rehab facilities: Pets. When I have been at my darkest (and it's been dark), having my pets to sit with me quietly and non-judgmentally is a sort of bolster. Studies have proven that just petting an animal lowers the blood pressure. It also distracts from yourself. A cat's purr is also theraputic. The additional bonus is when things turn truly dark and detrimental thoughts creep in, the responsibility for the pet can keep you on this side of the veil. I have found it is a tether to pull me back. Again, I know it seems an odd thing but it really helps in many ways. When I got my cat, he really became a fantastic therapy.
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