One of Paws In Life's mission is to help people overcome very difficult moments in their life. And we have specialised in using their companion dog as a co-therapist. For a lot of people, their dog gives their life a lot of meaning, is a source of love and connection, joy and laughter. The more nuclear and isolated people become, the more important companion animals are.
As a clinical psychologist, coach and dog lover, I highly belief that people need to know what their meaning in life is and how to utilise it, to stay resilient in this crazy thing called life. Viktor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor, wrote an amazing book called "Man's Search For Meaning" and it describes how to survive and overcome the most horrendous life circumstances. I have found a great little animation that summarises the book in a little video and it illustrates the book's key concepts. I highly recommend watching it. I know it isn't the most joyful topic, but life isn't always about being happy; it is about how you can stay psychologically flexible, no matter what you have to face. And that's what we are doing at Paws In Life - we help people stay flexible and find meaning in their lives. And we use their own personal dog as a resource and co-therapist, because for a lot of people, their dog is the closest to their heart. If you want to know more about us or book a session with us, message us! We'd love to help. Have a lovely day, Birdy & Luna.