One of the important features of this newest study is that it involved a number of different physiological measures of stress in the dogs. To begin with, samples of saliva were taken to measure the concentration of the hormones cortisol and oxytocin both before and after each therapy session. Cortisol levels are considered to be direct measures of stress, so elevated concentrations of cortisol are a sign of anxiety and negative feelings. High levels of oxytocin, on the other hand, are associated with positive feelings, and when the concentration of this hormone drops we assume that it indicates that an individual is experiencing a negative emotional state. … [Read more...] about Do Therapy Dogs Get Stressed When They Provide Therapy?
Emotionally focused therapy
In addition to CBT, psychodynamic and trauma-informed therapies may help in addressing underlying developmental origins of issues, for example helping to resolve complicated grief related to parental loss or childhood illness which could drive mortality fears, and helping people to learn to articulate and symbolize emotional states and internal conflicts which otherwise would come out as physical symptoms. … [Read more...] about Brain Activity of Bodily Symptoms in Anxiety Disorders
6:25 a.m. Trump mischaracterizes Newsom’s absentee ballots plan: President Trump sent out a misleading tweet Tuesday morning about California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to send every registered voter in the state a mail ballot to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. “The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone (...) living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one,” Trump said in a tweet. “That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!” Newsom announced the absentee ballot effort earlier this month as a safety precaution to allow people to avoid packing into polling places on election day. Read more on Newsom’s plan. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Health worker cases in U.S. top 60,000, CDC says
Fans want to be her best friend while aspiring to be her. They beg for tutorials to her dances in the comments section. Some dedicated "stans" love to comment before a new video gets a million likes. One wrote, "Everybody just be honest ... everytime you are early to one of her videos, you just get a good feeling inside." … [Read more...] about Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s biggest star, and she has no idea why
Bundesliga transfers: Where will Havertz, Werner, Sane, Sancho and others end up Achraf Hakimi - Borussia Dortmund After two years on loan at BVB, the 21-year-old Moroccan is expected to return to the club that owns him, Real Madrid, and try his luck at breaking into the first team. In Dortmund, Hakimi has shown that he has the quality that should allow him to do so. Paris Saint-Germain had been interested, but they appear to have been scared off by the €55 million it would take to lure him. … [Read more...] about Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich: The view from the terrace