Wolves heal veterans from PTSD
Animal shelter in California has developed a program of rehabilitation of veterans who have received during service post-traumatic stress disorder, on the basis of communication with the wolves, reports channel Sky News.
According to the founder of animal rescue centre in Lockwood Matt Simmons and psychologist Lorin Lindner, they developed the program, podglyadev the attempts to treat the consequences of traumatic psyche influences through communication with birds. After this it was decided to join the work of the U.S. Department of veterans Affairs to help those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Contact with wild animals can bring great benefit to people suffering from mental trauma. The shelter animals are about 40 wolves, some of them rescued from traps in Alaska, the other was deposited, when it was found out that by mistake instead of the Pets were bought wild cubs.
Those animals that choose whom to make contact. For those who have PTSD, it’s important. One of its main symptoms is the loss of the ability to trust, to build relationships and to feel safe,” says Dr. Lindner.
“The animals we rescued, also have PTSD, they are the same as madirobe and have difficulties in communication and trust others,” says the psychologist.
According to veterans who already took part in the program, it is much more effective than traditional therapy.
Jim a BJ served in the U.S. Navy for ten years and, in his words, “lost” himself when he left the service. “I can say for myself and some other veterans, who know, it is extremely difficult to integrate back in normal life again, to trust people, to society and to not be afraid of condemnation”.
Minik friends with a wolf and claims that this new acquaintance helped him. “These guys really don’t judge you, they don’t care what you did before, they just don’t care who you are, and it’s a really special connection, special relationship – said the former soldier. – Very important for me is that I can communicate with animals, which at any price is usually kept away from people”.
However, explains Mr. Lindner, what is appropriate for therapy, does not mean that the wolves ceased to be wild animals. “They look pretty, but we must not forget that they are still unsuitable as Pets.”