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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Grief Support Group Losing a pet is a very difficult part of life for which we have no established rituals. This support group is to share our experiences around pet loss and grieving.When: August 31st at 3pm Where: Chattanooga Library Downtown Meeting Room This will be a space for us to talk about all types of grief. This can be the loss of a pet through death, behavioral euthanasia, divorce, or re-homing. This can be grief about losing cats, dogs, birds, or exotics. This can even be grief about lack of relationship with your current pets, if you are struggling...


Nervous Systems and Somatic Resonance

Nervous Systems and Somatic Resonance

"Dogs are very sensitive to body language, so the least little tense movement--a change of gait, a slight hunching of the shoulders--can be observed and interpreted as something being amiss. When we're upset, our voices can go up slightly in frequency as well. Dogs get these nuances in ways most people don't.  Masking strong feelings by acting like things are OK may not always work, either: It's quite likely that dogs can smell fear, anxiety, even sadness... The flight-or-fight hormone, adrenaline, is undetectable by our noses, but dogs can apparently smell it. In addition, fear or anxiety is often accompanied...