Mindful Moment: Armani Purrs

Armani would like to invite you to take a moment to be mindful and present with him.

Happy kitty =^_^=

Take some time to find a comfortable position, whatever that looks or feels like for you. Check in with your breathing, if that feels good for you, or ground yourself by noticing details in the space around you. Just feel yourself rest.

Armani will join you in your moment of full relaxation:

Recording: Armani purrs

Cats purr when they are happy, but they also purr when they are stressed, just like we use “happy” coping skills to help ourselves through difficult emotional moments.

Though we don’t completely understand the mechanism behind purring, there are theories that cat purrs can relax and promote healing in humans.

I hope this moment rejuvenated you for the day ahead.

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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