Relax with the Petting Petitation
We have all been told that meditation calms the body and the mind and can help our mental health, physical health, and even our relationships. However, many people claim "monkey mind" where it is difficult--almost painful--to sit still, with their mind jumping from thought to thought.
However, as most of us with pets know, sitting with our pets is calming and can sooth "monkey mind." The Petting Petitation is sitting with your pet on steroids. It is a simple practice modeled after a basic breathing meditation, set to music (you can find the Petting Petitation set to music on the podcast: Mindful, Happy Kids at https://www.buzzsprout.com/1012396 set to music).
Dr. Elisabeth Paige