Then my student poked his head out from behind.
I asked him, "Who is this tiger?" and he said, in all seriousness,
"He is my emotional support animal".
It has been so much fun to sign on to sessions and meet these objects of love and comfort, like the distinguished Mr. Tygee.
I have also immensely enjoyed sessions and exercises classes recently where pets have photobombed the screen, sticking their face in the camera, or in the case of the kitty above, decided to take a seat on the keyboard.
I myself have a whole couch full of stuffies for my kiddo clients, but for me personally, I like to have a little crystal or a rock I like to hold in my hand. For me, there is something so calming about holding a piece of earth that has gone through extreme heat conditions to end up as a smooth, clear piece of beauty like quartz, which is my favorite kind of crystal.
What brings you emotional support these days?
Whether it's a stuffed animal, a blanket, a rock/crystal or a loaf of sourdough bread, let's give these unsung heroes a chance to shine!
If you're feeling open to it, please post below!