Eye contact to reduce anxiety
Did you know making eye contact with a dog can reduce anxiety? Did you know gazing into a PHOTO of a dog's eyes creates a calming, connected state of being that, after 30 to 60 seconds, triggers the release of oxytocin in the brain? Oxytocin is a hormone that reduces anxiety and creates a calming, connected state of being. Wanna try? Scroll down to the slideshows below, click on your favorites and look into their eyes!
You can turn the music off, but it also helps release oxytocin, and in turn, will help you feel a little less stressed out. If you're able to view the slideshows on a desktop, you'll get the best benefit, but mobile devices work too!