Category: Marjorie Jacobs

Can these dogs heal Boston?

April 18th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Globe and Mail, Marjorie Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Marjorie Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that’: the Martin Luther King Jr. quote has been used a lot this week…

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Go Hug a ‘Comfort Dog’ And Make Yourself Feel Better About Everything

April 18th, 2013 in 2013, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Centers & Institutes in the News, Marjorie Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Marjorie Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

When it comes to coping with trauma and anxiety, hugging a dog is the best medicine, experts say…

Expert quote:

“When we are hyper vigilant and alert the body is releasing [many different chemicals]. And when in the company of a calm animal, it elicits a relaxation response. You settle in, you’re not hyper vigilant. Also there is that unconditional love and attention and support that the animals give.”

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