Loneliness Awareness Week

Loneliness is something that we all experience from time to time, so Loneliness Awareness Week is something for every single one of us. It’s not always about whether we’re surrounded by other people or not, but it is always about whether we feel safe in the company we’re keeping.

One of the most incredible things we gain from being in the company of a dog is that we’re able to be unapologetically ourselves. They accept us for who we are and that’s an important factor in combating feelings of loneliness.

Our workshops always involve a canine co-tutor, a rescue dog and it’s the dog that’s able to bring out the best in the group. They’re pure magic. We also get invited to speak at events and more often than not we’re told, ‘don’t bother coming if you haven’t got a dog with you!’

We totally understand!

We know that dogs are a not-so-secret ingredient to combat loneliness so let’s make a concerted effort to hang out with our canine friends, appreciate them and be unapologetically ourselves when we’re with them. That is a great rehearsal for being able to be who we are when we’re around human folk, which in turn will encourage them to feel safe to be who they are. Once again, dogs can be the catalyst for change that we all need.

About Canine Perspective CIC

We’re a social enterprise inspiring positive change through the power of the human-canine bond. Our profits fund Canine Hope, our signature programme dedicated to working with survivors of rape and sexual violence, with rescue dogs as our canine co-tutors. It is the reason Canine Perspective CIC exists! Canine Hope is delivered in partnership with charities and social enterprises working with survivors.

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