Kevin and Trisha continue to discuss a vet visit from the perception of your pet, plus Kevin gives tips on what you should look for when you’re searching for a veterinarian.
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Feeling in control or choosing the pain makes pain more manageable and even preferable to externally imposed pain. I wonder if is similar to what drives an anorexic. Although I have never been anorexic and I know very little of the disease (so all due respect to anyone who has or is more informed) I have always heard that not eating is one way they can feel in control of their emotional pain;they experience hunger and even dehydration which can be physically painful, but it is the pain they choose to focus on and conquering that pain becomes a self reinforcing reward.
In the video I heard you say that “change is danger” and I have also heard you say that stasis is death (the ultimate danger). So if a flow dynamic is what a dog is always striving for, wouldn’t change be safe? I am sure this is a paradox rather than an outright contradiction but I just don’t get it?
Good question. Change without grounding is danger. Stasis is death. Change + grounding = flow, and that’s what the animal mind wants.