What’s Behind the Healing Power of Animals with Shannon Kopp

Shannon Kopp with five puppies

Dogs are no longer simply “man’s best friend”. Our furry companions are now marking their territory as “an eating disorder warrior’s best friend”. Shannon Kopp, author of Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life, shares today about her new nonprofit, SoulPaws! The mission of SoulPaws is to offer holistic and therapeutic support for sufferers of eating disorders while celebrating the healing power of animals and rescuing animals in need. Shannon hopes to share the profound level of healing that she has personally experienced from animals as well as to foster connections for individuals in recovery through SoulPaws workshops.

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What You’ll Learn from Shannon Kopp

  • What is the definition of “good girl syndrome” and why you should give it up
  • How animals can help you to get out of your head and into your heart
  • Why acts of service through volunteering can enhance your recovery
  • How animal assisted therapy can helps us practice honesty, openness, and love
  • What are the physical, spiritual, and emotional benefits to allowing animals into the recovery process

 Favorite Quote

You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love. – Cheryl Strayed

Favorite Recovery Resource

Warrior Moment

“Allowing myself the space to grieve and cry at the beach with Bella.”

Definition of Recovery according to Shannon Kopp

“Peace and freedom in our hearts, in our minds, in our souls, and in our bodies.”

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