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Calming the Chaos


Calming the Chaos is a podcast by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Tracy Kenela. She uses profound and often humorous stories from her own life to illustrate how chaos can show up, and how emotional it can be! Anxiety, depression, fear, worry, shame and overwhelm can be managed using a variety of simple tools, skills and techniques. Tracy uses her experience as a counselor and her own personal work to provide you with hope…as well as some simple coping techniques, support and encouragement... that will help you move toward a more peaceful and enjoyable life.

Sep 20, 2020

Episode Title: “Calming the Cat Chaos”

#cats #pets #dogs #animialhealth #healthyplayforanimals #mycatfromhell

Intro: In this episode, Tracy describes how to calm the chaos with our pets, with the focus being on cats. We will then meet each of Tracy’s three cats, and learn about how she cares and plays with her cats in fun and healthy ways to calm their chaos. She will also present a skill for pet owners to use, with an example about how she calmed her own chaos when her senior cat was recently hospitalized.

I. Calm the Cat Chaos with Play

  1. Playing on the ground with mice and tails
  2. Playing on the catio and going on a “Cat Walk”
  3. Playing with stringy toys up on
  4. Lazy play
  5. Senior cat play
  6. Food motivated plan (“Treat Hockey”)

II. The “Four A’s” approach to calming the cat chaos…and for all pet owners!

Aware: Notice any changes in your pet by continuously observing their behaviors

Awake: Be alert and ready to take action if any changes do occur

Alive: This is the goal: Do what it takes to keep your pet alive when they are sick, and consider quality of life issues as well.

Alight: Life ebbs and flows…the good times and the tough times. And, the tough times do resolve, like darkness resolves into light. 

References

For Information on Jackson Galaxy, Pet Behaviorist for his holistic solutions, toys and supplies for animals

https://www.jacksongalaxy.com/

A link to one of Jackson Galaxy’s “My Cat From Hell” episodes (“My Cat Hates my Boyfriend”)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8LlguM49Cs

For information on The Rainbow Bridge, a hopeful poem about animals when they pass away:

https://www.rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm

Listen to Calming the Chaos!

Main podcast website: calmingthechaos.libsyn.com

YouTube (Videos): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7qISnLR8T4g-bSDu-pW9LQ?view_as=subscriber

YouTube (Playlists): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7qISnLR8T4g-bSDu-pW9LQ/playlists?view_as=subscriber

iTunes and Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/calming-the-chaos/id1489271578?ls=1

Podbay: https://podbay.fm/podcast/1489271578

HubHopper: https://hubhopper.com/podcast/calming-the-chaos/102122

Visit Tracy’s Website at www.lokahicounseling.com

Tracy also created a mindfulness CD called “On This Day.” This CD teaches you how to practice mindfulness in less than 10 minutes throughout the day. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and increase clear thinking in times of chaos.

You can purchase the CD on Amazon at http://bit.ly/onthisdaycd. or in digital format at https://music.apple.com/us/album/on-this-day/1209386067

Follow Calming the Chaos!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tracy.kenela.94

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/CalmingTheC/

Twitter (@the_calming)

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Thanks for listening, and take care!