Now this is the best kind of therapy.

With all that's going on in our world, especially during the last couple of years, it's no wonder that more and more people have begun seeking out mental health professionals.

According to the American Psychology Association, 84% of therapists have had an increase in patients visiting for anxiety and 72% for depression, amongst other reasons. That post was from October of 2021, so it's safe to say that those numbers have grown since.

One underrated type of therapy is animal-assisted therapy.

"Good Morning America" recently posted this video showcasing The Gentle Barn in California, where people can schedule hour-long sessions to hug cows.

Whether you've experienced trauma or just want to calm down and hug a cow, you literally can't go wrong. Plus, this is the most precious thing ever.

So, does this amazingness exist here in New Hampshire? It actually does at Granite Oak Farm in Goffstown.

According to their website, Granite Oak offers cow cuddling, which is exactly what it sounds like: you schedule an appointment, show up, and spend thirty minutes to an hour petting, cuddling, or brushing a cow.

"Come to the farm and spend some time with us while you pet, brush, cuddle, or just talk to our cuddlers (they won't judge). It will be just you in one of our huts.
Animal therapies have been shown to help relieve stress and lower anxiety by allowing you to bond with the animal. So come and destress!"

The Farm even lets you select the cow that you'd like to cuddle with.

First, there's the freckle-nosed Merl (short for Merlot)...

Granite Oak Farm via Facebook
Granite Oak Farm via Facebook
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...then miss Mocha...

Granite Oak Farm via Facebook
Granite Oak Farm via Facebook
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...and lastly, Moscato.

Granite Oak Farm via Facebook
Granite Oak Farm via Facebook
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If you'd like to hang out with these absolutely adorable cows or want to learn more about Granite Oak Farm, you can visit their website here.

Otherwise, let's take a look at some of the many cute dogs that also call this area home.

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