Are you stressed, are they stressed?

Our animals are so sensitive to our feelings or the vibes we give off. Have you ever noticed that your animal seems to know when you`re upset even if you are not showing any outward behaviour to indicate that to them? Sometimes our animals take on our stress, not even aware that they have done that. The important thing is to be aware when this happens and make our animals understand that it is our stress and not theirs and they do not need to take it on for us. How do we do that? What do we say to them? Think about this next time you are stressed and your animal seems to be stressed too. Are they taking on your stress? It can make them sick, just like a placebo effect. Would love to hear how you handle this with your animal(s).