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Equine Assisted Therapy

For children who experienced trauma, Equine Therapy teaches...

  • Perspective:  Focuses on the present rather than past difficulties and events
  • Anxiety Reduction: Rids unnecessary fears
  • Self-Acceptance:  Supports individual creativity and unique social identity
  • Impulse Modulation: Promotes calmness and trust, emotional awareness, emotion regulation, self-control, and impulse modulation
  • Social Skills: Learns trust and interacting in a safe and sane way with horses helps improve human relationships
  • Assertiveness: Teaches how to correctly get needs met
  • Boundaries: Teaches how to set boundaries and to respect the boundaries of others without feeling rejected or avoiding others
  • Creativity: Connecting to inner spontaneity and creativity while participating in playful activities with horses
  • Positive Identity: Teaches self-acceptance, positive self-concept
  • Mindfulness and nonverbal communication skills: Inncreases conscious awareness of interactions with other beings and improvement of self-concept

Equine assisted therapy has been proven to significantly help people facing: PTSD, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, problems of addictions, low self-esteem, dissociative disorders, and other mental illnesses