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Can I book an Intake Session?
Yes, you can send us a message through our contact form and we will call you to book your session.
What are your fees?
At this time we do not accept insurance, we have multiple sessions that may fit your budget.
What is equine therapy?
Equine-assisted therapy encompasses a range of treatments that involve activities with horses and other equines to promote human physical and mental health.
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is an experiential learning program involving the healing power of horses (EAL is not riding). Individuals may begin to learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with horses. EAL allows them to practice life skills that can then be transferred and utilized in their daily lives. The focus of EAL involves setting up ground activities involving the horses which will require the client or group to apply certain skills. Non-verbal communication, respect, boundaries, empathy, problem-solving, leadership, taking responsibility, teamwork and relationships, confidence, and attitude are several examples of the skills learned. EAL has the added advantage of partnering with horses because they are dynamic and powerful living beings.
Individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction are often disconnected from their feelings. They spend a great deal of time thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Being “in the present” and “connecting with their feelings” is very challenging almost universally. Horses help clients “be in the present” and get more “in touch” with their feelings. Being prey animals, horses are keenly aware of their surroundings and intentions of those around them. Additionally, horses “insides match their outsides,” consequently, if someone is not “congruent” with their body language and feelings, horses know this and give feedback accordingly. Individuals are much more open to receiving feedback from an animal as compared to a human. This arena allows for experiential learning, without judgment.
Please do not hesitate to contact us.