Graze Academy Inc.
Said organization is organized exclusively for providing financial assistance, educational, support, and charitable request for the purposes of mental health and substance abuse through Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations, that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Who we are:
Graze Academy utilizes spiritually based principles
· Equines Know Our Truth Before We Do
· They Sense Fear and Anxiety and Can Quiet It
· They Can Absorb Emotions From Clients
· Our Staff is Always Available to Aid in The Process
· Our Programs Are Set Up In a Manner To Teach Life Skills
· Our Focus is on Helping Clients Heal and Apply What They Learn in The Real World
Services Offered :
· Individual Sessions
· Group Sessions
· Life-skills Activities
· Coping Skills Work
· Communication Building
Equine Therapy and Art Therapy
Art Therapy has demonstrated significant efficacy on its own. However, in conjunction with Equine Assisted Therapy, horses will be utilized a canvases, which will result in having the ability to instill the art with movement and unique placement and patterns, and to foster communication and dialogue with the participant and therapist.
What is Equine Therapy
The focus of EAP involves setting up ground activities involving the horses.
EAP is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, families, and groups.
EAP addresses a variety of mental health needs including attention deficit disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.
Clients are much more open to receiving feedback from an animal as compared to a human therapist.
Equine therapy begins each session or group with an assessment or check-in process with the client. Next the client moves into observing the horses. The next step is to move into the arena for some work with the horse from the ground: this includes walking the horse, grooming, and spending time with the horse. After this time the staff will lead the client through a set of activities that are determined based on the check-in from earlier – the evaluation process. The final part of the session is wrapped up back where we started by a licensed mental health counselor checking in with the client to establish how the session went and providing feedback or guidance to the client.
Non-profit organizations drive a lot of the good in the world. But we don’t do it alone we need your help to help the ones who cannot find the resources needed to reach their goal of mental stability. Your donations are the lifeblood of our organization. Without your donations, it will not be possible to give the services that we offer. You have the opportunity to become an annual donor. Your annual donation helps us to continue to provide valuable resources to those in our community.
What Our Clients Say
"I'm excited to know I won't be turn away if I cannot afford the services I need."