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Resources for therapeutic modalities and more information on Play therapy, Equine Therapy and Wilderness Therapy.

Equine Assisted Therapy: A Unique and Effective Intervention

Growing evidence supports the effectiveness of treatment with horses in a therapeutic environment. Studies have resulted in a body of literature supporting the therapeutic value of the human-animal interaction. Equine Assisted Therapy can help clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, conduct … Continue reading

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How Horses Heal Our Emotional Wounds

Unlike other equine health spa programs, which focus chiefly on horseback riding, the Equine Experience offers what it says is “a program designed to help participants challenge learned behaviors, correct false beliefs, and rediscover one’s authentic self.” This is accomplished … Continue reading

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Using Equine Therapy as Mental Health Treatment: What horses bring to the therapeutic practice

Animals can offer an extraordinary amount of emotional support. Beyond the pet-owner relationship that many of us have lovingly experienced, animals are sometimes used in therapeutic settings to help clients proceed through challenging emotional experiences. Read Full Article by Jodi … Continue reading

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Horses can recognise human emotion, new study shows

“…’What’s really interesting about this research is that it shows horses have the ability to read emotions across the species barrier. We have known for a long time that horses are a socially sophisticated species but this is the first … Continue reading

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Horsing Around in Childhood Really Can Change Your Life

We all know it’s true, but now there’s proof: horses have a positive effect on children. A study published this month in the American Psychological Association’s Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin documents work done at Washington State University (WSU). The WSU study, “Randomized … Continue reading

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The Science Of The Horse-Human Heart Connection

Read the Full Article by Berenika Bratny “…Here comes the best part. They paired people with horses and measured their HRV [heart rate variability] in the same time. The result showed that people were able to relax and change their … Continue reading

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Not Just Horsing Around… Psychologists Put Their Faith in Equine Therapy

“Health professionals say horses can reflect our emotions to bring relief from addiction and stress” (McVeigh, 2012) This article addresses the use of Equine Therapy with a variety of populations. It discusses the importance of the horse in the therapeutic … Continue reading

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Pet Therapy: How Animals and Humans Heal Each Other

“Those of us who own pets know they make us happy. But a growing body of scientific research is showing that our pets can also make us healthy, or healthier.” (Rovner, 2012) This article discusses the use of animals in … Continue reading

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Why Gardening Makes You Happy and Cures Depression

“So in other words it all comes down to the fact that we can’t change our craving nature but we CAN change the nature of what we crave.” (Francis, 2010) This article discusses two main chemicals in our brains, serotonin … Continue reading

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Horse Therapy for the Troubled

“It’s more about self-confidence and communication skills. There is a confidence that comes from succeeding in a new experience and doing something they wouldn’t ordinarily do.” (Ribeiro-de Sa, 2008) This article discusses the use of Equine Therapy with adolescents and … Continue reading

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