Most of the people who own horses talk about their “therapeutic” value. Being in the barn grooming, feeding, and otherwise caring for horses reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and improves overall health.
The amazing depth and connectedness in the relationship and companionship with the horses foundational of our growth in relation to these animals.
Being with horses is “therapy.”
There is healing power in how we connect to horses.
These animals are able to sense those emotions still under the surface - before we are even aware they are there! As prey animals, they are accustomed to using their strong emotional senses as a survival tool, and tend to feed off the emotions of their herd. Within the herd environment, horses are accustomed to being transparent and intentional with sharing their feelings. Horses are authentic and honest and have proven themselves to be excellent partners on the way to emotional growth and wellbeing.
Horses have potential to be an emotional mirror for humans as they can sense and respond to our feelings quite quickly and reflect them back to us. By reflecting our emotions back to us, they are able to offer feedback in a way that doesn't feel intrusive or judgey. This also offers us an opportunity to find a freedom we have never before felt!
The program is 6 sessions and each week we talk about a core concept either trauma, anxiety, stress, grief, and also how each of those challenges impact on one another.
We talk about tools for moving through those emotions including emotional regulation, our zones of regulation, how to refocus or calm our physical body and mind, boundaries with ourselves and with others, and so much more.
We utilize mindfulness and grounding strategies in every sessions so that you are learning a new tool each week as well as taking that learning and applying through our interaction with horses.
The horses are a really valuable part of this program because we are taking a prey animal and who relies on their emotions interpretation of their environment as well as their connection to people and their ability to read human emotion and applying all this learning to this interaction.
Only 6 Spots available
$799 + gst
3 payments of $266.33
$100 deposit at time of registration that is applied to the fee