Willow House at The Meadows is pleased to offer Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy as part of the healing process. During equine-assisted psychotherapy, patients learn how to use their interactions with horses as a way to move past barriers in their own relationships with family and friends.
Equine Therapy for Healing
Horses are extremely intuitive, which allows them to mirror a patient’s emotional experience to help that patient realize when they’re present or disassociated, and how they are relating to the world around them. Among other benefits, patients practice being present and experience their true emotions while remaining grounded. Learning how to regulate emotions facilitates trust between horses and patients.
Among other skills, patients learn:
- How to develop a greater sense of trust
- How to more effectively communicate
- How to enhance emotional awareness
- How to be more assertive
- How to become more adept at problem-solving
Innovative Equine Therapy Treatment
Horses can help you heal. In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, women are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 877-472-6760.