Therapy with horses? What do you mean? A simple explanation of the field of Equine Assisted Services based on the most current research and terminology.
I am excited to be continuing to grow and learn in the field of Equine Assisted Services through adding Natural Lifemanship to my training. At Tailwinds Therapy, we believe in growth without limits and that there is always more to know. I am excited to continue my education in this field and to begin integrating the neuroscience behind healing trauma into the work with the horses to help support our clients further. Stay tuned for more updates in this journey!
Our services offer traditional therapy in office or online, or you can step outside the office and work with horses as part of your treatment. Interacting with horses provides a hands-on experience where you can put your skills to practice even as soon as your first session. Our specially-trained mental health professional and equine specialist will be there to support you as you find new ways to understand the causes of your anxiety and as you learn healthy ways to manage it.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is an Animal Assisted Therapy that involves working with horses. This offers a hands-on experience for youth to build healthy relationships, improve social and communication skills, gain insight about the impact of their behaviors, and to learn how to regulate during times of stress and frustration.
Tailwinds Therapy is seeking to hire additional mental health clinicians to grow our team. Compensation varies based on experience and qualifications. Benefits are available for full-time employees. Clinical supervision can be provided to provisionally licensed clinicians.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy offers a hands-on experience for youth to build healthy relationships, improve social and communication skills, gain insight about the impact of their behaviors, and to learn how to self-regulate during times of stress and frustration. Unlike traditional horsemanship, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy does not teach youth how to care for, handle, or ride horses. Instead, services are always ground-based and focus on the client’s experiences during their interactions with the horses.
"I'm tired of talking about it." I can't count the number of times I've heard clients utter these words with a sense of frustration, defeat, and exhaustion. While there can be benefits to reprocessing our feelings as we retell our stories in therapy, for some it just doesn't work. Some are too guarded to trust… Continue reading Why Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) might help you more than traditional therapy.
There’s just something magical about horses. I have felt it since I was a little girl and I still feel it today. Growing up, I was the only equestrian in my immediate family. What my parents thought was a normal interest for a little girl soon became a obsession. As a child, I wanted everything… Continue reading My Purpose: The WHY behind Tailwinds Therapy.