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.