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.
Tailwinds Therapy Manifesto
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.
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