Who benefits from this type of therapy?
Everyone can benefit from this type of therapy. It is especially valuable for those who have struggled with talk therapy, sometimes for years with no improvement in mental health. An important facet of the therapy is how you respond when you are in the presence of a horse. Simply being with horses reveals distinctive and significant qualities in each of us. The horses also provide a healing space to just be you and to explore what that means for you.
This therapy can be useful as a coaching tool and it can also be deeply therapeutic and healing. Research and clinical studies have found Equine Assisted Mental Health sessions to be particularly effective for individuals suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), war veterans, survivors of abuse and trauma, and people battling eating disorders.