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EQUINE-ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY
 

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a counseling session facilitated by a team of the horse, a mental health professional and an equine professional. EAP is done on the ground or while riding the horse, depending on the client’s needs. It is a form of  treatment that includes equine activities or an equine environment to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth in persons with a myriad of afflictions from anxiety, depression, mood disorders to dementia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), genetic syndromes such as Down syndrome and more. It is also beneficial for treating clients who’ve suffered traumatic brain injuries or those who’ve experienced abuse and drug and alcohol addiction.

Equine Therapy is experiential in nature, meaning that participants learn about themselves and others by taking part in activities with the horses, and then processing or discussing feelings, behaviors, and patterns.  

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