Equine Assisted Counseling: Why Horses?


         Horses  have an innate 

   capability of affecting people in a 

  very positive manner.  These amazing creatures can  

       naturally and honestly provide  

  humankind with  an in depth understanding in

   the areas of ethics, communication 

 (both non-verbal & verbal), creative

     thinking, teamwork, problem

  solving,  responsibility, and   healthy relationships.



Growing & Healing



          Growing and healing happen 

simultaniously when curing

from emotional pain and suffering.  Horses are large and powerful animals, which can be intimidating, thus creating a natural occurance for the opportunity to overcome many fears and develop

self confidence.


        Benefits of Equine 

        Assisted EMDR

    Horses are very here and now.           They live completely from

          moment to moment not

  concerned with what happened

                   in the past.

            After reacting to any

 danger,horses rapidly return to calm and peace. People also have

    the capacity of reacting to

  danger then returning to peace

   and calm, but not as quickly as

         horses and especially if

           the trauma has been

             ignored or denied. 

Horses have many attributes that cause them to be amazing agents of change for the human being.




"The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. "


Shannon Ralls Lemon





    Cherie M. Cassara, MA, LMFT # 90709


           Couples & Trauma Specialist

       EAGALA Certified & EMDR Certified

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               Lake Forest CA 92630

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