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
Benefits of Equine
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.