Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine Assisted Therapy

History of Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine therapy, also known as Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT), is a treatment that includes equine activities and/or an equine environment in order to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth in persons suffering from ADD, Anxiety, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Depression, Developmental Delay, Genetic Syndromes (such as Down Syndrome), traumatic brain injuries, behavioral issues, abuse issues, and many other mental health problems.  Equine Therapy can help the individual build confidence, self- efficiency, communication, trust, perspective, social skills, impulse control, and learn boundaries.  Since the horses have similar behaviors with humans, such as social and responsive behaviors, it is easy for the patients to create a connection with the horse.  Equine-Assisted Therapies have been recognized in the medical and mental health  field by most major countries.

Equine therapy dates back to 600 B.C. In 1946, Equine Therapy was introduced in Scandinavia after an outbreak of poliomyelitis.
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In equine-facilitated psychotherapy, interacting with horses helps clients explore their feelings. ... For years now, children and adults with a range of issues, including ADD, ADHD, autism, eating disorders, abuse, depression, and anxiety, personal and work related, have benefited from equine therapy. There are a few established locations around our local area that offer many different packages such as group sessions, one on one, family etc...  that can be geared to lives personally depending on your needs. With an assessment and scheduled visit, You will meet with a licensed Facilitator or FEEL (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning)®.

To point you in the right direction and save you time of finding a location, here is an amazing ranch that serves  Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding areas. Visit Takoda Equine and meet an amazing lady, Diane Murray,  a licensed Facilitator or FEEL (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning)®. Schedule an appointment with her and she will apply the right  SESSIONS to you personally to help get you back on track.

You may contact Diane Murray via the links below.
226 242 4449

May 3, 2020

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