H2H -Equine Facilitated Therapy
Through interaction with horses, a person can build new skills in relationship development in a way that no other therapy approach can offer.
EFP is useful for patients dealing with psychosocial issues and various mental health needs, such as (but not limited to):
Other psychological illnesses – such as schizophrenia, ADHD, autism, personality disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), receptive or expressive language disorders
Major life changes such as trauma, grief, divorce and loss
Victims of violence
Social and relationship problems
Why consider EFP?
Overcoming addiction, co-occurring disorders or other debilitating issues is more than just purging the body and mind of negative influences, learning new behaviors and coping skills. It’s also about having fun, developing self-confidence, self-respect, learning to enjoy life, and fostering a new-found sense of ability, responsibility and a hope for the future.
Used in conjunction with other treatment modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), experiential therapy, meditation and others, depending on the individual’s specifically-tailored treatment program, EAP and EFP facilitates the healing process. The goal of treatment is to heal mind, body and spirit, and to help the patient return to a normal life minus the burden of addiction, physiological, emotional or mental health disorders.
Go to our Horses to Healing Home page to learn more