The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears
Equine Assisted Growth and Learning & Holistic Health
2020 Grief & loss camps for teens
One size does not fit all and traditional therapeutic intervention does not work for some children and MANY teens. Equine assisted therapy can be the tool that helps a child or teen begin to progress through the stages of mourning without having it “feel” like therapy. This type of therapy has been used for decades but has recently gained popularity because of its ability to provide effective opportunities by helping clients overcome psychological obstacles.
Grieving someone close is a painful and stressful life event. It is experienced in many ways. Shock, anger, sadness, and guilt are common feelings during the grieving process. It can become overwhelming. Occasionally there are no emotions: there is only numbness. Some people find it difficult to cope with their loss. They believe they’ll never be happy again. By working with the horses, they learn to feel grief in a way in which they can still function in daily life and include joy.
2020 Grief & Loss camps for families and adults
During times of grief, there is a crucial part of life that is missing -- peace. Peace of mind and a peace of your soul is absent which leads to fatigue and despair. The human-horse bond is special, fostering peace and joy. The opportunity to have these moments is a gift to those grieving thus fostering the healing process. “Therapy” for the grieving can simply be the pursuit of peace.