equine assisted therapy

If you missed Part 1 of “Horses and Parenting” please click on the link. Calm, Connect, Correction Even if not traumatized, we all experience fear. When we are in a state of fear, the brain switches to the amygdala and shuts down other systems. Therefore, when we parent out of fear, either in ourselves or…

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Husband giving flowers

I remember in college reading about a lawyer who had argued dozens of times before the United States Supreme Court.  No lawyer wins all the time, but he had been surprisingly effective before the nine justices.  The key, he said, was to understand that to make his case, he could not just make one case,…

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covid and relationships

Marriage Counseling and the Pandemic It’s no secret that since the outbreak of the pandemic marriages have been strained and sometimes pushed to the breaking point. Being forced to be closed in your home for extended periods of time with your spouse during the virus can be a significant challenge. Even the best marriages can…

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equine assisted therapy

This week I would like to let our equine specialist DeAnna Wahlheim share with you her thoughts on parenting Parenting is a lot like caring for horses. As I was out amongst the horses today, I had a few thoughts….i am in awe of all the experiences I have with horses. They are remarkable creatures…

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telehealth

I just finished reading an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about telehealth and children.  I thought I would summarize a few of the points. The main idea of the article is how therapy with children over video is seeing many benefits. Since many children have grown up using computers building rapport over a…

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