therapy dog Courage

A Counselors Best Friend It was a sad day earlier this week when our beloved therapy dog “Courage” passed away. Courage was close to 15 years old (which is old for a dog) but far too early for us. He was a fixture at the Center until he retired about 4 years ago. He could…

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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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equine assisted therapy

Equine Assisted Therapy We have written previously about our Equine Assisted Therapy Program with therapist DeAnna Wahlheim. If you are unfamiliar with this therapy please click on this link which will describe it. I just finished reading an article summarizing 24 studies regarding equine assisted therapy. I thought I would share a few thoughts concerning…

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horses that heal

Equine Assisted Therapy I just read an article titled “Horses that Heal”, I was amazed at what I learned and I thought I would share some of it with you this week. It was an interview with actress Jennifer O’Neil who has started an equine assisted program for traumatized adults. Since 2010 she and other…

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equine assisted therapy

I just finished reading an article titled “A Review of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy” by Frewin and Gardiner from Massey University in New Zealand. The entire article was quite interesting but I thought I would summarize just a small part of the article dealing with EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) directed at youth. We have seen amazing…

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