Horse Assisted Well-being

horses assisting humans

ABOUT

Horse Assisted Wellbeing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy allows us to observe the horse’s way of being which we then use to promote human wellbeing. Horse interactions with humans create a unique feedback system which we utilise in our therapy.

Horses are unique animals. They perceive human emotions and provide us with the opportunity to learn more about ourselves. As an accredited equine focused therapy provider, we believe in the incredible power horses possess to facilitate human healing and personal growth.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy allows us to observe the horse’s way of being which we then use to promote human wellbeing. Horse interactions with humans create a unique feedback system which we utilise in our therapy.

As a trained mental health professional, I employ evidence-based mental health therapies in conjunction with my Equine Assisted Psychotherapy work. I work with my client(s) and one or more horses to assist you in learning greater coping strategies to manage life’s stressors and to achieve your life dreams. This is often in an experiential manner and may include grooming and horse ground exercises. It does not involve riding but may include led experiences.

You will experience the power of healing in the presence of our beautiful horses.

Horse Assisted Wellbeing enables you to achieve:
• emotional regulation,
• healthy boundaries,
• connection, grounding, mindfulness,
• self-efficacy and acceptance, leadership and resilience.

Our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy programs are effective with addressing the following:
• depression and anxiety,
• life’s stressors and triggers,
• grief, loss and change,
• relationship and behavioural concerns.

This horse-oriented approach to therapy and personal development has delivered profound results for people managing various psychological conditions.

WHO AM I?

I am an accredited Equine Psychotherapy practitioner with certification from the Australian based Equine Psychotherapy Institute. I have an extensive background in senior corporate management across a range of sectors including Health, Banking, Education, State and Local Governments. I have university qualifications in Business Management, Industrial Relations and Leadership. I have completed TAFE qualifications in Horse Care.

In addition, I have university Graduate and Post Graduate qualifications in Psychology. I am currently working as a Provisional Psychologist and undertaking further learning in child and adolescent mental health.

HELPFUL LINKS:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/helping-kids-cope/201903/equine-assisted-therapy-unique-and-effective-intervention
https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/wild-thoughts/201010/helping-horses-equine-assisted-psychotherapy-eap