Participants in the Equine Therapy Program interact and engage with horses through an educational and emotional experience, in a safe and calm environment, learning basic natural horsemanship while developing a trusting relationship.
This week long program offers participants a straightforward experience where they learn horsemanship skills; they also participate in Equine Assisted Learning, using the Equine Psychotherapy Australia Model. This aims to assist personnel with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to support their return home and help them deal with day to day aspects of their home life, work life and relationships.
Evidence shows that equine therapy helps people with anxiety, depression and other emotional challenges to build trust and confidence, improve physical wellbeing, and enhance social skills. The bond between horse and rider has proven highly therapeutic for many people who may otherwise find it difficult to communicate with others.
Equine Therapy for Couples
At Mates4Mates we have also introduced Equine Therapy for Couples, which has proven to be highly successful.
Equine Therapy for couples isn’t your traditional marriage intervention, but a chance to spend time away together where the focus is on the well-documented, therapeutic gains of working with animals. The program is modified for couples so it includes time working on elements individually and time together. Participants also complete activities like working on Love Languages with their partner, creating artwork, and practicing mindfulness.
- COUPLES Equine Therapy: 17 - 22 Sept 2017, SE QLD *EOIs close 21/7/17
Register by completing an Expression of Interest form here: 2017 EOI form
To find out more about the Equine Therapy Program (no prior horse experience is necessary), email email@example.com