Recently lost a loved one? Want some help?

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is an experiential approach to challenging issues. In EAP participants get beyond simply talking about challenges and instead learn by doing, reaching positive change more quickly than through traditional therapy approaches.

The friend who can be silent with us in moments of despair or confusion, who stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… that is a friend who cares.
— Henry Nouwen

Horses don't shame or blame; instead they respond to human behavior honestly and without judgement. Many of our horses come from "rescue" situations, and are often rehabilitated in the process of working with our clients. EAP can help address expressing feelings, increasing coping skills, rebuilding self-esteem and decreasing grief symptoms.

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No horse experience necessary.

Grief and loss can be a painful and difficult parts of life. They are normal and fundamental experiences that affect everyone differently, whether experienced as adults or as children. Socio-cultural beliefs can also have an impact on how grief and loss are expressed.

examples of loss:

  • Death (including a loved one, a family pet, miscarriage)
  • Marital separation or divorce
  • Diminished functioning of family members (i.e. chronic illness, mental illness, or chronic disability)
  • Loss of job or home
  • Moving
  • "Positive" events such as marriage, birth of child, or retirement

Grief & Loss-Related Symptoms

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross stated the grief process has five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. A person may not go through these stages in a sequential order. Symptoms can be characteristic of Depression and are considered "normal" unless they last longer than two months.

common symptoms:

  • Change in appetite and/or sleep pattern
  • Loss of motivation
  • Sadness
  • Tearfulness
  • Pain
  • Shock
  • Anger

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