If you require Equine Assisted Therapy for a child under 12 we are pleased to recommend the services of Hunter Valley Childrens Therapies at Lovedale.
Medicare rebates are available with a GP referral; participants on NDIS plans are also welcome.
By exploring our thinking processes, behaviours and emotional responses in a supported therapeutic relationship we can deepen personal awareness and realise our power of choice. Such exploration can lead to improved relationships, as well as personal wellness and emotional balance.
This model of therapy is an experiential approach to healing, growth and personal development which supports clients toward sustained emotional wellness through safe emotional and relational contact. Encounters with the horses are tailored to meet the needs and goals of the client and can include herd observations, meeting the horses at liberty, sharing touch and grooming as well as leading activities.
Currently, Equine Assisted Therapy is best described as a novel or emerging treatment and does not have the same empirical support or evidence base that other treatments often applied in therapeutic settings may.
Participation in group therapy or learning experiences can often be a valuable and rewarding opportunity and suitable alternative to individual therapy. We are also pleased to offer small group work for young people and adults and tailor these programs to meet the needs of participants. These can range from half day workshops to the 6 session Horse Wisdom Program.