A Great Example of How Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Works

One of the ways horses teach us about ourselves is that they share our reactions. For example, someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder might have a startle reaction to a loud noise the way a horse might react to a similar sound. Both horses and humans learn through repetition that a noise might just be someone closing a door loudly, hammering a nail, or a book falling to the ground. In addition to our internal emotional world, horses can also teach us about things we are blind to in our relational world. A couple of weeks ago an adolescent psychotherapy client (I’ll use the name Mary to protect her identity) was dropped off at her session by her mother. This teen has had a history o

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