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Bear Spot Foundation Research

In addition to it's work with children and young adults at the farm, the Foundation also supports research to understand the impact of riding on the human mind and what it might tell us about how the brain learns and changes over time.


For our first research project we are comparing the human brain while riding to an existing body of work and data on the human mind during both focused meditation and meditation on compassion.


Equine Facilitated Therapy for Complex Trauma (EFT-CT)


Check out the new article Jane co-authored with a team from Justice Resource Institute (JRI) on how Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy might help traumatized youth. JRI has been extremely supportive in helping to further EFP. This research has brought their well studied methods to this unique therapy. 


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