Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
& Qi-quine therapy
In connecting with the horses we reconnect with ourselves and nature to bring us into balance, similar to the healing art of Qigong. A session of qigong with the horses done on the ground, can help assess moment-by-moment awareness as we experience sensory integration to bring us physical, emotional, or spiritual benefits in addition to relational awareness. The horses connect with you as relational sentient beings and offer their energetic support and insights helping you reconnect with your own nature to help you cultivate a healing environment in your own community. We tailor to the needs of the individual client or group, encouraging self-care, developing resilience, or spirituality and health. Group programs have included: breast cancer survivors; medical professionals impacted by COVID; women’s groups; and adolescents.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy is an experiential mental health modality that has been sometimes considered an alternative to more traditional ‘talk therapy'. It can be used as an adjunctive therapy in partnership with other professional health professionals and does not require previous horse experience. Clients have included those recovering from grief and loss, stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, and transitioning in their spiritual or creative life.