Walk With Me
Healing and Growth
One Step at a Time
Walk With Me is a non-profit equine therapy organization focused on the psychological healing of those suffering the effects of trauma, addiction, loss, and poverty.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
What is it?
Psychotherapy (sometimes called “talk therapy”) is a term for a variety of treatment techniques that aim to help a person identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behavior. Most psychotherapy takes place with a licensed and trained mental health care professional and a patient meeting one on one or with other patients in a group setting. Equine facilitated psychotherapy takes place at the barn, outside, with a Mental Health Professional, Equine Specialists, and Horse.
A pilot study at Fort Carson, CO showed that equine therapy and learning reduced the risk of violence by veterans by 24%. Even more remarkable, the rate of suicide was reduced by 62%.
The work may be hard, but the outcome will be worth it.
AT RISK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
In that they are not office-based interventions. EAP is engaging, interesting and does not require youth to be verbal about their thoughts and feelings.
“Trauma-focused psychotherapies are the most highly recommended type of treatment for PTSD. Equine
therapy treatments use different techniques to help you process your traumatic experiences and develop
behaviors to help cope with traumatic experience.”
ADDICTION and RECOVERY
Experience therapy a new way
Equine facilitated psychotherapy is an experiential (hands-on) form of therapy offering benefits not found in traditional talk therapies. The human-horse relationship provides immediate feedback, giving clients a chance to learn and try new, more adaptive behaviors.