Women’s Trauma group starting! 

It’s hard to understand some of the feelings we have after a traumatic event. Understanding that it may be normal for you to feel those feelings. It’s a long hard road to find a new normal, hope is the first step to recovery.
Women’s Trauma group starting! We will meet on December 4, 11, 18, January 8. From 1:30-3:00.

Each week we build on the information from the previous week. You get to build a relationship with a horse- What does that look like? can you set healthy boundaries, can you ask to have your needs met, communicate clearly, and increase trust. 

$40 per session

Handling The Holidays

A learning destination where you can discover, unwind, and re energize.

December 7, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $10 or give a donation.

  • Relax at the barn
  • Learn meditation techniques
  • Mindfulness
  • Fresh air, Sounds, Smells, Breathing 
  • Wellness
  • Meet the horses

Psychotherapy

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 client meeting one-on-one or with other clients in a group setting. Equine facilitated psychotherapy takes place at the barn, outside most of the time. We host a session in teams of four – the Mental Health Professional, Equine Specialist, the Client and the horse.

If you or someone you know may need individual sessions see our Steps Forward Program

Upward Mobility

Just for women

A program for women who suffer the lasting effects of trauma. Walk With Me utilizes therapy techniques like group sessions that engaging in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy/Learning activities to offer hope and healing. Women can begin to process their trauma, recognize triggers, and successfully manage stress in their everyday lives.  These improved capabilities increase their confidence in their lives, as a mother, as an employer/employee, and ultimately for the community. Teamwork between women who have similar struggles gives each other hope for the future.According to the American Psychological Association, “women are twice as likely to develop PTSD, experience a longer duration of post-traumatic symptoms and display more sensitivity to stimuli that remind them of the trauma.” When PTSD symptoms are left untreated, it can have drastic health implications which can lead to physical issues as well, including headaches, stomach problems, anxiety and depression. Women in our community have historically been under-served, and have not had access to adequate help for their trauma.

 Group will meet Wednesday afternoons  December 4, 11, 18, January 8. From 1:30-3:00.  1:30pm – 3:00pm

Register today! Email, or Call
$40 per session
 

 

 

Interested in developing a program for your organization? Contact us to learn how we can custom design a program to meet your goals.

The road

Recovery

In this group, participants learn through their own experience and the experience of others. Creating a support system is an essential component of recovery and key at every stage.

Group will meet Wednesday Mornings September 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6    10:00am-11:30am 

Register today! Email, or Call
$40 per session
$195 if paid in full by September 4, 2019
$205 if paid in full by September 20, 2019
$210 if paid in full by September 25, 2019

Interested in developing a program for your organization? Contact us to learn how we can custom design a program to meet your goals.

Dirt road

at risk youth

Youth can receive individual therapy sessions as well as group therapy. Our equine therapy program-staffed by credentialed professionals-is an integral part of our program for troubled youth.

  • Equine therapy is offered to individuals, groups, and families.
  • Students develop bonds with the horses as they feed, groom, and care for the animals.
  • Although many students resist traditional therapy and support groups, most don’t realize that equine therapy is actually therapy.
  • Students learn to communicate and how to build trust with their horses, and can translate those skills into their person-to-person relationships.

Walk With Me equine therapists are trained in psychotherapy. They team with an Equine Specialist that has received certification and specialized training in equine therapy. Equine therapists help students experience mindfulness and peace as they spend time with horses, increasing their sense of calm, well-being, and connection to the animals.

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Veterans

Equine assisted psychotherapy has shown to  be effective in treating combat veterans, PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

The veterans program at Walk With Me allows veterans to work through challenges by forming connected relationships with the horses.  Veterans learn to care for and interact with the horses in meaningful ways, while learning and practicing new relationship skills with them, under the guidance of trained professionals. 

Walk With Me helps Veterans like Marine Corps Veteran James, who found himself feeling disconnected—and then later, seething with rage. “I was angry on a level that I had never been before in my life,” he says. “I was filled with hate.” 

  • High rates of divorce, homelessness, substance abuse, family issues, and un/underemployment.

According to a 2011 Straits-Troster study, almost 40% of our returning troops suffer from depression, anxiety and PTSD. Not only do these poor mental health conditions negatively impact the lives of the veterans and their families, they can also increase the likelihood of unemployment, poverty, domestic violence, homelessness, and suicide. 

While there is no cure for PTSD, early identification and treatment of PTSD symptoms may lessen the severity of the condition and improve the overall quality of life for veterans suffering from this condition. 

– Veteran’s Newsroom Statistics

Group will meet Friday Evenings
September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1
5:30pm-7:00pm        To register or more information click below

youth leadership

Camps

  • Develop habits of self-discipline and initiative
  • Work ethics
  • Personal growth
  • Identify their unique strengths and passions for a healthy self-image
  • And many more social and emotional skills

Sometimes our children need a little extra encouragement. The training at one of youth camps is a mix of horsemanship and equine assisted learning.  We offer opportunities for critical thinking, problem solving, and team building. Becoming more assertive, setting clear boundaries, asking for what you need, that’s a short list of what your child can expect to discover and develop at one of our camps. We also teach Natural Horsemanship. Using the tools needed to become a horseman you will build confidence, improve communication, and encourage positive outcomes in your relationship with your horse. We’ll also have lots of fun.

Steps forward

Individual Session

Step Forward is a program specifically tailored for people who suffer the effects of trauma.  Walk With Me is excepting 10 young adults and 10 adults for 6 individual sessions each.  If you think you need or know someone who may benefit from our program contact us. 

  • Denial of the traumatic event or events
  • Developing numbness to the trauma (detaching emotions from thoughts and actions)
  • Extreme anger or sadness
  • Emotional outbursts (emotional dysregulation)
  • Experiencing shame as a response to the trauma
  • Somatic symptoms (physical responses, like shaking)
  • Sleep problems and insomnia
  • Breathing problems
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Development of PTSD

Trauma is an extremely stressful or disturbing event that’s left you feeling helpless and emotionally out of control. Trauma affects everyone differently, depending on both the circumstances and personality. For many, it can be difficult to understand what trauma is, let alone recognize the long-term effects of trauma and how to deal with it. Dealing with trauma is far from simple, particularly for those who also struggle with drug or alcohol addiction.  

Session Payment

sliding scale and scholarship opportunity available

benefits of participating in equine assisted therapy

  • Building trust
  • Impulse control
  • Emotional regulation
  • Anger management
  • Goal setting
  • Work ethic
  • Teamwork
  • Improved relationships
  • Working through anxiety
  • Overcoming fears
  • Increased confidence
  • Long term life skills
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Problem solving skills
  • Increased Self Esteem
  • Healthy attachments
  • Assertiveness
  • Creative thinking
  • Leadership
  • Taking responsibility