Interesting article in Scientific American talks about inablity to tolerate uncertain being the jumping off point for some much more serious mental health issues.
Life IS uncertain. We all try to find ways to create order in our lives to make us feel more in control, but the fact is, anything could happen at almost any time and some people have a very hard time living with this.
In our work with horses we see people with anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and many other mental health issues. Work with horses can help people become more confident in their ability to deal with the unexpected. They may build better problem solving skills. We may work on a variety of self-soothing skills designed to help when a client is feeling anxious. Work with horses is empowering. Our client slowly begin to see themselves as leaders capable of setting healthy boundaries.
Life will continue to be uncertain, but with better coping skills, we are able to let go of the fear and worry that can rob today of joy and wonder.
If you know someone struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD or other mental health issues, seek help. Equine Assisted Therapy can be an important part of the healing process. Give us a call or send an email to schedule a visit. We will show you around the site, introduce you to our wonderful horses, learn more about the challenges you are dealing with and share how we might be able to help.