As this article in the Las Vegas Sun shares, it is fairly easy for most of us to relate to the ‘depressive’ side of Bipolar Disorder, but the ‘manic’ elements are often misunderstood.
Many of our clients struggle with Bipolar Disorder. Medications can help but often the client still experiences ‘mood swings’. Through work with horses we can help clients recognize the onset of these swings and assist them in developing coping strategies, such as deep breathing and visualizations that can redirect both the depressive and manic reactions. Grooming horses can be a soothing as well as grounding activity. Observing how a horse reacts to us, can helps us note subtle changes in our energy, allowing us to take time to assess for ourselves what we are experiencing. And to be honest, being up on a horse and riding can be one of the most connected things a person can experience.
We are here to help. If you or someone you know is struggling with Bipolar Disorder or any other mental illness, we encourage you to seek help. Call us or email us to schedule a visit to our ranch. We will show you around, introduce the horses, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how we might be able to help.