It is always been interesting that some people, no matter what happens in their lives seem to bounce back. Whether it is the loss of a job, some kind of illness or accident, or even the loss of a loved one. They seem to deal with it and move on, while others seem unable to deal with the smallest set-back
CNN reports on a new study that may explains some of this. Karestan Koenen, professor of psychiatric epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that some people really are more resilient than others, and this may be, at least in part, due to genetics!
It seems to me that this is all the more reason to seek help if you or someone you know has experienced some form of trauma and is struggling on a daily basis.
For many reasons, work with horses can be a powerful part of finding a way through PTSD.
*Because horses are ‘prey’ animals (other animals eat them!) they tend to be somewhat hyper-vigilant, a common problem for people living with PTSD. By finding a way to understand why horses are this way, our clients are often better able to understand their own responses in any given situation and understanding may be the first step to making a change.
*What’s more horses live in the moment, neither worrying about what happened before or thinking about what may happen tomorrow. People with PTSD often have trouble letting go of things that have happened and may experience extreme anxiety about what may happen in the future. The horses can help ground people and bring them back to ‘right now,’ allowing them to set aside yesterday and tomorrow.
Many of Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy’s staff have received training in Trauma Informed Practices. We are to help. We work one-on-one with each client and ‘their’ horse, addressing the client’s specific goals and assist in finding a path to health and healing.
Call or email us to schedule a visit. We will introduce you to our wonderful horses, show you around the ranch, learn more about what you are dealing with and will share how we may be able to help.