We are only now starting to acknowledge the terrible consequences for so many people who have experienced trauma in their lives. PTSD can be severely debilitating and can actually be a death sentence if threatening.
One of the things about PTSD, is that it is sort of a ‘spectrum disorder’ in that everyone experiences this disorder in a very personal way. ‘Triggers’ may be different and responses may be different. The person with PTSD may have minor symptoms or may have symptoms that define their lives. This moving piece byon HuffPost shares one woman’s experiences with PTSD. We need to remember that children, teens and adults can all experience trauma that can result in PTSD.
There are many treatment options for those struggling with PTSD. Equine Therapy can be a very powerful part of any treatment plan. We work with children as young as 4, teens and adults. Our program is focused on each client’s individual goals. They work one-on-one
with a Qualified Mental Health Associate and the horses they have chosen to work with. Through both ground work and mounted work, clients work on many things including increasing the ability to stay focused, decreasing impulsive behaviors, improving self-soothing/calming skills and many other things.
If you or someone you know has experienced trauma or is showing symptoms of PTSD, seek help! We are here for you. Call or email and we will 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 may be able to help.