Most of us like to collect things. Maybe stamps, maybe coins, maybe dolls, or even hot rods. It is pretty much normal to do so. But, what’s normal can become abnormal when your collecting (Hoarding) begins to impact your life in negative ways.
This article in the Boise Weekly by John Rember, takes a good look at his personal experiences with hoarding. The author is honest, yet is able to see things with a healthy perspective that lends humor to his experiences.
There are many reasons that people develop obsessive compulsive behaviors. It may be a way to deal with loneliness or anxiety. It may be a substitute for a healthy relationship. Mostly it is about filling some kind of emotional hole. And yes, this hole can be ‘inherited’. If you have parents who are in pain, they very often pass that pain on to their children.
Through work with horses we can help heal the wound that left the hole in the first place, allowing client’s to move on to a healthier and happier life. Through work with horses we help clients develop coping and self soothing techniques that allow them to move on and deal more effectively with things that make them feel anxious.
If you or someone you know struggles with a life that isn’t working or that feels out of control, seek help. Equine Assisted Therapy can be a powerful part of a comprehensive treatment plan. We would love to show you around our ranch and introduce you to our wonderful horses. We will learn more about the challenges you are dealing with and share how our program may be able to help. Call or email to schedule a visit.