We all have our challenges. We do. We just do. Young or old. Tall or short. Slim or curvy. Financially secure or living on the edge. There are those that are more resilient and there are those who may need help with the challenges they face. The good news is that there is help available.
This article posted on Whim My Body & Soul, shares Lucie Ferguson’s insights on anxiety. A highly successful fashion designer, she has recently blogged about her struggles with anxiety. She is very honest about what her struggle looks like and reminds us all that “you never truly know what someone might be battling, however shiny their life might look” and at the end of the article urges anyone struggling to seek help.
Work with horses can be a very powerful intervention for those dealing with anxiety. There is a calming element to simply being in their presence. Our heart rates slows and we become more still. Grooming them is a soothing and relaxing activity. Leading and interacting with them, both on the ground and when mounted, offers opportunities to practice self-soothing/calming skills and help build self-confidence that may be diminished by constant ‘worry’.
Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy works with children as young as 4, teens, adults and seniors. Our sessions are one-on-one, you, the horse you choose to work with and a staff member there to help you on your journey to a happier healthier life. We work on your goals and take things at whatever pace works for you.
If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, we are here to help. Call or email and we will schedule a visit. You can come out, tour the ranch, meet our incredible horses, share more about what you are dealing with and learn more about how we may be able to help. Today is a good day to reach out and take the first step to letting go of the things that hold you back.