Category Archives: Addiction

Depression is NOT a ‘One Size Fits All’ Scenario

Depression is ‘an often-crippling disease that affects nearly 15 percent of adults worldwide’ (according to the World Health Organization). When we or someone we know struggles with ‘Depression’ we are hoping that there is a simple solution for feeling better. … Continue reading

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How Horses Help with Mental Health Issues

Slowly but surely, all across the world, more and more people are coming to understand the unique way that work with horses can help those struggling with social, emotional, behavioral and mental health issued, find a path to healing and … Continue reading

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New PTSD Study Highlights Potential Benefits of Certain Therapies

We are always looking for research that supports the long term benefits of given therapeutic interventions. In this study, reported in ScienceDaily, it is reported “Both civilians and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reap long-term benefits from psychotherapies … Continue reading

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Veterans Benefit From Partnering With Horses

It is so promising to see someone who believes in the healing power of horses investing in providing concrete evidence for all to see! We see it in the work we do. Not just with Vets, but with kids, teens … Continue reading

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Not Everyone Experience Depression in the Same Way

My guess is, that when most people think of ‘depression,’ they think of overwhelming sadness and perhaps grief, but this is not how everyone with dealing with depression feels. For many people it is an inner deadness to all feelings. … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy Helps Alleviate PTSD Symptoms

It is very rewarding when new research supports what we know. Working with horses can have a powerful positive impact on the lives of those struggling with PTSD. This Reuters Health News article discusses the results of a new study … Continue reading

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Autism Includes a Serious Risk of Depression

Today we are so much more aware of how we can help kids with autism lead a rich and full life. For many, early interventions lead to much higher functioning and the ability to integrate into mainstream situations. Additionally, most … Continue reading

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Alarming Statistics On Teen Suicide

Teens today face so many challenges. Our world is very demanding and extremely stressful. Demanding schedules, high expectations, increased responsibility and all too often a feeling of being disconnected can all leave a teen feeling overwhelmed. Our teens are taking … Continue reading

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A Very Interesting Look at ADHD

I think most of us would say we are familiar with what ADHD is. We probably picture a little boy running wild, unable to sit still, disrupting a classroom and just plain tearing things up.  I would also guess that … Continue reading

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When You Are Feeling Anxious

A big test. Talking with the boss about a raise. The first day at school. Moving to a new place. There are many legitimate reasons for feeling ‘anxious’. But sometimes anxiety becomes more than just the day-to-day concerns and start … Continue reading

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