I have to admit, one of the hardest things about the work we do, is the awareness that sometimes, no matter how much we care and how well a client does in our program, they will continue to have serious issues because they continue to live in a toxic environment. I know this is true for all who work in the healing professions.
Poverty, neglect, abuse, or simply the lack of emotional interaction and support can seriously compromise anyone’s ability to heal, grow and thrive.
We give it our best shot, providing the most support and encouragement we can, hoping that somewhere, sometime, the best of what we have given will be enough to help someone through a difficult time.
In this very interesting article in Healio Psychiatric Annals, this very real problem is addressed and a potentially powerful intervention, as a study, is explored. Sadly, though this approach is very promising, at least to date, we have seen little evidence that there is the financial support to provide this type of comprehensive care. Those of us in the know realize that it is often a case of ‘pay now or pay later’ (violence, incarceration, drug addiction, suicide, etc) for those who do not receive help.
We will continue to do all we can to help our clients recover, grow and heal. Work with horses can be a powerful part of a comprehensive treatment plan. We are here for you and those you care for, whether they be clients that you see or a family member struggling to recover and heal from trauma. We would be happy to schedule a visit to our ranch. We will show you around, introduce our beautiful horses, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how we may be able to help.