Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy
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Horses helping people through equine assisted learning and psychotherapy practices.
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Mindfulness, The Brain and Horses

Mindfulness, The Brain and Horses | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
I originally wrote this for TheSageHorse.com Blog following an equine-assisted learning workshop I hosted with a mindfulness trainer, Dave Smith, of Against The Stream Nashville. As I continue the ...
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Military vets to benefit from equine therapy research - Focus - Horsetalk.co.nz

Military vets to benefit from equine therapy research - Focus - Horsetalk.co.nz | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
$50,000 available to equine-assisted activities researchers studying military veterans with post-traumatic stress or brain injuries.
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The Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Programs is making strides at continued research and programs for Military Vets and PTSD. The CPEAP is an all volunteer organization that provides equine assisted therapy to the Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) at Bethesda, Maryland. Founded by certified Master Therapeutic Riding Instructor Mary Jo Beckman, Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Larry D. Pence, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army (Retired).

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» Want To Get Out Of Survival Mode? Try Equine Therapy - Equine Therapy

» Want To Get Out Of Survival Mode? Try Equine Therapy - Equine Therapy | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
A major feature of PTSD, or any anxiety disorder for that matter, is a state of constant hypervigilance. In a word, people who struggle with very high anxiety can be said to be, for the most part, regularly in survival mode.
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Vets' PTSD affects mental and physical health of partners

Vets' PTSD affects mental and physical health of partners | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
A new study of veterans with PTSD and their partners looks at intimate relationship conflict and finds greater physiological and anger responses for the male veterans as well as their female partners.
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Iraq 10 years on: The human cost

Iraq 10 years on:  The human cost | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
It might be a decade since the invasion of Iraq, but for those who fought or lost loved ones the war still casts a devastating shadow.
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Iraq veteran finds help through equine assisted psychotherapy.

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» Can Equine Therapy With Teens Reduce Incidences of Adult Obesity? - Equine Therapy

» Can Equine Therapy With Teens Reduce Incidences of Adult Obesity? - Equine Therapy | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
While there are many factors that contribute to obesity, and certainly, it would seem presumptuous to pin obesity on any one factor, as of late there has been some fascinating research that sheds needed light on obesity and, more importantly, the...
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Research could validate horse therapy benefits at East Texas center

Insurance companies live by numbers, so it’s not enough to hear from an army of parents saying their children with developmental or cognitive disorders are helped by horse therapy.
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Fortunately, research is growing in this field and much needed. There are ways to measure the physiological changes in humans while in the presence of horses that could give us great insight. Researching neurological changes in humans is one of the research goals of The Sage Horse Center for Equine Assisted Learning.

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The Neuroscience of Music, Mindset, and Motivation

The Neuroscience of Music, Mindset, and Motivation | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Simple ways you can use music to create changes in mindset and behavior.
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Sweet as a songbird – music affects us on a neural level and in creating a particular mindset. Research shows listening to different types of music can change how we perceive the world. Songbirds happen to be affected similarly to humans. A study suggests, “…they both may activate evolutionarily ancient mechanisms that are necessary for reproduction and survival."

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Horse Sense: Helping horses, helping people | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC

Horse Sense: Helping horses, helping people | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
“People think that a horse is useless if it can’t be ridden,” says equine specialist Shannon Knapp.
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What Do We Owe the Horse? Government Considering Slaughterhouse Proposal

What Do We Owe the Horse? Government Considering Slaughterhouse Proposal | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Temple Grandin, who has applied herself to reforming the slaughter of cattle with some success, seems to straddle the line on the issue of using American horses as meat as she says, "It's a less bad option to slaughter them here," than in...
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Nicely written, though terrible picture. "....alternatives that amount to reduced breeding and a more concerted effort to help owners who can no longer meet their obligations to a hungry creature that can live thirty years"  YES!

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More Spas Offer Equine Therapy

More Spas Offer Equine Therapy | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Working with horses can help spa guests work out problems in their lives. No roping or galloping required.
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Spa and personal discovery and healing through horses, nice combination.

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» The Mythology of Equine Archetypes - Equine Therapy

» The Mythology of Equine Archetypes   - Equine Therapy | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
While much has been written about human archetypes, and mythology in general, little has been authored about the role that horses play not only in myths, but also in our own understanding of archetypes, and of ourselves.
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Archetypes and mythology can enhance an understanding of ourselves through horses.

 

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» Equine Therapy: Can Working With Horses Reduce Suicide Risk? - Equine Therapy

» Equine Therapy:   Can Working With Horses Reduce Suicide Risk? - Equine Therapy | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
In 2008, at the East Mountain Youth Lodge, Dr. JoAnn Jarolmen, a social worker, conducted a pilot study on equine therapy for troubled youth.
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Victims of Sexual Trauma Harness the Calming Power of Horses

Victims of Sexual Trauma Harness the Calming Power of Horses | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
A free horse program, near Twin Cities, offers women veterans a space to heal outside the company of men.
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Horses help women veterans heal from sexual trauma.

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Defense.gov News Article: Horse Therapy Helps Veterans Break Through PTSD

Defense.gov News Article: Horse Therapy Helps Veterans Break Through PTSD | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
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For military veteran Aaron Heliker, horses prove the best therapy - The Register-Guard

For military veteran Aaron Heliker, horses prove the best therapy - The Register-Guard | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
For military veteran Aaron Heliker, horses prove the best therapyThe Register-GuardEighteen months ago Aaron Heliker was still at his lowest point.

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» Study Suggests that Equine Therapy is Effective - Equine Therapy

» Study Suggests that Equine Therapy is Effective - Equine Therapy | Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Certainly anyone willing to try an alternative therapy like equine therapy might also wonder if it is truly effective. And yet, typically, alternative therapies also are shy on research, and finding valid, and relevant studies can be challenging.
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A great blog about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

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Margaretha's curator insight, March 19, 2013 6:31 AM
While demonstrating beneficial outcomes on physical and psychological challenges, equine therapy also had a very positive overall effect on mood....