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Equine Therapy

Healthy as a Horse

Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is an incredibly powerful treatment modality. It is defined as a form of experiential psychotherapy that includes equines and activities such as handling, grooming, lungeing, and can also include riding, driving, and vaulting. EAP can help enhance self-awareness and re-pattern maladaptive behaviors, feelings and attitudes. 

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EAP can also be used for people with psycho-social issues and mental health needs such as: 

• Anxiety disorders
• Psychotic disorders
• Mood disorders
• Behavioral difficulties
• Other mental illness, such as Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),
Autism, Anxiety, Depression, and
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Major life changes such as experiencing a divorce, disability, death or other loss



Source: PATH International.

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