VETERAN HORSE THERAPY
A FREE Equine Assisted Therapy (EAP) program for veterans and their families.
Trauma, PTSD, and Horses
Service related injuries generally fall into three different categories; physical, emotional and spiritual. Most Veterans don’t want to talk about their traumatic service experiences. That’s just fine because most of the work we do is non-verbal and relationship based. It is a journey of creating connection, relationship and trust. Once that is mastered between the Veteran and their horse, it spills over to the other important relationships in their life. Step-by-step, week after week the relationship grows and deepens, giving the Vet new skills and confidence that things can and will get better.
Therapy with horses is widely known for helping Veterans and their entire family work through the challenges of military service like; PTSD, depression, addictions, guilt, grief, anger, panic attacks, sleep disorders, spiritual injuries and more.
What can I expect?
All our sessions take place with a WI licensed mental health professional, an equine specialist and one or more of our hand picked horses. Most sessions take place on the ground, so no horse experience is necessary. Sessions are scheduled weekly for 50 minutes and generally continue for 12 – 24 weeks, depending on the individual’s goals. We offer private, family and group sessions.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Call Toni @ (715) 835-4530
FREE to qualified military individuals
& their families
Call Monday thru Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM. Extended hours available upon request. Please call to schedule your appointment prior to your arrival.
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