Breaking Free with Horses Services provided, pertaining to addiction and related issues.
Equine-assisted therapy is effective for a wide range of mental health disorders including addiction, depression, anxiety and trauma. Breaking Free with Horses unique equine-assisted therapy program uses interaction with horses to offer clients a new way to connect with themselves, process their emotions and explore behaviors and relationship patterns that have become problematic in their day-to-day lives.
Horses are majestic, gentle creatures and their huge size and strength can stir deeply buried emotions in clients. Clients are able to bond with the animals and learn valuable lessons about respect, empathy and communication that will help them in their recovery journey
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The Eagala Model is so effective because it embraces the philosophy that humans learn best by doing. The model prescribes a hands-on approach where clients are given the space to project and analyze their situation, make connections, and find their own solutions. Since the solutions are more than just intellectually understood, but rather experienced, they tend to be deeper, more profound, and longer lasting
Addiction is a family disease. Its highly recommended that families are involved in treatment because its a family disease and has a negative impact on everyone involved with the addict. Research shows that family support plays an important role in the success of people recovering from addiction and mental health issues, and family participation may increase the chances that a person stays in treatment, improves social and family relationships and helps prevent relapse.
Family members must also heal from the emotional aftermath of drug and alcohol abuse. To help our clients and their loved ones begin to rebuild their lives and relationships, we offer regular family therapy as well as family programs. Family members learn how to best support their loved one in recovery while taking care of themselves. Loved ones learn how to recognize signs of relapse, set healthy boundaries and expectations and communicate honestly and effectively. Activities and agendas are carefully design by our curriculum to help Individuals learn more about addiction and related issues. This experience provides the opportunity for open communication and boundaries among family members with the guidance of the Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, so that everyone can begin to heal.
Breaking free with Horses provides one on one sessions that are different, and a week to week agenda. Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy is effective for individual counseling sessions. We prepare clients for success in recovery by encouraging them in daily activities outside of sessions and encounter after leaving. We allow our clients to be fully engage in the treatment and management of their addiction or mental health issue. Clients participate in weekly groups to address topics related to their recovery. These may include education on the disease of addiction and components of a healthy lifestyle.