Mental health needs are of paramount importance than ever in today’s unsettling times! Work-life balance, stress from the pandemic, past traumatic experiences, etc have brought unrest in our lives like never before. The bitter truth is that most people are fighting stress in some or the other way. They are exhausted by trying the conventional methods of settling their minds and the fall-through outcomes are worsening their conditions. What can be done to eradicate such situations?
It is said that only nature beholds the prime power of settling the unsettled and so only a natural method of healing can inject the quietude and serenity to the mind and make a person happy and hopeful again. So what that method can be? Equine Assisted Therapy is the answer!
Equanimity Through Equine Assisted Therapy
Equine-assisted therapy is a distinctive method of treating sensitive issues of mental health. This therapy process establishes a significant human-horse connection using which a partaker retrieves positive emotions like hope, happiness and satisfaction, mends the broken confidence, develops self-worth and reinstate interpersonal relationships. Horses are used to treat mental health issues because these are gentle giants which are non-judgemental and these sensitive animals help humans to come out of the mental trauma through the warmth they provide, once the connection is built with them. Moreover, there is a lofty misconception that equine-assisted therapy is about horse riding which is absolutely wrong! It is about connecting with horses through a series of activities that helps in curing human minds.
How Equine Assisted Therapy Helps?
Remaining with horses and taking care of their needs elicits an empathetic response from the animal to the caregiver as horses are sensitive to non-verbal and body language. Such empathetic responses reflect understanding and a person suffering from anxiety disorders experience geniality and kindness. This cools anxiety. Moreover, other counseling ways involve the limits of four walls which in itself feel like a trap. On the other hand, taking care of the horse during equine-assisted therapy is a very welcoming change as it happens in the most natural surroundings and is a therapeutic process.
Getting Rid of Terrible Substance Abuse and Addiction
Horses are huge and powerful beings. Building trust and connection with them is a proxy for achieving bigger things in life. Therefore, when trust and connection are established with these majestic animals, it automatically instills a sense of morale and self-confidence within an individual. This benefit of remaining with a horse is very beneficial for people fighting substance abuse disorders. People who go through a dire issue of substance abuse have very low self-esteem and skewed view of self-image. When they remain with the horse, the love of the animal helps them to establish a connection with a horse that is like a support system for them. Also, the confidence that a horse-human connection bestows makes the person believe that he/she can get rid of his/her debilitating addiction. This impacts a person positively and emboldens the process of quitting the troublesome addiction.
Horses are dignified animals and they demand respect from their riders. Spending time with them establishes a human-horse bond that has mutual respect and trust with peaceful coexistence. These two qualities get infused in a deep way in an individual’s personality while he/she spends time with a horse. The result is that an individual begins bestowing trust and respect in his/her personal relationships which makes him/her more humane and understanding. Even if the person has a distraught or problematic existing relationship, this refreshing change in the person’s personality can fix the broken bonds and a fresh start can mend the relationships for a hopeful and bright future!
We Are Here to Help You
By incorporating horses, professionals at Champions Ranch help the needy to surmount all their emotional issues. With equine-assisted therapies, participants get real-time feedback and they are assisted and helped in novel and effective ways which the traditional talk-based sessions lack. A true and sensitive procedure is needed to heal emotional wounds and we provide that through our equine-assisted therapy.