Equine Assisted Therapy
Stone Creek Reflections, a division of Stone Creek Ranch, gives unwanted horses a purpose. Teamed with mental health professionals and equine specialists, horses create an environment rich in metaphorical learning. The ranch offers therapy for individuals, families, at risk youth, and team building/leadership skills for groups and corporations.
How can a Horse Facilitate Therapy?
Experiential therapy—experiencing life through metaphor—has been found to accelerate growth and healing. The environment created is a laboratory, much different than traditional talk therapy. This gives clients opportunity to discover their own answers which produces lasting change.
Horses are powerful facilitators of this work because they give accurate feedback when responding to the inner messages we carry. They always live in the present so their feedback is immediate.
- Trauma/PTSD Grief and loss
- Anger management Eating disorders
- Anxiety and depression At risk youth
- Family dynamic issues Self-esteem issues