Importance of Needing Support
When it comes down to it, life can be challenging, unfair, and frustrating and it’s okay to admit you need support! We’ve all been through the highs and lows of this thing we call life and hopefully the highs are much higher than the lows but in the end, life can be challenging and we want you to understand you are not alone and asking for help and support takes strength and courage. Everyone needs help, everyone has dealt with some sort of trauma in their lives. This could be any of the following:
- Child abuse
- Child neglect
- Anger management
- Lack of self-esteem
Taking the first step in searching for a therapist or counselor is often the most difficult. Many feel that treatment is time-consuming, expensive and a waste of time. However, many clients soon discover that the cost is affordable and seeking support with any of the above could be the smartest decision you make! At the Horse’s Way, we believe in Experiential Learning, which helps individuals connect to underlying issues, ranging from maladaptive relationship patterns to unresolved trauma. It is more of a technique rather than just a form of psychotherapy. It requires engaging in an activity that assists clients in finding a sense of control and awareness at the moment. In the present.
The experience itself gives clients the opportunity to discover that they do have power in their lives by improving problem-solving skills and re-engaging with emotions that have been buried – both good and bad. It also allows the therapist greater insight into their clients because clients are more likely to reveal true feelings and behaviors during an activity that they may not present in an office setting. We incorporate horses because, “the most common way is horses can read human emotions. They are highly attuned and sensitive to human body language, and its subtle signals. This means they are highly sensitive to both positive and negative behaviors. For example, when a horse senses negative human behavior, their body will react with an increased heart rate and by removing themselves from the situation. Whereas, if they sense that you are calm and positive they will be more inclined to hang around you. But, don’t try to fool them because just like humans they can see and sense your true inner feelings.”
We’ve found that due to the incredible connection between horses and humans it has allowed for tremendous growth and positive outcomes. So why not take the first and most important step to getting your life back and taking charge of your outcomes? Contact us today to learn more!