Why horse?

Facilitated equine experiential psychotherapy  is  a therapy that help people with the interaction they have with the horse. Horses are good therapists because they respond accordingly to the person behaviour who interacts with them. Horses have a mirror effect, they reflect the emotions and psychological state of people in their environment. Horses act this way because they are prey animals, they pay attention to all sensory information they perceive to protect themselves from danger and stay safe. The reaction of horses to an individual is like metaphors that help to facilitate change. The horses live in the present moment, they are authentic and are comfortable with humans who behave the same. Because of their behaviour in response to people’s emotions and non-verbal language, horses can help to: become aware of their condition and behaviours; to manage anxiety, to develop honest and effective communication; to learn to trust, to assert healthy boundaries, to learn assertiveness and more. The presence of a horse is considered to be therapeutic in itself, since it is a dynamic and powerful living being.

No experience with horses is required for horse-assisted psychotherapy. Sessions are offered in a safe environment and all activities are done from the ground up.

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What is TA methode ®?


What is FEEL (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning)®?


Benefits of Equine Therapy: 5 Lessons Only a Horse Teaches


How Horses Help With Mental Health


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Healing with Horses

Healing with Horses • This mini-doc focuses on the heartwarming story of Carla, a woman seeking personal healing, and her connection with Thor, a wise and majestic horse. Enjoy watching this intimate experience, and witness how FEEL (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning)® has been beneficial for her personal growth. Hear the stories of FEEL Alumni Practitioners, as they reflect on their experiences, and how this work continues to change the world. The FEEL Alumni continue to facilitate opportunities for humans to connect with horses in an experience that offers growth and discovery about oneself. This story ends with some final thoughts from FEEL Practitioners, and where to reach out for more information about how you may participate in your own FEEL experience personally.

witness the heart Breathing power

start at 3:15 sec.

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