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Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT)

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Although the application of EAAT has a rich history dating back to ancient Roman times, it has been slow to be recognized in the modern world as a viable methodology, and to be covered by medical insurance.

 

We practitioners recently have witnessed a change in acknowledging the viability of EAAT to help citizens with PTSD/PTSI, which comes in many forms to many different people. Consider families struggling with children (young or grown) who are on the autism spectrum, women and children who have been victimized by domestic violence and/or sexual abuse, and veterans with their families struggling to overcome the horrors of war, physical injury and separation from their loved ones; and now we are reaching out to assist clients with dementia. These are real life issues where horses helping families is a real solid therapy.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. But the name has also been a source of stigma. The “D” in PTSD, the word, “disorder,” discourages some from seeking care, from revealing their condition and from feeling a sense of honor, when their PTSD is just as honorable as any physical injury. As the case with soldiers, when an injury is earned in battle, awards are given. There is no Purple Heart for PTSD. While the American Psychiatric Association (APA) uses the term, “disorder,” for most diagnoses, there are many diagnoses without that word, Anorexia, Bulimia, Parasomnia, Social Phobia to name a few.

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Veterans build resilience

through EAAT

                                                                                               Horses ease symptoms of dementia.

 

 

EAAT reduces stress in young adult with autism.

​​                                                                             Horses understand human emotions.

 

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(Check links in the pictures at the bottom of this page)

.

Although the application of EAAT has a rich history dating back to ancient Roman times, it has been slow to be recognized in the modern world as a viable methodology, and to be covered by medical insurance.

 

We practitioners recently have witnessed a change in acknowledging the viability of EAAT to help citizens with PTSD/PTSI, which comes in many forms to many different people. Consider families struggling with children (young or grown) who are on the autism spectrum, women and children who have been victimized by domestic violence and/or sexual abuse, and veterans with their families struggling to overcome the horrors of war, physical injury and separation from their loved ones; and now we are reaching out to assist clients with dementia. These are real life issues where horses helping families is a real solid therapy.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. But the name has also been a source of stigma. The “D” in PTSD, the word, “disorder,” discourages some from seeking care, from revealing their condition and from feeling a sense of honor, when their PTSD is just as honorable as any physical injury. As the case with soldiers, when an injury is earned in battle, awards are given. There is no Purple Heart for PTSD. While the American Psychiatric Association (APA) uses the term, “disorder,” for most diagnoses, there are many diagnoses without that word, Anorexia, Bulimia, Parasomnia, Social Phobia to name a few.

Click on the pictures to read links.

Veterans build resilience

through EAAT

                                                                                               Horses ease symptoms of dementia.

 

 

EAAT reduces stress in young adult with autism.

​​                                                                             Horses understand human emotions.

 

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20180610_111138_edited.jpg
Beau-Poncho-nuzzle_edited_edited.jpg
20190627_155917-1_edited.jpg

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