Equine Facilitated Therapy for Addiction
Healing with Horses
Equine Therapy is a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment that focuses on using horses to get to the root of what feeds addiction.
Horses provide a non-judgmental environment in which the individual can be honest and grow while building confidence without criticism.
It is normal for people struggling with addiction to blame others for their problems. This applies in particular to traditional therapy settings, where there is a tendency for people to try and save face by minimizing their role in creating the problems they face. Equine Therapy, however, forces the individual to express their difficulties in an emotional and physical approach. A horse’s outsides match their insides and they can sense if a person is putting on a front. By unmasking emotions, horses force people to get honest about how they are feeling, so they can begin to heal.
Benefits of Equine Therapy
Horses are unconditional love. They don't care who you are. They don’t care what you’ve done.
Equine therapy has proven highly effective with children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Recent studies suggest Equine Therapy is helpful in treating addiction. The evidence aligns with feedback from our clients that equine therapy was a transformative experience, which helped them set healthy boundaries and openly express their emotions.
- Overcome challenges in a non-threatening atmosphere
- Build honesty and trust
- Develop respect for self and others
- Improve communication and social skills
- Boundary setting
- Empathy towards others
- Self-control and confidence
- Responsibility and accountability
- Problem solving and cooperation
Struggling with Addiction?
We've Been There, We Can Help.
Call Us Today 406-453-5080
WE ARE IN-NETWORK WITH INSURERS AND ACCEPT PRIVATE PAY
However, currently we do not accept Medicaid or Medicare as a form of payment. Financing options are available.