Assisting individuals in making positive lifestyle changes to meet their potential.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) involves both a licensed mental health therapist and a horse professional. Turning Point Evaluation, INC uses nonprofit EAP to assist in the treatment of many Mental Health Therapy needs.
The goal of EAP is to have treatment individuals interact with horses in a variety of activities including but not limited to; grooming, feeding, walking, and equine games. The results of EAP has shown that it provides the individual with insight for observation and growth, fostering healthy relationships, and building trust.
Each individual has his or her own need, creating the need for individualized programs. A variety of different and specific techniques are used to work through an individuals need with the use of horses. These methods are strictly individually driven; this includes addressing issues or challenges depending on the growth of the individual. Addressing such challenges include; mindfulness technique, the Here and Now approach, teaching individuals "to be in the moment,” "letting the moment be," Cognitive-Based Therapy, and meditation. At the present time, the neuroscience approach which focuses on the emphasis of the mind and body experience is a success in which individuals learn to, “change the mind to change the brain."
The use of EAP guides in freeing up closemindedness and fear of self-disclosure. The most essential service and component area of this program is the use of horses with the human interaction. This will enable the individual to respond well to guidance in mental, emotional, and neurologic compromised areas of the brain and behavior.
The first step is balance. Physical, intellectual, mental, emotional, spiritual openness to change the thinking patterns in the brain create balance. At the present time, the neuroscience approach which focuses on the emphasis on the mind and body experience is a success in which an individual learns to, “change the mind to change the brain.” Personality and behavioral makeup will begin to become a change agent within the individual.
The horses become the vehicle to enhance the ability for the individual to get in touch with him or herself in a non-confrontational manner.
The licensed therapist is Jennifer Livingston. The horse professional will be provided by the specified location of the therapeutic activities.
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