A Unique Mental Health Service - Tailored to meet to your psychological needs -
Based in West Berkshire
The service is based 12 minutes outside of Newbury - West Berkshire. Therapy sessions take place outside in fields, with a small herd of horses. (There is NO ridden work) Being immersed in nature brings added benefits: wildlife, fresh air, space, and sense of freedom that helps to provide an additional sense of calm.
Through structured sessions, clients are offered a chance to develop self-awareness and confidence through the unique partnership that is offered by being in the presence of horses. Horses possess an innate ability to be empathetic and forgiving – living in the present moment and possessing a natural ability to sense and mirror human emotions. Clients who experience personal insights from horses, are likely to acquire positive and long-lasting changes.
Jan aims to offer each client an individual experience that meets their personal psychological needs through harnessing and working with this unique awareness offered by horses.
(These sessions can also be run alongside remote, online therapy sessions if this is thought to be appropriate.)
Although a variety of animals can be used in the psychotherapeutic process, horses offer unique traits that have made them a top choice for animal-assisted therapies. According to anxiety expert Dr. Robin Zasio, horses bring the following unique elements to the therapy process.:
(Taken from https://www.verywellmind.com/equine-therapy-mental-health-treatment-4177932 06-03-22)
I came into riding and owning horses later in life and have recently realised that my real passion is not for riding but for understanding and simply being with horses. I have learned that the less I ask the more they give.
Training as an EFP (Equine facilitated psychotherapist) brings all of my passions together - my interest in people and helping them at a point of feeling vulnerable and in need of support alongside my love for horses and their innate abilities to be able to mirror and communicate with us in the absence of judgement.
For further information about me please visit my blog - https://ripplesequinefacilitatedpsychotherapy.blogspot.com/p/about-jan.html
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