Group Therapy and Intensive Workshops

Equine Assisted Therapy

Horses in a herd closely resemble the family system. Through our interactions with horses, it can lead to awareness of how we relate to ourselves and others. Each horse’s distinct personality may remind you of someone you know, eliciting emotions and behaviors that can be processed in a safe and non-judgmental way.  

New insights, skills and successes developed with the horses transfers to each participant's everyday life. Peaceful Pastures Therapy provides a fun, challenging and unique environment in which human growth, healing and potential may be achieved.

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Operation Coming Home

Active service members and vets are partnered with horses to bring a unique approach to emotional and relationship healing. By observing and interacting with horses, they engage in activities that teach mindfulness, regulation, and healthy communication.We offer an ongoing equine assisted therapy program for active duty service members and veterans of all military branches. These groups are co-facilitated by a licensed therapist and retired service member.

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Stable Time for Ladies

A connection group for women.

Healing happens through relationships, and relationships begin with connection — to ourselves, our surroundings and others. The horses offer us a safe, forgiving, and non-judgmental place to experience the healing connection of relationship. Become apart of our herd of support.

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Reins of Life

This group is for teens who are having a hard time with feeling okay at school, with friends or family, or showing up with confidence. Struggles are normal, but sometimes those struggles are too much, and ways of dealing with that or escaping make sense: substances, eating or not eating, checking out, or other ways to try to feel better that don’t always turn out well or help. Whatever that is, this group is a place for connecting with other teens who are in the same place, who understand, and with our horses and team.

 

We will help teens to be more aware of what’s going on, how to talk about it, and how to use skills to feel better. The horses teach us all how connect with safely and confidence, and finally… that it’s possible to be okay. 

Participants are supported by our team as they learn to identify feelings, express emotions and needs, and apply leadership skills. They will explore what it means to have empathy for themselves an others, and have fun connecting with other teens. 

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Healing Herd

A half-day (10am to 2pm) retreat designed for first responders, healthcare providers and mental health providers  to come together and focus on healing themselves.  It’s no surprise that those who take care of us typically live in the fight or flight response area of their brain and have a tough time decompressing.
During this intensive workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to relax, release tension and be given the space to process the overwhelming emotions from taking care of the critically ill or injured.

Takeaways you can expect:

 

  • Enhanced mindfulness and meditation practices

     

  • Learning how to connect with your body and grounding

     

  • Enhanced teamwork and healthy communication skills

     

  • Developing awareness around energy and how it affects horses and humans

     

  • Applying basic principles of horse behavior to your day to day

     

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