1 What is Equine Therapy for Autism
Autism is a spectrum disorder, and depending on where one falls on that spectrum determines greatly the ability and/or level of comfort they may feel with communicating with other people. Horses set people at ease, and for that reason equine-assisted therapy can make all the difference.
What Equine Autism Therapy Offers:
- A sense of responsibility and self-confidence
- Raised levels of emotional regulation
- Developing a deep relationship and trust with an animal, which can transfer to other humans
- Having your expressed emotions mirrored back at you
- Letting you see when you are expressing anger, etc.
- Get in touch with your emotions, even those you don’t realize exist
1 How it Works
Bianca and the horse acts as a co-counselors, each bringing a presence that allows for a deeply therapeutic experience. With the horse, the session becomes a compassionate and nonjudgmental experience that can transform and enlighten while building the confidence that comes from taking care of another living being.
2 What to Expect
The patient will come to the stables where, depending on the particular needs, they will either sit where the horse is close by or be with the horse, interacting as much as their comfort level allows. They may start by grooming and feeding the horse, working up to leading the horse around the property.
3Who Benefits from Equine Autism Therapy
Equine-assisted therapy works wonderfully for not only those with autism but also their parents, siblings, and partners, letting them get in touch with their feelings and work through how to best be with their loved ones.
4 Book a Session
If you have any questions on how equine therapy works for autism or if this method is right for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to Bianca. You can also use the Book a Session page to schedule your treatment today.
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|Equine Assisted Sessions for Autism
|60-Minute Introductory Assessment