1 What is Equine Therapy for Cancer
Cancer is a life-changing event, not only for the patients themselves but for their loved ones as well. Equine-assisted therapy can help patients, survivors, and their families process their grief, fears, and trauma. The horse is there to comfort and to act as a co-counselor for more successful healing.
What Equine Cancer Therapy Offers:
- Revealing of emotions that may be deeply buried
- A rebuilding of self-confidence that grows across all areas of life
- Building a relationship with the horse, which can transfer onto human relationships
- A catalyst for opening up and talking where that may be hard otherwise
- A loving, compassionate, nonjudgmental space
- True and lasting healing with a licensed therapist
1 How it Works
An equine-assisted therapy session can vary greatly from person to person. If you are more comfortable sitting or standing for long periods is not possible, then you will be seated in a chair with the horse close by. Grooming, feeding and leading the horse can be an option as well.
2 What to Expect
As with any therapy, you should expect to feel some vulnerability, which can feel strange at first. Unlike other therapies, you may also get a little dusty. Just know that this is a safe and therapeutic environment with both the horses and Bianca here to make you comfortable.
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3 Who Benefits from Equine Therapy for Cancer
If you have or have had cancer and are struggling to make peace with the disease, equine-assisted therapy can help immensely. If you are the parent, child, or partner of someone with cancer, this can aid in processing your grief, guilt, anger, and anything else you may be feeling.
4 Book a Session
If you have any questions on how equine therapy works for cancer 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 Healing Cancer
|60-Minute Introductory Assessment