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Equine Therapy:

Equestrian therapy (also known as equine therapy or Equine-Assisted Therapy [EAT]) is a form of therapy that makes use of horses to help promote emotional growth. Equestrian therapy is particularly applied to patients with addiction, ADD, anxiety, autism, dementia, delay in mental development, down syndrome and other genetic syndromes, depression, trauma and brain injuries, behavior and abuse issues and other mental health issues.

Therapeutic benefits of equine therapy:

  • Build sense of self-worth, self-concept

  • Improve communication

  • Build trust and self-efficiency

  • Develop socialization skills and decrease isolation

  • Learn impulse control and emotional management

  • Set perspective

  • Learn their limits or boundaries.

Adventure Therapy:

The beauty of Southern Utah provides the best place in the world for Adventure Therapy. World renowned hiking, backpacking, canyoneering and exploring are all found in the backyard of St. George Utah. What is Adventure therapy? Adventure therapy is an active, experiential approach to group (and family) psychotherapy or counseling:

  • Adventure-Based Counseling Program (ABC) ABC is a therapeutic group activities program which provides experienced based therapy.  A wide range of activities includes problem initiatives, ropes courses, rock climbing, backpacking, canyoneering, community service, hiking, biking, 4-wheeling etc. 

Benefits of Adventure Therapy:

Adventure therapy has many wonderful benefits for those who participate in it, including the following:

  • Trust in oneself as well as others

  • Sense of personal empowerment and accomplishment

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Stronger self-esteem and greater self-confidence

  • Greater problem-solving skills

  • Emotional discovery and healing

  • Increase sense of worthiness and personal value

  • Better communication skills

  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback

  • Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries

  • More positive attitude

  • Appreciation and respect for the needs of others

  • Increased ability to face one’s fears rather than avoiding or numbing them

  • Greater willingness to step outside one’s comfort zone

  • Decrease in denial

  • Greater focus and attention

  • Greater awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses

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