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Equine Connected-EMDR

Discover Healing and Transformation Through the Power of Horses and EMDR

At Valor Counseling, we believe in harnessing the profound therapeutic potential of horses to create a truly unique and effective approach to trauma processing and emotional healing. Our integrated method combines the evidence-based EMDR modality with the innate ability of horses to establish deep, authentic connections. The result is a transformative experience that promotes healing, growth, and lasting change.

Our Approach: Where Science Meets Equine Empathy

Our approach is built upon the foundational principles of the EMDR process, a well-established therapeutic technique proven to effectively address trauma and distressing memories. By incorporating horses into this process, we introduce a dynamic and powerful element that enhances the healing journey. The bilateral stimulation used in EMDR, coupled with the passive sensory input from the movements of the horse, creates a bottom-up regulation and integration of the brain. This unique combination facilitates the processing of implicit and explicit traumatic memories, leading to healing and resolution.

The Equine-Human Connection: A Pathway to Healing

Central to our method is the relationship that develops between our clients, our equine specialists, our therapist, and our herd of horses. Horses, with their intuitive and nonjudgmental nature, provide an unparalleled environment for healing and growth. Within the safety of this equine-human connection, clients can explore and process their trauma in a supportive and non-threatening space. The relationship dynamics that often emerge in human interactions also surface within the horse-human relationship, offering clients the chance to learn and practice new ways of relating.

Why Equine-Connected EMDR?

Holistic Healing: Our approach goes beyond traditional talk therapy by incorporating the authentic connection of horses, fostering a holistic healing experience for the mind, body, and spirit. Safe Exploration: Horses offer a safe space for clients to experiment with new relational patterns, enabling them to build healthier ways of connecting before applying them to human relationships. Expertise and Experience: Our therapist has received extensive training from the Natural Lifemanship Institute and has three decades of experience in working with horses. Your safety and the well-being of our equine partners are our top priorities.

Practical Details:

Session Length: Each session lasts for 90 minutes, providing ample time for deep exploration and healing.

Payment: Please note that our services are offered on a cash-pay basis only and are not currently billable through insurance.

Limited Availability: To ensure the highest quality of care for both our clients and horses, we offer a limited number of appointments for this specialized service. Embark on a transformative journey of healing and growth through the powerful combination of EMDR and equine companionship. 

Contact us today to learn more about our services, availability, and how Equine-Connected EMDR can be the catalyst for your personal transformation.