Archive for September, 2012

Equine Therapy: In a Video Game?

Monday, September 24th, 2012

equine therapy videoWhile video games may not be for everyone, they can certainly teach us a lot about life. Yet, until recently, the subject of horses, and their value to us as humans, has been relatively absent. However, in the new video game Your Farm, gaining a horse is seen as a prize.


Why Equine Therapy Works for Eating Disorders

Monday, September 17th, 2012

equine therapy eating disordersWhile the efficacy of equine therapy has been questioned, with critics challenging the field’s sparse research studies, another concern has been raised regarding the burgeoning practice of incorporating horses into mental health treatment models — and that is, just how does equine therapy work?


Equine Therapy: In a Video Game?

Friday, September 14th, 2012

equine therapy videoUntil recently, the subject of horses, and their value to us as humans, has been relatively absent. However, in the new video game “Your Farm,” gaining a horse is seen as a prize. While video games may not be for everyone, they can certainly teach us a great deal about life.


Equine Therapy: Improve Your Sensitivity

Monday, September 10th, 2012

horse sensitivityIt used to be that we were told that 80% of communication is non-verbal. However, we now have a much more clear understanding of exactly how non-verbal communication breaks down. 


Can Equine Therapy Modulate Stress?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

equine therapyThanks to the pioneering work of Hans Selye, we have a fairly solid understanding of the stress response. However, it is the modulation of this very powerful reaction to stressors that we continue to struggle with. Further, it is the deleterious effects of stress that lead to a number of stress-related diseases and conditions. 



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