Archives for December, 2011

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Thinking About A New Year’s Resolution? Five Reasons To Try Equine Therapy

We all make resolutions, and sadly, many of us will never realize these often lofty goals. And what do we do then? We wonder why. First, why did we make the resolution in the first place, and if we are the introspective type, what is it about us that prevented us from reaching our target? But to answer these questions, we’d probably have to have a window into our...
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Equine Therapy: Do We Neglect the Emotional Side of Horses?

While the power, beauty and grace of a horse can easily fascinate those who are both new and old to horses, are we sometimes so overcome by the physical appearance of horses that we fail to understand the emotional makeup of our equine friends? Or, perhaps, even worse, do we simply not believe that horses can be profiled on an emotional level in the same way people can?

There is one man who...
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Equine Therapy: Travels in the Equine World

The client shifts around nervously in her chair, her darting eyes revealing a weak defense system. As she searches for a disguised response to an honest question, I wonder to myself, ‘Why must this be so difficult?’

The truth is, she is only doing what she knows -- hiding that is. The problem, however, is that she is also uniquely attached to her only familiarity, and it -- her unconscious desire to remain a...
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Equine Therapy and Positive Psychology

“Most of psychology has been aimed at simply getting out of pain,” explains Martin Seligman, considered by many to be the father of positive psychology. Positive psychology, he explains, is about using your signature strengths to increase positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and achievement.

Seligman further explains that when positive psychology moves daily functioning into the realm of wellbeing, the faults that one has are naturally disarmed of their power. And while there are now...
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