Anyone interested in Equine Assisted Therapy a Session will be held at 3188 Eramosa-Milton Townline, Rockwood, ON, N0B 2K0, at UNBRIDLED Stables, contact Anne Porteous for details.
I am pleased to announce that I am now able to offer a specialized service as part of the therapy I provide. As an eagala member and trainee of the eagala model, the horse has joined the treatment model for human development goals. This treatment team consists of the MH (Mental Health) person (myself) and the (ES) Equine Specialist, as well as the Horse, providing the triangle to serve the client.
The eagala model is a regulated, certified profession facilitating skills which require continued practice, education and supervision. This model has proofed to be particularly successful in the treatment of PTSD, Addiction, Anxiety issues, ADD, ADHD, Autism and others. I am presently working with a certified ES in the GTA and willing to join other certified ES's in the Toronto area.
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Reference Emotional improvement:
Being mentally and emotionally healthy does not preclude the experiences of life which we cannot control. As humans we are going to face emotions and events that are a part of life. According to Smith and Segal, "People who are emotionally and mentally healthy have the tools for coping with difficult situations and maintaining a positive outlook in which they also remain focused, flexible, and creative in bad times as well as good" (2011). In order to improve your emotional mental health, the root of the issue has to be resolved. "Prevention emphasizes the avoidance of risk factors; promotion aims to enhance an individual's ability to achieve a positive sense of self-esteem, mastery, well-being, and social inclusion" (Power, 2010). It is very important to improve your emotional mental health by surrounding yourself with positive relationships. We as humans, feed off companionships and interaction with other people. Another way to improve your emotional mental health is participating in activities that can allow you to relax and take time for yourself. Yoga is a great example of an activity that calms your entire body and nerves. According to a study on well-being by Richards, Campania and Muse-Burke, "mindfulnessis considered to be a purposeful state, it may be that those who practice it believe in its importance and value being mindful, so that valuing of self-care activities may influence the intentional component of mindfulness" (2010).
Activity therapies, also called recreation therapy and occupational therapy, promote healing through active engagement. Making crafts can be a part of occupational therapy. Walks can be a part of recreation therapy.
Expressive therapies are a form of psychotherapy that involves the arts or art-making. These therapies include music therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy, and poetry therapy.
Alternative therapy is a branch of alternative medicine, which includes a large number of therapies imported from other cultures. It also includes a number of new medicines that have not yet passed through the process of scientific review. Alternative therapies include traditional medicine, prayer, yoga, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine,homeopathy, hypnotherapy, and more.
Main article: Meditation
Increased awareness of mental processes can influence emotional behavior and mental health. A 2011 study incorporating three types of meditative practice (concentration meditation, mindfulness meditation and compassion toward others) revealed that meditation provides an enhanced ability to recognize emotions in others and their own emotional patterns, so they could better resolve difficult problems in their relationships.