The Power of Horses to Heal

Author: Tim Hayes

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250033527

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Riding Home:The Power of Horses to Heal, Horse Nation's must read book of 2016, is the first and only book to scientifically and experientially explain why horses have the extraordinary ability to emotionally transform the lives of thousands of men, women and children, whether they are horse lovers, or suffering from deep psychological wounds. It is a book for anyone who wants to experience the joy, wonder, self-awareness and peace of mind that comes from creating a horse/human relationship, and it puts forth and clarifies the principles of today's Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") Everyone knows someone who needs help: a husband, a wife, a partner, a child, a friend, a troubled teenager, a war veteran with PTSD, someone with autism, an addiction, anyone in emotional pain or who has lost their way. Riding Home provides riveting examples of how Equine Therapy has become one of today's most effective cutting-edge methods of healing. Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves, whether we're seven or seventy. They model relationships that demonstrate acceptance, kindness, honesty, tolerance, patience, justice, compassion, and forgiveness. Horses cause all of us to become better people, better parents, better partners, and better friends. A horse can be our greatest teacher, for horses have no egos, they never lie, they're never wrong and they manifest unparalleled compassion. It is this amazing power of horses to heal and teach us about ourselves that is accessible to anyone and found in the pages of Tim Hayes's Riding Home. The information and lists of therapeutic and non-therapeutic equine programs, which are contained in the book, are also available at the book's website.
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The Power of Horses to Heal

Author: Tim Hayes

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250106179

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 749

Equine therapy has long been a staple activity for special-needs children and adults, and its physical benefits are evident. In Riding Home, Tim Hayes uses his own vast experience working with horses combined with scientific research to show us how and why horses and our relationships with them are also able to heal our emotional and psychological wounds. Riding Home provides riveting examples of how equine therapy has become one of today’s most effective, cutting-edge methods of healing where so often traditional therapy and prescription drugs have failed. The natural ability of a horse to accept, without judgment, a soldier with PTSD who has seen or done horrific things, and by so doing, express compassion and benevolent acknowledgment—often preventing suicide—is extraordinary. At-risk youth in equine programs find that horses don’t judge or criticize them, allowing them to express painful feelings for the first time. This is a book for horse lovers, but also for parents of teenagers who might be slipping into violence, crime, and drugs. It is a book for loved ones of soldiers returning from the war, a book for families of autistic children, and truly anyone who needs help or has lost their way. It is accessible, moving, and shows us a way to approach healing from an entirely new perspective. Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves, whether we’re seven or seventy. They model relationships that demonstrate acceptance, kindness, honesty, tolerance, patience, justice, compassion, and forgiveness. This amazing power of horses to heal is accessible to anyone.
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A Guide to the Benefits of Therapeutic Riding

Author: Naomi Scott

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574411926

Category: Medical

Page: 226

View: 3713

A growing number of individuals with special needs are discovering the benefits of therapies and activities involving horse riding. Naomi Scott, offers information about the amazing results possible with therapeutic riding, or hippotherapy.
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A Woman's Journey of Healing and Transformation through the Way of the Horse

Author: Linda Kohanov

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577318072

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 1097

Do horses make choices? How do they seem to know what people are thinking and feeling? Are horses spiritual beings with a destiny all their own? If so, how is this destiny connected with humanity's future? How does the equine mind compare with the human mind? What do horses have to teach people? And why are women so attracted to horses? These are some of the questions writer and equine therapist Linda Kohanov explores in her extraordinary book The Tao of Equus. In it she intertwines the story of the spiritual awakening she experienced with her black mare Rasa with compelling neurological research, cultural history, mythology, and first-hand anecdotes from years of teaching and facilitating equine therapy. She delves into the mental and spiritual processes behind the magical connections people, and women in particular, often experience with horses. She skillfully describes the subtle behavioral nuances horses express and perceive — what she calls the "wisdom of the prey" — as well as a feminine wisdom found in her powerful interactions with horses, bringing to the page subtleties that women riders have intuited for centuries. Blending her extraordinary experience — what some would consider paranormal — with a wide-ranging survey of the phenomena of horse-human communication, Kohanov delivers a ground-breaking work sure to interest both longtime riders and readers interested in the leading edge of animal perception and animal-human communication.
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Harnessing the Healing Power of the Human-equine Bond

Author: Claire Dorotik Ma

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450290086

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 112

View: 1831

Claire Dorotik grew up riding, training, and loving horses, and in many ways understood horses before she understood people. While at the time her equine companions provided her tremendous solace, it was not until she entered her graduate program for psychology, and suffered her own intense personal trauma that the amazing way in which horses heal people was actually realized. ON THE BACK OF A HORSE: Harnessing The Healing Power Of The Human Equine Bond is an entrance into the spiritual world of horses, the devastation of raw human trauma, and the equine facilitated psychotherapy that can help heal it. Using narrative interviews and case studies of equine experts and psychology researchers, the reader is given entrance into the world of equine facilitated psychotherapy, and in doing so, taken on an epic journey to discover how it is that these magical creatures understand so much more about human trauma than we ourselves do. Using dramatic scenes, ON THE BACK OF A HORSE, gives the reader an understanding of just how people experience trauma, and why. What also emerges is an understanding of what horses do that, in many ways, prevents them from experiencing trauma as people do. While human fallacies illuminate themselves, and the debilitating effects of trauma become evident, the reader is bolstered by examples of equine communication, bonding and emotional expression, providing a beautiful example of just how these amazing creatures can help people overcome trauma.
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Adding Animal Assisted Therapy to Your Practice

Author: Kay Sudekum Trotter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415898412

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

View: 5955

"This book will help licensed professional counselors incorporate Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC) into their practices, even those who have no prior experience working with horses. It provides a strong research foundation for understanding the efficacy of equine assisted interventions and the potentially powerful impact that a horse can have in creating a new counseling dynamic. Chapters address using horses to help clients dealing with various traumas and abuse, anxiety, depression, atypical behaviors,and social skills and communication issues. One chapter is written by the internationally renowned "horse whisperer" Pat Parilli and offers a look at EAC from the horse's point of view and describes the process of developing a relationship with the horsein a positive, safe, and respectful manner, an important topic to ensure the well-being of the horse throughout a session. Counselors will find this a valuable resource for understanding and utilizing EAC as a new resource in their own practices, as willstudents seeking to learn about this innovative approach"--Provided by publisher.
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Exploring the Power of the Horse-Human Relationship

Author: Leif Hallberg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595479081

Category: Pets

Page: 664

View: 6949

Since time eternal horses have walked beside us, helping to shape our destinies, taking us on journeys of the soul, and offering as a gift their power, mystique, and beauty. While it has taken some time, mental health professionals and educators alike have begun to formally acknowledge the emotional, mental and physical benefits that humans can receive by spending time with horses. In the U.S. alone, there are already more than 900 programs that offer therapeutic or educational programming provided in partnership with horses. Leif Hallberg has extensively researched the field of Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Educational Services, and this book reveals the many ways horses can help humans. Become familiar with: Key definitions Historical information about working with horses in therapeutic and educational settings Ethical considerations Practical applications Learn more about the healing power of horses and their rich history of working together with humans in Walking the Way of the Horse. For additional information about this book, and Leif Hallberg visit www.walkingthewayofthehorse.com
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The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses

Author: Allan J. Hamilton

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427805

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 940

“Far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject . . . beautiful” (Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse). This unique guide to horsemanship incorporates Eastern philosophy to describe how horses understand and respond to the flow of vital energy around them, and how they use this energy, called chi, to communicate with their herd, express dominance, and sense predators. Written by the award-winning author of The Scalpel and the Soul, and including forewords by Monty Roberts and Dr. Robert Miller, Zen Mind, Zen Horse shares safe, simple techniques to make you more receptive to your animal’s chi, so you can develop a calm and effective training style that will not only help your horse follow commands, but strengthen the spiritual bond between horse and rider.
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A Horsewoman's Path to Unconditional Love

Author: Ren Hurst

Publisher: Vegan Publishers

ISBN: 1940184142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

View: 5910

Ren Hurst finds her way to horses as a teenager, following a turbulent and painful childhood. They are her saving grace, her first experience of pure joy and freedom. She soon becomes a passionate horsewoman, intent on riding her way to the top. Her ascent takes an unexpected turn when compassion becomes the key component to success after she discovers an entirely new paradigm regarding equine understanding and practices. This understanding leads her to walk away completely from riding and training horses and into a world where relationship is all that matters. These innovative currents of change reveal themselves to be demanding and controversial, but also exceptionally rewarding and unavoidably far-reaching into Ren's personal life. She embarks on a wild quest of radical transformation, finding an ever-deepening compassion for herself and all life around her. This book is the story of a woman's metamorphosis through her falls, rises, and life-changing insights, under the wise and benevolent guidance of a powerful animal.
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How Working with Horses and Ponies Opens New Doors for Children with ASD

Author: Claudine Pelletier-Milet

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781570764998

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 188

View: 1203

"An examination of autism, its characteristics, and how working with horses (equine-assisted activities and therapies) can help those with autism gain independence, confidence, and means of communication"--
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What Horses Can Teach Us about Trust, Bonding, Creativity and Spirituality

Author: Adele von Rüst McCormick,Marlena Deborah McCormick

Publisher: Hci

ISBN: 9781558745230

Category: Religion

Page: 229

View: 2932

Details the authors' therapeutic work with severly disturbed youth and horses
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Author: Ginny Rorby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101429445

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5978

Hannah Gale starts volunteering at a horse stable because she needs a place to escape. Her father has returned from the Iraq war as an amputee with posttraumatic stress disorder, and his nightmares rock the household. At the stable, Hannah comes to love Jack, Super Dee, and Indy; helps bring a rescued mare back from the brink; and witnesses the birth of the filly who steals her heart. Hannah learns more than she ever imagined about horse training, abuse, and rescues, as well as her own capacity for hope. Physical therapy with horses could be the answer to her fatherÕs prayers, if only she can get him to try.
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Bridging the Worlds of Equine Assisted Therapy and Psychotherapy

Author: Alita H. Buzel, PhD

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524600296

Category: Nature

Page: 202

View: 737

Excerpts from Beyond Words: The Healing Power of Horses The space between words is where we live with horses. In the silence we are truly heard. ******* So much of our sadness, our discontent, our addictions and compulsions are driven by the emptiness we experience when, without being aware of it, we detach from our emotional selves. We often mistake this emptiness as boredom, anxiety, hunger, and/or loneliness. Horses, in their honesty and compassion, help us to reconnect to ourselves, to our humanness. ******* What I have come to believe is that no matter what orientation you bring to psychotherapy, or what equine certification you achieve, the one variable that has been shown to be critically important is the trusting, respectful, and compassionate relationship that develops between therapist and client; whether the therapist has two or four legs is irrelevant! ********** The goal of Beyond Words: The Healing Power of Horses is to connect the advances made in the treatment and understanding of mental health issues with the knowledge we have accrued through the years about the nature of horses. The key is to integrate the two professional worlds of equine specialists and psychotherapists, so that each can appreciate, communicate, and work together to further enhance the practice of Equine Experiential Psychotherapy.
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Finding Wholeness and Harmony at the End of a Lead Rope

Author: Allan J. Hamilton

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612127355

Category: Pets

Page: 232

View: 8933

2016 Foreword INDIES Gold Award Winner 2016 Gold Nautilus Book Award Winner 2017 Silver Independent Publisher Book Award Winner 2017 Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winner Award-winning author and celebrated neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton combines his understanding of the human brain with nearly 30 years’ experience training horses to offer wisdom on such universal themes as leadership, motivation, ambition, and humility. The results are showcased in more than 100 thoughtful essays that treat working with horses as a metaphor for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Whether you’re searching for greater spiritual depth or simply want to better understand your four-legged partner, this wise and important collection has something for you.
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It's about Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

Author: Wyatt Webb

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458774058

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 236

View: 302

If you can't meet Wyatt in person, then reading his book is the next best thing! Learn about The Equine Experience, developed by Wyatt Webb, it's a new form of therapy that blends horse sense with common sense. Even though Wyatt has been a practicing therapist for a number of years, his tools don't involve a leather couch, and his helpers don't arrive in suits or high heels. Of course, they wear shoes - but not the kind they sell at Bloomingdale's. ''You're going to clean some hooves,'' he tells the group, ''and you're going to groom the horse. How you relate to this animal will tell us what you've learned over the course of your lifetime concerning how you relate to all living things. Your basic training has come from learning how to treat people.'' He pauses and adds, ''remember one thing: It's not about the horse.''
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Stories of Healing and Personal Transformation with Nature's Finest Teachers

Author: Pam Billinge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995473553

Category:

Page: 224

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Author: Sue Spence

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1743535058

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 4872

Sue Spence is a gifted horsewoman, who has made it her life's work to use her horse whispering skills to help humans. All her life, Sue has found solace and companionship with her horses. After a brush with cancer in her late thirties, Sue and her husband opted for a tree change. As a result, she was able to fulfil a long-held dream: to work with horses every day. Her horse training and compassion for others quickly turned into a business, Horses Helping HumansTM - giving people a chance to learn from these intelligent, soulful creatures, including Sunny, the horse with whom Sue has a special bond. Horses Who Heal is the story of one woman's deep love for horses and the powerful life lessons they've taught her along the way. With Sunny always by her side, Sue's equine team are inspiring others on their own journey of healing, helping thousands of people - from juvenile offenders to company CEOs - discover the power of communication, using more than just words.
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A Nonpredatory Approach to Social Intelligence, Leadership, and Innovation

Author: Linda Kohanov

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608683729

Category: Pets

Page: 464

View: 1409

Linda Kohanov is beloved for her groundbreaking articulation of “the way of the horse,” an experiential wisdom known to riders for centuries but little studied or adapted to off-horse use. Now Kohanov takes those horse-inspired insights on the nonverbal elements of exceptional communication and leadership into the realms of our workplaces and relationships. Here we explore the benefits of “nonpredatory power” in developing assertiveness, fostering creativity, dealing with conflict, and heightening mind-body awareness. In “A Brief History of Power,” the first part of this far-reaching book, Kohanov profiles cultural innovators who employed extraordinary nonverbal leadership skills to change history, usually on horseback: Winston Churchill, George Washington, Alexander the Great, and Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), among others. She also draws on the behavior of mature horse herds, as well as the herding cultures of Africa and Mongolia, to debunk theories of dominance hierarchies, challenge ingrained notions of “survival of the fittest,” and demonstrate the power of a consensual leadership in which governing roles are fluid. Kohanov then adapts these lessons into twelve powerful guiding principles we can all incorporate into our work and personal lives. Eloquent and provocative, this is horse sense for everyone who seeks to thrive in the herds we all run in — our communities, careers, families, and friendships.
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Author: Charisse Rudolph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692506172

Category:

Page: 130

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Make your dreams come true by becoming a successful Equine Assisted Coach. Gain a strong philosophy, knowledge, and understanding in processing any experiential program. Have over 28 Equine Assisted Activities at your finger tips. Find your niche, create a joint venture, offer a retreat, get extra coaching and find out all you need to know in, "The Art of Facilitation, with 28 Equine Assisted Activities."
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Case Stories Teaching the Eagala Model in Action

Author: Lynn Thomas,,Mark Lytle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523239467

Category:

Page: 200

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Used in the treatment of various client populations, including military veterans, at-risk youth, and families, equine-assisted psychotherapy is gaining significant attention from the therapeutic world. The EAGALA Model is regarded as the industry standard for equine-assisted treatment in the mental health community. Transforming Therapy through Horses addresses the key principles and theory behind EAGALA's respected form of behavioral health treatment, connecting applied knowledge from actual client cases to illustrate the effectiveness of the model's structure. Told through powerful and often humorous stories, EAGALA founder Lynn Thomas and trainer Mark Lytle outline the structure and nuances of EAGALA work, underscoring the importance of training for the EAGALA practitioner to help clients meet challenges and navigate positive change. From readers who are merely curious to mental health professionals seeking a thorough understanding of this leading methodology to experienced EAGALA practitioners , Transforming Therapy through Horses is the only book to detail the theory and principles of the EAGALA model-with plenty of moments to inform, educate, and even entertain throughout.
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