What happens in an Integrative Equine Therapy (IET) session?
Most of the 90 min session includes the client, therapist and horse. Each session is formatted with the IET protocol; grounding, connecting with the horse and underlying issues, and then building connection with the conscious part of the brain. Even though the protocol is always the same, each session is unique to each individual. Most clients experience relief quickly; in the first or second session.
Is Integrative Equine Therapy Difficult?
How long is an Integrative Equine Therapy (IET) session at Beachwood?
IET sessions are 90 minutes long.
How to shift perspective and heal.
How long has this therapy been used and what is the scientific background to support it?
It took a number of years for Lynne Bryan Phipps, an equestrian and ordained minister to develop Integrative Equine Therapy (IET). Her goal was to make the healing power of horses available to people who don’t have access to horses.
She opened Beachwood just south of Newport, RI in 2016. In 2017, a Brown University professor took interest, and began collecting independent 3rd party data that continues to show that IET helps with stress, anxiety and trauma more quickly and cost-effectively than conventional therapy. People experience significant improvement in an average of 7 IET sessions, which means that IET takes about 10-12 weeks, and is 1/3 of the cost of traditional therapy.
Why horses can help?
How does Integrative Equine Therapy (IET) treat trauma, ptsd, anxiety, grief or other forms of pain?
Clients work with specially bred horses and trained IET therapists in a natural environment, creating a safe space for shifting automatic responses and creating new neural pathways to new coping strategies. Read The Healing Power of Horses for more information.
How did Beachwood get its start?
How long does it take to get results?
Most people feel relief from symptoms in the first session.
How do horses heal?
Is the horse and the therapist matched to me and my needs?
Yes, our warmblood horses have been specially bred for their intelligence and responsiveness and our therapists are trained to help you to discover which horse is best suited to you.
Why do we respond the way we do when we are triggered?
Do you have to ride or touch the horse? What if I’m afraid of horses?
At Beachwood, clients do not ride or care for the horses. Many people are surprised by how enjoyable and rewarding it is to touch and be close to the horses. Those who are scared of horses when they arrive, are usually surprised by how good they feel when they leave.
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If I’m coming from far away, is there a place to stay?
For each of our locations, we can provide a list of excellent accommodations at various price points to choose from. All of them provide wonderful service to our Beachwood Clients.
Where is stress stored in your body?
Are there accommodations if I want to do multiple day sessions?
There are accommodations nearby ranging from economical inns to boutique hotels and we are happy to provide suggestions. For instance, near our Rhode Island location, There is a cozy bed and breakfast that caters to our clients, providing a home like environment when you’ve come a distance to work with us.