Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million people. 1 in 5 have an anxiety disorder originating in childhood that is often triggered by any one or more of the current social, political, medical and environmental stressors. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 37% of those suffering seek treatment - often thinking they can work through it alone. Physical disorders such as gastrointestinal issues, heart disease, high blood pressure, early aging, and mental deterioration reflect the high cost of delay.
Anxiety is often related to other thinking disorders such as depression, panic or sleep disorders, phobias, OCD, and PTSD. People look for an anxiety centre or specialized treatment for help. Beachwood’s Integrative Equine Therapy (IET) provides relief from symptoms of stress, anxiety and trauma in a shorter and more cost-effective way than conventional therapy. IET works with and harnesses the unique ability of horses to observe and read the emotions of clients and in turn help them access the sense of peace and safety that they have been missing. The data collected by an independent third party, Brown University confirms IET’s often-dramatic achievements.
Watch the following video to hear how our Integrative Equine Therapy (IET) helped Lela overcome her anxiety and calmly manage the traumatic Los Angeles wild fires raging just outside her home.
Please reach out and talk with Lynne to discuss your own circumstances and concerns.
Feeling anxious during the COVID-19 crisis? Here’s an article with some helpful strategies and how to handle stress.