Anxiety Therapy at Beachwood Center for Wellbeing
Overcome your anxiety with Integrative Equine Therapy (IET), a horse-centered, natural therapy that builds new neural pathways and changes habitual reactions permanently.
There’s no riding involved in IET. Our specially selected horses, together with a trained IET therapist work with you in a natural setting, using an evidence-based protocol that provides the anxiety relief you’ve been searching for.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting over 40 million people. 1 in 5 individuals experience anxiety during childhood and therefore respond anxiously to situations as they mature. Our minds are wired to inherit the anxiety of our parents and caregivers in order to adapt to the environment we are in. As an adult, anxiety is triggered by any one or more of the current social, political, medical or environmental stressors. In these unprecedented times, anxiety disorders are more common than ever.
How do you know if you are experiencing anxiety? Symptoms include excessive unrest, racing heart, shortness of breath, inability to focus under stress, and panic attacks. Disproportionate levels of anxiety can also lead to physical pain. Anxiety can also be related to other thinking disorders such as depression, stress, panic or sleep disorders, phobias, OCD, and PTSD.
Is Anxiety Treatable?
Anxiety is usually self-diagnosable and highly treatable, yet only 37% of those suffering seek proper treatment - often thinking they can work through it alone instead. The problem is, when you’re experiencing anxiety, neurons are firing from the trauma center, or the amygdala rather than the conscious part of your brain where short and long term memory and conscious thoughts are stored . Those neurons have already fired before that memory can be fully stored because they’re triggered by fear, or anxiety. For this reason, it’s nearly impossible to overcome anxiety on your own since your conscious can rarely recognize it. It takes a professional, and a trusting environment to begin to build bridges from the subconscious to the conscious part of your brain. Integrative Equine Therapists at Beachwood have the protocol and the space to support building these new neural pathways so that you can shift perspective and even find permanent change.
Beachwood’s Integrative Equine Therapy (IET), is a powerful new natural approach to treating anxiety and provides relief from stress in a shorter time than conventional therapy. Integrative Equine Therapy is an alternative anxiety therapy that harnesses the unique ability of horses to observe and read the emotions of clients allowing individuals to replace ingrained negative reactions with positive responses.
Integrative Equine Therapy Helps Clients Treat Anxiety
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.
Integrative Equine Therapy has helped many, like Lela, who are suffering from anxiety. Working with our horses helps clients find and change inside themselves. Getting better shows up in a really gentle, wonderful way. A horse creates the most judgment-free space in the world.