Loss may seem like a single issue, but it’s much more complicated than that. Not only is grief disorienting and disabling it can also allow other issues and fears to arise and take over. These negative feelings can compound over time if left untreated creating severe depression, isolation, and anxiety. The loss of a loved one and the depression and grief that accompanies this loss has been shown to increase the risk of early death for those remaining. The longer and more significant the relationship, the less likely the one remaining is to take action to recover. How can you deal with depression and grief and what are some therapy techniques that we’ve found that work?
Integrative Equine Therapy (IET) is a deep interactive approach to grief therapy. Horses have an innate ability to break this grief cycle, not by having a client ride or doing horse care, but by working alongside a trained equine therapist in emotionally connected sessions. In the Beachwood protocol the horse/therapist combination leads a client to achieve a state of calmness and emotional relaxation from which they can replace their automatic negative reactions and shift their perspective to a more healthy relaxed response.
The results are transformative, healing, and nothing short of amazing. Let us help you, or someone you know who is trapped in this grief and loss cycle and restore a sense of peace and balance to their lives.