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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP) involves having horses as part of the therapy process. Horses are prey animals and spend a great deal of time in the survival part of their brain, just as trauma survivors do. Neurobiological and neuropsychiatric research suggests that the effects of trauma disrupt the way the brain normally processes and stores information and memories, including the traumatic event. Working with horses in a guided, therapeutic setting facilitates healthy reorganization of neurological pathways in the brain to help the trauma victim overcome the survival responses that typically linger following the trauma and to begin operating out of the higher, thinki

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