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Counselling and other Therapeutic Approaches

The following therapeutic approaches for children and young people are available from Rainbow Horses:-

Integrative Arts therapy. Short or long term individual counselling through the arts using painting, drawing, clay, music, puppets, story-telling, drama, poetry and play.

Animal Assisted Therapy. Individual counselling through the arts with the additional benefits of working with small animals.

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. Individual therapy  with the inclusion of our horses as partners in the therapeutic alliance.

Mindfulness Courses. For groups of up to six children and young people developing mindfulness skills outside in the natural environment and with the herd of horses.


For further information see the following links:-

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/feb/26/horses-therapists-stress-autism-addiction

http://www.emaxhealth.com/13644/equine-assisted-therapy-has-been-found-be-effective-treatment-autism-spectrum-disorder-reveals-new-research

http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/how-equine-therapy-can-help-in-schools/education

https://www.horse-canada.com/horse-news/benefits-of-equine-therapy-highlighted-in-journal-of-child-and-family-studies/

https://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-biggest-loser-transformed/articles/what-is-equine-assisted-learning

http://www.equine-essence.com/EquineEssenceWhyHorses.htm

https://www.ponypartnerships.com/single-post/2017/10/04/Body-Based-Awareness-in-Equine-Therapies

https://www.ponypartnerships.com/single-post/2017/10/11/Tranference-and-Projection-in-Equine-Therapy

https://mindfulnessinschools.org/research/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Katherine_Kruger/publication/255576067_Animal-Assisted_Interventions_in_Mental_Health_Definitions_and_Theoretical_Foundations/links/545c5c0e0cf249070a7a9df0/Animal-Assisted-Interventions-in-Mental-Health-Definitions-and-Theoretical-Foundations.pdf