Equine Therapy in Georgia
Specialized Therapy at a Trusted Addiction Rehab Center
At Mt. Sinai Wellness Center in Georgia, we take pride in being able to offer people a variety of different treatments, therapies, and programs to recover from alcohol addiction or drug addiction. As part of our mission to make recovery options personalized, we are now offering equine therapy sessions, which integrate horse care and companionship into a larger recovery plan. Feeling a connection to an intelligent animal can be enlightening and exactly what you need to center yourself, so you can confidently fight addiction in all its forms.
Call (800) 353-4673 to learn more about equine therapy options at our Georgia addiction treatment center.
What is Equine Therapy?
Equine therapy is a rehabilitative treatment option that centers around making a connection between the patient and a horse. The belief is that connecting with an intelligent animal and participating in its day-to-day care can be beneficial for emotional healing and mental stability. In turn, as the equine therapy participant experiences better emotions and healthier thoughts, they can also begin to experience improved physical healing.
During an equine therapy session, you might:
- Spend time with a horse or horses
- Assist with basic horse care like brushing and feeding
- Walk the horse for relaxing exercise
- Clean a horse’s hooves
- Engage in a therapy session while outdoors with the horses
- Ride the horse around the pen
At all times during an equine therapy session hosted by Mt. Sinai Wellness Center, you will be accompanied by staff members including horse handlers. We work with gentle horses who are bred or trained to interact with people regularly, too, so they will not be surprised to see you. In fact, horses are smart and social animals, so they often recognize addiction recovery patients and are happy to spend time with them again.
Benefits of Equine Therapy
Spending time with a horse is a wonderful experience, especially for animal lovers. The benefits of being with and taking care of a horse go beyond just appreciating the beauty of the animal, though. When equine therapy is conducted with the careful assistance of a professional addiction recovery therapist, each session can bring many benefits that actively help in the fight against addiction and relapse.
Benefits of equine therapy can include the following and more:
- Learning how to trust others again
- Improving self-confidence and self-esteem
- Staying active to suppress cravings
- Discovering boundaries and how to respect them
- Feeling needed, loved, and connected to others
- Living in relaxed moments
Should You Use Equine Therapy?
Equine therapy is great, but is it great for you? We will never rush you into a therapy or treatment option that you do not think would be of any benefit. Our intake team and rehab addiction specialists will take the time to get to know the underlying factors of your addiction, your interests, and your personal goals. With this information, we can create a personalized treatment plan, which might integrate or focus on equine therapy.
We have found equine therapy to benefit people with:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Trouble with sharing their feelings
Of course, if you love horses, then we will probably want to consider equine therapy from the beginning. Let us know if you feel the most comfortable around animals.
Call to Learn More About Equine Therapy
All the best benefits of equine therapy could be waiting for you. To find out if this therapy type would help you along the path to addiction recovery, call (800) 353-4673 and connect with Mt. Sinai Wellness Center in Georgia. You can also fill out an online contact form if you have any questions about equine therapy, our facilities, and anything else that comes to mind. We look forward to hearing from you.