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Un-mounted Equine Assisted Therapy Group

May 8 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 5, 2019

This is a 6 week group for children ages 9-14 years old.  This group will focus on coping skills acquisition to support a reduction in anxiety or other mental health symptoms.  Children will have the opportunity to explore their own emotional experience through their work with the horses at Pease Farm.  It has been shown that horses exhibit anxiety in ways that are often clear and visible to the rider/partner.  Children will be encouraged to engage in specific skills (such as square breathing, refocusing attention in positive and specific ways, or making a clear plan for de-escalating in tense moments) to see how these skills can impact  the horse’s behaviors, as well as, their own behaviors and emotional state. This session is part one of two. Those who complete the un-mounted portion are invited back for a six week mounted group in the Fall.

When: Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 April 24th –June 5th; no session May 15th

Where: Pease Farm, Middlesex VT

Contact Info: Amanda Galloway 802-249-1215 or amanda.galloway@wcmhs.org


May 8
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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