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Thursday, December 3 • 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development For Individuals With Developmental Disabilities LIMITED

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Founder and Director of NorthStar Services, Claudia Bolton understood that many of the individuals they support have experienced emotional and psychological trauma. Appreciating the need for and limitations of talk therapy with individuals with developmental disabilities, she sought an alternative collaboration with Windows To My Soul, an organization offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. With an understanding that trauma is healed through successful relationships with self and others and with horses as relationship partners, individuals learn relationship skills that are transferable to their human counterparts. Hear the stories of several individuals and their journey with Equine Assisted Therapy. OBJECTIVES: Describe why and what makes horses a perfect partner for learning relationship skills. Describe some of the ways in which horses mirror/react to the participating individual?s unconscious/subconscious fears and emotions. Describe how the experience in the arena builds self-confidence in participating individuals. Describe how equine assisted therapy techniques can help participating individuals establish safe boundaries between themselves and others. Describe how participating individuals learn to identify horses? unique way of communicating and how this raises their awareness of non-verbal communication in others.


Thursday December 3, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Pearl 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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