We are inviting all caregivers of veterans including family and significant others who provide care to veterans in need of continual care to the arena for our upcoming Veterans Caregivers Program. Join Equines for Freedom this April for a free equine-assisted therapy program at the Gary Johnson Arena in Clarks Summit. The program consists of five sessions held on consecutive Saturdays lasting approximately 1-1/2 hours. Horses are used but are not ridden, and no prior horse experience is needed.
In this group Equine Assisted Therapy, participants will be working with a mental health professional, an equine specialist, and 2 to 3 horses. The program will address the concerns facing the caregivers of veterans. Focus will be based on group needs and will explore topics such as: trust building, pathway of needs, coping skills, communication building, self care and boundaries.
Previous participants have said this about the program:
“I came away with skills I did not know that I possessed. Tools to use to make better decisions in managing our unusual life, and in a very short period of time.”
“Understanding how the horses perceive threats and anxiety helped me to learn a lot about myself. Nothing compares to the experience of learning about yourself through horses.”
WHO: Caregivers of Veterans. This includes spouses, significant others, or family members who provide care to veterans in need of continual care.
WHERE: Equines for Freedom
Gary Johnson Arena
2150 Port Royal Road
Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411
WHEN: Mid April
INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS CONTACT:
Courtney Burgess-Michak MS, NCC, NCC, LPC
570-255-5503 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please dress for Arena weather. Boots preferred. Arena is heated.