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Equine Assisted Therapy at Passages Malibu

Equine assisted psychotherapy is an effective form of non-traditional addiction treatment. Year after year, it proves to be therapeutically beneficial for the clients at Passages Malibu. During equine assisted therapy, you will interact with a horse in a series of exercises designed to strengthen and develop non-verbal and verbal communication, creative thinking, problem solving, leadership, trust, responsibility, confidence, and relationship skills. Equine-assisted therapy is a way for you to build upon and directly apply the tools you acquired in Psychotherapy, Spiritual Counseling and the Ropes Course. After your Equine treatment is complete, you should experience emotional, psychological, and spiritual growth.

Animals have the unique ability to precisely mirror what human body language is communicating to them. An individual’s reaction to the animal and the animal's reaction to them helps to highlight the behaviors, feelings, and relationships that have caused pain and fed an addiction. At Passages Malibu, we offer Equine Assisted Therapy as a unique and effective addiction treatment method.

Animals and Addiction Recovery

The distinctive experience of bonding with an animal offers several advantages. Working with an animal often allows individuals to let their guard down and reduce stress. Studies have revealed that people actually have lower heart rates and stress levels when in the presence of animals.

Equine Assisted Therapy is just one of the many non-traditional, cutting-edge treatments we employ at Passages Malibu to ensure a complete and well-rounded treatment experience. There is no horseback riding involved in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and your sessions will be led by a trained Marriage and Family Therapist as well as an equine specialist.

If you would like to learn more about our cutting-edge addiction treatment programs and our revolutionary addiction treatment philosophy, call now (888) 920-8849.