Our Director of Services has undertaken Public Health England training in Psychological First Aid, specifically aimed at providing Covid-19 emotional support, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. We will happily discuss your emotional well being if you’ve been affected by this pandemic in any way.
For medical support please speak with your own Health Practioner or contact NHS 111. In an emergency call 999.
Equine Based Wellbeing
Aim: To gain self-care and wellbeing skills through the care and study of our gentle herd of horses and ponies.
Personal health and condition management – many of our horses have pre-existing, long term health conditions, not dissimilar to ones us humans experience. Learning how we manage these in horses can help people consider their own support needs and long term condition management.
Considering our environment – where and how we live has a big effect on our health and it’s good to think about how we co-habitat with others in our homes and our communities. Horses live in herds and can share some top tips!
Feeling safe and secure – ensuring our basic needs are met, especially when we are feeling vulnerable, to help us build robust and sustainable wellbeing.
Growing in confidence and self-worth – many people meet horses for the first time and have really positive responses to being with them, gaining confidence and pleasure around them. A feeling of self-worth comes from contributing to their care too and knowing it is a mutually benefitial experience.
Horticulture Based Wellbeing (Gardening)
Aim: to gain self-care and wellbeing skills through the growing of produce and care of our therapy garden.
- Growth – learning about how things grow and develop and relating this to our own growth and development, particularly in challenging circumstances.
- Understanding life changes – relating the garden’s seasonal changes and needs to our own as we make changes and decisions throughout key life occurences.
- Exploring new skills – through finding hidden talent and raising new interest, people often discover a sense of direction when things have been difficult for them i.e. through experiencing illness, injury or trauma.
- A feeling of accomplishment and achievement – all participants are able to enjoy the satisfaction of producing something from the garden, be it fresh produce, a preserve, floral arrangement or drying herbs. Achieving something makes us feel good!
Counselling with Jenni Flight MBACP (Accred). BSc.HonsDip.Counselling, Dip Equine Coaching
In partnership with Jenni from Horse Sense Therapy, we offer Equine Assisted Therapy, Play Therapy and a broad range of counselling. Please contact us , or call 01962 771441 for further details on the types of counselling and their benefits.