Equine Therapy is a very unique holistic therapy that can help in addiction recovery. It has a significant impact on a person’s recovery process, and it is proven to be one of the best holistic therapy treatments. This is why Cypress Lakes Lodge is embracing Equine Therapy for our residents. We have success with nature and outdoor therapy, music & art therapy, and writing therapy. Working with horses for therapy can be another fulfilling step in the process of addiction recovery.
How Does Equine Therapy Work?
Everyone may think that Equine Therapy is just about riding a horse, but there is much more to it. Horses require trust in a relationship. You have to earn their trust and bond with them to create a relationship. This is a big part of a person’s recovery because it allows them to execute tasks of calming the horse, leading them, and eventually riding them.
What Does Equine Therapy Help with?
Equine Therapy does a tremendous job of exposing anxiety and intense feelings of stress. Since horses detect anxiety in people, it helps the person recognize the stress they are putting off, thus calming themselves and the horse. This is a very helpful technique in the process of Equine Therapy.
Horse’s Roll in Equine Therapy
A horse is always going to react to how you behave. If you react in a bad way, the horse may sense danger and become defensive. This will help the person in recovery deal with situations like this in the real world. You will be able to recognize your responsibility and adjust your actions according to your anxiety and stress levels.
Why is Equine Therapy Important in Addiction Recovery?
There are certain things that help the most with addiction recovery. Group sessions, one-on-one therapy, and interactive activities all play a big part in helping someone get their life back on track. The reason we choose to go the holistic route in addiction recovery is because it works. The reason why people are drawn to activities such as art, music, outdoor adventure, and more is because they will keep your mind focused on them.
Not everyone is a talented artist, musician, or a horse rider for that matter, which makes the task a challenge for that person in recovery. The tasks can be overcome and completed with patience and openness to change. This is one of the reasons we take this approach when it comes to addiction therapy.
Why Choose Cypress Lakes Lodge for Addiction Recovery?
At Cypress Lakes Lodge, our mission is to help people dealing with addiction recover from it and improve their mental and physical health. Our approach is one that is holistic and natural to ensure that the person who has gone through addiction can recover on their own with our help.
We are proud to be including Equine Therapy in our recovery treatments because we understand the importance of it. Our mission is to approach every person with a different way of getting to recovery. Our rehabilitation center is located in Texas and has a beautiful landscape for people to come and recover with peace and relaxation.
If you or a loved one is in need of help due to addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact Cypress Lakes Lodge at 409-331-2204 today or visit us online for more information!