Over the years, we have discovered that almost all families struggle with some of the same issues. This can be exacerbated if there are mental health issues, economic issues, grief, divorce, or any number of other things. It can also be swept under the rug by families who want to appear that everything is fine or who don’t believe mental health problems could occur in their family.
Regardless, we discovered several key activities that cover these topics and developed our family coaching program. Family coaching is not mental health treatment. It is a program that helps families identify and talk about the following:
- Communication Skills
- Emotional Safety
- Coping Skills
- Understanding Thoughts and Feelings
- Permission, Empowerment and Celebration
The sessions are facilitated by a licensed mental health professional and an equine specialist, so processing can be very deep and informative. However, the goal is to help families improve how they are functioning rather than to treat any one individual who may be struggling.
Families go through six 2-hour sessions working with various horses and experiencing different ways of interacting with each other. Would your family benefit?