Therapy doesn’t have to be intimidating. Through recreational therapy, Veterans can achieve greatness together with animal and human companions. Veteran Rescue offers the following:
Can grooming and riding horses foster recovery from mental illness? According to a recent article published in the Psychiatric Times, the answer is “yes”.
“Evidence has continued to accumulate; more rigorous controlled studies are being conducted, resulting in the emergence of a significant body of literature supporting the therapeutic value of the human-companion animal interaction.” An article reviewing the benefits of animal-assisted therapy has even appeared in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.
Benefits of Equine Therapy
Animal-assisted therapy has shown evidenced-based efficacy in patients including war veterans with PTSD, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorders, dissociative disorders, and other chronic mental illnesses.In light of research and observational findings, experts suggest that Equine Therapy a common form of animal-assisted therapy–may yield a variety of psychotherapeutic benefits.
What we will accomplish:
- Anxiety reduction
- Decreasing isolation
- and much more.
PTSD Treatment Options
Not every treatment is offered at your VA Hospital or clinic.
- Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for PTSD these include:Exposure Therapy, Stress-Inoculation Training, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for PTSD
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Medications for PTSD
- Treatments for the Co-Occurrence of PTSD and Substance Use
- PTSD and Hypnosis
- PTSD and Depression go hand in hand with mTBI and TBI
- Evidence based treatment
- Recreational based treatment
- Equine Therapy