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Trauma Informed Equine Assisted Learning

Our sessions at Healing on Manes are thoughtfully designed for a one-on-one experience, providing undivided attention from our dedicated practitioner, Heather, and our incredible equine partner. This personal approach ensures that each program is tailored to your specific needs, offering complete focus and support throughout the journey. Our programs are conveniently offered in 8-week sessions spanning the seasons of Spring, Summer, and Fall, allowing you to embark on your transformative. It's a unique opportunity to foster growth and healing, with unwavering guidance every step of the way.

At Healing on Manes, we want to clarify that all our activities are currently conducted exclusively on the ground. We do not offer riding experiences; instead, our approach centers around the fundamental principles of equine groundwork. Groundwork is the cornerstone of establishing strong and trusting relationships with our equine partners. 

It's essential to note that while our programs focus on mental health goals, particularly in the areas of communication, relationship building, and emotional well-being, we do not provide psychotherapy. I am not a licensed mental health clinician. Our approach is grounded in trauma-informed care, with a specific emphasis on attachment, relationship development, and effective communication. Our primary objective is to support mental health in a holistic manner, working with the transformative power of our equine partners. We are fully committed to inclusivity and will make every effort to ensure that Healing on Manes is the right fit for each individual, while recognizing that, at times, other programs may better align with their specific needs and goals.

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Children

Children find a unique and nurturing haven at Healing on Manes, where the presence of rescue horses creates a supportive environment for growth and healing. Interacting with our gentle equine partners not only instills a sense of responsibility and empathy but also aids in building self-confidence and emotional resilience. Through tailored programs, children can experience the transformative power of these majestic animals, helping them navigate life's challenges with newfound strength and compassion. Healing on Manes offers a space where young hearts find solace, inspiration, and a path towards brighter tomorrows.

We warmly welcome individuals aged 3 and up, regardless of their background or family circumstances. Whether a child is in a foster home, adoptive home, biological home, kinship care, or any other unique situation, our programs at Healing on Manes are open to all. We believe that the healing power of our equine partners is accessible to everyone, offering a safe and inclusive space for individuals from all walks of life to embark on a journey of growth and transformation.

Adults

At Healing on Manes, adults discover a sanctuary for personal growth and emotional well-being. Our unique programs, centered around the incredible therapeutic potential of rescue horses, offer a serene environment where individuals can heal, find solace, and rediscover themselves. Whether you're seeking stress relief, emotional support, or personal transformation, our equine-assisted learning sessions provide a path to self-discovery and empowerment. With the guidance of these gentle, intuitive creatures, adults can forge a deeper connection with themselves and others, fostering emotional resilience and a renewed sense of purpose. Healing on Manes offers a transformative experience where adults can embark on a journey toward a brighter and more fulfilling future.

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Group Session

Upon request and on select occasions, Healing on Manes has the flexibility to accommodate group sessions tailored for team building, communication skills, and various other objectives. Our equine-assisted programs can be a dynamic and effective way for groups to foster collaboration, enhance communication, and explore valuable life skills in a unique and engaging setting. We are dedicated to customizing our offerings to meet the specific needs and goals of your group, creating a memorable and impactful experience for all involved.

Our group sessions can be particularly well-suited for a variety of settings, including residential treatment facilities, school groups, group homes, and more. Whether it's to support communication and relationship goals or enhance team dynamics, Healing on Manes is committed to tailoring our equine-assisted programs to meet the specific needs and objectives of these diverse environments. We're here to provide a transformative experience for all, creating lasting benefits for individuals in a group setting.

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Resource Connection

At Healing on Manes, we've dedicated ourselves to creating a comprehensive resource binder to facilitate the organization of various resources that contribute to holistic well-being in our community. We are committed to providing assistance, specifically to those already enrolled in our programs, in locating ongoing mental health support. This resource document is continuously updated and available upon request, ensuring that individuals have access to the most relevant and valuable resources to support their journey toward whole-body wellness.

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