What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a general term used for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear and worrying. For instance, People often experience a general state of worry or fear before engaging some task that is challenging such as a test, examination, interview or performance.
These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can transform into real physical symptoms. Severe anxiety can have a serious impact on one’s daily life.
Anxiety disorders may be caused by environmental factors, hereditary genes, brain chemistry, drug abuse or most of the time, it is triggered by the stress. Symptoms of Anxiety could be nauseous, headache, feeling lethargic, insomnia and restlessness. It should be treated early before it gets worst and become a bigger issue to cope.
Horse Therapy for Anxiety
Equine Assisted Therapy provides an opportunity for you to talk to a mental health professional and be outside in nature with horses, this is one of the most effective ways to treat anxiety.
You have an opportunity to talk about your experience and feel supported in a non-judgemental way, the mental health professional will also provide you with different tools to help deal with your anxiety.
One of these tools may be to learn how to breath deep, become present and relax your energy, this is really important for your anxiety and also for your connection and safety around the horses.
Horses are naturally present to their environment. They are aware of who is around them and how that person is feeling and they will respond to situations and people straight away. So if you are uptight and anxious the horse will respond to that- generally by moving away from you. They aren’t rejecting you, they are just moving to a place where they feel safe and comfortable- this is a horse’s first priority.
You then have the opportunity to work on ways to reduce your anxiety and build a connection with the horse. Relating with the horses and practicing reducing your anxiety around the horses helps make the techniques more effective in your everyday life. Horses are non-judgemental and curious and they provide a sense of being heard and understood.
Other Special Needs Conditions
At Healing Horses Singapore, we provide a range of Professional Horse Therapy Services to help children/teenage/adults with special needs to manage the conditions as listed below. Through the years, we’ve seen significant results of Horse Therapy on child/teenage/adults, their progress is our greatest rewards and motivations!
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Brain Injury
- Cerebal Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Developmental Delay
- Muscle Dystrophy
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Spinal Injury
*Students with financial issues, can approach us for assistance *Free demonstration on basic horse management will be conducted for students on their 1st session
Terms and conditions:
*Strictly by appointment only
*Training will be conducted at the school’s premises itself and allocation of a private room is needed to conduct.