The healing that can come from these horses and this remarkable psychotherapy program can be profound! From improved confidence and empathy to better impulse control and coping skills. Many of our families also tell us that their interpersonal relationships and parenting skills have improved dramatically and, as a result, there has been a reduction in family conflict.
“I have watched these beautiful horses work their magic on veterans who were initially sceptical, on widows tormented by grief, and on children who live with the often-devastating impact of their parents’ service,” says Melbourne Legacy case manager Emily.
The program helps decrease the symptoms of trauma, stress, depression and anxiety and improve resilience, mental health and physical wellbeing of veterans and families.