The Equine Therapy Model incorporates horses for emotional growth and a learning experience. It is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional, working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals. Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a short-term, or “brief” approach.
Equine Therapy for Eating Disorders
How The Equine Therapy Model Works at The Meadows Ranch:
- An Equine Specialist, a Mental Health professional, and horses will work together with clients in all Equine Therapy sessions.
- No horseback riding is involved. Instead, effective and deliberate techniques are utilized where the horses are metaphors in specific ground-based experiences.
- The basis of the Equine Therapy Model is a belief that all clients have the best solutions for themselves when given the opportunity to discover them.
- Rather than instructing or directing solutions, we allow our clients to experiment, problem-solve, take risks, employ creativity, and find their own solutions that work best for them.
Eating Disorder Treatment Philosophy
The Meadows Ranch combines evidence-based theories of teaching coping and containment skills to do the more in-depth work to get at the source of the eating disorder so that a person can make a long-lasting recovery-based change.
Eating Disorder Treatment
Recovery from an eating disorder is possible. It’s happening every day at The Meadows Ranch. Based on feedback from patients, families, and professionals, the vast majority of our patients remain committed to a life of health, balance, and purpose.
For additional information about the treatment of eating disorders, please call to speak to an Intake Coordinator at 866-390-5100 or complete the form below and we will contact you with the information you need.