Gentle Path at The Meadows is pleased to offer Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy as part of the healing process. During equine-assisted psychotherapy, patients learn how to use their interactions with horses as a way to move past barriers in their own relationships with family and friends. Horses are extremely intuitive, which allows them to mirror a patient’s emotional experience to help that patient realize when they’re present, disassociated, and how they are relating to the world around them. Among other benefits, patients practice being present and experience their true emotions while remaining grounded. Learning how to regulate emotions facilitates trust between the horses and patients. Equine therapy is generally used during the middle and late phases of treatment, as well as in the relapse-prevention phase.
Among other skills, patients learn:
- How to develop a greater sense of trust
- How to more effectively communicate
- How to enhance emotional awareness
- How to be more assertive
How to become more adept at problem-solving
Innovative Equine Therapy Treatment
Innovative treatments are one of the many unique aspects of Gentle Path at The Meadows. Located in Wickenburg, Arizona, we provide an intensive, experientially- based, 45-day treatment program for men with the complex issues of sexual addictions.
We are a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility with 28 beds, providing the highest level of care dedicated exclusively to men suffering from sexual addictions. We are accredited by The Joint Commission which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safe, high quality care, and treatment. Patients can be assured that they will receive outstanding care at Gentle Path at The Meadows.
In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, men are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 855-333-6076.