The Horse Cure
True Stories – Remarkable Horses Bringing Miraculous Change to Humankind
Meet the Horse Counsellors.
Survivors of trauma, loss, illness, abuse, stress, and depression can face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. However, a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that horses play a crucial role in therapy for those struggling with significant psychological and emotional challenges.
Horses respond to angry, inhibited, heartbroken, defiant, and terrified clients in many different ways, often breaking through defensive barriers via their physical presence, or by pointing to areas of psychological distress not immediately apparent. The horse’s response guides the treatment team, as well as the client, through the healing process.
Influenced by her own childhood trauma — where she spent seven days in a coma, awakened to a severely compromised body and brain, and rebuilt her life with the help of a horse — Michelle Holling-Brooks founded Unbridled Change, a non-profit equine-partnered therapy organisation which partners horses with individuals in need. It’s within the pages of this book that she shares the inspiring stories of the horses that play active roles in counselling sessions.
Reviews for The Horse Cure
Those of us who work with horses every day have long understood their ability to read our emotions, keep us honest in our relationships with them, and bond with us. In The Horse Cure Michelle Holling-Brooks has eloquently and accurately shared this amazing process of how building a trusting relationship with a horse can help to heal the emotional wounds carried by so many. Sharing these intimate stories and photos raises awareness and opens the door for others to have the opportunity to partner with horses as they work to grow and change their lives.
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