Equine Assisted Therapy Palatine, IL

Equine Assisted Therapy Palatine, ILEmotional and mental health is so important not to overlook, and the answer may be equine assisted therapy Palatine, IL residents can participate in with Lotus Wellness Center. Taking care of, working with, and riding a horse can be therapeutic in many ways, including being in the outdoors and fresh air. If you’ve been looking for unique therapy, equine therapy may be something for you to consider and talk about with a therapist. Speaking with an experienced therapist will give you the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about this type of therapy in order to determine if it might be good for you or your loved one. Contact us today to ask your questions and schedule a consultation.

Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy

There are multiple benefits to this kind of therapy that make it effective and helpful for many patients – not to mention enjoyable! Palatine equine assisted therapy is not just for horse lovers but may be a good fit for anyone wanting to improve their mental and emotional health. Sometimes doing something new and different can be part of the therapy experience and beneficial in and of itself.

  • Ownership of responsibilities
    As part of this therapy, there are responsibilities involved for taking care of an animal. Many find it rewarding to take care of a pet or animal and attend to its needs, such as washing, feeding, and watering.
  • Sense of pride
    Learning something new and going out of your comfort zone is something to be proud of and equine therapy can provide you with a new sense of pride in this way.
  • Patience
    Working with animals is not always easy and requires patience with the animal and yourself as you learn a new skill. Learning to practice patience can be beneficial for the avenue of life!
  • New appreciation for simple things in life
    It’s so easy in this modern, fast-paced, technologically advanced world to get caught up in our electronics, websites, social media, and entertainment and forget about simple pleasures. Getting “unplugged” and outside around horses and new experiences may be exactly what you need right now to get some new perspectives on life.
  • Humility
    It can be very humbling to learn something new, and sometimes that’s a good thing to remind us that we still have things to learn and experience.

This is not an exhaustive list of the benefits of Palatine equine assisted therapy but will give you an idea of some of the benefits you can expect when you participate in this type of therapy, of which there are many, many, more.

Speak with a Therapist

No matter your level of experience with horses, farms, or the outdoors, you can participate in equine assisted therapy with Lotus Wellness Center. Give us a call today to get answers to any of your questions to see if this sounds like something you would like to give a try! We encourage you to take full advantage of available therapies that will help you progress in your mental and emotional health. Don’t hesitate to give us a call!