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Equine-Facilitated DBT

In Equine-Facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy (EF-DBT), horses teach us some very important lessons in animal and human behavior. Clients have an opportunity to witness and practice skills like behavior modification, emotion regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and even patience and compassion. This effective therapy technique makes it more likely we will apply these same skills in other environments.

In The Grassy Ranch's Equine Facilitated Therapy groups and individual sessions, participants learn and test out new skills with the horses before a client feels ready to take their newly learned approach into their personal lives. Imagine learning to observe and set boundaries with a 1500 pound animal and how empowered you might be to do the same in your human relationships.

100% on the ground. No riding involved. No horse experience necessary!

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