Trying A New Kind Of Therapy

Youth Institute with horse

Youth Institute Connects With Horses

 

This month has brought about a new opportunity for Youth Institute teens - horse therapy! We were invited out to the stables by the generous faculty of NW Hearts United, an equine facilitation organization that focuses on trauma-informed care.

There, we learned how to feel the energy of other living beings, how to overcome our fears of things more powerful than us, and how to use non-verbal communication to lead others. Some of us were nervous at first, but by the end, everyone had made a visible connection with their horses, and were able to relate that connection to their personal lives. Thanks NW Hearts United, this was a beautiful experience!

 

YI with horse 1

 

YI horse 2