For veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, equine therapy is a promising treatment method. Communicating with such a powerful yet gentle animal is a new experience for many veterans, who soon find that the therapeutic benefits are pretty amazing.
Sometimes the women and men seeking sex addiction treatment at The Ranch learn that we use equine therapy as part of our healing regimen, and they wonder what they heck riding horses has to do with their particular problem. They ask, “How will traipsing around the woods on the back of a 1,000 pound animal […]
A new study on the facial expressions of horses may bring us closer to understanding the unique way that humans and horses communicate, and perhaps explain why horses can be powerful allies in the treatment of addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD and more.
The therapeutic benefit of being around animals has long been known to anyone who has cared for and loved a pet. Whether that animal is a dog or a cat, or even a horse, the unconditional love and the selflessness they exhibit can be immensely healing. For drug addicts, the presence of animals during therapy […]
In celebration of 15 years of service, The Ranch will host an open house on April 4 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at its 2,000 acre horse and cattle ranch in Nunnelly, Tenn. Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 – On April 4, 2014, The Ranch treatment center in Tennessee will celebrate its 15th […]
Encouraging patients to interact with animals isn’t a new concept in medicine. You likely have heard news stories of therapy dogs visiting pediatric hospitals or a cat that lives among nursing home residents. Now, addiction treatment specialists are using horses to help alcoholics find sobriety. If you or a loved one needs treatment for alcohol […]
The New Year of 2014 is here and with it the opportunity to make great strides in recovery. It’s also the year of the horse in the Chinese zodiac, related to the Chinese calendar. At The Ranch, there’s no better time or place to find your way in sobriety, especially if you like horses. First, […]
There are many different options for drug rehab treatment, including chemical detoxification, residential treatment programs, and behavioral therapy. Many individuals find equine therapy to be a very beneficial part of drug treatment when it comes to gaining control over their addiction.
In reading the title of this article, your first thought may be that someone has made a mistake. Surely, you are thinking, they must be referring to ‘animal-assisted therapy’, which is a fairly familiar topic to anyone who has done a Google search looking for information about alternative treatments for addiction and other chronic health […]
Ask any animal lover and they’ll tell you that pets can help you heal nearly any hurt. But ask a scientist and you might be surprised to receive the same answer! Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), and Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) have gained some attention from researchers due to the positive (or is that “pawsitive”) outcomes reported. While […]