ALIGNING VETERANS’ STRENGTHS WITH HORSES’ FREEDOM FOR HEALING

We are recruiting Veterans and Service Members to participate in an equine mental health intervention aimed at treating trauma and the impacts of military service.
There is no cost to U.S. Veterans and Service Members. All the work is ground-based; no riding or horsemanship taught.

Soul to Soles Connection, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is dedicated to the mental health of our military and their families. Participants are offered the time they need to heal and overcome challenges with the support of our professional facilitators – our licensed mental health professional, certified equine specialist & the horses.

Although, we are not veterans ourselves, we are an Eagala Military Service Program, with specialized training and experience with the military community. Our mission is to offer equine assisted psychotherapy to service members and their families. We honor all by providing a supportive haven – a place where concerns and struggles can be explored and released. The experiential nature of working with horses, engages the active and retired military in their own healing process, reaching solutions that meet them squarely on their own terms.

BALANCING THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF OUR MILITARY COMMUNITY

 Trauma treatment is a difficult process, especially within the military culture. The unique demands placed on our service members and their families can lead to sometimes-tragic consequences: PTSD, depression, divorce, drug & alcohol addiction, trauma, and suicide. These challenges and traumas deserve our most effective healing methods. That is where the horses come step in!

The military culture values hands-on action. Equine-assisted psychotherapy works where other traditional methods of treatment fail. Decidedly action-oriented, we help military clients understand and recognize patterns, build on their personal strengths, and translate emotional insights into life-changing actions.

Horses have an exceptional ability to help people work through emotional barriers, serving as metaphors and powerful stand-ins for the people, issues, and challenges in real life. Horses, coupled with our professional facilitation team, ensure service members, veterans, and their families can speedily understand and integrate new perspectives and behaviors into their lives. This is especially true and valuable for people who suffer the effects of trauma.

IN THE NEWS:

Soul to Sole Connection Offers Equine-therapy to Help Military

“Because of COVID-19, mental health is currently a huge topic, and Soul to Sole Connection is dedicated to providing counseling in a unique, out-of-the-box way for members of the military, their families and their caregivers.”

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