Nature based therapies at Denton Hall Farmhouse, Low Row, Cumbria
Experiences in life can disconnected people from themselves, their bodies and natural instincts. Therapy in nature can restore this sense of connection bringing people back into the present moment through physical movement and awareness of the environment around them.
Coral Harrison works in partnership with Olivia Drinkwater to offer nature based therapies with children, adults and groups.
We are based at Denton Hall Farmhouse, Low Row, Near Brampton, Cumbria.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is one of the approaches we offer.
Psychotherapy with horses is a team approach involving a psychotherapist, an equine specialist and a number of horses. Horses tap into the unconscious through their highly attuned senses, mirroring behaviours and feelings which can be used to draw parallels with
An adolescent that believes no one can help him, won’t go into the field and turns his back on the horses. A horse comes up and pulls the corner of his hoodie. He decides to turn round and stroke the horse. We watch as we see his face relax and his body language soften.
Why Horses? Horses are social animals; they live in herds like families. They are 100% in the present. They live in social groups similar to humans. They form strong & lasting attachments. As a prey
Testimonial – ‘Having watched a TV programme about Equine assisted psychotherapy I made contact with Coral. My 11 year old daughter was becoming increasingly violent and aggressive and I was desperate to help her. After a few sessions we began to notice a change in her moods, she was more able to control herself.
I don’t know how or why this treatment works but I do know that for us as a family it has given us a lifeline and we are moving forward to a much better place, with a happier little girl.’
We are use the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. We are both EAGALA certified.