Equine Facilitated therapy sessions are offered at Oatlands Care Centre. These groups are facilitated by Marion Greene (Clinical Psychologist and Somatic Experience Practitioner) and a well- established horse herd that lives as naturally as possible. The groups take place outdoors in beautiful surroundings which in itself is nurturing and healing. Within the horse herd participants learn about the nervous system, how it is effected by stress and life challenges. The wisdom of the horse herd brings a wide range of opportunities to receive learning, insight, find balance, healing and transformation in an experiential and embodied way.
The horses invariably offer their own gifts freely as skilled co-facilitators around self-awareness, awareness of other, relationships, connection to self and other, as well as, boundaries, to name a few. Each session at the horses is unique and specific to the individual and the group of the day. Both participants and horses can interact freely and no previous experience with horses is needed to participate in these groups.
Equine Facilitated therapy is available every second week during the Covid pandemic. At least 8 or 9 patients are required for the therapy to go ahead.