Bristol Center Offers Unique Approach to Ease The Stresses Brought on by COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo (c) Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. in Bristol is now offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in response to the new needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Shepard Meadows helps individuals with special needs by providing equine assisted activities and therapies.

Over the past year there has been an increase in the number of inquiries by families on behalf of individuals suffering from anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, depression, PTSD, concerns.

Due to the demand, Shepard Meadows is now launching a partnership with licensed certified mental health practitioners to help those looking for a unique approach. 

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is the combined use of horses, a licensed therapist and an equine specialist working with participants to address various psychotherapy treatment goals.

It is designed to support individuals in learning about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, then processing feelings, behaviors, and patterns with the help of the therapist. 

Dr. Shelly Pope, the Executive Director at Shepard Meadows, said: “The services that we provide for individuals and their families within our community is non-traditional, unique and powerful. Our 26-acre farm, 200-year-old farmhouse, and 10 therapy horses bring peace and tranquility to those who visit us. We are proud to be able to expand our program during this difficult time.”

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center is located at 733 Hill Street Bristol, CT 06010.

For more information you can visit their website. www.shepardmeadows.org

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