Step into a new you with Rearing into Healing, LLC where "We Buck the Bad.” Engage in a rewarding healing process where you transform your mental health and ultimately yourself, which leads to a life of strong stress management skills, empowerment, meaningfulness, courage, and overall peace and happiness.
Horses aid in healing behavioral and emotional conditions. They provide a source of consistency, comfort, mutual nurturance, and an overall support for both the mind and the body. Horses, specifically, sense our emotions and mirror them back, which offers people a way to talk about their own emotions without feeling as overwhelmed or judged. The interaction with them has numerous benefits consisting of:
Improved problem-solving skills
Increased self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-worth
Improved social and communication skills including non-verbal
Decreased feelings of depression and isolation
Improved emotion regulation
Decreased blood pressure and heart rate
Better understanding of boundaries
Moreover, horses help regulate the nervous system. The contact with them promotes feel-good hormones (endorphins) which calms an over-activated nervous system that may have been overwhelmed by trauma, anxiety, and/or depressive symptoms.
Furthermore, "studies conducted by the Institute of HeartMath provide a clue to explain the bidirectional "healing" that happens when we are near horses. According to researchers, the heart has a larger electromagnetic field and higher level of intelligence than the brain: A magnetometer can measure the heart's energy field radiating up to 8 to 10 feet around the human body. While this is certainly significant it is perhaps more impressive that the electromagnetic field projected by the horse's heart is five times larger than the human one (imagine a sphere-shaped field that completely surrounds you). The horse's electromagnetic field is also stronger than ours and can actually directly influence our own heart rhythm!
Horses are also likely to have what science has identified as a "coherent" heart rhythm (heart rate pattern) which explains why we may "feel better" when we are around them. . . .studies have found that a coherent heart pattern or HRV is a robust measure of well-being and consistent with emotional states of calm and joy--that is, we exhibit such patterns when we feel positive emotions. A coherent heart pattern is indicative of a system that can recover and adjust to stressful situations very efficiently. Often times, we only need to be in a horses presence to feel a sense of wellness and peace.
In fact, research shows that people experience many physiological benefits while interacting with horses, including lowered blood pressure and heart rate, increased levels of beta-endorphins (neurotransmitters that serve as pain surppressors), decreased stress levels, reduced feelings of anger, hostility, tension and anxiety, improved social functioning; and increased feelings of empowerment, trust, patience and self-efficacy."