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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)

I have received training to become a Certified Equine Assisted Therapist through EGALA — the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, a national nonprofit certification and education organization.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy — also known as EAP — is a type of therapy which integrates horses into the treatment process. It is used in a variety of therapy fields. Horses can help people with physical issues, speech problems, behavioral issues, emotional problems, and other disabilities.

I am currently offering EAP services at a ranch in the Santa Cruz Area. Please call me for additional information.

Symptoms of ADHD

A recent ADD article in American Medical News stated:  "Long-considered a childhood problem, the condition increasingly is being diagnosed in adults.  If untreated, it can lead to trouble with jobs and relationships."

ADD/ADHD symptoms can lead to many issues.  They can strain your family relationships as well as those at work.   They can cause career issues and trouble keeping a job.  Financial problems can occur from that and issues with unpaid bills, late fees, lost paperwork, or debt due to impulsive spending.   Health issues such as substance abuse, chronic stress and tension, low self esteem, compulsive eating and anxiety can also occur.  Symptoms include:

Disorganization and Forgetfulness

  • Poorly organized - home, office, desk, or car is messy and cluttered
  • Tendency to procrastinate
  • Trouble starting and finishing projects
  • Chronically late
  • Frequently forget appts, commitments and deadlines
  • Constantly losing or misplacing things (keys, wallet, cell phone, etc.)
  • Underestimating the time it will take to complete tasks

Emotional Difficulties

  • Sense of under-achievement
  • Doesn’t deal well with frustration
  • Easily flustered and stressed out
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Trouble staying motivated
  • Hypersensitivity to criticism
  • Short, often explosive, temper
  • Low self-esteem and sense of insecurity