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In this blog we want to introduce you to Redmond or [Big] Red as he’s affectionately known. Red is a rescue horse who came to us from Project Hope. Project…
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If Only Horses Could Talk…

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It’s coming on 2 years since we started HEAL. During that time we have worked with dozens of clients- either individually or in groups. One thing that constantly surprises us…
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The Power of Trust

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Ernest Hemingway once wrote- “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” Yet for quite a few of our clients, trust is a…
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Put your wellbeing first

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The latest Australian Unity Wellbeing Index reveals the lowest wellbeing satisfaction ratings in 21 years. The Index measures how satisfied people are about their personal wellbeing and mental health. After…
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Be More Horse

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On a glorious winter’s morning, Racing. Com visited our Macedon Ranges property to shoot a short film for their Love the Horse series. This went to air on the 13th…
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The power of the herd dynamic

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One of the first things we talk to clients about is the relationships that exist amongst the horses.  As they observe the herd, clients are often surprised to realise that…
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The Power of Acceptance -Part 2

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Psychologist Russ Harris defines acceptance as- ‘the ability to be open to our inner experiences.’ Acceptance does not mean putting up with things or giving in. Acceptance is about building…
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The Power of Acceptance- Part 1

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Difficult emotions are an inescapable part of life.  At different times all of us will find ourselves at some point- sad, angry, diminished, dismissed and in pain . The thoughts…
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Who’s in your bubble?

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It’s a sad reality that quite a few of our clients, adults and children alike do not feel psychologically safe and in some instances don’t feel physically safe. For most…
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Touch And The Power of the Horse

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Back in 1969, psychologist John Bowlby said that touch is ‘a fundamental element of human development in the process of attachment’ (Bowlby, 1969). Bowlby is famous for his work on…
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Calm On The Farm

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 One of the key requirements for Equine Assisted Learning is the promotion of a calm environment where horses and people come together. Our physical location really helps with this.  From…
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Space to be Your True Self.

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 Some of our clients find it very hard to connect with their authentic self. Often driven to conform to the expectation of parents, friends, partners they become stifled in understanding…
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How Horses Offer Hope

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During a break in a group session last week, we were debriefing the reactions participants had when engaging with our herd. One participant said that they had particularly connected with…
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