GROUPS

Our children’s program is an six week program for boys and girls with sensory processing disorders. Participants will gain self-awareness and self-control while learning to identify others and their body languages, as well as their own; including anger and frustration.

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Our teen program is a eight week program for girls and boys. Participants will experience, through a relaxed natural environment the physical and emotional support of animals.

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Looking for the perfect Team Building event for your group or department? Round Up your gang to gain a positive shared experience reinforcing team cohesiveness and productivity by enhancing team skills. Be energized and motivated this year!

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Group dynamics by definition, provides interaction that influence the attitudes and behaviors of individuals when grouped with others through choice or circumstance. Group experiences can be more productive than individual counseling sessions by allowing for commonalities, peer feedback and vicarious learning. Small groups create a sense of belonging when individuals come together and share thoughts, feelings and experiences. Peer feedback is especially helpful in gaining alternate perspectives based on multiple opinions, thoughts, beliefs and values. Group participants will gain insight and learn from each other when given the opportunity to discuss and compare thoughts, feelings and ideas.

Our group programs provide additional opportunities to assist participants with social and emotional growth and learning, as well as helping participants gain better inter- and intra-personal problem solving skills. Through inter- and intra-personal problem solving personal goals to be identified and address for individual growth and learning. We offer group programs for adults, teen, children and toddlers. Additionally, participants will gain self-awareness by identifying and understanding the dynamics of emotions; self-control by understanding their body’s fight, flight and freeze responses; positive coping skills by learning to be present, positive self-talk, building tolerance, understanding triggers and emotional regulation.

If you wish to participate in a group or have your child participate please contact us to learn more.

Our Programs

Achieving Balance at The Farm reserves the right to cancel programs if less than 4 people attend the first session. Please note all sessions are facilitated outside; if weather impedes our ability to facilitate we will make up sessions at the end of the program.Refunds will only be issued if Achieving Balance at The Farm decides to cancel a program. Refunds would be pro-rated based off the remaining sessions.

There is a non-refundable deposit of $75 due at time of registration, for all groups to hold a spot. Deposits will be applied towards the total cost of the group, which will be due on or before the first session.

Testimonials

“At first I never really knew what to expect because I never had worked with a horse before. I also never liked therapy. But after that first visit, I made friends, those horses do connect with you. I don’t know how, but they do. It’s like they are human, they comfort you, and they learn to trust you throughout each visit. It was an amazing experience and it’s worth it.”
~15 Year Old
“The horses like me they don’t know I’m special needs, I’m just an individual to a horse. They don’t bully me or say unkind things. The horses only want to be loved and taken care of with kind words and gentle hands. I really liked naming the horses.”
~10 Year Old
“The time I have spent at The Farm has changed my life completely. I have more self-esteem and I am able to make better choices. I have learned how to trust again and that has made all the different in the world to me.”
~Adult Female
“I had gotten to a place in my therapy where I thought I needed to try something different. When I asked what options existed, Equestrian Therapy was explained to me. As an animal lover, I was like OK let’s give this a try. I will admit I was a bit of a skeptic. Mr. Ed is going to help me! Little did I know what amazing an experience it would be. Working with the horses allowed me to open up more, share more, and acknowledge a few untouched issues. The horses provided me with real time comfort and they did not let me get away with anything! I highly recommend Equestrian Therapy to those who are seeking something new, something different.”
~Adult Female
As a team member, the most valuable piece of information I left with was…”Learning the need for clarification and monthly meetings to keep staff informed and allow them to voice their opinions.”
~Corporate Team Building
As a team member, the most valuable piece of information I left with was… “having the opportunity to work with my colleagues collaboratively to reach a goal outside the normal work environment.”
~Corporate Team Building
As a team member, the most valuable piece of information I left with was… “having the opportunity to work with my colleagues collaboratively to reach a goal outside the normal work environment.”
~Corporate Team Building
The most valuable piece of information I learned was…”Think about what you going to do before you do it.”
~8th Grade Boy
The most valuable piece of information I learned was…”How to control my anger.”
~7th Grade Boy
The most valuable piece of information I learned was…”Helped me to calm down and helped me think about everything and not be negative about stuff.”
~8th Grade Girl
The most valuable piece of information I learned was…”Keeping my calm.”
~7th Grade Boy
Overall seemed to improve response (verbal reaction) to redirection from teacher.
~K-3 Teacher
Student has approached me in the hallway and in the cafeteria and initiated conversations, held eye contact, asked questions, and waited for answers before walking away. He seems so happy.
~Media Teacher