News / Events
St. Agnes Medical Residence Workshop
Horse Inspired is pleased to announce our pilot program for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year
residences from St. Agnes Hospital. It has been a pleasure working with the doctors
who come from various countries around the world. Our goal has been to not only
introduce them to the modality of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning but
to also help them identify the stressors they may be experiencing assimilating to a
new country and culture while persuing their goals. The doctors will also have the
opportunity to practice new ways of approaching their patients through awareness
of how they "show up" as a caregiver.
Caroline County Board of Education Retreat
On October 9th Horse Inspired facilitated a full day retreat for the
Judy Centers & Family Support Centers in Denton, Greensboro and
Federalsburg. We would like to thank all the employees, staff and especially
Tearesa French for attending this fun and enlightening day. Feedback was very
possible and we look forward to working together in the future !!!
Wise Women Group
As part of our "Horses Helping Women" program, we have created a 6 week womens group that will give women the
opportunity to work together to address issues in their lives that have them "stuck" in certain areas of their life. We will meet every
Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 starting April 18th until May 23rd. Space will be limited. For information or any questions please email
firstname.lastname@example.org .Update : As this group is completing its 6 weeks we are hoping to form a group again this fall. Please visit our website soon for additional information as it becomes available.
Horse Inspired will be forming our Relapse Prevention program in the spring of 2017. This will be a 90 minute group meeting once
a week for clients struggling with addiction. We look forward to working with the community to provide the much needed support
for those fighting the battle of addiction.
As part of the Eastern Shore Human Trafficking Task Force we are also working to create a support group for victims of human
trafficking as well as working individually with victims of sexual, physical or emotional trauma. With our past experience working
with Turn Around we have witnessed how horses can empower victims of sexual trauma to regain control of their lives and find
the strength within to heal.
Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard finds healing with horses
Watch this amazing video of how Jaycee Dugard found horses to help
in her journey of recovery. Learn how she has created a foundation using
horses to help others reintegrate. We had the pleasure of meeting Jaycee at the
2017 conference in Denver. She is an amazing woman !!
HeartMath - the science of how the energy of the horses heart can heal
"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."
Click here to read more.... HeartMath
Attractions Magazines Article
"EAGALA Program Offers Hope Through Equine Therapy"
Click on the image to read the article in Attractions Magazine that gives readers
a look at our practice and the power of horses to heal.
Written by Amy Stewart
St. Agnes Cancer Institute Family Retreat
Spring of 2017 will begin the 5th year of retreats that our center has been priviledged to host for The St. Agnes Cancer Institute.
Participants will experience an Equine Assisted Learning activity as well as a riding activity. Patients and their families will have time together to relax, reflect and re-energize with each other surrounded by horses and nature.
Update:Horse Inspired has completed its spring retreats with very positive feedback. In addition we are working with St. Agnes hospital to create 2 full day retreats for their medical residents as well as additional family retreats this fall for cancer patients and their families. This is our 5th year partnering with St. Agnes to create a space for cancer patients and their families to relax, reflect and have fun !!! Here are some comments from the nurses and therapists that have joined us for many of these events:
" It is always so enlightening to share these experiences with our patients. Your staff is patient and kind and welcoming. They take the time to allow the clients to search their hearts and express their feelings. To watch the families share their joy, their smiles.....to listen to their thoughts and feelings...to witness the strength that these children have.....all of it ...amazing !"
Mary Ellen Bilenki, BSN,RN,OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Certified Breast Patient Navigator
Saint Agnes Cancer Institute
"What a nice day yesterday! It was a great group of volunteers and families. Thank you so much to your team for the wonderful experience you provided to our patients and their families. It really was a joy to watch."
Kelsey Gustaveson, LGSW
Oncology Social Worker
Saint Agnes Cancer Institute
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