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 

   robindunning@horseinspired.com .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.

  

   Relapse Prevention

    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.


   Human Trafficking

    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 !!

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT3jW_sZ4Gk


  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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