According to a new study in the Canadian Military Journal authored by Dr. Randy Duncan of the University of Saskatchewan, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy “does in fact provide real-time relief for PTSD.” The study was conducted at Can Praxis in Rocky Mountain House with 100 particpants over a one year period. The photo below is from a session at Berkshire HorseWorks and is not related to article from 660news.com.
A local program that helps Canadian veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by working with horses is hoping new data will show how effective their methods are.
Can Praxis in Rocky Mountain House has been in operation for a year where the horses are used to help soldiers with anxiety, behavioral issues and problem-solving.
Co-Founder Steve Critchley is praising a new study in the Canadian Military Journal, which said the model is providing valuable help not only to the veterans, but their families as well.
“If they’re carrying a lot of angst or aggression with them, they see it, the horses won’t cooperate very well,” he said. “So they are learning how to within themselves, find a way to relax, to calm down, to be able to communicate effectively.”
Lucas Meyer’s entire article is available at 660news.com.