It is believed that horses have millions or billions more mirror neurons than people do, making them experts at understanding nonverbal communication. All those mirror neurons enable horses to empathize even more than people do. Thus, horses can help reflect our human emotion without judgement or criticism, making them perfect therapy partners.
In the Soul Connect program, children/youth will gain insight into their own behaviour and emotions through their interactions with the horses. Over the course of the program, we will dive into different aspects of equine behaviour and use that knowledge and experience to strengthen important life skills for children and youth including communication skills, social skills, executive functioning skills, and emotional regulation skills.
Our 6-week Soul Connect therapy group will focus on the development of emotional intelligence skills and involve sessions focusing on self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, social skills, and empathy. Each session will involve a ground activity that will involve interaction with a horse(s), as well as a riding component.
If your child has not participated in the program before or has not completed an assessment with Dr Morris, the Soul Connect program starts with an individualized intake appointment to identify your child’s strengths and areas of challenge and to develop clear and specific goals for the program.
Intake for new participants is $250 and includes one individual session with Dr. Morris and processing of paperwork.
Spring 2024 Program:
April 22 & 29
May 6, 13 & 27 (no session May 20 for stat holiday)
Times: 2:30pm, 3:30pm or 4:30pm (50min sessions)
- Sessions will have a maximum of 4 participants per group.
- Groups require a minimum number of participants for the program to run.
- Cost: $150 / session (full 6-week program registration only).
- ASD funding is billed directly.
- Private health insurance that pays for registered psychologists is generally covered but we do not bill directly to insurance carriers.
For more information or to start the registration process, please email email@example.com.