Welcome to our blog post. We are really excited about how far we’ve come since September 2017. When we first purchased the property there was nothing here except a house, a broken down barn and a small tack room.
“But what we did have was the most important factor anyone can have for any endeavor….VISION! Yes, vision and a mission. Our mission is to empowering people to live their best life possible NOW. Our vision is to help as many people as possible to see things from a better perspective.
How Can We Help You?
Dr. Lawrence and I, Queen Kelli, are Pastors and Life Coaches and have a home for the developmentally disabled. We have a heart for helping hurting people and giving everyone the best quality of life possible for them.
We love animals, especially horses and have learned that all animals, especially horses can help giving people a unique way to experience change in a hands-on way by challenging people to look at themselves and the world in a new way. People who have struggled to make progress or achieve their treatment goals have made significant breakthroughs with the aid of equine assisted therapy.
Research has confirmed the effectiveness of equine therapy, showing that it lowers blood pressure and heart rate, alleviates stress, and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression. Equine therapy also helps people struggling with addictions and mental health disorders develop skills for healthy living like.
Identifying and Coping with Feelings
Many people struggling with addictions, trauma and other mental health issues have learned that feeling is painful. They may use drugs or engage in certain compulsive behaviors (e.g., sex, eating or gambling) in an attempt to numb sadness, anger, fear or even joy. For therapy to be successful, one of the first steps is learning to identify, experience and cope with emotions without trying to escape.
Equine assisted therapy is a powerful way to get in touch with thoughts and feelings. Instead of using their minds to address problems, which often leads to denial, blaming others or intellectualizing their way around the problem, they use their bodies and hearts to feel and react in the moment.
Horses have a unique ability to sense emotions and react accordingly. If someone is angry or aggressive, the horse may become obstinate. If the person is anxious, the horse may get skittish. But when approached by someone who is open and calm, the horse is more likely to respond in kind. Witnessing the horse’s response promotes self-awareness and can help people see themselves in a more realistic way.
This is just one of many ways horses help people. We will be writing about more soon. Come see us, better yet, come help us change peoples life. Who knows the life you save may be your own.
Queen Kelli Droughn