Achieve Healing, Growth, Personal Breakthroughs & Increased Potential With Equine Assisted Therapy”

If you’re ready to begin your healing journey…if you’re ready to grow and reach the personal breakthrough’s you seek…if you’re ready to reach new levels of increased personal potential, then “HEAL” (Healing Equine Assisted Learning) is the program for you.

Equine Assisted therapy

What We Do

With a proven track record of successfully working with over 500 participants using horse equine assisted horse therapy Ballarat to heal past trauma and overwhelming emotions and experiences such as depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, trauma and loss. HEAL is a program rich in client centered and solution-oriented outcomes.

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Our Programs

Horses and donkeys are experts at reading subtle changes in their environment and reading our body language as it’s the way they naturally communicate amongst each other in their herd. They all have unique “horse-analites” and part of your journey will be to explore and discover their differences and get to know them.

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About Us

All facilitators are experienced in, and practice natural horsemanship, which resonates with us all as it’s about building relationships with the horses on the ground first and foremost. Our 4-legged co-facilitators are, an absolute integral part of the team…specifically seven horses and two donkeys’.

How We Do Things Differently

Not all equine therapists are the same.  Just like all horses are not the same.

How we differ at Heal@Millbrook is through our expertise and qualifications and importantly, we always have two human co-facilitators present for each and every session.

There is no riding of the horses at Heal@Millbrook.

We provide a purposely-built therapeutic environment that protects your privacy and confidentiality.

Who can benefit from Equine Therapy

The participants who benefit from the horse therapy are those who are vulnerable, at-risk and in need of additional community support. The participants who access the animal assisted therapy have an array of issues including:

  • Traumatic childhood experience
  • Involvement with Child Protection (may still be in care)
  • Attachment disorders (including Reactive Attachment Disorder)
  • Behavioural issues at school and/or home
  • Social issues
  • Mental health issues (including anxiety / depression)
  • Grief and loss
  • Poor self- esteem
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Anger management
  • School refusal
  • At risk of homelessness
  • Family violence

What we do using Equine Assisted Therapy

With a proven track record of successfully working with over 500 participants using equine assisted therapy in Ballarat to heal past trauma and overwhelming emotions and experiences such as depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, trauma and loss. HEAL is a program rich in client centered and solution-oriented outcomes.

If you’re ready to start moving forward in your life, if you seek increased clarity and direction, then working with horses in a natural therapeutic setting may be just what you need.

Equine Assisted Therapy has been around since the 1960’s and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy since the 1990’s. At its core, it’s about helping you deal with issues on a social, emotional and cognitive level.

Horses are big animals, so when you’re working with horses in a therapeutic setting, you can quickly begin to discover how you have been navigating life’s big issues.

Equine Assisted therapy can assist you to discover new ways and effective strategies to deal with big issues and give you new insight, clarity and ability to tackle these to move forward in life.

It’s a proven method to gain insight into your behaviours and patterns and can assist you to establish new, more effective strategies to allow yourself to better communicate and express what you want and what you need.

HEAL is a program run over 8 sessions, generally one hour a week at Heal@Millbrook in Millbrook near Ballarat.

This is not your usual therapy.

There is no sitting down and talking like in a traditional counseling setting

See our Programs

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INTEGRITY | KINDNESS | RESPECT | HONESTY | INCLUSION