Equines for Freedom help vets overcome PTSD
This therapeutic program brings horses, humans and the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Process together. First, I must give you the definition of EMDR. Before my interview this afternoon, I had never heard of this treatment and its success rate. EA-EMDR stands for Equine-Assisted Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Simply put, this form of therapy involves bilateral stimulation of your brain through eye movements (or more typically in this case tapping bilaterally on the subject’s back) to unlock “stuck” traumas that often cause flashbacks, nightmares or recurring negative thoughts. [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
Endo, J. (2016, February 14). Equines for Freedom help vets overcome PTSD. CitizensVoice.com. Retrieved from http://citizensvoice.com/arts-living/equines-for-freedom-help-vets-overcome-ptsd-1.2006073
“Equines for Freedom help vets overcome PTSD,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed May 6, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/23669.