Mental health awareness, and the issues associated with mental health, have been increasing for years. Unfortunately, over the past 16 months we have seen a huge surge as people were forced into isolation; working from home and not being able to see those they love and care about during COVID-19. To help people heal and grow in a holistic way, a new program has emerged in Salmon Valley that allows those suffering with those issues to find healing & calm while connecting with our horses.
A Statistics Canada Survey released March 18, 2021 on COVID-19 and Mental Health found that one in five (21%) of Canadian adults aged 18 and older screened positive for at least one of three mental disorders that were assessed: major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder, and that 27% of young adults aged 18 to 24 screened positive for major depressive disorder. The full report is available here.
Therapist and owner of Triquetra Therapeutic Services Laurie Niedermayer worked with horses through her own journey as a cancer survivor and realized that horses are natural therapists.
“Working with horses is, for some people, the first time they have ever been around another being with unconditional love,” Niedermayer said. “While COVID-19 has been such a struggle for so many, it has brought the depth of Mental Health into mainstream and something that is now part of the conversation being given space and we are here to help people heal, however that looks.”
In addition to equine facilitated wellness therapy, Triquetra also offers clinical hypnotherapy, energy healing, workshops, individual and group programs. All services can be found on the Triquetra website.
In order to get a feel for Equine Wellness Therapy, Triquetra is pleased to release their new video. It is available here.
There is never a one stop solution for anyone dealing with Mental Health. Laurie and the other Therapists at Triquetra Therapeutic Services will work with each person to make deep and profound changes in the body, mind, and spirit.