Our Approach

Grace. GROWTH. Gallop.

 

At ConnEQction, we are passionate about empowering youth and adults to give themselves Grace in an increasingly disconnected world, Growth in connEQctedness with self and others, emotional intelligence, and leadership skills to Gallop toward their highest purpose and truest self through partnership with horses utilizing trauma-informed equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning.

We believe our true clients are the relationships clients have with self and others, and those relationships are the key to lasting change and healing. Emotionally intelligent connEQcted relationships lead to healthy development, purpose, and wellness. We value whole-person care. By understanding our client’s relationship with self and relationships with others, we are able to view the client in context as a whole, rather than focusing on one aspect of the client.

Our approach is relational, educational, and experiential (learn by doing). The equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning model we use, Natural Lifemanship™’s Trauma-Focused Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP), is evidence-based and maintains strong relationship principles which are essential to all relationships. This means the model is based in research and effectiveness, and the client learns healthy relationship principles and skills that are applicable inside and outside of the therapy or learning sessions.

 

TF-EAP combines personal and interpersonal neurobiology, trauma-informed care, and secure attachment relationship principles that enable positive changes for clients in all aspects of their lives.