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Helping Professions Learning

Being a helping professional is one of the hardest jobs there is. It is also one of the most rewarding and passionate jobs a person can have. Unfortunately, ineffective communication, disconnectedness, compassion, and empathy burnout and fatigue, and experiencing secondary trauma is rampant within helping profession jobs. At ConnEQction, we are very passionate about enabling resiliency, decreasing burnout, and working through inevitable vicarious trauma for those in helping professions by providing equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning. The following is a list of helping professions we serve:

  • Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers

  • Veterinarians

  • Psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and social workers

  • Police, firemen, EMTs, and other first-responders

  • Caretakers of people with disabilities and special needs

  • Judges, lawyers and others in the legal field

  • Many others

We want to give our helpers the skills of healthy relationships and increased resiliency. We enable helpers learn about themselves, their patients and clients, and how to improve communication and connEQctedness through relationships with horses. Each of our clients will get to choose the horse they would like to be a part of their learning team. Learning sessions are conducted outside in nature with the horses or in the barn.


  • Self-regulation creates regulated patients and clients

  • Ability to relate to any patient or client

  • Increase communication and active listening skills

  • Increase work-life balance

  • Create self-care strategies

  • Create tactics to prevent fatigue and burnout

  • Enable skills to ask for needs to be met

  • Maintenance of empathy and compassion

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