Soul to Soles Connection, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is dedicated to the mental health of our military and their families/caregivers. Participants, suffering from trauma, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) or Military Sexual Trauma (MST), are offered the time to heal and overcome challenges with the support of our professional facilitators – a licensed mental health professional, a certified equine specialist, and the horses.
Our mission offers mental health treatment, with horses, focused on reducing the impact of trauma, while rediscovering confidence, compassion, and trust. We honor all by providing a supportive haven – a place where concerns and struggles can be explored and released. The experiential nature of working with horses, engages the active and retired military in their own healing process, reaching solutions that meet them squarely on their own terms.
We are committed to “Stomping the Stigma” around mental health, especially within the military, through individual/couple/family sessions, closed groups, and retreats.
Trauma treatment is a difficult process, especially within the military culture. The unique demands placed on our service members and their families can lead to tragic consequences: PTSD, depression, divorce, drug & alcohol addiction, trauma, and suicide. These challenges deserve our most effective healing methods – The Horses and Nature!
Military culture values hands-on action. Equine Assisted
Psychotherapy works where traditional methods fall short. Decidedly action-oriented, we support clients to understand and recognize patterns, build on their personal strengths, and translate emotional insights into life-changing actions.
Horses have an exceptional ability to support clients while they work through emotional barriers, serving as metaphors and powerful stand-ins for the people, issues, and challenges in real life. Horses, coupled with our professional facilitation team, ensure service members, veterans, and their families/caregivers can expeditiously acknowledge, then integrate new perspectives and behaviors into their lives. This is especially true and valuable for people who suffer the effects of trauma.
Soul to Soles Connection Offers Equine-therapy to Help Military
“Because of COVID-19, mental health is currently a huge topic, and Soul to Soles Connection is dedicated to providing counseling in a unique, out-of-the-box way for members of the military, their families and their caregivers.”