We accomplish our vision and mission by developing curriculum in partnership with synergistic community programs and through offering equine psychotherapy. Equine psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between a horse, the client, and a therapist which primarily involves experiential ground exercises in a safety-conscious environment where clients learn the rules of horsemanship. During the process of teaching horsemanship, often issues that an individual struggles with present themselves, which provides an opportunity for intervention. Adele and Deborah McCormick, authors of Horse Sense and the Human Heart, have said it best: “We treat the teen’s relationship with the horse as living theater, wherein sooner or later his personal internal dynamics unfold.
The mission of Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm: Horses Balancing Hearts is to use the healing power of the horse-human relationship to assist in imagining, creating, and living lives of purpose, meaning, and achievement. Our vision is to enable people to develop and maintain right relationships with themselves—as body, mind, and spirit—and with their families, nature, and the community.
Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm is offering counseling sessions at NO COST to anyone who has been adversely affected by the flood disaster in Boulder County. Hour-long sessions will be offered beginning on September 23, 2013 at La Rienda Ranch on Niwot Rd, ten minutes north of Boulder. Priority will go to anyone with personal property damage, witnesses to disaster or human suffering, and those who have suffered from other psychological trauma as a result of flooding or landslides. If you believe that you or anyone you know is suffering from the adverse psychological effects of disaster, please contact 720.663.8803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Number of sessions offered is dependant upon need.
FUNDING: Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm will be offering this service from a special fund created to advocate for mental health care in the wake of disaster. While there are dire physical needs at this time, psychological trauma is a real and lasting consequence of catastrophic loss. Donations to the fund are needed. Please donate using the Paypal button below.
If preferred, you may send a check payable to RMER:
Caroline Roy, Director, Equi-Rhythm
7156 Johnson Circle,
Niwot, Colorado 80503.
This disaster is a long-term situation. While the rains have receded, the aftereffects will last months for some, and years for others. Many of us associated with Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm are ourselves victims of the flood. We will not forget those of you who continue to struggle with your loss and the chaos this has brought to our community.
Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm offers individual, family and group sessions year round. Additionally, a summer horse camp is sponsored by RMER as we believe that all children can benefit from working with horses. The focus for summer horse camp is on the equestrian tradition of riding and working with horses in combination with experiential exercises that focus on the human/equine relationship. Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm Summer Camp is available to all children in Boulder County and the surrounding communities.