Group modalities, including Equine Therapy, Psycho-Education, and Process, aids our clients in the discovery of alternative methods of coping, while finding solutions for problems, and developing a support network that will continue well beyond their stay at Origins of Hope.
Process-oriented groups are designed to allow clients to engage in open discussion with one another, reflecting upon their personal recovery process, while gaining feedback and support from group peers. Group facilitators guide discussion and assist clients with increasing their self-awareness. Engagement in process-oriented groups further allow clients to utilize peer support for problem-solving, expressing and normalizing struggles in early recovery, and developing effective communication skills.
Group facilitators assist clients in developing necessary skills overcome addiction and establish a solid foundation in recovery by teaching coping skills, communication skills, relationship skills, and relapse prevention skills. Additional life skills training includes budgeting, nutrition education, meal planning, and job skills training.
Equine-Assisted therapy allows our clients to work through treatment issues, heal emotionally, build self-esteem, and learn coping skills by engaging in activities with horses.
Documented research has shown positive physical and psychological results from humans interacting with horses in a therapeutic setting. These include, but are not limited to:
- Lower levels of stress
- Reduced feelings of tension, anxiety, anger and hostility
- Increased confidence
- Increased self-esteem and empowerment
- Learning communication skills
- Developing trust
- Gaining perspective
- Increased self-acceptance
- Increased impulse control
- Building social skills
- Establishing boundaries
- Gaining spiritual connection