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Charmed Horse Assisted Wellness Centre PTSD Peer Support and Discussion Group
Charmed Horse Assisted Wellness Centre PTSD Peer Support and Discussion Group

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Charmed Horse Assisted Wellness Centre PTSD Peer Support and Discussion Group

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - March 14 @ 7:45 pm


We are so excited to start the New Year, by offering a PTSD Peer Support and Discussion Group,  for all First Responders and Front-Line Workers.  This Program is specifically geared to those suffering with symptoms causing PTSD, and will be suitable for those who may have already been diagnosed with PTSD, and for those who may have symptoms and have not been diagnosed.

The EAGALA model will be used, which is an experiential therapy, that uses horses.  A Registered Psychotherapist, and an Equine Specialist are both present during each session to ensure the mental wellbeing and the safety of the client(s).  EAGALA is a globally recognized program, currently operating in about 50 countries.  EAGALA follows a Code of Ethics, that all facilitators are held to.

Why horses?  Horses are prey animals, whose instinctual nature gives them the ability to read and react to the emotions around them, and gives the client the opportunity to practice new coping skills with an experience that is real and life changing.

The PTSD Peer Support and Discussion Group will be held inside the barn in a relaxing atmosphere.  Several horses will be housed inside of their stalls during these sessions, lending opportunity for participants to engage with them at their window, if desired. One of the six sessions shall include a horse assisted psychotherapy and learning activity in the indoor arena. Held, Thursday, February 7, 14, 21, 28 & March 7, 14 from 6:30 to 7:45 pm, $180.00 + Hst.

Please wear warm clothing and boots, as sessions will take place inside the insulated barn or indoor arena.  There is a bathroom in the lounge, and plenty of parking available.  Hot beverages, water and snacks will be provided.

Check with your health insurance provider, as some will cover psychotherapy and groups.  Payment for each six-week program is required upon registration, and can either be paid by e-transfer to, or by cash to Donna O’Connell, or by cheque to Charmed Horse Assisted Wellness Centre.  Please register by February 5th, 2019.  Cancellations must be 48 hours prior to February 7th for reimbursement.

For more information contact: Donna O’Connell – EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist
Phone: 613-358-9058
578 Brown Road, Enterprise, Ont., K0K 1Z0


February 7 @ 6:30 pm
March 14 @ 7:45 pm