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Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy

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The isolation resulting from substance dependence is deeply damaging.  12 Step programs acknowledge the importance of connection in fellowship and the Steps. Yet social connection remains difficult for many recovering people. Adding a history of alcoholism in the original family and this task become more challenging.  Equine-Assisted Therapy is a uniquely helpful treatment for these …

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Finding A Higher Power

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It’s common, and often times necessary, for people on the journey of addiction recovery to desire a connection with a higher power. Sometimes, simply strengthening and refining our relationship to the house of worship from our upbringing can fulfill our need for connection with a higher power. In addition to rehabilitation treatment and support received …

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Eating Disorders & Trauma

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It is often indicated that a large percentage of the people who suffer from eating disorders have also experienced some form of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. Such trauma may come in the form of neglect, emotional invalidation, accidents or direct physical attacks, such as rape and sexual assault. It may be noted, however, that …

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How Thinking Can Influence Behavior

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Lots of attention has been paid to the physical factors that influence addiction such as tolerance and withdrawal effects. Far less attention has been devoted to understanding the psychological influences that get people stuck. Here is a discussion of some of the most common factors that can keep people stuck in addictive behavior. Disturbing, confusing, …

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Oceanside Malibu Equine Assisted Therapy

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Oceanside Malibu Equine Assisted Therapy With Mark Frankle At Oceanside Malibu, clients are afforded the opportunity to attend weekly sessions of equine assisted therapy with lead therapist Mark Frankle, M.A., LMFT.  Equine assisted therapy is said to be both metaphorical and experiential.  According to Mark, “the horses become metaphors for whatever the client is working …

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