Hoof Prints on the Heart

Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies Nonprofit Organization

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    How Does it Work?

     

    Hoof Prints On The Heart is honored to offer group and individual Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy  (EAAT) sessions in a safe, caring supportive and natural environment. Most sessions involve ground-work only, though each session is custom-tailored to address participant’s individual, personal, short and long term goals, and involves the participation of a horse or horses.  Session designs focus on education about equine psychology and behavior, as well as participant self-awareness. The Hoof Prints On The Heart EAAT program is an alternative way to learn and grow, and assists participants in exploring new ways to face challenges that may result from serious trauma, or common every day stressors. Each session is unique, but some sample designs include an introduction to basic safety and horse care, equine-based grounding techniques, mindfulness, horsemanship education, leading, grooming, and trail walks. Some of the skill building areas that our program focus on include resilience, conscious intentions, creative approaches to solving problems, relationship and social skills, self-confidence, self awareness, self-acceptance, trust, assertiveness, grounding, and mindfulness of the present moment. In addition to helping our participants, Hoof Prints on the Heart gives many horses an opportunity to have a purpose long after their previous career ends.

     

    Hoof Prints for Heros

     

    Hoof Prints On The Heart is honored to offer “Hoof Prints for Heroes”, a program specifically designed to work with veterans, active and reserve military members, first responders, and their families. Group and individual sessions are available in a safe, caring supportive and natural environment. Each session is custom-tailored to address participant’s individual, personal, short and long term goals, and involves the participation of a horse or horses. Session designs focus on education about equine psychology and behavior, as well as participant self-awareness. Heroes and family members will learn how horses, as prey animals in nature, are highly sensitive creatures with the ability to quickly assess situations, and provide in-the-moment feedback on our emotions. They also possess the unique ability to mirror our internal perceptions and intentions. The Hoof Prints for Heroes program is an alternative way to learn and grow, and assists participants in exploring new ways to face challenges that may result from serious trauma, or common every day stressors.

     

    Dr. Graciela Carbajal

    Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and New York

    Dr. Graciela Carbajal is an independent practitioner with an office located at Golden Gait Farm.  In between patients,  Dr. Carbajal also volunteers her time at Hoof Prints on the Heart. Her credentials include masters in Clinical Psychology, Special Education and School Psychology.  She received her Psy. D. from Pace University.  For her post graduate, she partook in the Fielding Institute program in Neuropsychology.  She is certified in School Psychology in both NY and NJ.

     

    Expertise in treating the following:

     

    •  PTSD
    •  Anxiety and Depression
    • Adjustment Problems due to life changes and other stressors
    • Panic and phobic reactions
    • Loss and grieving

     

    EAP is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that greatly impacts individuals, young and adult alike. Dr. Carbajal offers this unique treatment option, which effectively incorporates the use of horses for mental and behavioral health therapy, as well as personal development.

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