METHODOLOGY

THE PATH TO BUILDING RESILIENCE AND OVERCOMING TRAUMA IS THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS, CONNECTION, AND COMMUNITY

Based on contemporary research that explains the impact of traumatic events and chronic stress on the brain and body, our interventions are designed to address the resulting depression, anxiety, and spectrum of PTSD symptoms. Inherent in all of these symptoms is a loss of connection to self and others and a diminished ability to create and maintain healthy relationships. Beyond the therapeutic value of being with animals, we help clients improve their ability to regulate their emotions and create new patterns of thinking that lead to healthy, connected relationships.

 

Combining the use of multiple equine assisted therapy models, most specifically Natural Lifemanship and EAGALA, Windows To My Soul is uniquely positioned to design treatment plans that help the client achieve their goals.

 

Each session includes a licensed mental health professional, equine specialist, and horses. Certification and ongoing education for mental health professionals and equine specialists is required.

RESOURCES

Welcome to the resources section of our website. Part of our mission is to educate the community on equine assisted psychotherapy to help advance our cause:

Models:  

Researchers/authors that have influenced Windows To My Soul and the models we practice:

  • Dr. Stephen Porges: Polyvagal Theory:  Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment , and Self Regulation

  • Jennifer Ann Lentini, M.D. – See compilation of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Research

  • Dr. Vessel Van der Kolk

  • Dr. Bruce Perry

  • Dr.  Daniel J. Levitin

Relevant Books & Articles:

  • What if Feels Like to Go To War, Karl Marinates

  • The Things We Carried, Tom O’Brien

  • A Rumor Of War, Phil Caputo

  • Packing inferno: The Unmaking Of A Marine, Tyler E. Bourdreau

  • On Killing, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

  • The Body Keeps The Score, Bessel Van der Kolk

  • Waking The Tiger

  • The Boy Who was Raised As a Dog, Dr. Bruce Perry

  • This is Your Brain on Music, Davie J. Levitin

  • The Neuroacheology of Childhood Maltreatment, The Neurodevelopmental Costs of Adverse Childhood Events, Bruce D. Perry, M.D.,PH.D

  • Animals In Translations, Temple Grandin

  • Disconnected Kids, Dr. Robert Melillo

  • Is Autism due to Brain Desynchronization? Neurological Sciences Institute, Welsh, JP, AHN,ES Placantonakis, DG

  • The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Bruce Perry, M.D., PH.D

  • Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman

  • NMT Training Series, Bruce Perry, M.D., PH.D

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Training, Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC

  • Understanding Traumatized and Maltreated Children Core Concepts, 2007 Presentation, Bruce D. Perry, M.D., PH.D

  • Intense World Syndrome – An alternative hypothesis for autism – Frontiers, in Neuroscience, volume 1, issue 1, November 2007, Henry Markram, Tania Rinaldi and Kamila Markram

  • Born for Love, Dr.  Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz

  • Putnam, F>W> (1995) “Development of Dissociative Disorders, Developmental Psychopathology, Volume 2: Risk, Disorder and Adaption  (pp.581-608)

  • Van der Kolk, B.A., Fisler. Dissociation and the Fragmentary Nature of Traumatic Memories Overview and Exploratory Study, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 8. 505-252

  • Putnam, F.W. (1997). Dissociation in Children and Adolescents:  A Developmental Perspective

  • Ogden, Pat. Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy

  • Van de Kolk, Bessell. Traumatic Stress: The Effects Of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body and Society

  • Diamond, Marian. Magic Trees of the Mind

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CONTACT US

MAILING ADDRESS: PO BOX 608, MOUNT AUKUM, CA 95656

STREET ADDRESS: 2660 NOB HILL DRIVE, SOMERSET, CA 95684

TEL: 530-620-2760  |  INFO@WINDOWSTOMYSOUL.ORG

All proceeds benefit Windows To My Soul. 

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