Warrior Camp is a 7-day intensive residential treatment program that utilizes focused, specialized trauma therapies designed to resolve or reduce symptoms of PTSD. Treatment modalities are EMDR, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Yoga.
Evaluation of the Pilot Warrior Camp will be conducted by Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Public Health.
Horses' Hooves & Warriors' Hearts
Equine assisted psychotherapy is a new approach that utilizes horses as part of a therapy team. The work occurs in an open pen and does not involve any riding. Working with horses can help you to discover and overcome unhealthy patterns and behaviors. This is because the horse, as a non-verbal communicator, gives immediate feedback about your actions and body language through what is called mirroring. Horses are exceptionally sensitive and are able to mirror emotions as well as behavior. We learn what is going on with our human clients by watching what the horses are doing.