The Vision of Place for Dreamers, CDC is to provide an array of Therapeutic and future temporary Residential Services in nature for Adults and Families to include: Physical, Spiritual and Mental Developmental Disabilities and other Behavioral challenges with a special focus on USA Military Veterans and Special Needs.
The Mission of Place for Dreamers, CDC is to promote Mental Health & Wellness with a special focus on Special Needs children and Veterans with disabilities family, friends, community socialization and unity through Animal, Spiritual and Physical Assisted Therapy. Our mission is to bridge the gap in the division in the immediate family which has long-term or lifetime effects on everyone involved. Everyone is not an animal lover or chose to bond with animals for therapeutic benefits. However, there are other programs that Place for Dreamers, CDC offer for our Disabled Veterans and Special Needs children. The future goals for Place for Dreamers, CDC is to assist with rehabilitating soldiers in social areas by acclimating them back into the work field and or coping with society. Veterans have the first rights to activities, jobs, and training for all the many positions that are offered at Place for Dreamers Ranch on behalf of Place for Dreamers, CDC.
We are committed to serving and helping to bridge the gap for a “Healthier Mental Health” with using Equine Assisted Therapy & Nature Therapy as a tool.
What is AAT?
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of AAT is to improve a patient's social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Advocates state that animals can be useful for educational and motivational effectiveness for participants.
• A therapist who brings along a pet may be viewed as being less threatening, increasing the rapport between Patient and Therapist or Customer and Riding Instructor.
• Animals used in therapy include horses, domesticated pets, farm animals and marine mammals (such as dolphins). Research literature presents the Relationship between human and companion animals favorable.
• Ages 2 and up
• People suffering with Mental Health challenges
• Intellectually Disabled
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Prevention of the onset of Mental Health issues for people
• Horseback Trail Riding for beginners, intermediate or experienced riders
• Petting Zoo
• 20 acres of Fun
• Picnic Table areas
• Friendly Host & Horse Guides/Trainers
• Extra sanitization for equipment & congregation areas
• Riding Trail
• Host Event or Parties
• Horseback Riding Lessons
• Western Games
• Nature Art classes
• Animal Bonding
How do horses help kids with behavioral issues?
1. Horses Help Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Issues. Kids with emotional and behavioral issues can be difficult to work with. Most of them are slow to trust adults and may be unwilling to trust anyone at all. In addition, if the
emotional or behavioral issues are caused by abuse, the child could be angry and prone to emotional outbursts. Cognitive therapy that includes an equine assisted program can be of great benefit to this type of person.
2. There are several aspects of cognitive/equine assisted therapy that work well with kids who have emotional and behavioral issues. One of the simplest aspects is diversion. When a young person is focused on grooming, feeding, or exercising a horse, his focus is no longer on his own issues and problems. Far from being a "means of escape", caring for the horse provides an often-needed respite for the person's emotions and intellect. It can help the person feel refreshed and energized because the mind has been allowed to "rest" from its current problems.
3. In order to properly care for a horse, new skills must be developed. The process of developing these skills can help kids who are especially impatient, anxious, or have low self-confidence. Open communication between counselor/ horse guide and client is important when the client is learning new skills. The young person is reassured that learning these skills takes time, and it is ok if he doesn't get things right the first time. Skill development gives the young person a safe environment in which to make mistakes. He or she may have a parent or sibling who's very critical and unforgiving of mistakes, so equine therapy sessions can be an excellent tool for counteracting the criticism. Feelings of fear, frustration, or anxiety can be validated by the therapist, teaching the young person that these feelings are healthy while he is developing appropriate coping mechanisms. As the young person gets better and better at caring for the horse, his confidence often increases. Some of the skills, like learning to walk or talk. A horse can be learned fairly quickly and give the young person an immediate taste of success.
Corporation & Mental Health Benefits of Horseback Riding, Horse/Farm Animal Bonding, Horticulture, Outdoor nature crafts & activities and more!
• Develops problem solving skills
• Exercises the mind
• Increases socialization
• Help’s with bonding (corporately, family, marriage, teambuilding, etc.)
• Develops core strength. One of a horseback riders' strongest muscles is his/her core
• Improves coordination. Coordination is an important skill for horseback riding
• Encourages trust
• Creates time to relax
• Therapeutic horseback riding has proven to relieve depression and improve overall mental health (people suffering from Mental Illnesses)
• Builds Positive Character Traits
• Physical Health
• Psychological Help (Happy Mood, Emotional Stability, etc.)
• Companionship (Family, Marriage & Friendship Bonding)
• Connection with nature
• Career (Helps to reach your goals, Boost employee morale, etc)
• Human Animal Bonding
• Behavior (Helps with obedience, structure, honor, etc.)
A Place For Dreamers - 9435 Oberrender Road, Needville, TX 77461
Call (281) 407 0026
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