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THE SKILLS YOU NEED IN AN EQUINE PROFESSIONAL
With tens of thousands of hours in the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy saddle, I have developed a wide range of both horsemanship and facilitation skills. While, I've had a lifetime of experience with horses, it is my focused work and training the last 10 years that bring the greatest value to TF-EAP sessions.
I am an owner and operator of Pecan Creek Ranch in Georgetown, TX where I work full time partnering with therapists in the Austin, TX and surrounding areas to co-facilitate TF-EAP sessions. I am certified in Natural Lifemanship™ and am a Natural Lifemanship trainer. That means I not only practice TF-EAP, but I train others, therapists and equine professionals alike to effectively incorporate TF-EAP into their work. Imagine having a trainer in your favorite model of therapy working by your side in your therapy sessions!
One of my favorite skills is my understanding of trauma, healing of trauma, and brain development. I have been trained in and received certification in Dr. Bruce Perry's Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. I have over 3 years of study and training in this model, which I continually incorporate into all of my equine assisted services.
I have had the privilege of working with many different therapists from varied backgrounds, philosophies, methodologies and experiences. Through these experiences and my training, I have come to believe the same principles to any good relationship apply to a successful collaborative partnership in TF-EAP.
I have had both great success and failure in professional relationships with therapists. The greatest successes have come when we share responsibility for building good relationships with all parties involved: horses, clients, and each other. The greatest failures have come from lack of communication, avoidance of conflicts and disagreements, and unbalanced responsibility for any of the relationships involved.
Besides, building and maintaining good relationships with the horses and adhering to my training as an Equine Professional, here is what I take responsibility for in TF-EAP sessions:
"Reccia is very knowledgeable.... and is a wonderful person with whom to collaborate. Her knowledge of Natural Lifemanship is vast and even though I was well versed in the model, I learned a tremendous amount from her as a result of our work together. She is worth every penny and so much more!"
Relationship with our client
Natural Lifemanship™ is a relationship-based model. The relationship between therapist, horse, equine professional, and client is paramount. I work hard to maintain and model a healthy relationship that is good for all involved.
Developing and reaching goals and objectives
This means I want to be effective in helping clients reach their therapeutic goals and I can’t do that unless I understand what those are and what our plan is to reach them. When we all work together to set and achieve these goals, we increase our chances of success.
Partnership with you and understanding your approach
This often means I will learn about what you are being trained in and what other models of therapy you like and use so I can follow along and appropriately contribute to incorporating it into our therapy sessions. For example, I have helped EMDR therapists incorporate EMDR into TF-EAP sessions. I have attended ethics trainings with my partner therapists to understand how I can best support adherence to ethical guidelines and client safety. I read and study leaders in the psychotherapy field and continually educate myself in mindfulness techniques, equine body work, and other tools that can be useful for therapy but don’t have to be conducted by a therapist.
I am covered under a professional liability insurance policy at Pecan Creek Ranch.
I am an owner of Pecan Creek Ranch in Georgetown, TX. Our facility was designed specifically for us and other therapists and equine professionals in the area to have a place to conduct Natural Lifemanship TF-EAP sessions. Please contact me for more information on partnering with me or one of my colleagues at Pecan Creek Ranch for your TF-EAP sessions.