OurWatch is a non-profit organization that provides equine assisted wellness and resiliency training for first responders and their families. The constant exposure to trauma, threat and high stress for First Responders is unique, and if not managed effectively can lead to anxiety, irritability, detachment, and alienation; all of which can significantly impact relationships, coping styles, productivity, and overall functioning. It is our goal to provide a program that fosters understanding, awareness, and connection utilizing the incredible energy and relationships with the horses.
The program models and implements evidence-based treatment where goals of every interaction are guided by a team - a licensed first responder psychologist, equus certified life coaches, a nurse/pilates instructor, and horses. All of our team members are first responder family members allowing for additional insights into the impact of this line of work. The equine assisted process is one that promotes increased insights into the individual's physiological responses, moods, thoughts, and behaviors. When the immediacy of this experience is brought into awareness, healing happens. Life changing techniques are taught and employed to foster increased recognition of symptoms and then how to cope so that the First Responder and his/her support system can return to the quality of life they deserve.
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