Our Program

Ahava

Therapy and Wellness Center

"And let us continue to consider how to motivate one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another even more as you see the day of the Lord coming nearer."

~Hebrews 10:24-25

OUR PROGRAM

Our program takes a holistic approach to healing.  It's not just the horses, though they are a huge part of the program's foundation.  We incorporate Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Pastoral counseling, Reiki healing, Massage therapy, Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) and Meditation to treat those in our care using multiple avenues to achieve relief from anxiety, depression, PTSD and other stress disorders resulting from trauma.  Each therapy session teaches skills that people can use to get through everyday life situations during and after the program.  The goal of our program is to Restore individual wellness, inner peace and self-love and to heal the invisible wounds caused by trauma. 

 

Our therapy services are free for all admitted to our program and even once complete, we are here for a lifetime of support.  Answering the Call to Serve Others with Love and Understanding,  Providing Support and Restoring Hope is more than what we do, it is a reflection of who we are.  We have a deep rooted love for the hurt and broken.  With the Grace we have been given, we will face the growing problem of trauma induced stress disorders and with the help of our Equine partners we can find healing together.

OUR THREE CORE PROGRAM PRINCIPLES

TREAT,   TEACH,   RESTORE

Treat

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Teach

  • Communication Skills

  • Relationship Building

  • Healthy Coping Mechanisms

  • Confidence/ Self-Esteem

  • Patience

  • Problem Solving

Restore 

  • Social Engagement and Interaction

  • Individual Wellness

  • Emotional Health and Balance

  • Relaxation

  • Better Sleep

  • Renewed Energy

 

WHAT OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES

Equine

Assisted

Therapy 

Reiki

Therapy

Cognitive

Behavioral

Therapy

Massage

Therapy

Pastoral 

Counseling

Yoga Nidra

Life Coaching

and

Job Placement 

Meditation

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 Alternative Therapies

THE FACTS ABOUT TRAUMA

70% of adults experience a traumatic event in their lifetime

People who experience trauma are 3x more likely to experience depression

15x

1 in 13

People who experience trauma are 15x more likely to commit suicide

1 in 13 people will develop PTSD at some point in their life time

8 million people have PTSD in a given year

8 million

3x

70%

94%

94% of all sexual assault victims develop PTSD

SOME STATISTICS WE CAN'T IGNORE

22%

of veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression

34%

suffer from other mental concerns

1 out of 3

Seek Help

20%

of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars are diagnosed with PTSD.  That equates to aprox. 340,000 U.S. Soldiers

33%

of veterans of the Vietnam War are suffering from PTSD

PTSD

Depression

Anxiety

On average, 22 Veterans commit suicides per day

20% of suicides in the U.s. are veterans 

The Suicide rate among veterans is twice that of the general population

We Need You!

We are a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit and rely completely on Donations.  Our first goal is to purchase a larger property and build horse facilities.  For more information on how you can help, info on our current fundraising goals, on becoming a Sponsor, on Joining our Board of Directors as a Non-Voting Member or how to Donate goods and services, click on the Horse Human Heart Icon.  Together, we can make a difference by providing healing and restoring hope!

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