Working With The NDIS
At REAL PD, we offer a variety of experiences for clients who have current NDIS Plans. In recent years more evidence-based research is appearing to support the role of horses and the environment in working with vulnerable people and clients with special needs. Through interaction in the environment and with the horses, our clients achieve a calmer sense, they are more present and can focus for longer. In our NDIS sessions, pattens are beginning to emerge around clients, particularly children with ADHD or ASD, can focus longer and feel calmer and more regulated with compassionate facilitation.
When clients interact with the horses, animals and nature in a way that feels right for the client and the animals/environment, they can develop balance with coping skills and learn to regulate their behaviour over time. Horses recognise human behaviours and emotions and often mirror them in sessions. Through this visual information, awareness and compassion a relationship begins to build between the client, facilitator and the horses. These relationships can then be duplicated in life outside the sessions, using the tools learnt in sessions.
Current research suggests that Equine Assisted Psychotherapy provides benefits for at-risk children and teens, teens with anxiety and depression, people with mental health and behavioural disorders, children who have witnessed intra-family violence.