Overview

By helping relieve the stress, loneliness, frustration and despair that can accompany persistent concussion symptoms, Horse Medicine™ can help you start to feel better. In March 2019, I am offering a powerful 12 week program to give those suffering from long-term concussion symptoms the chance to find emotional relief through horses.

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Executive summary

Thousands of Canadians who have suffered multiple hits to the head are debilitated by lingering concussion symptoms, for months or even years. Struggling with physical symptoms including exhaustion, dizziness, noise and light sensitivity with no end in sight can lead to mental health challenges. Anxiety, depression, mood swings and even anger can pervade one’s life. 

Emotional trauma can result from sudden injury, with sufferers in denial or shock about what is really happening. They may feel powerless and angry about their current state. A loss of identity (e.g. an athlete who cannot return to play), confidence and sense of control over one’s destiny can severely alter the landscape of one’s life. The tendency to isolate oneself socially due to sensitivity, can further exacerbate mental health challenges.

The solution prescribed by doctors is often “rest and gradual return to activity”. However this clearly doesn’t work in many cases, because ten to fifteen percent of concussion victims struggle with the impact of multiple head injuries for months, or even a lifetime! A new solution is needed. One that addresses the emotional complications of severe concussions, and opens the door to an improved quality of life for those suffering from this largely invisible injury.

Horse Medicine™ can fill this treatment gap. Research has acknowledged equine therapy's success in reducing trauma amongst children and war veterans. The healing power of horses can similarly reduce the emotional trauma associated with long-standing concussion symptoms. Alleviating the burden of trauma helps reduce stress and frees up positive energy for physical healing. Reducing the emotional trauma associated with longstanding head injuries (which is a barrier to physical recovery) by healing with horses can catalyze concussion healing.

In March 2019, a powerful twelve week program will be introduced for the first time, utilizing the healing power of horses to relieve the emotional trauma of persistent concussion symptoms. The program will be open to eight participants, aged fourteen and up, and located on a private farm in Caledon, Ontario. Progress will be measured by success indicators developed in collaboration with top neuroscientists. Program bursaries will be made available thanks to generous donations, raised through a crowd-funding campaign and/or fundraising event.

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Participate

If you'd like to participate in this program, please subscribe to my newsletter below and you'll receive an announcement when registration opens. We also invite you to schedule a complimentary phone consultation to learn more about how this program can help you.

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Donate

Long-term concussions symptoms can severely limit one's ability to work, putting high quality horse therapy beyond the means of many who need it. Programs bursaries are therefore necessary to make care accessible. We are currently fundraising for program bursaries valued at $3999 each.

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