1505 N. Main Ave Dickson City
Networking for a Cause benefits the “Equines for Freedom, Horses Helping Veterans Heal” association. The event takes place at the Genetti Manor in Dickson City, PA on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:30 PM. Cost is $25 per guest and includes light fare, cash bar and silent auction.
Located at Marely’s Mission Newton Township Campus, 2150 Port Royal Rd in Clarks Summit, Equines for Freedom holds the motto of “Horses Helping Veterans Heal.” The mission of Equines for Freedom is “to provide equine-assisted PTSD treatment to current and former U.S. service members, regardless of the source of trauma or their characterization of service, at no charge to the service member.”
Founded in 2015 as a 501 C-3 Non-Profit Organization, Equines for Freedom continues to work vigorously to help our Veterans heal with equine-assisted EMDR. This proven trauma therapy coupled with the power of healing provided by horses is offered FREE of charge to those Veterans suffering from PTSD.
Their licensed psychologist, equine specialist and horses utilize the principles and ethics of Equine-Assisted EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association) to guide veterans through the process of neutralizing their PTSD.
A 2-person treatment team consisting of an EMDR certified licensed therapist and an equine specialist, joins with a horse in an arena for sessions with clients.
EMDR is a treatment of choice for trauma. EMDR is approved by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) as evidence based treatment and the APA (American Psychiatric Association) as effective for treating symptoms of acute and chronic PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense also placed EMDR in the ‘A’ category and identified it as ‘strongly recommended’ for the treatment of trauma.
If you are interested in donating to this worthy cause, please visit http://equinesforfreedom.org/donate. If you are unable to make a monetary donation, the organization is still in need of volunteers who can donate their time and talent. For more information, please call: 570-665-2483 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.