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Horses & Healing Arts
Why Mindful Movement for Kids?
IT'S FUN! Research suggests that children learn and retain more information if taught through play.
Improves balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, & and endurance
Improves immune system functioning
Can improve a child’s overall mental and physical health
Manages stress/anxiety and helps regulate emotions
Resets the nervous system
Improves body awareness
Improve focus, self-esteem, and classroom behavior
Through movement, games, mindfulness activities, songs, stories, crafts, and props, we promote relaxation, self control, along with strength, flexibility, and coordination. This program promotes confidence and self esteem while learning to respect others.
Youth in this program are often not even aware of their plan of care. They are simply engaged in one-on-one equine-assisted activities or group activities that are fun, challenging, and help build skills and self-knowledge that can assist them for the rest of life.