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FAQs

Why Horses?

Horses have an instinctive, keen sense of smell, hearing, and body awareness. They are fully present, intensely sensitive, and highly vigilant without agenda or judgment. These majestic animals are powerful messengers about who we are, and how we relate to others and ourselves. It is in this engagement that the deepest and most powerful work occurs. Read more about Why Horses.

 

How are Equine Interactive Programs different from conventional methods?

Simply, the learning is in the doing.

Equine Assisted Growth & Healing® engages participants physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and soulfully. Our approach enhances learning because it involves here and now experiences that move people outside of their comfort zone – this is where change occurs. Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a short-term, or “brief” approach.

 

Do I need to know anything about horses?

Exploring PartnershipsNo, almost all interaction with the horses occurs on the ground (no riding), with a focus on human skills, not horse skills. Our programs are not about horsemanship. They are about exploring partnership, communication, and authenticity; and having fun along the way.

 

What happens in a session?

A typical session involves ground activities with the horses that provide opportunities for personal growth, and learning. Our professionals help participants explore their interactions with the horses and the metaphors that emerge. We work with you so that lessons learned in the arena can be applied in your life and/or organization to help you create the change you crave.

 

Customized RetreatsCan retreats be customized?

Yes, we work with you to identify your needs and challenges. Our team will then design a retreat that will help you achieve your goals as an individual, couple, family, or organization. The concentrated learning in retreats provides an opportunity for immediate relief and gives you tools you can access immediately.

 

Where is Stand InBalance?

Most sessions are held at our beautiful InBalance Ranch in Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks. This private facility is nestled in the Santa Mountains above Malibu just 45 minutes west of Los Angeles.

 

Want a peek into the work we do? Take a look at some of our videos & radio interviews below!

Get a look at what Stand InBalance is all about
Organizational Development, Team building & Leadership
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
For Treatment and Recovery
For Helping Professionals
For Women
The Stand InBalance Experience – Testimonials
Success Stories – Testimonials
About the InBalance Ranch
Stand InBalance feature on Headlines Health & Healing
Dr. Val radio interview on Higher Ground
Stand InBalance on Dr. Phil

Dr. Val radio interview on Debra & Kellie, LA Talk Radio


For complete videos & radio interviews,
visit our Youtube Channel

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  • Client Successes

    “Horses are magical! Through reflection on what transpired while working with the horses and asking for feedback and reflection from the other women in the group I became aware of my own energy and that of others, and how the interplay of energy is given and received in relationships.”

    ~ Leanne (Marriage Family Therapy intern)

  • “When we Stand InBalance, we have the awareness, resilience, and flexibility needed to make the world a better place — one person, couple, family, and business at a time.”

    ~ Dr. Val,  Stand InBalance

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