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Pre-Teens InBalance

Building Skills for Life

This experiential growth and learning group is designed to provide pre-teens with support and guidance as they navigate challenges at school and at home. In our strengths based approach, your child will be able to practice asserting healthy boundaries, managing obstacles and distractions, making empowered choices, resolving conflict, and dealing with peer pressure.


In this fun and supportive environment, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Improve social skills
  • Build self-esteem
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Gain self-confidence
  • Learn to appropriately express feelings
  • Manage conflict effectively

Experiential Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Groups provide a unique approach to wellness. At the ranch, youth are unplugged from technology and engage in a variety of activities designed to help them communicate with others, recognize social cues, and build self-confidence by overcoming age appropriate challenges.  Activities range from learning how to identify and share feelings to haltering and walking a donkey successfully through an obstacle course,  or  working together to get a “resistant and shy” horse over a “hurdle” (such as anger or frustration) without a lead rope.

Wednesdays or Thursdays

3:30 pm – 5 pm
Ages 9-12

Our groups are limited to no more than 6 participants.
$85 per session


Stand InBalance Ranch
Westlake Village CA

For more information or to register, contact:
Stand InBalance or 818.714.1740


Please call 818.714.1740 for more information
or to schedule a consultation.

Stand InBalance is located in the beautiful
Santa Monica Mountains just 45 minutes west of Los Angeles


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