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Recovery InBalance

For individuals recovering from addiction, working with horses offers a powerful opportunity to re-connect and gain awareness of self and others, face fears, and engage in activities that require the embodiment of focus, intention, and commitment.

Because horses are completely authentic and non-judgmental with what they experience, individuals in recovery are able to quickly develop a trusting relationship, increasing their ability to learn and change.

Our professionals design activities that parallel challenges in recovery and the horses provide participants with immediate feedback about what is working for them and what is not. Clients then have the opportunity to create change in the moment – experiencing and embodying new ways of being and relating.

Areas that are commonly addressed include:

  • Coping Skills
  • Boundaries
  • Assertiveness
  • Trust
  • Powerlessness
  • Mindfulness
  • Frustration tolerance
  • Relationship dynamics

Our recovery groups typically meet for 2 hours, but can be customized to meet your needs – contact us for more information.

More Information for Trauma Survivors

Click here for a printable handout about our programs for those in treatment & recovery



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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    “I cannot convey the excitement I feel about attending the next phase of my equine experience. I have to tell you that I was able to utilize the information obtained just from that first day. I had an incident that following Saturday with my ex-husband, where normally I would have been afraid, anxious and reactive. However, when I approached the situation, I remembered that my ex was really 'Violet.' So when I communicated, I used the techniques I learned from her. Well, it was the first time in my 18 years of interaction with my ex-husband that he didn't know how to reply! All went smoothly! I thank you and especially Violet!”

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