Shooting Star Psychology & Equine Therapy

Creating Calm Through Equine and Nature Based Psychology

Creating an environment that allows you the space to create change. Shooting Star Psychology is located on a working ranch in Leduc County, 23 minutes East of Leduc and 35 minutes South of Edmonton. Nature and horses help to create an environment that allows you to increase your ability to cope and thrive with the journey of life. Shooting Star Psychology offers equine therapy, nature based therapy, as well as more traditional counselling methods.

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Equine Therapy

Why Equine Therapy?

  • If you are feeling like you want to create change but may be intimidated by the idea of counselling, the gentle nature of horses can help bridge the gap.
  • Equine therapy offers experiential learning and bottom-up processing rather then the more traditional (thinking) top-down processing.
  • Horses are sentient mystical beings with the ability to show up to sessions in a healing way.
  • Equine therapy may help increase your understanding of yourself as well as understanding of your emotions.
  • Finding new resources in your tool box for coping with emotions.
  • Increase the time each day that you experience being grounded and calm.
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Grief and Loss

  • Your grief and loss journey is individual.
  • Your emotions are normal.
  • Grief and Loss feelings can be experienced with many different life events.
  • You can experience grief and loss with the loss of a pet, a job or health condition.
  • Feeling like it is hard to make decisions and like your brain is in a fog is normal.
  • Building new resources for your tool box so that you can get your brain functioning again.
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Trauma and EMDR

  • Learning about how trauma affects the brain is the first step.
  • Feeling like you are walking on egg shells or waiting for the other shoe to drop are experiences that people who have experienced trauma can resonate with.
  • The brain reacts in certain ways to traumas to help keep you safe at the time. Those coping strategies may not be the most helpful in your everyday life.
  • Increase the time each day that you experience being grounded and calm.
  • EMDR is a type of therapy that can help process the traumatic experience resulting in increased functioning.
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Transition from Sport

  • You have obtained skills during sports that can be transferred outside of sport.
  • Skills such as hard work, resilience and teamwork that are learned during sport and are valuable in the work force.
  • Increase understanding of your emotions during the transition.
  • Transitioning out of sport can feel like a grief and loss.
  • Finding new purpose and meaning.

Connect with nature and yourself today.

Contact us for a free 15 minute phone consultation and see if there’s a good fit for each other.