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EquiLateral™: The Equine-Assisted EMDR Protocol and Sarah Jenkins Media Coverage

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The Abington Journal
Equines for Freedom Program allows military veterans to live in the present

Veterans and family members attended an open house to learn about the Equines for Freedom program. The nonprofit organization offers free equine-assisted PTSD treatment to current and former US service members. The idea of an open house started with EMDR certified equine specialists Heather Stage and Ann Marie Lewis, founder of Equines for Freedom, to share more about what their program can do for clients.

What Horses Have to Do with EMDR and Trauma Recovery: The EquiLateral Protocol

As you may know, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a research- and evidence-based therapy created by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., over 20 years ago. An integrative model, EMDR is comprehensive, including aspects of multiple psychotherapeutic approaches. With this in mind, equine experiential activities, such as those found in equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), support and help to facilitate EMDR’s eight-phased model, while also maintaining fidelity to standard protocol.