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

Screenshot of EMDRIA Podcast on EMDR Therapy with Foster Care and Adoption Trauma
Let's Talk EMDR, The EMDRIA Podcast
Let’s Talk EMDR, The EMDRIA Podcast – Season 2 Episode 1

How can EMDR therapists teach presence and centeredness to clients? Sarah Jenkins, MC, LPC, CPsychol, suggests using a four-legged friend. Equine therapy is not a new concept. It’s been used for decades to help people with physical disabilities. So, how can these beautiful creatures help EMDR therapy clients? Can equine-assisted therapy with EMDR help clients with complex PTSD? What about EMDR therapists who don’t have access to horses but want to integrate equine-assisted therapy into their practice? Learn more about this approach to EMDR therapy.

Fall 2022 go with that magaine cover from EMDRIA. Cover is shades or orange with a drawn face in black with other doodles, drawings and lines above a list of articles in the magazine.
Go With That magazine, Fall 2022, volume 27, issue 4
“Eight Phases. Three Prongs. Four Legs.” Article in EMDRIA Magazine

I am so grateful to have my article on Equine-Assisted EMDR featured in EMDRIA’s Go With That Magazine. Thank you EMDRIA, so much for bringing EA-EMDR to Go With That Magazine with such unwavering support. Humbling and truly inspiring to have worked with EMDRIA’s team to make it happen! Thank you to all of my horses, clients, students, and colleagues who are so key to this work.

Woman standing outside green corral fence petting a horse that is black with some white spots.
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.