Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)
for Bereavement and Grief Counseling


As of August, 2011 the Bereavement EAP services are now being diverted to Spring Reins of Hope's sister non-profit organization, Spring Reins of Life (Horses, Healing & Humans, 501c3). The program is now called Children's Bereavement Programs and can be accessed at: www.springreinsoflife.org/srol-programs/childrens-bereavement-program/. These workshops are designed for young children and teens experiencing the challenges of trauma and loss. We do still offer EAP private sessions on Bereavement and Grief for Individual Adults, Couples and Family Units within the Spring Reins of Hope site under EAP Individuals, EAP Couples and EAP Family.

The Children's Bereavement Programs are funded and free of charge to participants, we also have additional therapists certified in Art, Dance and Music to incorporate these modalities into the EAP sessions. Additionally we are establishing a peer mentoring system so that children can process ideas and feelings with kids their age or a bit older that have experienced similar loss and successful coping skills from the EAP program.

Please visit our non-profit site or contact us at info@springreinsoflife.com 917-275-SROL (7765) to learn more to learn more about the programs we have designed for children

"Bereavement and mourning are tasks of those who have lost a loved one in their lives. Although it can progress to a point where one would exhibit clinical manifestations of diagnosable psycho-pathologies, in most cases it is a sad, difficult but normal time for those who are left behind after a death. It is a time of sadness, anxiety, anger, fear and the desperate feeling of being alone. Not lonely, there are often scores of people offering support to the bereaved...but alone. One is trapped with the real sense that no one else can possibly know how they feel or what they are going through. And of course they would be correct...grief is unique to every person...but to all a dark and difficult journey…" ~ MaryEllen Salamone, 9/11 Widow and Single Mother to 3 Children
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"A pet or Animal Assisted Therapy is a medication without side effects that has so many benefits. I can't always explain it myself, but for years now I've seen how instances of having a pet or being in the presence of animals is like an effective drug. It really does help people cope."~ Dr. Edward Creagan, Oncologist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Resources for Bereavement with Horses