A unique opportunity for grieving teenagers, using the assistance of horses in group therapy, will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, November 12th and 19th. The camp is offered by Four Seasons with the direction and collaboration of the equine therapy team at “Horse Sense of the Carolinas” in Marshall, NC.
Transportation to and from the “Horse Sense” facility for the first session will be provided by Four Seasons. The teens will meet their four-legged therapists and begin exploring their individual grief issues through specially planned activities. The second session will be held at Greatrex Place on the Four Seasons campus in Flat Rock. Horse-riding skills are not required to participate in this camp.
During the two days of sharing and learning, through this established form of experiential therapy with horses, the teens will have a unique opportunity to explore their individual grief experiences without judgment or criticism. Together the teens will learn new coping skills for their grief journey and gain confidence to deal with their changing worlds. The sessions are facilitated throughout both days by a trained equine specialist and therapist and the Four Seasons Teen Bereavement Counselor.
Teens, ages 14-19, who have experienced the loss of a significant loved one, are eligible and encouraged to apply. Teens must be able to commit to both Saturdays. For more information or an application, please call the Four Seasons Bereavement Department at 828-692-6178, or go to our website at www.FourSeasonsCFL.org