EQUUSOMA and Somatic Experiencing®

Sarah with a horse

It’s a natural combination. Supporting human healing through an approach grounded in an understanding of mammalian stress responses, psychophysiology, trauma and attachment, in the presence of another relational species whose nervous systems resonate with the principles taught in Somatic Experiencing®. The intersection of the biological and the psychological, of intuition and science, where transformation occurs organically in a trauma-informed way.

Our Vision: EQUUSOMA offers concrete frameworks and principles to guide equine-facilitated therapy and learning programs. While not all programs involving equines are trauma-specific, all equine-based interventions can nonetheless be trauma-informed.

Fostering safety, consent, trust, compassion, choice, voice and empowerment through trauma awareness for all equine-assisted interventions.