At The Dunes East Hampton, we not only provide some of the most advanced methods of clinical services available for drug and alcohol addictions, but we also create an unrivaled recovery experience through our inclusion of holistic treatment modalities.
Our serene East Hampton location coupled with our staff’s advanced treatment philosophy, provides a recovery process that centers on complete healing. When given a chance to reconnect with and reinvigorate your body, mind and spirit, you truly renew your passion for life.
Our unique approach makes for an enjoyable journey to recovery that cannot be found anywhere else. Through our holistic treatment methods, clients enjoy a truly personalized recovery program that helps them reclaim their health and gives them tools to live a long and prosperous life.
Equine-assisted therapy is the practice of using horses to provide self-reflective, metaphorical experiences to foster emotional growth. This practice can be a powerful tool for recovering addicts during the difficult rehabilitation process. By working with horses, we can experience a profound shift in the way we view our relationships with others, as well as our own thoughts and emotions.
Under the instruction and supervision of a certified EAP (equine-assisted psychotherapy) technician at The Dunes, clients will not ride but instead learn to connect authentically through touching, grooming and guiding the horses. These tasks build abilities in:
- Behavioral and emotional control
- Problem solving
- Building a positive self-image
Equine-assisted therapy is a way to reconnect with our deeper selves and overcome the psychological hurdles that resulted in addictive patterns of behavior. The experience serves as a metaphor for how we feel and react in real-world situations.
Individuals who are in recovery report many life-changing benefits after working closely with horses. This is especially true for those who struggle with allowing themselves to become emotionally vulnerable with other people. An animal won’t judge you for your past mistakes and shortcomings, which makes equine-assisted therapy a wonderful addition to the inpatient addiction treatment program at The Dunes.