Horses Helping VETERANS 

HEAL

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Gateway Family Services of Illinois has partnered with the Illiana VA Health Care System to provide Trauma Focused-Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to veterans.  

Veterans participate in 8 week group sessions to provide essential skills for address their PTSD symptoms and improving overall health and wellness.  

Areas of growth: 

*Improved ability to self-regulate 

*Increased understanding of symptoms & strategies for addressing symptoms

*Improved ability to regulate mood

*Decrease in anxiety and depressive symptoms

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