Horse Sense and the Human Heart.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 09/22/2011
Publication: Name: Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association Publisher: American Psychotherapy Association Audience: Academic; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Psychology and mental health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 American Psychotherapy Association ISSN: 1535-4075
Issue: Date: Fall-Winter, 2011 Source Volume: 14 Source Issue: 3
Topic: NamedWork: Horse Sense and the Human Heart (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: McCormick, Adele von Rust; McCormick, Marlena Deborah
Accession Number: 277270205
Full Text: Horse Sense and the Human Heart

What Horses Can Teach Us About Trust, Bonding, Creativity and Spirituality

by Adele von Rust McCormick, Ph.D and Marlena Deborah McCormick, Ph.D

* 200 pages

* ISBN 978-1-55874-523-0

Can horses really teach us to be better human beings? In this groundbreaking work, you will discover that the answer is a resounding "Yes".

While working with severely disturbed youths, therapists Adele and Deborah McCormick discovered the best healers were their herd of Peruvian Paso horses. Through their work with horses, the McCormicks' patients were initiated into the hidden world of animal energy and instinct, and found a safe and natural way to learn about their own dualistic natures. Patients learned to tap into their primal "animal" mind and energies and apply them toward more creative and responsible living. What took days or months to uncover in an office setting took only minutes when patients were on a horse.

You will read case after fascinating case of people discarded by society and the psychiatric community whose lives were turned around by the intuitive guidance and friendship of their equine therapists.
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