Horse Sense and the Human Heart: What Horses Can Teach Us about Trust, Bonding, Creativity and Spirituality

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Health Communications, 1997 - Religion - 229 pages
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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 onyl 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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"This book got me. It is about personal growth and the cultivation of wisdom, and is one of the wisest contributions I have come across in years...Its implications for healing are utterly profound. Horse Sense and the Human Heartis a breakthrough work."

--Larry Dossey, M.D. author Prayer is Good Medicine and Healing Words

"Horse Sense and the Human Heart is an eye-opening and heartwarming adventure. In sharing their pioneering therapeutic discoveries, Adele and Deborag McCormick take us on a shamantic interspecies odyssey. They reveal a secret world governed by wise equine masters, availalbe to help heal our psyches, and guide the human spirit on its journey toward wholeness."

--David Jay Brown, author, Brainchild and Mavericks of the Mind

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Horses can teach us about trust and love and be part of a therapeutic healing process for troubled humans. The authors, both practicing psychotherapists, use horses in their treatment program with ... Read full review

Contents

The Classic Horse
1
Our Connection with Animals
13
The Healing Horse
33
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Adele von Rust McCormick, Ph.D. and Marlena Deborah McCormick, Ph.D., have been psychotherapists for over 30 years. Currently, they are co-direectors of the Institute for Conscious/Awareness and co-founders of the Three Eagles Equine Experience in Calistoga, California.

Adele von Rust McCormick, Ph.D. and Marlena Deborah McCormick, Ph.D., have been psychotherapists for over 30 years. Currently, they are co-direectors of the Institute for Conscious/Awareness and co-founders of the Three Eagles Equine Experience in Calistoga, California.

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