christianna capra

Central NJ (btwn NYC and Philly)

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"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man"~ Sir Winston Churchill
Spring Reins of Hope / Growth, Getting to the Horse of the Matter

Spring Reins of Hope (SROH) is an innovative and experiential program offering Equine Assisted services which are designed to generate personal resources and empowerment. At Spring Reins of Hope we are committed to improving people’s lives both personally and professionally. The field of Equine Assisted work is growing at a rapid pace with marked results. Founded in 2009, Spring Reins of Hope offers both Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (personal growth) and Equine Assisted Learning (professional growth).

Horses, which are herd bound prey animals, are a perfect choice to serve as gentle guides in this arena due to their inherent ability to increase self-awareness and generate opportunities for resiliency. All exercises are un-mounted and no horse experience is necessary to benefit. Please join us and explore the various services we offer. On a Zephyr Wind the horses patiently await your arrival…

EAP (psychotherapy) sessions for Individuals, Couples, and Families and NEW GROUPS for Children/Teens/Adults) addresses all emotional, behavioral and triggers associated with mental and behavioral health. For example - anxiety, depression, anger/stress management, PTSD, trauma recovery, teen defiance, ADD/ ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism (high functioning), RAD, substance abuse, relationships, insomnia, communication gaps, and much more...If traditional talk therapy is not working for you or if you are simply not a good fit for “the couch” then come give the horses a try!

EAL (life-skills learning) for Individuals, Couples, Families and GROUPS which can invigorate bolstering social and communication skills, build self confidence, work on healthy boundaries, and many other issues that hinder our personal advancement. SROH also has customized workshops offering expertise with corporate training (team building, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation skills and much more), executive excellence program which focuses on mid-level to upper level management with a deeper look into building the perfect team, resolving leadership gaps, and inspiring motivation with life-skills mastery. “Horses for Healers” is a workshop designed for medical & dental professionals/students to learn impeccable bedside manner that will last their careers. So come learn from the horses – they can quietly help us with social skills, self-confidence, career reinvention, authentic communication and much more...

The missing piece of the puzzle to solving life's most challenging or complex issues just may be...A HORSE!

Spring Reins of Life (SROL) is an EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model program offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) which incorporates the use of horses for therapeutic intervention toward promoting emotional growth and healing. We do not offer any riding or mounted activities in our program. While there are many benefits to horseback riding, the EAGALA model is a solution focused base that enhances the emotional benefits of behavioral rehearsal and the experiential component that is displayed when observing the horses in “free will” interacting with clients on the ground. Animal assisted therapy with horses combines the positive emotional effects gained from the human/horse bond with opportunities to challenge and explore one’s thoughts and internal struggles during activities with an equine partner. It is a therapeutic intervention that defeats the stigma often associated with traditional counseling, but more importantly, it is an intervention that works. SROL provides EAP services free of charge to populations who have the least access to equine therapy yet are the same individuals who would derive the greatest benefit. Currently, we offer our services to Military Veterans & their Families, Bereaved Children, At-Risk Youth and Addiction Recovery.

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  • Spring Reins of HOPE llc - EAL (equine assisted learning) for Corporations, Organizations and Medical Professionals. Also available is EAP (psychotherapy) for Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups.
  • Spring Reins of LIFE 501c3 - EAL/P (equine assisted learning and/or psychotherapy) for At Risk Youth, Veterans, and Bereaved Children.
  • Artist Michael Colavito - A truly prolic artist and purist of film and cinematography. All large format and none is digital!