Dare to Live programmes incorporate the IFEEL Method of Equine Facilitated Human Development process developed by IFEEL, an evidence-based psychological process that is Trauma Informed.
The programmes are sensitively delivered as half day, one, two or three day experiences and are broken down into a series of 40-minute modules with a mix of classroom-based activities and unridden exercises with horses in paddocks. No previous horse experience is required.
FIRST RESPONDERS IN TRANSITION
HOW TO TAKE PART
Current and ex-service personnel and first responders are welcome to participate on the programme. Dare to Live considers self-referred clients as well as those referred via NHS treatment programmes or military/other first responder agencies.
We also support family members come to terms with some of the challenges the wider ex-forces community face.
Contact us for more information. See below for our current dates.
“This form of treatment is extremely beneficial to those who may be experiencing anxiety, trauma or stress.”
“The programme is delivered in a very intuitive and timely manner and felt the participant feeling relaxed and peaceful”
YOUTH IN TRANSITION
HOW TO TAKE PART
We form collaborative partnerships with Agencies working with young people from the ages of 16 – 25.
Clients can be pre, post or during NHS or private psychological or clinical treatment programmes.
Our programmes are sensitively delivered as a three day experience* and are broken down into a series of 40-minute modules with a mix of classroom-based activities and non-ridden exercises with horses in paddocks (no previous horse experience is required).
On completion of the full programme, participants are awarded a programme certificate for Interpersonal Skills Training, which may be used to explore education and/or employment opportunities and evidence a change in interpersonal relationship management for those where this has been a previous barrier to learning and/or employment.
A key measure of the success of the Dare to Live programme is the ability to show measured outcomes (up to eight months post programme) and we employ a number of different self-assessment questionnaires pre and post programme in order to gauge the efficacy of the programme.
*Our programmes can be delivered over differing timescales and we work with referrers to plan what best suits their clients and setting.
Tel: 01892 770139
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently lining up a number of extra programmes to support First Responders following this time of exceptional need. We will confirm dates as we can based on Government guidance and available funding. Please check back regularly for the latest programme availability.