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MANE SUPPORT INC

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Faith-Based

Location

1522 NEW HOPE RDROCKWOOD, TN 37854 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mane Support provides a ministry through equine assisted grief counseling services to reach children, youth, teens, adults and families who have experienced a death, who are anticipating the death of someone they know, or who are experiencing trauma related to the loss.

Description

Mane Support is a nonprofit ministry that provides equine assisted grief counseling to those who have experienced a death, who are anticipating the death of someone they know or who have experienced other trauma related to their loss. Unlike therapeutic riding, 100% of the activities are conducted on the ground, as participants learn communication and coping skills, problem solving techniques, relationship building and self-esteem...not from the counselors but from the different personalities and attributes of the horses. Because of the individuality of grief, participants are encouraged to do the activities in ways that work for them. There is no right or wrong way to complete the tasks, just as there is no right or wrong way for them to grieve. It is the end result that matters, allowing them to accomplish their goals in mannerisms that pertain to their own needs, thoughts and feelings of loss within a safe and supportive environment. It is through these interactions with our "equine counselors" that healing and understanding begin to take place.

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