Trauma Support

HORSES CAN’T FAKE IT!  – They don’t judge or guess, they are sensing what is real and authentic in order to trust.

Our world leading Trauma Support Programs*, are designed specifically to support those who have encountered repeated stress and trauma in their day to day lives:

  • Australia Defence Force
  • Police, Ambulance, Fire-Brigade and Correctional Personnel
  • Partners and family members of Trauma Sufferers
  • Community Workers, Counsellors and Therapeutic Practitioners

In a range of unique programs, our highly qualified facilitators support participants to develop awareness and resources to overcome anxiety, anger, depressive thoughts and bring about sustained improvements when dealing with the challenges of everyday life.

*Clinically proven, through independent research conducted by Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation

Our Trauma Support programs are designed to be challenging, yet highly supportive. We don’t judge, we listen, we observe and we encourage participants to find new and more positive ways forward. 


All our Trauma Support Programs can be offered as groups programs,
or as private retreats for individuals/couples wishing to receive more personalised therapy.

PTSD Recovery Support

These highly effective programs are designed for those who have suffered traumatic event(s) during their career and are now living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or depression and anxiety.


In this program you don’t need to tell your story, instead you will be asked to stay in the present moment. With support from our practitioners we will help you to slow-down in order to raise your self-awareness, notice your early warning signs of escalation, identify your triggers and examine your learnt responses.


For the duration of the program you will work with the same horse. In each session you will take part in a series of carefully graded activities with your horse which enable you to learn to read yourself. Through the ‘reflective’ qualities of these amazing creatures you will learn to build trust and confidence in the new-found relationship. Discussions are carefully facilitated to encourage you to explore and share your experiences without fear of judgement.


This program will help you:

  • Slow down and “Pause”
  • Increase self-awareness of their authentic experience
  • Better regulate anxiety, anger, fear
  • Enhance your ability to move-forward and start to re-frame historic events

Living With Trauma

These highly successful, programs are designed for COUPLES where one or both partners have encountered traumatic situations in their working life and now are suffering from PTSD and/or related conditions.


The emphasis of these  programs is how to re-build trust and communication in the relationship, break the negative patterns that have formed from ‘walking on eggshells’ and build re-connection. 


For the majority of the sessions you and your partner will work apart, so you both have the opportunity to openly explore your own issues and perspectives.

Our facilitators weave psycho-education about PTSD through the program to help you develop a greater understanding of the affects and impacts at both at the physical and mental level.

As a couple, you will be supported to work on specific aspects of your relationship and develop mutually agreed goals.


This program will help you:

  • Slow-down and step into the present moment
  • Build confidence in yourself and your relationship
  • Re-establish connection with your true feelings, experiences and your partner
  • Develop positive and constructive communication patterns

“ My expectations for this program were very high and yet still were still met”


Building Bridges

Raising a teenager is challenging enough at the best of times, but when one or both of the care-givers suffer with PTSD, anxiety or depression caused by traumatic events in their working life – Parenting becomes a whole lot harder.


This therapeutic program is specifically designed for ADF, First Responders and Correctional Workers with family members between the ages of 12 – 17.

Each program is limited to only four care-givers each with a teenager from their family unit.


Through experiential activities and psycho-education about PSTD, you and your ‘teenager’ will be encouraged to step away from historic patterns of behaviour to discover new and more positive ways to communicate.


This program will help you:

  • Break-down barriers
  • Provide education around the effects of trauma
  • Create shared awareness 
  • Develop new patterns of communication

Maintaining Mental Wellness

This program is designed for currently serving ADF Personnel, First Responders and those working in the front-line of our communities, who are dealing with highly challenging and stressful situations on a daily basis. 


These emphasis of these programs is to help you stay well, regain some inner calm and develop greater self-awareness. 

In a supportive, non-judgmental group environment, with others from your profession, our program will help you slow down, recognise negative behaviour patterns, and address some of the issues linked to accumulative stress.


This program is a unique blend of Equine Assisted Learning, psycho-education and mindfulness designed to help you recognise the things that cause you to escalate and become triggered and raise your self-awareness around behaviour patterns.

Through graded activities with horses and group discussion work we will help you to develop greater resilience and more positive coping strategies to help you stay well.


This program will help you:

  • Increase self-awareness 
  • Address issues linked to Accumulative Stress
  • Support more healthy work-life balance

If you would like to know more about any of our programs,
please feel free to call or email.

We look forward to hearing from you!