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This month members from a number of other local WIs joined us for a very interesting and inspiring talk from Sue Brewis founder of the charity Horse Time in Little Swinton.
Horse Time is an equine facilitated learning combined with psychological trauma therapy and is designed to enable people suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD or severe illness/disability cope with their difficulties. It has been proven that the psychological benefits of being around horses boosts self-esteem and confidence; helps develop a better understanding of our emotions; improves communication skills; transforms negative beliefs; and, can change behaviour.
Within this framework, Sue worked with a veteran from KOSB and his wife to develop the Horses for Forces programme which is specifically aimed at providing support to Veterans and First Responders suffering from PTSD.
Our next meeting is at 2pm on Thursday, July 5, in Norham Village Hall when Jackie Hamblett, President of Berwick WI, will be demonstrating a flower arrangement. New members will be warmly welcomed.