Two teenaged boys from our Just Say Whoa horse therapy group which is focused on underserved youth in the Boulder, Colorado community.

Giddy Up

A 6-week group for teens who are having a hard time with feeling okay at school or with friends or family or showing up with confidence. Struggles are normal, but sometimes those struggles are too much, and ways of dealing with struggles or escaping them that seem to make sense-substances, overeating or not eating, checking out, or other ways to try to feel better-don’t always turn out well or help.

 

Whatever that is, this group is a place for connecting with other teens who are in the same place and who understand and with our horses and team. We will help teens to be more aware of what’s going on, how to talk about it, and how to use skills to feel better. The horses teach us all how connect safely and with confidence-and finally-that it’s possible to be okay. 

 

Participants are supported by our team as they learn to identify feelings, express emotions and needs, and apply leadership skills. They will explore what it means to have empathy for themselves and others, to have fun, and to build relationships with other teens. 

Giddy Up meets on Tuesdays for 6 weeks.

 

This program is provided at no cost to participants. Donations are always welcome and appreciated.