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Emotional Abuse

You probably know many of the more obvious signs of mental and emotional abuse. But when you’re in the midst of it, it can be easy to miss the persistent undercurrent of abusive behaviour.


Psychological abuse involves a person’s attempts to frighten, control, or isolate you. It’s in the abuser’s words and actions, as well as their persistence in these behaviours.


The abuser could be your spouse or other romantic partner. They could be your business partner, parent, or a caretaker.


No matter who it is, you don’t deserve it and it’s not your fault. 



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How does Horse Therapy help me heal after suffering emotional abuse?

Here at the centre we don't judge where you have come from or who you are, neither do we judge our rescued horses. All that matters is that both need to heal. 


When you arrive at the centre for your therapy, you will be partnered with a horse that has recently been rescued, one that has lost all trust in humans due to some form of abuse, just like yourself. 


Together, over the course of a few days or even weeks, through a series of trust building and bonding exercises both you and the horse heal, rebuilding trust and faith that not all relationships are toxic and harmful. You will both learn skills through natural horsemanship to help cope with future trauma or setbacks and fears. 

Therapy at the centre is free and once both yourself and your horse companion have successfully completed your therapy all we ask is... 

that you pay it forward in kind...


How?...

Well you can help by spreading the word via Social Media about or project and what we do here, you can volunteer in the future or even help fundraise, any act, however small will help some part of our project.


How does your horse companion pay it forward?...

Once our rescue horses are emotionally stable, with your help, they go on to be retrained to be suitable for riders with special needs or indeed disabilities. They are either re-homed or stay with us at the centre.


Types of Emotional Abuse-know the triggers, break the cycle

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Narcissism

Narcissistic relationships are formed when one or both partners struggle with a narcissistic personality. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they're superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings.

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Codependence

Codependency is an excessive emotional, physical, and psychological reliance on a relationship that is dysfunctional. At the core of the codependent behaviour exists the refusal to acknowledge a problem. 

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Control & Shame

This is a relationship where the behaviour of the abuser is such that they make you feel ashamed of your inadequacies thus creating low self-esteem issues within yourself.

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Accusing, blaming and denial

This behaviour comes from an abuser's insecurities. they want to create a hierachy in which they're at the top and you're at the bottom.

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Humiliation, negating, criticising

These tactics are meant to undermine your self-esteem. The abuse is harsh and unrelenting in matters big and small.

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Emotional neglect & isolation

Tactics include coming between you and people who support you making you more dependent solely on them, isolating you from normal relationships.