Changing the world one nervous system at a time takes commitment, time, and community. The Polyvagal Equine Institute is joining the mission of the Polyvagal Institute to make the world a better, more compassionate place for all of us. We believe that horses have much to teach us about compassionate connection and communication.

For treatment providers, we hope to promote a new understanding of the incredible power of resiliency accessible to each of us once we set old narratives aside and learn to become comfortable and calm in our bodies. This is no simple task for anyone, but is particularly challenging for those who have experienced extreme trauma. As both Bessel van der Kolk and Alice Miller so aptly point out in their books, “The body keeps score”, but an important step on the way to recovery is learning to be comfortable and patient with the uncomfortable feelings that are often out of our conscious control.