Foxy On... Apple Bobbing

Hello Foxy fans, I’ve once again made a break for it and can put my hooves to the keys and tell you about my adventures. The last fortnight has been an exciting one here at Spirit and Soul, one of our regular groups finished, and the transformations were amazing to see, as was the beautiful card we were sent. The herd really appreciate the thanks and the love we get from those who come and work with us. It was brilliant to see the humans all working together as a herd, even if we were confused at their being a human in the hay barrow! At the weekend we were all involved in teaching a group of humans how to ‘notice’ the amazing things around them, and about themselves. The bigger horses en

Herd Lessons - Connection

Horses and connection Loneliness. It’s a hot topic in public health and now is being measured as something that has an impact on mental and physical wellbeing. According to The Campaign to end Loneliness “Research shows that lacking social connections is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day (Holt-Lunstad, 2015)”[1], this statistic along with the links to increases in depression (Cacioppo et al, 2006) (Green et al, 1992)[2] and an increased risk in developing dementia (Holwerda et al, 2012)[3] it is clear that loneliness is a real problem that needs to be looked at by any organisation looking to help people live their best lives. This need for connection with others is so

Foxy on... Body Image

Hello, Foxy here, the human team in Spirit and Soul have let me loose on this blog, and this week I am talking about the Mental Health Awareness theme of ‘Body Image’. So, with the help of our human team members here are some fabulous Foxy facts, alongside what we as a therapy herd have learnt about ‘body image’ through our work. First let me introduce myself to those of you who haven’t met me. I am Foxy, a Shetland pony who has been part of the Spirit and Soul team since the beginning. Don’t let my size fool you, I am full of personality and I love to keep everyone in line, after food. I REALLY love food, its beautiful… ahem… I am looking forward to my post blog snack. So, body image, it

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