“I feel like such a human being now compared to a cardboard cutout, which is what I felt before.”
You wouldn’t know it now, but not too long ago Geneva’s depression and anxiety kept her alienated and alone. A few years ago, a head injury left her susceptible to migraines.
Geneva attends Bridgewell’s Lowell Adult Day Treatment program and took part in an alternative therapy known as equine therapy. Equine therapy involves basic horsemanship skills such as grooming, feeding, haltering and leading a horse. The sessions are aimed at teaching boundaries, patience, emotion regulation and mindfulness skills.