CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY WITH EQUINE ASSISTED MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY !!
We invited... and you showed up! We were thrilled to host more than 150 guests for our 10th Birthday Party on August 11th. Many of you were new faces and many were old friends who've been part of our "herd" for years. It made our day to celebrate this 10 Year milestone with our horse heroes who make the magic happen.
At the end of the day, our impact is your impact. The difference Hearts Landing Ranch has made is because of the community behind us, from our hard-working staff, to volunteers, mentors and donors. We could not do this work without your support and encouragement!
Learning to dance together made the celebration even more special! With 10 years under our belt, we can't wait to see where we are in 10 & 20 more years! Together we are building change.
SAVE THE DATE for our next event: Harvest Pour Friday, October 20th
A shout out to our sponsors who love what we do, please choose to use their products and services!
Crystal Basin Cellars poured Bubbles, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Cab Fran.
(Be sure to visit their tasting room in historic Folsom!)
Impact Axe was a total hit!!! Owners Jonathan and wife brought out their axe throwing trailer.
For a fun family night or business team building event, find them on Granite Drive in Rocklin.
Granite Bay Brewing Co. The owner brought pony kegs of their finest. Head over for music and beer
at their new Granite Bay location.
The Monk's Cellar Award winning beer is so yummy!
Local Kitchens loved their food; if you can't stop in, order online for pick up
Sac Ice Once again Roger and his team provided all the ice we could ever want and kept all our drinks cool.
Backyard Breeze & Trailscape came together and donated the pressurized misters for the event...
and what a blessing to have it for years to come.
Lisa Milburn, Lyons Real Estate
The Petal Connection blessed us with floral arrangements. Dedicated to providing floral arrangements
for the elderly and people on hospice, they also HLR been growing flowers onsite for over 5 years.
Kelli's Cookies provides jobs and work skills for foster youth. Next time you need cookies, call them!
The Crossman Connection (band) vocals and music is outstanding!
World Fare Catering food truck
Dutch Girl Provisions cupcakes to pies to tiered cakes! Check out her inspirational website of
ideas for your wedding or next birthday.
In addition, a BIG thank you to,
Roseville Chamber of Commerce wonderful Ambassadors and Staff who volunteer their time to help
prepare well for the Party.
Morgan Family Wine Collection
Frey Family Foundation
"Every time I stepped foot into TJ Maxx, Homegoods, or any similar store, my mood would instantly shift, my palms would become sweaty, and my heart would race. I felt an overwhelming urge to leave, yet I couldn't understand why these reactions were happening.
Then, I received a candle as a gift for my new apartment. As soon as I smelled it, I was transported back to the same intense emotions I experienced whenever I entered those stores.
Thankfully, I confided in my therapist about this peculiar connection. Together, we embarked on a journey to unravel the root cause of my distress. Through our discussions, it became clear that the scent in those stores and the fragrance of the gifted candle were an exact match to the scent that permeated the air when I was sexually assaulted.
With this revelation, my therapist and I decided to explore exposure therapy as a means to overcome my fears. Exposure therapy, a guided therapeutic approach, aims to help individuals confront their fears and reduce avoidance behaviors by gradually exposing them to the feared objects or situations.
During our sessions, we employed various exposure therapy methods. We deliberately surrounded myself with the triggering scent when I felt mentally prepared, and I would sit with it while journaling or intentionally creating new, positive memories associated with the smell.
It is essential to note that exposure therapy should only be undertaken under the supervision of a licensed therapist trained in this specific treatment modality.
I am immensely grateful for the entire process, as I now understand the cause of my reactions and have acquired strategies to guide myself through them. As time progresses and I engage in more exposure exercises, my reactions diminish little by little. I am currently in the process of forging new, positive associations with the scent that once haunted me."
Exposure therapy has emerged as a powerful tool for for me in overcoming my fears and traumatic experiences, and its impact can be further amplified when combined with equine-assisted psychotherapy programs.
At Hearts Landing Ranch, a sanctuary for rescued horses, I discovered a remarkable synergy between exposure therapy and the healing power of these majestic creatures.
As I reflect on my transformative journey, I am grateful for the profound impact of exposure therapy and the healing synergy found at Hearts Landing Ranch. Their equine-assisted programs not only provided me with a path towards recovery but also opened doors to a life of newfound strength, connection, and inner peace."
Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, and it's essential for parents to have conversations with their children about it. Mental health issues can be a significant source of stress and anxiety for young people, and it's important for parents to be proactive in discussing these issues with their children. Here are some ideas and tips for parents to talk with their kids about mental health.
Of course, it is not uncommon for children to be hesitant or reluctant to talk about their mental health. If your child is not willing to talk, it's important to respect their boundaries and give them space. However, there are some things you can try to encourage them to open up:
4. Share your own experiences with mental health in an age-appropriate way. Let your child know that it's normal to have ups and downs and that it's okay to talk about them.
5. If your child is still hesitant to talk, consider seeking help from a mental health professional.
A therapist or counselor can provide a safe space for your child to express themselves and work through any issues they may be facing.
Remember to listen actively and be present when your child is sharing their thoughts and feelings. Try to avoid interrupting or offering advice, and instead focus on validating their emotions and providing a safe space for them to express themselves. By using open-ended questions, you can help your child feel heard and understood, which can be a powerful tool in promoting positive mental health.
Talking about mental health with your children is essential for their overall well-being. Normalize the conversation, create a safe space, listen, and validate, educate yourself and your child, encourage self-care, seek professional help if necessary, and be open and available. By having these conversations and providing support, you can help your child develop a healthy attitude towards mental health and ensure they get the help they need when they need it.
"Making a Positive Impact"
Donna Eckwortzel recognized - Hearts Landing Ranch
We are thrilled to announce that Hearts Landing Ranch has been recognized by Granite Bay View / and Placer County Supervisor -Suzanne Jones . This is very exciting for HLR and our community, as EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) provides invaluable mental health support to those in need.
At Hearts Landing Ranch, we specialize in providing therapeutic services to those struggling with mental health issues. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients improve their overall wellbeing, and the use of rescue horses as a therapy tool has proven to be incredibly effective.
Through EAP, clients are able to build a connection with our horses, and learn to trust and communicate with them. This in turn helps our clients learn to trust themselves, and build self-confidence. We have seen first hand how EAP can help individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and more, to improve their quality of life.
We are especially proud of Donna Eckwortzel, the founder of Hearts Landing Ranch and the driving force behind this recognition. Donna and her team have dedicated themselves to helping others, and have worked tirelessly to make Hearts Landing Ranch a safe and supportive place for clients to receive the mental health help they need.
We strongly believe that everyone should have access to quality mental health services, and we are so proud to be part of this movement. We look forward to continuing to help our community and make a positive difference in people’s lives.
Why Equine Assisted Therapy?
The human-horse connection is a special one. It can go beyond the physical, and into the emotional and spiritual realms. Horses are known for their calming effect on people, and for their ability to help people find peace. In recent years, equine therapy has become more popular as a form of treatment for mental health needs. In some cases, it’s used in conjunction with traditional therapy to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, and many other mental health challenges.
How to Choose which Equine Assisted Therapy Fits Your Needs? - Client Testimonial
Please watch the video below from an actual client experience at Hearts Landing Ranch. As one of the best EAP programs in Northern California. We are a nonprofit organization that relies on donors like you . HLR offers a variety of programs to address PTSD, Stress, Anxiety, Depression to name a few, and promote emotional healing, typically at no cost to the client. HLR has a team of equine specialists and mental health therapists who together, tailor a program to address each client’s special needs. Please visit our website for additional information and see if we might be a fit for your needs.
To apply for a program, https://www.heartslandingranch.com/