Connection. It is the basis of being able to understand and experience the world without the torment of fear and anger clouding every thought, decision and action. But what happens when a child is robbed of their opportunity to form meaningful connections to loving caregivers as their neurobiology develops? In these cases, the brain creates neural pathways that say the world isn’t safe. Stress and fear responses become hyper-active. Behaviors that result make it increasingly hard for others to see the wounded instead of the wound.
Research and experience show that nurturing, intensive, holistic interventions can have a course-altering effect on children and families impacted by these issues. Our goal is to create a whole, healthy environment that fosters the development of connection on every level; brain, body and soul. Our land is being designed to nourish and meet needs of children and families impacted by early developmental trauma, through directed, intensive interventions in Rest, Play, Work and Nourishment, which we believe to be the natural pillars of a healthy balanced life. We are seeking to equip our land with access to researched and proven therapies such as equine assisted therapy, therapeutic rhythm and art, EMDR, clean, organic nutrition, and Yoga/Martial Arts.
For more information about where we are in the process and/or how you can be a part, please contact us or click “Stay Updated” to hear about things as they happen.