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Providing Healing For America's Heroes
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Soul to Sole Connection is dedicated to the mental health of America’s military and first responders.  We provide FREE counseling and wellness services to veterans, service members, first responders and their families, focused on healing from trauma on our private 50-acre farm.

America, especially our military and first responders, is enthralled in a mental health crisis that demands action. The unique demands placed on service members, first responders and their families can lead to tragic consequences:  PTSD, depression, divorce, drug & alcohol addiction, and suicide. These challenges deserve our most effective healing methods – The Horses and Nature!

Mental health with Horses works where traditional counseling methods fall short. Decidedly action-oriented, mental health with horses engages clients to:

- Understand & Recognize Patterns

- Build on their Personal Strengths

- Translate Insights into Life-Changing Solutions

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OUR MISSION
To Provide Ground-Based Counseling and Wellness Services, with Horses, Focused Healing from Trauma.

Soul to Sole Connection, a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to the mental health of America’s veterans, active-duty personnel, first responders and their families. Participants suffering from trauma, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) or Military Sexual Trauma (MST), are offered the time, space, and support to heal.

We provide a supportive haven, where concerns and struggles can be explored and released. The experiential nature of working with horses engages the active and retired in their own healing process, reaching solutions that meet them squarely on their own terms, with lasting results.

Soul to Sole Connection is committed to “Stomping the Stigma” around mental health, especially within the military and first responders.

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HOW IT HELPS

Clients experience activities with horses that remove much of the perceived stigma associated with traditional talk therapy. When treatment is about doing, it is more engaging. Engagement increases impact! Data confirms that the military population is more likely to start and complete treatment with this model, with less dropout and recidivism than traditional talk therapies. Military clients repeatedly attest to how quickly and deeply they get to the root of their issues and subsequent meaningful changes

“I returned home in 2007 from a 15-month deployment to Iraq. Although I was diagnosed several years ago with PTSD, I avoided any type of treatment. I used every excuse in the book from I am ok and I can handle it to refusing to talk to someone that has no idea what I have been through.

During my time participating in the partnership with PTSD Foundation of America and Soul to Soles Connection, I realized that I am not alone. I have met extraordinary men and women that can relate to some of my experiences and feelings.

For the first time in 13 years, I have begun to mention some of the situations that have weighed heavily on my heart and mind. This program has been invigorating to my life in so many ways. I will be forever grateful for being allowed to be involved!”

- Josh, Army Veteran

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