ranch programs

the following programs and support are designed to help women with mental illness in a holistic way and will be made available based on the needs of the women.

for interpersonal support and recovery: 

• One-on-one Counseling
• Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
• Shinah support group
• On-site social worker
• Physician support 
• Attending nurse
• Emotional Freedom Technique
• Mentoring Programs
• Discussion Groups
• Relaxation Therapies
• Equestrian Therapy (Out sourced from Westwind Rodeo Academy) 

to help achieve optimum nutrition and physical health:

•Discussion of nutrition and healthful eating
•Hands-on involvement in menu planning and food purchase
•Cooperative involvement in preparing meals to learn healthy cooking skills
•Cooking Classes

To build fitness and promote stress reduction:

• Yoga classes
• Meditation classes

To build self-confidence and sense of connection with life:

• Gardening (herbs, vegetables, and flowers)
• Canning and preserving
• Animal care (e.g. milking goats, incubating chicks, and grooming horses)
• Housekeeping

for using creative expression as a healing tool:

• Music therapy
• Writing therapy
• Art therapy
• Pottery
• Scrap booking and photography
• Sewing and quilting

for development and/or recovery of basic education skills:

• Based on the Thomas Jefferson education principles and Harbinger Institute
• Optional correspondence courses
• Access to the Shinah House library of classic literature
• Cursive writing and calligraphy classes
• Book club and group reading sessions


to regain control over life and finances, and encourage self-sufficiency:

• Basic budgeting
• Personal banking skills
• Debt management
• Planning to establish financial stability