Impeccable Self Statements

So far in this blog series on The Four Agreements, we have gone over the importance of being impeccable with your word. We have learned that it is vital to speak with truth, kindness, and understanding to ourselves and others. What we think and say to ourselves directly affects how we live. Do you remember […]

How to Be Impeccable With Your Word in Your Daily Life

How to be impeccable with your word We have briefly discussed what the Four Agreements are, and we have talked a bit about how to apply the first one, “be impeccable with your word,” to yourself. Now, for the important part. How do we apply this to raising your child? First, you strive to be […]

The First Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word

Last week we introduced The Four Agreements, a self-help book by Miguel Ruiz, that dives into four concepts that will empower us to succeed in life. We discussed how they form the foundation of our therapies at TROT (read that introductory blog article here). This week, we’ll start with talking about the first of the […]

Introduction to the Four Agreements

The Book: What’s It About? The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is a book written by Don Miguel Ruiz. Ruiz is a physician as well as a healer in the South American Native tradition. The principles outlined in The Four Agreements form the foundation for the therapies here at TROT. We are […]

COVID-19: 12 Tips On How to Talk to Your Child About Coronavirus


Your kids are hearing about coronavirus from various places. You want to make sure they get reliable information — and you want them to hear it from you. Here’s how to talk about it. 1. Ask questions. This gives you a chance to learn how much kids know, and to find out if they’re hearing […]

COVID-19: Information for Parents


COVID-19 has created uncertainty, social isolation and parental anxiety, all of which have an impact on the mental health and well-being of our children and adolescents. Predictability has been a staple of anxiety management for our kids. We have long known that being able to predict events helps children and adolescents feel safe and secure. […]

EAP for ADD (Part 4): Horses and Arousal Shifts


How Horses Can Help Horses tend to stay at a low arousal level. They prefer not to be overly anxious, not to have to be watchful of their environment, and not to do anything terribly complex. However, they do experience the different shifts in arousal we discussed in earlier blogs. How to Identify the Horse’s […]

EAP for ADD (Part 3): Brain Structure, Brainwaves, & Arousal Level: A 3-Part Lesson for Success


In previous blogs, we identified the five brainwave classifications and how equine-assisted therapies re-organize brain waves, producing behavior change. Today, we are going to go a little deeper into how the brain works. Brain Function and Structure The brain has four basic functions: Getting information (sensory cortex) Making meaning of information (back integrative cortex) Creating […]

EAP for ADD (Part 2): Understanding Brainwaves


What Are Brainwaves? The term brainwaves refers to a series of electrochemical impulses created by your brain. Your brain basically operates like a large battery. It uses a combination of specific chemicals and electrical impulses to create a pattern of communication between the cells in your brain. Brainwaves look different depending on what your brain […]

EAP for ADD (Part 1): What Is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?


Living with ADD/ADHD can be extremely difficult. People with ADD/ADHD often do not have a self-monitoring “filter” that allows them to think about how what they say will be received before they utter it. As a result, individuals with ADD/ADHD often hear a great deal of criticism, such as, “stop interrupting,” “be quiet,” and “can’t […]

Autism Series #3: How to Get Your Child to “Makini”


Yep, another Swahili word. Can you guess what it means? Yeah- it means pay attention. I guess parents all over the world deal with this. So, how do you get your neurodiverse child to pay attention? How do you help that child file things in memory in such a way that it can be retrieved? […]