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IMPERIUM HEALTH CLINIC

Two committed people decided to put their lifelong acquired knowledge together to create a unique solution for people with depression, anxiety, stress and trauma.

Imperium Health Clinic was established after Marlise Serfontein (Psychologist) and Yolanda Steyn (Horse Therapist), wrote a unique program. Marlise runs her private practice in Randfontein and Yolanda is the director of Oppistal near Krugersdorp.

Marlise and Yolanda decided to write the program for various reasons. Both are passionate about horses and people. Paul Meier, a psychiatrist, has proven that if only medication are given to their patients, they only get a 30% improvement after 2-3 weeks. Those who get medication as well as counselling shows a 50% improvement during the same period.

Ray (2005:30) refers to investigations regarding patients and medical clinics which shows that as little as 16% of these pateints problems can be explained through a traditional biophysical paradigm.

In spite of these low statistics, Marlise and Yolanda are hopeful to use their successes of the past in developing a therapeutic horse program. Imperium Health Clinic proposes an alternative solution for people who would like to be healed in spirit, soul and body. A huge part of the program’s success lies in the therapeutic environment which is out in nature in the beautiful Cradle of Humankind. Horses are saddled to assist participating people to take control and responsibility for their lives.

The program kicks off with therapeutic horses ‘choosing’ each of the participants. Daily scheduled ‘horse sessions’ are part of the healing program. Horses enhance the healing processes with people for various reasons – research has shown.

Topics which will be discussed are: Anxiety, Rejection, Anger, Choices and consequences, Hormones and their functions, Forgiveness, Identity, Depression, Discipline and Thought control.

It is of utmost importance to us that transference between ‘skills acquired’ and ‘lessons learned’ would take place from the therapeutic environment to the ‘world of reality’.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  CONTACT YOLANDA - 082 829 9003

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