Why Choose A Holistic Approach To Addiction?
Posted by Dr Terry Spokes
on 28 Mar 2022
Derived from the Greek word, ‘holos’, meaning ‘whole’, holistic means “dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part”. When used to describe a therapeutic approach, it means considering a person’s mental, emotional, social and spiritual states of health and well-being. This is especially important when it comes to…
Equine Therapy Experience at Delamere
Posted by Youssef
on 12 Oct 2021
We begin the day in the barn sat in circular formation, with the herd grazing placidly just metres away. Our guide, Maggie, explains the day and the process for us. The six horses that make up the herd are all rescued, with varying histories from show ponies to ex-working gypsy cobs. The group have some…
What is equine therapy?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 28 Oct 2019
Equine therapy was originally dismissed as ‘American garbage’ by Delamere’s clinical director Mike Delaney, who later went on to become one of the UK’s leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy practitioners. As a registered nurse and experienced rehabilitation practitioner, Mike did not see what horses could possibly add to the rehabilitation experience. It’s fair to say he…
Somatic healing: Breathing life into rehab
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 20 Jan 2019
In this blog we explore what somatic healing is, why we at Delamere advocate it, and how it can help accelerate healing where addiction is concerned. Somatic means, quite literally, ‘relating to the soma’ or in other words ‘of the body’. Somatic therapy is a recognised type of body-centric therapy that works with the connection…