This UT Center Uses EMDR And
Equine Therapy To Treat Addiction
Are you looking for help to overcome
addiction or mental illness? If you
answered 'yes', then this center is for
you! Utah Addiction Centers has
launched its addiction rehab and mental
illness treatment center in Eagle
The facility uses
neurofeedback, EMDR, and
equine therapy to treat
patients suffering from
addiction and mental illness.
Neurofeedback is a way to train brain
function. During neurofeedback therapy,
the brain learns to function more efficiently.
Using advanced technology and software,
the center’s staff use electroencephalogram
patterns to observe electrical currents of
the brain in action.
The treatment allows clinicians to address
problems of brain dysregulation in the form
of emotional reactivity, mental calming,
and sensory awareness. A few areas of
brain dysregulation that can be trained
using neurofeedback are ADHD,
depression, and panic attacks.
The center also uses Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
therapy to relieve psychological distress. It
is effective in healing the lasting and
sometimes crippling effects of trauma such
as military combat, rape, car accidents,
and mental abuse.
EMDR can help defiance turn to a
willingness to at least consider new
possibilities or other people’s opinions.
Problems that have previously been
found to be overwhelming and stress-
inducing become far more
Utah Addiction Centers also
offers a variety of equine
therapy options from group
dynamics, trauma, and
cognitive and behavioral
During equine assisted therapy
sessions, patients work with a horse
trainer and a therapist, taking each
movement and interaction with the
horse as a way to help patients better
understand themselves and their own
feelings and actions.
Horses tend to be hyper-vigilant and very
aware of their environment, much like
people who have experienced trauma or
live with anxiety. This makes the
connection between humans struggling
with these conditions and horses easier