Lisa Krystosek

Lisa Krystosek

Lisa Krystosek is a counselor in St. Louis, Missouri. She specializes in Equine-Facilitated Counseling to help adults, adolescents and children improve their lives. To contact Lisa, please visit

  • Horses as Counselors: Communication

    Feb 21, 2013
    Horses communicate primarily through the use of body language, eye contact, voice and smell. As we learned last time, observing the horse can often provide clues about his emotional state and temperament. This week, we will discuss how understanding horse communication may help counselors communicate with clients on a deeper level.
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  • Horses as Counselors: Do You Speak Horse?

    Feb 11, 2013
    I have received some really great feedback about the various types of therapeutic horsemanship programs available. I have also received some great questions. This week, I will take the opportunity to answer one of the recurring questions: How do horses communicate?
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  • Horses as Counselors: Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, EAGALA-style.

    Jan 30, 2013
    This week we will be climbing out of the saddle to learn about the experiential groundwork techniques of the EAGALA method.
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  • Horses as Counselors: Therapeutic Vaulting

    Jan 30, 2013
    This is an area of Therapeutic Horsemanship that I find to be fascinating. When I think of vaulting on horseback, the image of superhuman gymnasts in Cirque du Soleil-like performances springs to my mind. The more I researched the topic, however, the more I realized the value it brings to clients participating in Therapeutic Horsemanship programs. The balance, focus, confidence and teamwork it takes to perform the exercises during a Therapeutic Vaulting session can be extremely beneficial not only in a physical sense, but also psychologically.
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  • Title: Horses as Counselors: Therapeutic Driving

    Dec 17, 2012
    As we learned last time, Therapeutic Horsemanship is a great method of recreational therapy for people with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities and mental health issues. In addition to riding lessons, many Therapeutic Horsemanship programs offer other ways of interacting with horses to enhance the physical, psychological and social benefits horsemanship provides. One example is Therapeutic Driving.
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