Terra Schaad, founder and executive director of Hunkapi Programs, is excited to announce she will be traveling to Kenya in September as part of the Missions of Hope International Medical Mission Trip 2022. Schaad and 50 other physicians, dentists and first responders will provide much needed medical attention to more than 2,000 people in impoverished areas.
“It will be my first time offering trauma therapy across the ocean and within a different culture,” Schaad said. “I’m humbled and honored to have been chosen.”
To further help Kenyans in need, Schaad and the team at Hunkapi are collecting donations of:
• Feminine hygiene products
• Underwear for women and children
• iPhone models six through nine
• Android phones of any model
• Monetary donations of $50 or more.
Schaad is a trained somatic experience practitioner, an alternative form of therapy. In somatic experience, she watches people’s body language and helps them notice what is happening in their own body. She studies everything from dilation of pupils to flushing of skin to changes in breathing and blinking patterns. She combines her education, intuition and experience with horses to observe and interpret individual and group behavior and gives immediate, tangible feedback. She is committed in her purpose to give all beings the same opportunity with horses and to live life with a heart wide open.
Hunkapi provides a variety of services including therapeutic riding, counseling, emotional regulation, team building, addiction recovery and more. Clients who participate in Hunkapi’s programs include those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, emotional disorder, addiction disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
For more information about Hunkapi Programs, visit Hunkapi.org. To keep up to date with farm events, please follow the organization on Facebook and Instagram.
About Hunkapi Programs
Hunkapi, based in Scottsdale, brings to the Valley a variety of horse powered activities for children and adults including: therapeutic riding lessons, equine assisted psychotherapy and garden therapy. Most of the lessons come from the horses, who gently guide clients toward greater mindfulness of self and others. The name is taken from a Native American word that means “I am related to everyone” and expresses the deep sense of connection between horse and human. For more information on the program, please visit the website at http://www.hunkapi.org. You can also reach the farm at (480) 393-0870 or [email protected].