Triple T Haven: a healing place for trauma survivors

animal therapy, local business, trauma

Located in Ault, Colorado, Triple T Haven is a healing place for trauma survivors. It’s a unique setting where patients ground, regroup, and reset their brains by way of animal-assisted therapy in a farm environment.

Oftentimes, modern medicine can be cold, sterile, and uninviting. At TTH, you’ll find the opposite. The welcoming medical offices of TTH connect to an indoor horse arena. Instead of isolation, patients become part of the herd.

Step outside the building and you’re in the ever-so-safe, nature-filled great wide open, with the Rocky Mountains on the horizon. Truly healing.

An easy way to support TTH (and perhaps get some holiday shopping out of the way) is by supporting a wonderful local biz which sells natural products and gifts: Backwoods Forward. A percentage of their profits are donated to TTH.

Backwoods Forward is a Colorado-based, woman-owned company. Their motto is: We bring forth great goods. Yep, they do.

Click here to visit the Backwoods Forward store.

Learn more about Triple T Haven here.

Thank you to clinician/psychiatric nurse Shiela Ash for turning her farm into an unconventional medical office, and for inviting patients and practitioners into the special space.

— Timothy Allen, MD
Neurology Specialists of the Rockies

#neurologist #neurology
#Colorado #Wyoming
#FortCollins #Cheyenne

Practitioners: Shiela Ash, Pia Jansen, Janada Halbisen-Gibbs, Heather Schulte, Amy Myhre, equine-assisted therapy, animal-assisted therapy, Ault

Audible/sensory phenomena experienced by diplomats in Havana

head injury, trauma

Here’s an out of the ordinary JAMA study: US government personnel based in Havana report directional audible and sensory phenomena such as “buzzing, grinding metal, piercing squeals and humming.”

The individuals experienced no blunt head trauma, but “appeared to have sustained injury to widespread brain networks without an associated history of head trauma.”

Hear for yourselfclick here to listen to the recordings.

Strange. Never underestimate the power of the brain. Never underestimate the power of those in power to affect the power of one’s brain.


Response to Dr. Olsen’s post about human trafficking


Yesterday my colleague Dr. Eric Olsen posted a story on Facebook about how he and his ER team helped rescue a victim of human trafficking.

Said Dr. Olsen:
“There’s a lot of times that we treat a lot of people during a shift, but really don’t do something truly significant, but Saturday night we may have actually saved a girl’s life. We were able to intercede and remove this young girl from a human trafficking situation.”

Dr. Olsen’s full post is here.

Much gratitude and thanks go to Dr. Olsen, the social worker, his ER staff, Fort Collins Police, among others.

But what happens after intervention? Recovery.

On that note, I’m taking a moment to mention two outstanding local professionals who specialize in trauma recovery. They implement unconventional techniques of animal-assisted therapy — specifically, equine-assisted therapy:

– Shiela Ash, NP, PMHCNS
Triple T Haven in Ault, Colorado

– Pia Jansen, MCFT
Unbridled Equine Assisted Learning & Counseling in Northern Colorado

Shiela and Pia work with a variety of patients coping with complex trauma. For people who might be survivors of human trafficking, slavery, cults, highly organized exploitation rings, or other things, Triple T Haven is a good place to reground, recalibrate, and recover.

Dr. Olsen said:
“[It’s] important to realize that no location is off limits to human trafficking, not even Fort Collins. Theres no doubt that I’ve missed the signs before, we all have.”

From detection to intervention to protection to recovery, we all play a part in helping turnaround trafficking.

Some simple steps:

1. Accept that human trafficking, slavery, cults, or other highly organized exploitation rings DO EXIST.

2. Educate yourself.

4. Support organizations who support your beliefs.

Other organizations:

Veterans for Child Rescue, Craig Sawyer

Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, Concita Sarnoff

#Trafficking #Trauma Recovery
#EquineAssistedTherapy #SRA
#Colorado #Neurology #EAGALA