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Transforming Human Relationships With The Help Of Horses

We all encounter challenging situations from time to time.  What’s the most effective way to cope with stress – at home, school or work?  Dr. Greg and Karin Yapalater, leading health practitioners and natural horseman with over 25 years of combined experience medically advising and holistically health coaching humans and horses from all over the world, have discovered that there is much to learn from self investigation and the study of human and animal behavior. 

Karin Yapalater notes,  “Developing a more objective perspective is essential.  Becoming a quiet and sensitive observer – of one’s own as well as other’s feelings and needs can be transformational.  Connecting in this way isn’t always easy, especially when a 1200 pound horse (or a small, medium or large human) is trying to reactively impose or exert their control.”

“Every living thing has the need to connect, and feel safe,” says Integrative Health Counselor Karin Yapalater.  “Often anger and reactivity is just a disguise for emotional as well as spiritual imbalances that can cause suffering and behavioral challenges.”

“I think working with horses helped Karin and I to become better parents and people,” adds Dr. Greg Yapalater.  “Over 25 years ago, when our children were very young, Karin and I began professionally collaborating and helping families who were going through the most challenging of times.  The many horses, children and adults that we have had the privilege of working with and supporting have been our best teachers.”

SOCS PTA© Equine & Animal Assisted Healing & Learning Programs located in the Hamptons, NY connect two and four legged creatures together in a mindful way and swiftly turn a person – and a family’s – life around.”

Each individual or group session is based upon the SOCS PTA© curriculum, developed over the past 25 years by acclaimed Board Certified Integrative Health Counselor Karin Yapalater and Pediatrician Dr. Greg Yapalater – highly skilled family health practitioners and renowned human and horse whisperers.  

 One single parent who came seeking answers that might help improve her relationship with her son put her experience of working with Karin Yapalater and her horse coaches this way:  “I learned more in one hour working with Karin and the horses than in years of talk therapy. This work goes beyond words, and is different than traditional talk therapy….  a deep meaningful, long lasting healing where you will move on into a better future and develop skills to create a deeper sense of connection.”

For more information and to schedule a session with Karin:


SOCS/PTA© is a mobile school that utilizes the Yapalater’s conscious based PTA© curriculum and travels wherever it is needed. Individuals work closely with Dr. Greg and/or Karin Yapalater, Founders of SOCS™ THE SCHOOL OF CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES.  The cause of emotional, physical and spiritual imbalances are explored, and immediate tools and strategies are provided that get each and every member of the family feeling balanced and at their best.

Specially designed non riding activities allow participants to deepen awareness of personal issues, core feelings and areas of bodily tension that inhibit their ability to reach their true potential. The Yapalaters along with carefully selected horses and farm animals teach participants how to make powerful choices based on awareness instead of harmful or habitual patterns.

Your healing & learning journey:

Dr. Greg & Karin Yapalater work with you to create emotional, physical and spiritual healing.
The farms and schools where The Yapalaters offer and build their proprietary SOCS/PTA© Equine and Animal coaching and whispering programs are a kind of a sanctuary with beautiful surroundings that contribute deeply to the experience.

COME WORK WITH KARIN & SOCZ™  on The Sagaponack Farm

The Green School is excited to offer Karin Yapalater’s unique and proprietary SOCS™/PTA© Equine and Animal Assisted Learning programs for the third year!

SOCZ, the beloved namesake of The Yapalaters School of Contemplative Studies, is one of countless quarter horses trained by The Yapalaters.  SOCZ along with other animals on the serene Sagaponack Farm work with Karin to help children, families, young adults, and adults overcome stress, fears, and obstacles in a safe, and non -judgmental environment.

Private sessions, workshops, and group clinics available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 212-737-1818 | 917-353-8854

Who Karin & Dr. Greg Yapalater help:

Families and Adults:

  • Family relationship dynamics: end power struggles!
  • Life & Problem solving skills
  • Self-understanding & Emotional/self regulation
  • Self esteem & self confidence
  • Stress management
  • Effective communication: verbal and non-verbal
  • Mindfulness: how to identify & express feelings & needs
  • Kinship with all life: lessons in the nature of horses & farm animals that can be related to their own lives
  • How to improve relationships at home and work
  • Nutrition, self-care & self-responsibility​​

  • ​Sensory, emotional, social and cognitive challenges
  • Family relationship dynamics: end power struggles!
  • Life & Problem solving skills
  • Self-understanding & Emotional/self regulation
  • Self esteem & self confidence
  • Effective communication: verbal and non-verbal

Follow these links to read more about Karin Yapalater:

Stressed? Anxious? Stuck? 

​Attend a SOCS/PTA Equine Therapy Session with The Yapalaters on the farm:

  • Overcome fears and limiting beliefs
  • Quickly solve real life problems
  • Become confident and secure
  • Awaken your truest self


tel.: 212-737-1818 | 917-353-8854

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