674 Nowra Road, Moss Vale, NSW 2577 AUSTRALIA

Highlands centre for Healing

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In the breathtaking expanses of the NSW Southern Highlands, a refuge and sanctuary awaits those in pursuit of profound connection: Highlands Centre for Healing. The perfect place for all who seek a holistic approach to health and wellness.
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+61 411 623 479

‘Eureka Pines’, 674 Nowra Road,
MOSS VALE NSW 2577, Australia
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The Healing Power Of Horses

Equine Therapy | Reiki with the herd | Retreats | Accommodation

We invite you ...

… to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and emotional healing with our horses, where their gentle guidance and the restorative power of Reiki work in harmony to unveil your true potential.

Immerse yourself in our holistic approach, designed to nurture your inner strengths and empower you to live a life aligned with your authentic self.

Horses, with their gentle strength and intuitive grace, offer a therapeutic alliance that transcends spoken words. In the quiet presence of a horse, healing becomes a silent conversation between two souls, a journey towards inner peace guided by the wisdom of a gentle spirit.

Healing with horses Australia

With their magnetic beauty and large physical size, horses have attracted mankind for centuries. They are predominately prey animals which means their senses are extremely developed, and they are acutely aware of their environment. They have incredible hearing, and can hear our heart beat from just over a metre away. A herd will synchronise their heartbeats to each other to help them sense danger more quickly. They live in the moment and as such are perfect teachers of mindfulness, trust, respect and compassion.

Horses are innately kind and loving and want to help us heal. They offer us non-judgemental, unconditional love and support, and they will voluntarily offer us energy healing. Horses encourage us to develop calmness, self-awareness and connection. 

They react to the slightest changes in their environment – which includes us! There’s no hiding from them! They read things about us we may be unaware of, and respond to our body language and energy with immediate, non-judgemental responses. Through their reactions, we can learn about ourselves and shift how we show up in the world.

Engaging with the healing power of horses can be tremendously potent and deeply transformational. We can heal childhood traumas, trapped emotions, and find resolution to life’s stressors.

How can our energy healing horses best support you?

I want to stop hurting

You are ready to break free of the stress, anxiety, grief and overwhelm and are seeking life-changing healing… Through somatic base Equine Therapy, you will find your truth, your authentic self, and feel calm, clear and confident.

Restorative Energy Healing

Whether you want to experience relief from physical discomfort or emotional stress, or maybe you are simply yearning for deep relaxation and balance, this opportunity is waiting for you.

Office worker overwhelmed with paperwork

I’m stressed out…

The weight of the world can be overbearing. Join us for a wellness retreat and hit pause for a moment. Embrace the power of natural healing techniques like mindfulness, nature walks, and breathwork.

offering reiki on table out in nature

I need to discover calm

Gifting yourself the opportunity of time in paradise,through a stay in our airbnb, combined with an Equine Therapy experience, will guarantee you will return home feeling recharged and renewed.

"I highly recommend the EMBRACING AUTHENTICITY program."

Soo and her amazing herd and property provided the uplifting change and safe space I needed. Soo generously provides non-judgemental acceptance genuine care and support, no matter your concerns. I was scared, sad and overwhelmed. Since completing the program I feel stronger and have improved self-love, which is having a positive effect on my wellbeing. I recommend this program to anyone! If you love horses or nature, then this is the healing space for you.

KIM – Embracing Authenticity, Jan 2024


What people say about our herd

My time with the herd was a gentle, nourishing and enriching experience. It was a truly beautiful encounter which I benefitted from and enjoyed and I look forward to more.


I know without a doubt, that my time spent with the Eureka herd has made an incredible difference to my life. I now have more peace, clarity and light than ever before and I am finally learning to accept myself for exactly who I am today!



Frequently Asked Questions

Why horses? What do they offer in therapy that’s unique?
Horses read our energy and easily pick up on human emotions. They don’t judge, they just “get” you.

Their large guts and hearts are able to co-regulate our nervous systems and, as natural-born Reiki Masters, they are also able to offer energy healing.

Clinical research has shown that being in close proximity to horses changes human brain wave patterns and heart rate! It is also known that triggering the release of oxytocin, the trust hormone, can help induce feelings of optimism, increase self-esteem, and potentially also help people with mood disorders and PTSD. Plus, horses teach mutual respect, trust, and emotional intelligence, creating an environment for rapid self-learning.

Why would I want to join an outdoor group workshop?

Recent studies have consistently highlighted the therapeutic benefits of spending time in natural settings. Engaging with others in outdoor group activities doesn’t just offer a break from your busy lives; it actually promotes the release of beneficial endorphins and neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. These natural compounds play a crucial role in deepening our self-awareness, strengthening group bonds, and nurturing personal development.

We also know of the importance of coherence ~ a state where our nervous system is regulated, stable, and flexible. Numerous independent studies have shown that achieving a calmer, more coherent state fosters emotional stability and enhances cognitive functions. Experiences in nature support the development of coherence.

I've heard about wellness retreats, but I'm sceptical. Why should I give it a go?

It’s totally okay to feel that way. Our wellness retreats in Moss Vale, New South Wales aren’t just about “feeling good” for a few days (although that’s a bonus). They’re designed to create lasting positive change by providing you with tools that will last a lifetime.

We blend the raw beauty of nature, the transformative power of equine therapy, alternative therapies, and a community of like-minded individuals seeking growth and clarity.

It’s not just a retreat. It’s a reset.

Is this retreat supposed to replace my regular visits to the doctor or therapist?

Nope, not at all. Think of our retreats and equine therapy sessions as a complement to any medical or therapeutic advice you’re currently following. Our retreats and equine therapy sessions offer a fresh, holistic perspective on well-being, but always keep your medical specialist in the loop.

While Soo is a registered, qualified counsellor and trauma-trained somatic practitioner, she is not a medical specialist and does not diagnose, categorise, judge, advise, assess, or fix.