• Our natural surroundings are an integral part of a healing environment. To learn more about our services …

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  • Enjoying the company of others, fostering friendships, and expression through the arts …

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  • Windhorse recognizes employment as an essential aspect in enriching one’s life and wellbeing …

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  • Physical exercise plays a role in helping synchronize mind and body …

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  • Connecting to the ground of recovery, through the clinical practice of Basic Attendance ™ …

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  • Engaging in meal preparation and other daily household activities invites connection to one’s environment …

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  • Located in Boulder, Colorado, our setting offers natural beauty and exceptional recreational opportunities …

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The Windhorse therapeutic approach was developed in 1981 by Chogyam Trungpa and Dr. Edward Podvoll. It is based on the Buddhist understanding of fundamental sanity and the inseparability of one’s entire life from one’s environment, while integrating applicable Western psychology.
 
The primary activity involves creating individually tailored, therapeutic living environments for people with a variety of mental health challenges. Within these comprehensively coordinated arrangements, clients are able to significantly reduce the chaos and confusion of mental disturbances and improve life functioning.

“Windhorse” refers to a mythic horse, famous throughout central Asia, who rides in the sky and is the symbol of a person’s energy and discipline to uplift himself. Windhorse is literally an energy in the body and mind, which can be aroused in the service of healing an illness or overcoming depression.
— from Windhorse Project founder Dr. Edward Podvoll’s book Recovering Sanity (Shambhala Publications, 2003, p. 224); previously published as The Seduction of Madness by HarperCollins, 1990.