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Storm's Sanctuary Equine Assisted Therapy Welcomes You

Equine Assisted Therapy : Equine Assisted Learning : Retreats 

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to Storm's Sanctuary Equine Assisted Therapy

Welcome to Storm's Sanctuary offering Equine Assisted Therapy, Equine Assisted Learning, self care and kids programs, half day nature and equine retreats along with team building nature/equine workshops in a safe and trauma informed environment within the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) encompasses a range of treatments that involve activities with horses to promote human physical and mental health for all ages.  It is also known as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and facilitated by a qualified mental health and equine professional.  EAT generally incorporates ground based activities and no horse experience is necessary.

Equine Assisted Therapy is generally used to assist in the treatment of anxiety, ADHD, addictions, PTSD/trauma, depression, autism spectrum disorder as well as loss and grief to name a few.  Further it can assist with emotional and self-regulation, cognitive and communication skills, boundaries, self awareness and Traumatic Brain Injuries.


Sharon Morrissey is the owner and founder of Storm’s Sanctuary Equine Assisted Therapy, and is a qualified Counsellor and Equine Assisted Therapist.  Additional qualifications include an MBA (Exec), Grad Dip BA and Grad Cert in Management.   


The Sanctuary is located at Hunchy on the Sunshine Coast, in between Montville and Palmwoods and is only 10 minutes off the motorway.  Bookings are essential and can be made through the website booking system or by contacting Sharon on mobile:  0412 737 988. 


The horses are originally rescue horses saved from slaughter through no fault of their own.  They are ascertained for their suitability to work in this field, and whilst not all horses are suitable, they remain safe at the sanctuary which is a working farm as well. 


For more information on our services, horses and property, please click on the website links.  We look forward to working with you in the future.   

Sharon's Story

Sharon holds a Diploma in Counselling and Equine Assisted Therapy, along with an MBA (Exec), Grad Dip BA, and Grad Cert in Management.  Sharon is passionate about her work with her clients and her partner horses.  She is flexible and collaborative in her approach ensuring a comfortable and safe environment where her clients can work together on their goals, mental health, anxiety, depression, cognitive, communication and social skills.

Sharon's background was very different to what she does today,  previously working within the corporate world running a successful business in Brisbane CBD.   Having horses all her life, and with her grandfather a blacksmith and her Uncle breeding his own bloodline of thoroughbred horses it was inevitable she would work with horses.  Sharon started Storm's Sanctuary Equine Assisted Therapy at an agistment facility in Tamborine, but recently moved to the Sunshine Coast to continue her work on her own property.   


Leaving the corporate world, Sharon completed her Diploma of Counselling and Equine Assisted Therapy at Equine Assisted Therapy Australia at Tallebudgera, and continues to combine her passion for working with people and horses for the benefit of all who participate. 

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“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect”

Margaret Mitchell

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462 Hunchy Rd, Hunchy QLD 4555, Australia


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