Equine Assisted Learning:
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is similar to ropes courses, only the horses are the ropes. EAL is experiential and all work is done on the ground and no experience is necessary. Equines are prey animals making their sensory faculties highly evolved. Horses can mirror important information about ourselves and our environment.
EAL can be used to address a variety of issues such as autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, anger, addictions, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, grief and loss, phobias and trauma. EAL can also address challenges such as difficulty reading facial expression, communication, problem solving, observation skills, executive functioning, perspective taking, social skills and conflict resolution.
Partnerships such as Social Skills Playhouse are created with individual therapists and treatment programs to create and customize adjunct EAL services for their client(s).
What Is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is an experiential method of psychotherapy. It is unique in that horses are incorporated into the therapy session as facilitators. A mental health provider and equine specialist work with the client(s) and horses through various tasks or assignments to address a variety of issues. All exercises on done "on the ground" and no experience is required.
EAP can be used to assist with a variety of issues such as: addictions, anxiety, anger, attention deficit disorder, abuse, bipolar disorder, depression, grief, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias and trauma. EAP can also be used to challenge assertiveness, confidence, responsibility, relationships and communication.
EAP can be used with individuals, families or groups.
Partnerships such as Social Skills Playhouse are created with individual therapists and treatment programs to create and customize adjunct EAP services for their client(s).
Equine Facilitated Services
Equine Facilitated (EFT) also called equine experiential development (EED) is similar to ropes courses but the horses serve as the ropes. EED uses a specialized coach and equine specialist to assist participants..
Examples of Program Options:
- EED - EFT
- Medical Health Providers
- Residency Programs
- Mental Health Provider Groups
- Students and Interns
- Church Groups and Staff
- Teen Groups
Programs are customized for the needs of your group or company.
Equine Facilitated Teambuilding Can:
- Increase awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication
- Improve attention, mindfulness and focus
- Identify boundaries in self and others
- Increase cohesiveness of the group or team
- Incorporate new methods of operation and direction for your team
- Create innovative problem solving solutions
- Identifies strengths of team