Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

The benefits of Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine-Assisted Pyschotherapy (EAP) prove amazing for many people who experience it.

Simply put, it is a learning modality that uses interaction with horses as a means for the client to gain personal awareness, breakthrough and growth. It has amazing potential for transforming lives of all age groups. The focus is on and learning specific skills as defined by the individual, family or group, such as improved emotional interaction for autistic young people, leadership skills for a school group, effective communication for a family or achieving personal goals for an individual.

EAP is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that addresses a variety of mental health and human development issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, communication needs, behavioural issues (anger management) and grief recovery.

Equine assisted activities do not require riding

as they involve proven and highly effective ground activities with the horse and the individual. This allows even those who do not wish to mount a horse to benefit fully, Even those not yet familiar with or comfortable around horses can benefit tremendously from being with the horses.

The benefits of being with horses

  • Confidence and self control
  • Honesty and trust
  • Assertiveness/Boundary setting
  • Learning to improve communcation skills
  • Learning respect for self and others
  • Empathy to others
  • Non aggressive approach
  • Greater understanding of personal growth
  • Emotional exploration and healing

The unique qualities of the horse speed up emotional breakthroughs. Horse's are highly attuned animals that offer safe reflection and compelling feedback for fears and anxieties clients may be facing. In the hands of a skilled treatment team, the horses unique sensitivity can help clients young or old understand their own internal processes, observing herd dynaics also helps clients better understand the dynamics in their families and relationships with others. This is particularly significant for autistic young people as they find communication and relating to others difficult to achieve.

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To book an Equine-Assisted psychotherapy session or for CPD groups, Schools and organisations please call 07870639770 or use the contact details below.