What is equine-assisted therapy and learning?


E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Solutions offers EAGALA model equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) and equine-assisted learning (EAL). Through carefully selected activities, the client is provided with a hands-on, experiential approach to gain self-awareness and an opportunity to build the skills needed for personal growth. All sessions are groundwork based (no riding). Experience with horses is not necessary!


 

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-Equine-assisted PSYCHOTHERAPY-

EAP focuses on emotional and mental health treatment goals. Typically a minimum of 8 sessions are recommended. This allows for a deeper look into the clients underlying process. EAP is effective in addressing many issues, some of these include:

  • Abuse

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief & Loss

  • Fear

  • Relationship conflict

  • Trauma

  • And much more……


 
*photo courtesy of Richard Meade Photography

*photo courtesy of Richard Meade Photography

-Equine-assisted LEarning-

EAL focuses on personal growth in a fun group setting. Typically goals are broader in scope and can be achieved in as little as one session, although, some goals and populations require multiple sessions. Topics EAL can provide supportive solutions for are:

  • Boundaries

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Respect

  • Self-awareness

  • Team building

  • So much more!