Horses have the unique ability to mirror our emotions, and make great therapists even when we least expect it. EAGALA is an experiential-based therapy that involves at least one live horse, a mental health specialist, and an equine specialist. Metaphors are used to help clients see their stories in the pasture at a distance. This way the horses play the main part, by taking the pressure from the individual, relieving the need to internalize things.
We partner with horses to make room for our clients to meet their personal goals in an environment that many find more helpful than traditional talk therapy. The organization that we belong to, EAGALA, is involved in peer reviewed research to study the continuing success of this model. We use a team approach, all unmounted, which we would be very glad to tell you more about. Most importantly, ethics are paramount, as well as confidentiality as we protect you, the client. It is both a little complicated to explain at times and incredibly cool. I am passionate about this as a provider, and I would love to tell you more about it in greater detail, and answer all your questions!
Check out EAGALA.ORG to learn about more.
Equine assisted learning is about understanding how to be a part of life by learning ground-based horse skills. In learning these skills, they give us a better understanding of how we interact with the world and how we are seen by others. In exploring the world of horses and interacting with them, we can learn how to build relationships, develop coping skills, develop respect for others, self-worth, and so much more.
Whether you have a question or comment, I look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to send an email for more information. Or call to setup an appointment with Jessi.