Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses for emotional growth and learning. It is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional working with you and the horses to address your goals. Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a short-term, or "brief" approach. The horse becomes a mirror of your emotions and feelings. Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is experiential in nature. This means that participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (or discussing) feelings, behaviors, and patterns. This approach has been compared to the ropes courses used by therapists, treatment facilities, and human development courses around the world. But EAP has the added advantage of utilizing horses, dynamic and powerful living beings. I am certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning (EAP & EAL) through the OK Corral Series.
Your Equine Therapy experience with me will be working outside, in a non-judgemental relationship, with horses. We can address any issue that would warrant traditional talk therapy. It is ideal for addictions, recovery, relationship issues, PTSD, Veterans returning home, families, trauma, anxiety, self esteem, depression, couples, peer issues, and impulse control.
Equine Therapy involves activities such as grooming, feeding, haltering, and leading a horse. You will be guided by myself and an equine expert through each session to achieve your goals.
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