Horses Helping Humans Succeed
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is a hands-on form of psychotherapy where the emphasis is on doing not talking.
The experiential sessions encourage clients to find their own solutions which can create accelerated and long term change.
The activities with the horses are ground-based and reflect real life situations.
The horses will often become symbols for the people, issues and challenges in the client’s life.
This enables clients to recognize unhealthy patterns, build on their personal strengths and change their lives.
When clients change, the horses immediately respond differently. This is where the learning occurs.
EAP sessions are unique. Even people with no horse experience or who are afraid of horses can take part.
Sessions do not involve any horse riding since all the activities with the horses are ground based.
EAP sessions are suitable for individuals, groups, couples and families.
What Can You Expect In A Session?
Each session has a team of a mental health professional, equine specialist and horses
Sessions take place in an arena or horse paddock
There will be one or more horses for you to work with
There is no horse riding and prior horse experience is not necessary
You will have time to get acquainted with the horses at your own pace
You will participate in ground-based activities with the horses
Each session is unique
Each session is driven by your specific agenda
Processing is centred around observations of what the horses are doing in the moment
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Can Help You With:
EAP Can Help People Diagnosed With:
Anxiety and stress
Grief and loss
Social and behavioural disorders
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Sessions are available by appointment only.