Horses Helping Humans!
What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning?
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning (EAP/L) is a powerful and effective approach in which horses are used for emotional growth and learning. EAP/L is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse specialist.
EAP/L is experiential in nature. This means that participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with horses followed by a discussion of feelings, behaviors, and patterns.
EAP/L has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, families and groups. Among the issues addressed are emotional and behavioral problems, anger, stress, self-confidence, communication skills, and relationship difficulties.
What EAP/L is NOT.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning is not about horsemanship or horse training. In fact, horses are not ridden during the activities.
The focus is on structured activities on the ground between horses and humans.
No Previous Horse Experience is Needed.
“If traditional talk therapy is not working and you want change in your life then you owe it to yourself to try EAP/L!” M.H.
Note: EAGALA is the ‘Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association’, a world-wide association that accredited Opening Gates, LLC.