What happens in Equine Learning?
Equine assisted learning is typically offered to groups and involves bringing individuals or teams into a space with horses. Horses instinctively understand how to read peoples’ moods and intentions, and so the way horses react to people provides insights into how best to adapt behavior and attitudes to bring about change. Typically, the clients participate in an activity with the horses on the ground, and the trained facilitator guides the learning process. Rather than focusing on personal issues as in therapy, the focus is on concepts and goals.
We offer systemic family therapy to work respectfully and effectively with people in ways that consider their important relationships, and the different systems and contexts in which they live.
We specialize in effective treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, PTSD and many other conditions through systemic therapy, equine assisted therapy and EMDR.
We provide experiential equine assisted growth and learning to foster communication and facilitate rapid personal and team development for groups, teams and corporations.
HOW IT WORKS
How are the horses involved?
Horses involved in equine-assisted learning are never ridden. Instead, we observe how people and horses react to one another, which can help to deliver remarkably profound insights which then inform development. EAL can also involve team-building exercises — for example, getting horses to move around or over obstacles without being touched.
Interaction with the horses is offered in the personal development field to expand the client’s awareness of patterns that may be limiting growth in relationships and career. While it is similar to workplace training, it is usually focused on the individual and the goals that are chosen as well as their relationships with others.
ABOUT EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING
How can Equine Learning be used?
- Deliver refreshing creativity for employers’ CPD requirements
- Promote team-building at all levels
- Promote skills development
- Help identify what is getting in the way of individuals achieving goals
- Assist in setting vision and direction
- Help with change-management and transformation
- Enable individuals to take the next step in their career
- Help “at risk youth” develop life skills
- Work with bullying in a non-judgmental way
- Help employees with mental-health issues
What Our Clients Say
“The family therapy was straight forward. Louise’s approach supports her philosophy of “brief therapy” in that if you engage in the process, and follow the recommendations for “homework” outside of therapy sessions, you see rapid and positive change. She doesn’t take sides when it comes to family therapy. We are now communicating much better in our family.”
“I was skeptical about going for EMDR. It sounded weird but seeing how another guy at the base improved by going, made me give it a try and it surprised me. I can now talk about my trauma without having to relive it. Just the freedom from nightmares and flashbacks alone has made it more than worthwhile.”
“Being in a different kind of therapy environment with the horses allowed me to move toward my wife in a different kind of more positive way. I moved in and out of the space with my wife and the horses and explored the effects of this. I felt compassion and hope in there.”
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