Equine Assisted Services
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is similar to EAP but where the focus is on learning or educational goals. EAL involves a mental health professional and horse professional working together with clients and horses. The focus however is on education and learning specific skills as defined by the individual or group, such as improved product sales for a company, leadership skills for a school group, or resiliency training for our military warriors.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Equine Assisted Learning can be an effective modalities for individuals,
couples, families and groups.
The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association Model is based on four tenets:
- activities are ground-based (non-mounted)
- sessions are facilitated by a team including a qualified equine specialist, a licensed mental health professional and horses.
- programs adhere to a code of ethics
The Equilateral Model or Equine Assisted EMDR is the only EMDRIA Approved Equine-Assisted Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Protocol, an innovative integration of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and EMDR, Equine Assisted EMDR uses the horse as a co-facilitator during the therapy session.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a comprehensive, research based & integrative treatment approach which has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years. EMDR is effective for resolving emotional difficulties caused by disturbing life experiences.