EAT provides an opportunity to connect and work with horses to become more aware of yourself and the impact you have upon others in relationship.
Equine-assisted therapy (EAT) encompasses a range of treatments that includes activities with horses and other equines to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth in persons with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, autism, cerebral palsy, dementia, depression, developmental delay, genetic syndromes (such as Down’s syndrome), traumatic brain injuries, behavioral issues, abuse issues, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug and alcohol addiction, and other mental health problems.
Equine Assisted Therapy
Equine-assisted therapy (EAT) does not necessarily involve riding, but may include grooming, feeding and ground exercises. Mental health professionals work with one or more clients and one or more horses in an experiential manner to help the clients learn about themselves and others, while processing or discussing the client’s feelings, behaviours, and patterns. The goal is to help the client in social, emotional, cognitive, or behavioral ways. Other terms for equine psychotherapy include Equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP), equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW), Equine Facilitated Counselling (EFC) and Equine Facilitated Mental Health (EFMH).
Horse Vision …
The Horse Vision Programs take you into the world of the horse.
Developing an understanding of its world, becoming aware of the subtle messages, seeing yourself as horses see you. When we venture into a horse’s world, we become part of it. A horse is a prey animal and is therefore very sensitive to all that surrounds it. A horse reflects energy and helps us to stay present and aware of all that is around us. With its heightened awareness, the horse becomes a mirror in which we can view ourselves. A horse sees what is happening inside us, not the face we show to the world. The horse may guide us to deeper listening, more clarity, a trust that comes through awareness and an understanding of how we create our reality. We make this journey via play, meditation, dance and music. This is a program, the elements of which, are revealed moment by moment to the participants, both horse and human.