Approaches are chosen to best suit the client and horse in the present moment. Each model can offer a progression of connections in the four target circles within the power of our own hula hoop.
Each offers a level playing field for eye to eye, ear to ear, shoulder to shoulder relationship building with self and a prey animal, a horse.
Horse power can teach us principles of trust, respect and being present in our most valued relationships.
Just good horse sense......which is far from common.
Equine-assisted psychotherapy and the EAGALA model: The reality is that traditional psychotherapy can be stigmatizing and feel like "just a lot of talk" among people who value doing and action.
Clinical evidence and generations of human experience show that horses have a special ability to help people work through emotional barriers without shame or stigma. This is especially true and valuable for people who suffer the effects of trauma.
A highly trained mental health professional puts the horses' unique sensitivities to work- their special capacity to read and respond to peoples' non-verbal signals and cues - leading to powerful emotional breakthroughs and life-changing insights.
Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Pyschotherapy:
Focuses on fully supporting participants in building safe, connected, and healing relationships within self and others.
When you learn the language of horses through the Parelli Program, you get to the horse’s mind. When you have your horse’s mind, that’s when the magic happens. It’s the key to fixing problems and having the partnership you have always dreamed of.