What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Growth, and Learning?
EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY (EAP)
Individuals, Couples, Families
EAP is a modality of treatment which takes place at a ranch setting, and incorporates horses into therapy sessions. EAP takes the traditional therapy session and creates a transformative experience. Recreating life challenges in the arena, and using horses to find solutions to those challenges provides a powerful catalyst to change.
Licensed therapists work in tandem with horse experts to provide clients with a unique and very powerful therapy experience.
In EAP sessions, participants learn about themselves and others by taking part in activities with the horses, and then discussing how the activities parallel life's challenges. Participants are provided with individually designed activities in the arena to help them find solutions to problems, as well as to work through unresolved emotional issues.
EAP addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including relationship problems, unresolved grief and loss, Post Traumatic Stress, anxiety, depression, parenting challenges etc. Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a short-term, or "Brief" approach.
Research from around the globe provides concrete evidence that EAP has a powerfully positive impact on individuals, youth, families, groups, and military veterans.
Large Corporations, Small Businesses, Organizations
EAL is not therapy. It is a powerful interactive learning tool to help groups, organizations, small businesses and large corporations meet their objective goals.
In a typical EAL workshop, participants set goals which are reflective of the positive changes they would like to see happen in their organizations. Once goals are established, activities are designed in the arena that challenge participants to find ways to meet those goals.
Incorporating horses in the activities provides participants ways to come up with out of the box ways to approach challenges and come up with innovative solutions that translate into positive outcomes for the organization.
STRIDES will design a workshop for you to meet the unique needs of your business or organization. Workshop choices include half day, full day or 2 day events.
For all workshops, retreats, leadership development and team building events, we will provide: