Who benefits from Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?
Who can benefit from Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy will assist people diagnosed with a range of problems, including:

  • Complex Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger, Bullying and Domestic Violence
  • Grief and Loss
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Oppositional-Defiant Disorder and ADHD
  • Problems related to misuse of alcohol and/or drugs
We specialise in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults, especially those suffering from trauma, anxiety and other mental health problems:
We aim to increase their ability to recognise and regulate their own emotions, improve their self-esteem and self-awareness and improve their ability to interact with others.

Clients are seen individually or in small groups or families.
 

Trust


The horse knows how you feel 

How does Equine Assisted Psychotherapy work?

Studies and Research have shown that those participating in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy experience significant amounts of therapeutic change in a shorter time frame than traditional therapies. Positive changes as a result of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy include improvements in:

  • Interpersonal skills and self-esteem
  •  Clients’ ability to identify emotions and manage behaviour
  • Effective in clients with speech and language difficulties, due to use of body language in interaction with the horses, hence release of trauma symptoms without retelling the experience is possible
  • EAP provides a less threatening environment for clients to experience the benefits of working with a Psychiatrist or mental health professional
  • Confidence and Self Efficacy
  • Social Skills and Communication
  • Assertiveness and Boundaries
  • Trust and Anxiety Reduction
  • Creative Freedom
  • Resilience
  • Family Cohesion

 
                              

Another aspect of our practice is Equine Assisted Learning - using the natural wisdom of horses for personal growth, learning and improved communication. This is done with clients individually or in small groups such as team building for work and corporate groups or working with youth at risk. This form does not go as deep therapeutically as individual psychotherapy.

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