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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is an emerging field in which horses are used as a tool for psychotherapy, emotional growth and learning. This typenof work is perfect for teenagers who are struggling with behavioural issues, relationship issues, and learning problems. The nature of Corinne's work is based on how we create connection with one another, using our horses as a tool for relationship. Corinne is a qualified Counsellor.

We have 4 beautiful horses al different in character and appearance. Rusty (Trust in Me)  - our brumby, Shemesh (or beautiful Austraian Stock horse x throughbred mare), Mojo - our big thoroughbred, and Gem - our gorgeous paint quarter horse.

EAP is experiential in nature. This means that participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (or discussing) feelings, behaviours, and patterns. This approach has been compared to the ropes courses used by therapists, treatment facilities, and human development courses around the world. But EAP has the added advantage of utilizing horses, dynamic and powerful living beings.

Not all programs or individuals who use horses practice Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. For one, licensed clinical professionals need to be involved for it to be considered "psychotherapy". The focus of EAP is not riding or horsemanship.  The focus of EAP involves setting up ground activities involving the horses which will require the client or group to apply certain skills. Non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving, leadership, work, taking responsibility, teamwork and relationships, confidence, and attitude are several examples of the tools utilized and developed by EAP.

EAP is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, families, and groups. EAP addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioural issues, attention deficit disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.

Please contact Corinne for more information about this therapeutic work. Call on 02 6492 7136 or 0410 000 180

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