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