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EQUINE ASSISTED PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

EQUINE ASSISTED PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

EQUINE ASSISTED PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

At HORSES AND HUMANS, we believe that there is something very special about the relationship between a Horse and a Human that can be fundamental to helping a human find happiness, wellbeing and improve cognitive and emotional development.

So why horses and not other animals?

. HORSES ARE SOCIAL ANIMALS, AND HAVE DEFINED ROLES WITHIN THE HERD

. HORSES HAVE DISTINCT PERSONALITIES, ATTITUDES AND MOODS

. HORSES CAN BE STUBBORN AND DEFIANT OR PLAYFUL AND COOPERATIVE

. HORSES ARE LARGE AND POWERFUL AND CAN INSPIRE RESPECT OR EVEN FEAR

. HORSES LIKE TO PLAY, ARE CURIOUS AND VERY OBSERVANT

THEY ARE VERY MUCH LIKE US IN MANY WAYS

HOW DOES A PARTNERSHIPS WITH A HORSE HELP or WHAT IS EQUINE ASSISTED PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT?

HORSES AND HUMANS use the horse’s extraordinary ability to connect with people of all ages to facilitate change – Breaking through barriers & developing

Confidence, Self Esteem, Positive Attitude, Resilience and Teamwork and A Way Forward

Equine assisted therapy has been shown to increase self-esteem, improve self-efficacy and lower anxiety

EQUINE ASSISTED PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT therapies are recognised and well documented with evidence-based research as a powerful adjunct for mental health therapy that can incorporate and be delivered in a range of modalities.

The Globally recognised Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Program (EAGALA) is one of these.

In it, the primary focus is around the responses the horse offers and how its' interaction with the person is perceived.

It gives the person the opportunity to experience and explore a wide range of emotions and feelings in an unconditional and non-judgemental way.

As they interact, the horse responds immediately to non-verbal cues and provides instant, honest and observable feedback as he/she guides us on a restorative journey, often bringing insight into group dynamics as well as to the individual roles we hold with family, friends and community.

Through EAPD people learn about themselves, about boundaries, and respect for self and others by finding their own solutions and become better equipped and empowered to manage their challenges. Including  relationships, communication skills, behavioural issues, substance abuse, eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, anxiety, bullying behaviours, and Post Traumatic Stress Injury, are some of the many stresses and challenges that come our way. Source: Horses And Humans

 

 

 

EQUINE ASSISTED PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT and MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Programs are offered for all ages and specific areas with personal concerns.

Children, Youth, Adults, and Families including First Responders and other Groups

Horses and Humans have structured, over time, a variety of programs that we recommend for various challenges people face.

Individual and group programs are specifically tailored to address your special and personal needs.

Some are listed below but there are many variables of trauma and those listed are but a few examples of where for some, Equine Assisted Therapy may be able to help.

FINDING YOUR POWER WITHIN

A supportive and empowering group program for women experiencing domestic violence

EQUINE ASSISTED EMPOWERMENT

Building confidence, boundary setting and assertiveness

HORSE TIME

A special group program for children and teens to explore boundaries, respectful relationships, and to develop a positive sense of self

YOU’RE NOT ALONE – DISCOVERING THE OTHER YOU

Designed for groups or individuals to discover their strengths and empower them in their journey to an improved life and wellness.

DISCOVER YOUR HERD

Learning to use horse herd dynamics and interactions to work through your own challenges, and assist to resolve family conflict and behaviour issues in a non-judgmental and supportive way

FINDING THE FUN IN FAMILY

Bring the whole family and explore family relationships, understand boundaries and respect, and redevelop a better sense of family unity.

STABLE RELATIONSHIPS

Working with horses to better understand yourself and how to relate to others in challenging and changing situations

Come & Try

We offer a “Come & Try” introductory session for a modest fee, to help you decide if this therapy is something you would like to explore either one on one or arrange a group session.

Prices vary according to program type and a client’s individual need.

Some clients may be eligible for funding assistance through NDIS or medical referral plan.

Happy to have a chat and answer any questions so give us a call or email to find out what it is all about

 

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