Equine assisted psychotherapy is a programme that uses horses within a facilitating team including mental health professionals and equine specialists. It is "experiential" which means that participants take part in activities with the horses and learn about themselves through experience. The experiences are "processed" that is discussed with the team.
This method is both intensive and effective providing a very powerful approach to addressing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse and anger management to name but a few of the well publicised issues that trouble people. It is also used to great effect to help individuals, families and groups with all aspects of emotional growth and learning.
Whilst the issue that brings a client to us will be recognised, using EAP allows open minded reflection. This often reveals hidden roots to the problems being addressed. The sessions allow these roots to be explored at the client's own pace.
EAP takes the format of an agreed number of 60 to 90 minute sessions with the aim of self discovery and finding experiential based solutions.