“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.”
– Carol Welch
Brenda Becker, LMFT has been certified in the use of the EAGALA Model of EAP/EAL.
“Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. It is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals. Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a short-term, or “brief” approach. 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, behaviors, 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.”
— Text taken from www.eagala.org
EAP can be utilized by individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families. This method can also be used in conjunction with traditional talk (office) therapy. If you are interested in experiencing this type of therapy for treatment issues just ask.
Equine Assisted Learning is similar to EAP but without the “therapy” part. This method can be used with individuals, corporations/companies, and families. If you are interested in a group or individual experience in learning self-confidence building, team building techniques, and/or resolving employee conflicts, contact Brenda Becker, LMFT.
If you would like to learn more about EAP/EAL you may visit the EAGALA website.