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Benefits of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Counselling

  • Build trust and confidence

  • Increased self-awareness

  • Improve ability to be fully present with yourself

  • Self-acceptance

  • Reduced anxiety and depression

  • Increased inner connection and strength

  • Build ability to emotional regulate and self-soothing

  • Improve connection to your emotions, sensations, and spatial awareness

  • Grounding and mindfulness skills

  • Great insight and increased self-awareness and impact of negative behaviours, thoughts, actions and habits

  • Improved communication and ability to have boundaries

  • Learning how to have choice around how you respond in life rather than react

  • Feeling empowered and free

  • Increasing the ability to hold attention and focus

Research has proven EAP is effective for treating PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger management, teenage developmental and behaviour challenges and attention issues.

Your mental health counsellor will also include other counselling models into the EAP sessions. Depending on their training they may include psycho-education, solution focused therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, trauma informed therapy, emotional focused therapy, mindfulness skills, gestalt therapy and more.

EAP does not involve riding, however it is very much a hands approach where clients may feed, groom and work with the horse through varied ground activities.

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