We begin to think like horses. Alert but calm. Sensitive. Intuitive. Gentle. Patient and compassionate.
Horses pave the way, by opening up the communication channels. They don't reject or criticize. They help us build trust and this results in the individual becoming more at ease when it comes time to interacting with the world.
The best news of all is that equine assisted learning is generating alot of attention because it works.
The true measure of any society can be found in
how it treats its most vulnerable members.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
First and foremost, Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) teaches us "Learning how to learn." Because of this truth, EAL has been very successful in the United States since its inception in the 1950s.
Despite the success rate of EAL programs, more and more EAL farms are needed to be made available across Canada but overall development and operation costs are high.
The modality has proven to be highly effective for most individuals struggling from debilitating mindsets and is increasingly recognized as a viable therapy model.
A multitude of studies have shown equine assisted learning helps build and promote confidence, enhances verbal and non-verbal communication skills, leadership and teamwork. Equine assisted learning also provides tools to help the participants overcome behavioural issues, attention deficit disorder, cope with trauma, addiction recovery and post-traumatic stress disorder. It also results in reaching a state of wellness, both physically and emotionally.
Children involved with horses tend to do better in school. Adults engaged in the program rise above difficulties by sheer volume of clarity.
EAL is the modality for the ages and is here to stay. Many individuals are working hard to bring it to the forefront of mental health therapy and we are on the same path.
Who will benefit from EAL
We will be offering private and group sessions.
The duration of our programs will be over a 12 week period with 2 hour sessions per week.
Transportation will be made available for those participants who do not have a means of travel to the centre.
HORSE POWER HEALING
Individuals facing drastic life changes
Court Mandated - Youth
Court Mandated - Adult
Individuals with depression and anxiety
The equine mind is designed to provide us with the greatest transformational power.
Because of the positive effects derived from the company of horses, program participants end the day with feelings of euphoria carry with it an indisputable sense of accomplishment and renewed life purpose.
Life is easy!
It's people that complicate it.