Equine Assisted Psychotherapy offers a hands-on experience for youth to build healthy relationships, improve social and communication skills, gain insight about the impact of their behaviors, and to learn how to self-regulate during times of stress and frustration. Unlike traditional horsemanship, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy does not teach youth how to care for, handle, or ride horses. Instead, services are always ground-based and focus on the client’s experiences during their interactions with the horses.
"I'm tired of talking about it." I can't count the number of times I've heard clients utter these words with a sense of frustration, defeat, and exhaustion. While there can be benefits to reprocessing our feelings as we retell our stories in therapy, for some it just doesn't work. Some are too guarded to trust… Continue reading Why Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) might help you more than traditional therapy.
Welcome! “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” -- Sir Winston Churchill Hello and welcome. We look forward to bringing EAGALA certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) to the Central Valley. Stay tuned for updates on our progress in our launch.