What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a form of psychotherapy incorporating a mental health professional, an equine specialist, and horses. EAP has proven to have a profound impact on individuals, couples, families, and groups. It addresses a variety of mental health needs including chemical dependency, depression, grief and loss, eating disorders, anxiety, communication issues, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorder, emotional and behavioral issues, and relationship challenges.
Why is this beneficial?
This therapeutic approach assists clients in reconnecting with their emotions and owning their feelings. In a safe environment, clients are provided an opportunity to step into an experience that will help facilitate their ability to ‘see’ their behaviors and how those behaviors impact self and others. All activities are completed on the ground. No horseback riding or knowledge of horses required.