Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) uses horses experientially for therapy, personal development and growth. It is experiential in nature. You learn about yourself through engaging in activities, on the ground, with the horses and through reflecting and discussing feelings and behaviours you experienced. It is a powerful therapeutic approach that has limitless opportunities to foster awareness, healing and growth.
We offer experiential learning and supportive care for individuals, couples and families who encounter anxiety, stress, depression or who need help navigating family dynamics, parenting or relationships. We offer full day group sessions with catered lunch, part day and private sessions. We work with groups and corporate teams to strengthen leadership, team work and personal agency. It is 100% on the ground, no experience is necessary and we do not ride the horses. We are a powerful team that includes a qualified therapist, an equine specialist and of course, beautiful horses. We are EAGALA certified and ready to work with you!
Horses are large, majestic and powerful animals who many find intimidating due to their sheer size. Horses are very present. They are in the moment. They are curious, honest animals and they give real feedback because they mirror your emotions. What you bring in you will see through them.
They also are prey animals which means they’re very attuned to the environment that they’re in and they react quickly to what’s happening around them. Horses respond almost immediately to what we bring to the space. Horses don’t worry about being polite. They respond to your reactions very honestly.
For example if you’re feeling scared, the horse doesn't’t take it personally but they are going to react to it. They will feed off it. They will mirror your fear. A horse won’t care if you come in and you’ve had a bad day.They are going to react honestly and clearly to what you bring to them. Their feedback is important information for us. It can help us become aware of our blind spots in our life and offer ways to move beyond what limits us.