Empowerment to Overcome Obstacles?
Tools for Setting and Achieving Goals?
Life Skills to use everyday including recovery?
Mission Statement - Heart N Soul is a non profit organization dedicated to helping people overcome adversity and achieve harmony and balance in their lives using equine assisted growth and learning and pet encounter Groups.
Vision Statement - To help people to discover their true sense of self through the use of horses and other animals.
Not all sessions using horses involves riding. Unlike therapeutic riding, EAGALA teaches Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) which instead focus on experiential, ground-based activities. The EAGALA treatment team (a Equine Specialist) works with the client in creative horse-centered activities designed to address specific treatment goals, producing spectacular results. Often during a session, the horse or experience can initiate an "Aha" moment that impacts that client's way of thinking or behaving. After the session, the client takes away key experiences and can begin to make lifelong changes.
The EAGALA Model is unique because it utilizes a team approach and focuses on ground-based activities. In addition, EAGALA’s approach is solution-oriented and adheres to a professional code of ethics. The EAGALA Model is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, families and groups. EAL addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication challenges.
Other Common Types of Equine Encounters
Therapeutic Riding: Mounted therapy in which people with disabilities ride horses to relax, and to develop muscle tone, coordination, confidence, and well-being.
Therapeutic Horsemanship: A program where students learn horsemanship skills, such as riding or caring for horses. Horsemanship skills are the primary objective, however life lessons and other therapeutic benefits may be gained through learning the skills of being with horses.
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