Transforming Therapy Through Horses

Author: Lynn Thomas,
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523239467
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Used in the treatment of various client populations, including military veterans, at-risk youth, and families, equine-assisted psychotherapy is gaining significant attention from the therapeutic world. The EAGALA Model is regarded as the industry standard for equine-assisted treatment in the mental health community. Transforming Therapy through Horses addresses the key principles and theory behind EAGALA's respected form of behavioral health treatment, connecting applied knowledge from actual client cases to illustrate the effectiveness of the model's structure. Told through powerful and often humorous stories, EAGALA founder Lynn Thomas and trainer Mark Lytle outline the structure and nuances of EAGALA work, underscoring the importance of training for the EAGALA practitioner to help clients meet challenges and navigate positive change. From readers who are merely curious to mental health professionals seeking a thorough understanding of this leading methodology to experienced EAGALA practitioners , Transforming Therapy through Horses is the only book to detail the theory and principles of the EAGALA model-with plenty of moments to inform, educate, and even entertain throughout.

The Clinical Practice of Equine Assisted Therapy

Author: Leif Hallberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134793197
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy bridges theory, research, and practical methods to fill a rapidly developing gap for physical, occupational, speech, and mental health professionals interested in incorporating horses in therapy. Extensively researched and citing over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, it examines core issues such as terminology, scope of practice, competency recommendations, horse care ethics, and clinical practice considerations. This book is an essential resource for professionals who wish to use a best-practices approach to equine-assisted therapy.

The Equine Assisted Therapy Workbook

Author: Leif Hallberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315402246
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Equine-Assisted Therapy Workbook gives readers the tools they need to increase professional competency and personalize the practical applications of equine-assisted therapy. Each chapter includes thought-provoking ethical questions, hands-on learning activities, self-assessments, practical scenarios, and journal assignments applicable to a diverse group of healthcare professionals. The perfect companion to The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy, this workbook is appropriate for both students and professionals.

Riding Home

Author: Tim Hayes
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250033527
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Riding Home:The Power of Horses to Heal, Horse Nation's must read book of 2016, is the first and only book to scientifically and experientially explain why horses have the extraordinary ability to emotionally transform the lives of thousands of men, women and children, whether they are horse lovers, or suffering from deep psychological wounds. It is a book for anyone who wants to experience the joy, wonder, self-awareness and peace of mind that comes from creating a horse/human relationship, and it puts forth and clarifies the principles of today's Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") Everyone knows someone who needs help: a husband, a wife, a partner, a child, a friend, a troubled teenager, a war veteran with PTSD, someone with autism, an addiction, anyone in emotional pain or who has lost their way. Riding Home provides riveting examples of how Equine Therapy has become one of today's most effective cutting-edge methods of healing. Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves, whether we're seven or seventy. They model relationships that demonstrate acceptance, kindness, honesty, tolerance, patience, justice, compassion, and forgiveness. Horses cause all of us to become better people, better parents, better partners, and better friends. A horse can be our greatest teacher, for horses have no egos, they never lie, they're never wrong and they manifest unparalleled compassion. It is this amazing power of horses to heal and teach us about ourselves that is accessible to anyone and found in the pages of Tim Hayes's Riding Home. The information and lists of therapeutic and non-therapeutic equine programs, which are contained in the book, are also available at the book's website.

Harnessing the Power of Equine Assisted Counseling

Author: Kay Sudekum Trotter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415898412
Format: PDF
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"This book will help licensed professional counselors incorporate Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC) into their practices, even those who have no prior experience working with horses. It provides a strong research foundation for understanding the efficacy of equine assisted interventions and the potentially powerful impact that a horse can have in creating a new counseling dynamic. Chapters address using horses to help clients dealing with various traumas and abuse, anxiety, depression, atypical behaviors,and social skills and communication issues. One chapter is written by the internationally renowned "horse whisperer" Pat Parilli and offers a look at EAC from the horse's point of view and describes the process of developing a relationship with the horsein a positive, safe, and respectful manner, an important topic to ensure the well-being of the horse throughout a session. Counselors will find this a valuable resource for understanding and utilizing EAC as a new resource in their own practices, as willstudents seeking to learn about this innovative approach"--Provided by publisher.

Horse Sense Business Sense

Author: Shannon Knapp
Publisher: Horse Sense of the Carolinas Incorporated
ISBN: 9780979404108
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this book, Shannon Knapp reveals the struggles of creating and maintaining a successful Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) program. Many people know horses, or they know business. To run an EAP program, you need to know both.

Beyond Words the Healing Power of Horses

Author: Alita H. Buzel, PhD
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524600296
Format: PDF
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Excerpts from Beyond Words: The Healing Power of Horses The space between words is where we live with horses. In the silence we are truly heard. ******* So much of our sadness, our discontent, our addictions and compulsions are driven by the emptiness we experience when, without being aware of it, we detach from our emotional selves. We often mistake this emptiness as boredom, anxiety, hunger, and/or loneliness. Horses, in their honesty and compassion, help us to reconnect to ourselves, to our humanness. ******* What I have come to believe is that no matter what orientation you bring to psychotherapy, or what equine certification you achieve, the one variable that has been shown to be critically important is the trusting, respectful, and compassionate relationship that develops between therapist and client; whether the therapist has two or four legs is irrelevant! ********** The goal of Beyond Words: The Healing Power of Horses is to connect the advances made in the treatment and understanding of mental health issues with the knowledge we have accrued through the years about the nature of horses. The key is to integrate the two professional worlds of equine specialists and psychotherapists, so that each can appreciate, communicate, and work together to further enhance the practice of Equine Experiential Psychotherapy.

The Fundamentals of Equine Assisted Trauma Therapy

Author: Ilka B. Parent
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533258892
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Fundamantals of Equine Assisted Traumatherapy, with case examples from working with members of the Armed Forces" is a peer-reviewed, must-have reference for any professional who wants to be involved in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Numerous case examples illustrate the use of Equine Assisted Trauma Therapy principles as it takes readers step by step from necessary theoretical basics to the skills and techniques that constitute clinical equine assisted trauma work. This unique resource is an indispensable guide to develop and implement Equine Assisted Psychotherapy techniques in your practice and is the most comprehensive book available dedicated to both equine specialists and mental health professionals."

An Introduction to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Author: Meg Kirby
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504300483
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Equine assisted psychotherapy is a professional, innovative, and experiential approach to counseling, psychotherapy, and mental health that supports clients of all ages with horses as assistants and co-facilitators in the process. Meg Kirby’s book has made a significant contribution to the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), in articulating a Model of EAP that has foundation in psychological theory, therapeutic technique, accountable professional integrity, and utmost respect for our animal counterparts. A much needed contribution for the field, globally. Melissa Johnstone, Psychologist Meg Kirby’s insight and ability to integrate psychotherapy theory and practice closes ‘the gap’ (the fields’ current deficit or ‘gap’ in rigorous theoretical underpinnings), and provides a comprehensive relational psychotherapy model for working with horses to support clients. In line with best practice therapy, this book offers an introduction to an ethical equine assisted psychotherapy model, and is an ‘appetiser’ for curious mental health practitioners, students and the global community interested in professional animal assisted practice.Naomi Rossthorn, Counsellor and Researcher The Equine Assisted Therapy movement we’re all so passionate about will benefit from Meg Kirby’s strong theoretical approach that is firmly grounded in psychotherapy practice, and has a uniquely Australian modelling and voice.Dr Anna Cohen, Clinical Psychologist and Author