Transforming Therapy Through Horses

Author: Lynn Thomas,
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523239467
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Harnessing the Power of Equine Assisted Counseling

Author: Kay Sudekum Trotter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415898412
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Riding Home

Author: Tim Hayes
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250106179
Format: PDF
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Equine therapy has long been a staple activity for special-needs children and adults, and its physical benefits are evident. In Riding Home, Tim Hayes uses his own vast experience working with horses combined with scientific research to show us how and why horses and our relationships with them are also able to heal our emotional and psychological wounds. Riding Home provides riveting examples of how equine therapy has become one of today’s most effective, cutting-edge methods of healing where so often traditional therapy and prescription drugs have failed. The natural ability of a horse to accept, without judgment, a soldier with PTSD who has seen or done horrific things, and by so doing, express compassion and benevolent acknowledgment—often preventing suicide—is extraordinary. At-risk youth in equine programs find that horses don’t judge or criticize them, allowing them to express painful feelings for the first time. This is a book for horse lovers, but also for parents of teenagers who might be slipping into violence, crime, and drugs. It is a book for loved ones of soldiers returning from the war, a book for families of autistic children, and truly anyone who needs help or has lost their way. It is accessible, moving, and shows us a way to approach healing from an entirely new perspective. 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. This amazing power of horses to heal is accessible to anyone.

The Art of Facilitation with 28 Equine Assisted Activities

Author: Charisse Rudolph
ISBN: 9780692506172
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Make your dreams come true by becoming a successful Equine Assisted Coach. Gain a strong philosophy, knowledge, and understanding in processing any experiential program. Have over 28 Equine Assisted Activities at your finger tips. Find your niche, create a joint venture, offer a retreat, get extra coaching and find out all you need to know in, "The Art of Facilitation, with 28 Equine Assisted Activities."

Horse Sense Business Sense

Author: Shannon Knapp
Publisher: Horse Sense of the Carolinas Incorporated
ISBN: 9780979404108
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning with At Risk Young People

Author: Hannah Burgon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137320877
Format: PDF
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This book provides an overview of the field of Equine-Assisted Therapy and Learning and gives a powerful account of a research study charting the experiences of seven 'at-risk' young people attending a pioneering Therapeutic Horsemanship centre in the UK. The book includes a foreword from Leif Hallberg, author of Walking the Way of the Horse .

On the Back of a Horse

Author: Claire Dorotik Ma
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450290086
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Claire Dorotik grew up riding, training, and loving horses, and in many ways understood horses before she understood people. While at the time her equine companions provided her tremendous solace, it was not until she entered her graduate program for psychology, and suffered her own intense personal trauma that the amazing way in which horses heal people was actually realized. ON THE BACK OF A HORSE: Harnessing The Healing Power Of The Human Equine Bond is an entrance into the spiritual world of horses, the devastation of raw human trauma, and the equine facilitated psychotherapy that can help heal it. Using narrative interviews and case studies of equine experts and psychology researchers, the reader is given entrance into the world of equine facilitated psychotherapy, and in doing so, taken on an epic journey to discover how it is that these magical creatures understand so much more about human trauma than we ourselves do. Using dramatic scenes, ON THE BACK OF A HORSE, gives the reader an understanding of just how people experience trauma, and why. What also emerges is an understanding of what horses do that, in many ways, prevents them from experiencing trauma as people do. While human fallacies illuminate themselves, and the debilitating effects of trauma become evident, the reader is bolstered by examples of equine communication, bonding and emotional expression, providing a beautiful example of just how these amazing creatures can help people overcome trauma.


Author: Lanier Cordell
Publisher: Esprit De Equestre
ISBN: 9780975409206
Format: PDF
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Everything you need to develop a profitable horse business. Includes easy to use forms that will help you create effective marketing materials and strategies and to price your services for maximum profit.

The Fundamentals of Equine Assisted Trauma Therapy

Author: Ilka B. Parent
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533258892
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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."