Horses N Healing (HNH) provides high quality services utilizing evidence-based treatment: the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), a team facilitation approach consisting of a licensed mental health professional, a qualified Equine Specialist (ES), and the horses.
Horses N Healing takes place at Soquili Stables Florida but it is 100% on the ground and does not involve riding or teaching horsemanship. We are located in beautiful Crystal River in the heart of Florida's Nature Coast.
EAP is real time learning that incorporates horses for emotional growth and learning. It involves human questioning , investigating, experimenting, problem solving, being creative, and constructing meaning. The EAGALA model EAP has been effectively employed in the treatment of numerous behaviorial and emotional disorders. EAP is most commonly offered to individuals and families and is geared toward resolving personal issues.
Outcomes of EAP are not known: each experiences and solution is unique to the people and horses. However, this therapy encourages individuals to reflect on the interaction between people and horses, helps individuals identify current beliefs and attitudes, and is a way to practice new strategies to achieve goals.
Equine Assisted Learning activities focus on experiential learning and growth. EAL is typically offered to groups. It was designed to develop and strengthen emotional intelligence skills to increase resilience and healthy behaviors.
EAL is sometimes used as an alternate to school programs for at-risk students, to engage students in learning, and it can also be used to help participants (adults or youth) build their communication skills, leadership skills, and better understanding their relationships with others. Unlike EAP, EAL focuses on learning different concepts, whereas EAP is geared more towards an individuals personal issues.