Healing Arenas began it’s equine assisted therapy services through certification of the EAGALA model. This model was evolved after facilitators noticed undeniable emotional healing benefits while children and adults were recipients of hippotherapy, better known as handicapped riding.
In equine assisted psychotherapy, activities with clients and participants are on the ground – there is no riding of the horses. It allows people to participate who have no prior equine experience. Most sessions are task-oriented, where a task, or activity, will be given to the individual or group.
While the task is being attempted, facilitators watch for equine and human body language which is discussed during and/or after the task. The horses provide metaphorical visuals for clients.
Equine Therapy has evolved throughout the years. There are now multiple certifications world-wide. We are thankful for these, as there are many offerings that can produce healing for multiple populations.
We’ve provided services for many populations. Stable Vets assists veterans with re-adjustment and more, a Pilot project in partnership with Stanislaus County Office of Education for foster youth named Stable Kids. Second Chances California served probationers through state AB109 funding with referrals from the Stanislaus County Probation Department, and we’ve helped trafficking survivors.
We also provide community services for couples, families, individuals and at-risk youth. We have therapists who utilize the arena for their clients as an adjunct for traditional talk therapy.
Please Contact Us for more information OR schedule a Live Demonstration to participate in equine assisted psychotherapy today!
Providing services since 2008, facilitators at Healing Arenas, Inc. have been certified by multiple certifying agencies throughout the years!