Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)
What Is Eal?
It has been called experiential learning, horse/human interaction, and non-verbal communication. It also has many titles, including Equine Assisted Learning, Equine Assisted Therapy, Equine Assisted psychotherapy, and many more. Regardless of what it is called, it is a learner-led and hands-on process that uses the horse as a teacher and partner. It utilizes the communication and connection between a horse and a human to bring change within the human.
We know horses have an amazing ability to reach deep inside a human and touch on parts of their life that need attention. Just connecting with the horse can help someone realize where changes need to be made, where healing needs to take place and where life resolutions need to happen. Equine Assisted Learning is that process that helps make this happen and sets someone on a new path.
Horses are sensitive and gentle creatures that offer us unconditional and unjudgmental support. They have the ability to empathize with humans while mirroring our emotions and mood.
They are also extremely expressive. They can communicate with us through body language, sounds, and facial expressions. Additionally, they can read and feed off our emotions and will react depending on how we are feeling. They provide instant feedback on situations. Coaches and handlers are able to read this feedback and watch how the horse reacts to our emotions and discover things we may not have known were there. We are able to learn so much about ourselves by communicating with horses.
One-on-one time with the Coach. The role of the Coach is to help others to improve, develop, learn new skills, find personal success, achieve aims and to manage life change and personal challenges. Each session will involve some discussion time, horse/human interaction and debriefing. Each week with the horses help, new discoveries will be made, exciting opportunities realized and steps taken toward a goal.
Family, couples, friends, or small organizations where a coach can provide the vehicle to bring about understanding and unity. The horses are part of every session, and often become the vehicle that opens up dialogue. Each session will work to identify particular areas that needs addressing, and steps to finding solutions.
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