Equine Facilitated Mental Health (EFMH)
If you are struggling right now, our alternative approach to traditional talk therapy could bring you comfort and support.
Our Equine Facilitated Mental Health Program works toward our clients’ treatment goals. Interactions with horses are performed on the ground and are designed to encourage deep self-reflection. We believe that our clients have the best solutions to their own problems, and so we take a solution-oriented approach.
As prey animals, horses have an innately heightened awareness of their surroundings and the emotions of other horses and people. They often mirror clients’ behaviors and attitudes, demonstrating that they can change outcomes in their own lives by modifying their behavior. For these reasons, horses can lead to powerful therapeutic breakthroughs.
Our Equine Facilitated Mental Health program is well-suited to address such conditions as PTSD, TBI, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders; to strengthen relationships, and to improve social interactions. We offer a dynamic therapeutic approach where clients learn about themselves and others through horses. Our services are offered in a private, serene environment designed to maximize comfort and confidentiality.
Our providers are certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), a leading organization for training and certification of Equine Assisted Services. This video shows a real-life example of how horses can facilitate positive mental-health outcomes.
You can see the EAGALA model in practice by watching the video below.
Click here to see this type of therapy featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network, helping veterans with PTSD. Gleneayre Equestrian Program is able to provide Equine Assisted Support Services to those associated with the military, including active- and non-active-duty military personnel, military families, and children of military families at a reduced rate. Please contact us if you are interested!
Equine Assisted Support Services are provided exclusively by a licensed mental health professional. Gleneayre Equestrian Program takes no responsibility for the clinical counseling or social work aspects of the Equine Assisted Support Services.