Equine Assisted Therapy
Equine Assisted Therapy is an experiential form of psychotherapy therapy that involves interactions between horses and clients.
Equine Assisted Therapy creates a safe space to experience and observe our own tendencies, patterns, and to understand more about ourselves. Throughout the therapeutic process, horses work as co-facilitators with the guidance and supervision of a trained equine therapist to help you experience in-the-moment self-realizations. Intuitive, non-judgmental, and with no preconceived expectations or motives, horses are highly effective at mirroring the attitudes and behaviors of the humans with whom they are working. Sometimes, we may tend to engage in self-defeating and otherwise negative thoughts and actions, or perhaps we are finding difficulty in truly grasping the root of our struggles. Equine therapy offers a powerful and unique approach to engaging in deep self-reflection, helping us learn more about how we show up and respond in our own lives, and a glimpse of what might be holding us back from authentic living. These realizations provide excellent groundwork for discussion, developing meaningful insight, and processing both during and after the equine therapy experience.
EAP has been successfully integrated into treatment for adults and teens who have struggled with challenging behaviors, eating disorders, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, and related conditions.
Mindful Soul’s Amanda Leone is certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development (EAGALA), and most recently completed her certification in Equilateral, Equine Assisted EMDR.
Equine Assisted EMDR (Equilateral)
Equilateral therapy brings the transformative elements of EMDR and Equine Assisted Therapy into a cohesive approach to healing from painful experiences such as trauma, loss, complicated relationships, and many of life’s challenges. This powerful therapeutic process has the ability to unlock the root of our struggles and help us gain clarity. True to its foundations, Equilateral creates real-time shifts in both insight and and emotional wellbeing, inviting unfiltered self-reflection and releasing us from the heavy weight of what we’ve been through. Weaving together the past, present, and future, clients are able to find much needed relief from symptoms that may have impacted them for years, finally feeling more at ease and free to live their lives more fully.