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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning (EAGALA) Training, May 2-4, 2014


May 2-4, 2014


Touchstone Farm is hosting the Part 2 Certification training in the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) Model of EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) and EAL (Equine Assisted Learning).


What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?


EAP is a growing experiential modality which incorporates horses for emotional growth and learning. Each session is a collaborative effort facilitated by a Mental Health Professional and an Equine Specialist.


Participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses and then processing thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and patterns. Unlike therapeutic riding, EAGALA Model sessions are non-mounted. They are additionally solution-focused and based on a code of ethics.


Horses partner with professionals in this experiential modality to address mental and behavioral challenges ranging from PTSD, eating disorders, ADHD, and depression to leadership skills, stress management and teamwork.


Certification involves completion of Fundamentals of EAGALA Model Practice Part 1 and Part 2 trainings: Part 1 provides the foundation for practicing this work. Part 2 (this training) provides the opportunity to apply this work in various scenarios.


Completion of these trainings provide the attendee with the tools to effectively incorporate horses in mental health treatment and other human development and learning areas.




EAGALA is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals using equine therapy to address mental health and human development needs.


How to Register


EAGALA has full details and registration information for this training. To register and for additional information, please visit the EAGALA website.